July 24, 2007

Vintage drag racers return to B.C.’s Mission Raceway Park

Vintage racers will gather at British Columbia's Mission Raceway Park this weekend for the 16th annual Re/Max B.C. Oldtime drags
Vintage racers will gather at British Columbia’s Mission Raceway Park this weekend for the 16th annual Re/Max B.C. Oldtime drags. Click image to enlarge

Vancouver, British Columbia – Vintage racers will converge this weekend on British Columbia’s Mission Raceway Park, for the 16th Annual Re/Max B.C. Oldtime Drags, presented by Langley Loafers.

The event is the only one at Mission this season for cars of pre-1971 design only, although for reasons of safety and reliability, all have been brought up to current equipment standards.

Highlighting the weekend will be the return appearance of the AA/Supercharged Gassers Association, featuring 1930s and 1940s cars such as Willys and Austin with supercharged engines. There will also be a special match race between B.C.’s two fastest 1955 Chevrolets: a 706 cid nitrous-powered version owned by Jeff Hill, versus a supercharged version owned by Duane Grosart.

The gates open Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 a.m.; qualifying for the Gassers goes at noon, 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Saturday, with their first round of eliminations beginning Sunday at noon, and followed by all other classes of racing. Admission on either day is $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. For more information, call Richard Scholz at 604-671-7227, or leave a message at the track at 604-826-6315.

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