Mission Raceway Park, Mission

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Mission Raceway Park, also known as MRP, is an auto racing facility located in Mission, British Columbia, Canada. The facility features a ¼ mile NHRA-sanctioned dragstrip, a 2km 9-turn road course, and a 3km 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.Drag Strip HistoryThe 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 14, 1992, on land near the Fraser River. The drag strip was awarded a National Open by the NHRA in 1993.MRP won the NHRA Division 6 Track Of The Year Award five years in a row, from 1994 to 1998. It then won the same award three years in a row from 2005 to 2007.Road Course HistoryThe SCCBC originally road raced on unused runways at Abbotsford Airport. In 1958, the SCCBC opened the Westwood Racing Circuit, which operated until the club lost their lease in 1990. The SCCBC worked out an arrangement with the BCCCA, and in 1992 opened the River’s Edge Road Course at Mission Raceway Park. The road course was used for driver training classes during the first two years, and began full road racing operations in 1994.
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  • Our Grandson worked there and he loved it We ran a B & B and our guests spoke highly of the Mission Raceway.  more »
  • Located in Mission B.C... Lots of parking.. If you get there early you can park up against the fence and get out your lawn chair.. And Bbq and enjoy the races.. Fun to watch and well organized. Bring ...  more »
  • Came here to support one of our friends who was racing that day. Got to walk around the pits and rest area. Seating is sparse, not much cover when it rains, and definitely needs more upkeep dollars in...  more »
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  • Have had such a great time coming here for many years. Very inviting environment, they do a lot with the resources they have. I come here on many friday nights street legal races to race my camaro and i always bring my wife and 2 young sons along. We love the sights and sounds and exciting environment. You can get right up close to the action, check out all the amazing race cars in the pit area and talk to drivers about their cars and racing etc. I have also recently started watching a few sccbc events at the road course, and that was also an amazing experience. The road course is quite short by road course standards, but seems to have some good technical sections and offers great views of almost the whole track for the spectators. I definitely recommend coming here, no matter what type of racing you enjoy!
  • Theres always a great variety in events and in the cars that come out to make some passes! Excellent way to spend a Friday night
  • Very nice race day experience. Mission is a cornerstone of racing in Western Canada. I had read or heard about it all my life. Being a temporary resident of Vancouver, decided to make a day at the races. The track is flat, wide and provides good traction, pretty equal in both lanes. The grandstands well situated on both sides, and on at the top end! Most impressed by the park like setting, trees, shrubs and potted plants. Everyone was amiable, easy to talk to. Highly recommended.
  • I race a Track Prepared 1989 Mustang 5.0L Coupe. I don't drag race very often but I have used the drag strip a few times and I run high 10 sec passed, I do however use the road course often. The track is usually very clean and has good grip. The road course is brutally hard on brakes especially if you're pushing your limits of the car. I have a 306 cu/in, in this car putting 390 RWHP to the ground. I have run the car at other places as well and have achieved a top speed of 189 MPH. I use a splitter and have a big Fulcrum Aeroworks rear wing that puts 300lbs on the rear of the car at 160 MPH the front splitter is a Gary's Manufactured item that works incredibly well. Overall I would have to rate Mission Race Way park as Excellent!!
  • Fun for the whole family. Nice staff, and lots to see. The bathrooms are serviceable but could use some work. Otherwise a great place.

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