July 28, 2004

Pre-1970 drag racers head to Mission, B.C.

Vancouver, B.C., July 27, 2004 – The Langley Loafers presents the 13th Annual Re/Max B.C. Oldtime Drags at Mission Raceway Park near Vancouver, B.C. this weekend.

This is the only event at Mission this season for cars of pre-1970 design only, although for reasons of safety and reliability, they have all been brought up to current equipment standards.

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Making their second appearance at the Re/Max B.C. Oldtime Drags are the wildly popular AA/Supercharged Blown Alcohol Gassers. These ’30’s and ’40’s era cars such as Willys and Austin feature huge supercharged engines which, when combined with the short and tall designs of them, result in crowd pleasing displays as their drivers wrestle them to the end of the quarter mile at speeds approaching 200 mph in under seven seconds.

Some 16 of these cool old cars will be launching down the strip at Mission this weekend, along with hundreds of other hot rods, dragsters, and muscle cars racing in several different classes.

Gates open Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 am. Qualifying for the Gassers goes at noon, 2:00 and 4:00 pm Saturday, and their first round of eliminations begins Sunday at noon followed by all the other classes of racing.

Admission on either Saturday or Sunday is only $15.00, including pit pass. Children 12 and under are free.

Mission Raceway Park is located on Highway 11 between the Mission Bridge and the Lougheed Highway in Mission, B.C.

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