Fred Semple, seen here driving his Chevrolet Camaro, will be battling for the Sports Car Club of B.C. GT1 championship this weekend September 14-15, at the final race weekend of the SCCBC season at Mission Raceway.
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Photos by Brent Martin
Mission Raceway Park features a ¼ mile NHRA-sanctioned dragstrip, a 1.4-mile (2 km) 9-turn road course, and a 2-mile (3 km) motocross track. It is owned and operated by the B.C. Custom Car Association, and the BCCCA operates the drag strip directly. The road course and motocross tracks are operated independently by the Sports Car Club of British Columbia (SCCBC) and the Lower Mainland Motocross Club (LMMC) respectively.
The BCCCA originally drag raced on unused runways at Abbotsford Airport from 1952 to 1957. The original Mission Raceway Park opened in 1965, and the facility operated until 1978 (a motocross track was added in 1973). However, MRP was shut down when the District of Mission wanted to establish an industrial park on the site. After years of negotiating and legal wrangling, the new MRP was opened on March 14th, 1992, on land near the Fraser River. The drag strip was awarded a National Open by the NHRA in 1993.