The Mopac Auto Supply Street Legal Drag Racing Series, now in it’s 14th successful year of operation at Mission Raceway Park is intended to serve as the entry level opportunity for first time drag racers and as a safe alternative to illegal street racing. Scheduled for selected Friday nights starting in May and running through to October, this is a ‘run-what-you-brung-for-fun’ time only race program. As there are no elimination’s, racers can expect to get anywhere from 4 to 6 passes per evening (depending on total car count). This program is ideal for those enthusiasts who just want to have some fun, set up a “grudge race’ with a friend for bragging rights or simply want to find out just how fast their own car really is! All racing is ‘heads up’ with both cars leaving the starting line simultaneously using a 4/10′s Pro Tree. All drivers will receive a Time Slip for each completed run indicating Reaction Time (RT), Quarter Mile Elapsed Time (ET) and Finish Line Speed (MPH). In keeping with the theme of this race series, only registered and plated (permits OK) street driven cars, trucks and motorcycles are permitted to run at Mission Raceway Parks Mopac Auto Supply Street Legal Drag Racing Series of events. We’re sorry, but open header, unmuffled, full time race cars are not eligible to participate.
BE AWARE THAT THERE IS A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IN EFFECT AT MRP NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL ALLOWED – ALL VEHICLES SUBJECT TO SEARCH.
For the current Street Legal Race schedule click here.
* Domestic Class – North American vehicles (D.O.T. tire only).
* Sport Compact Class – Small Domestic & Imports (D.O.T. tire or slick).
* Outlaw Class – North American vehicles running race slicks.
* Bike Class – Domestic & Import Motorcycles (D.O.T. tire or slick).
Car and Driver eligibility:
* All vehicles must be accompanied by the registered owner.
* All drivers must have a current valid drivers license.
* All vehicles must be street driven, display valid license plates (or temporary permit), and have proof of vehicle registration and valid insurance.
* All vehicles must run D.O.T. approved street tires (except cars in the Outlaw Class).
* All vehicles must be equipped with mufflers and a functional exhaust system. The maximum allowable noise limit is 90db
* All vehicles require functioning headlights and taillights,
* Bracket Race Electronics are NOT PERMITTED (ie: delay box, throttle stops, etc.) Line Locks, Tranny Brakes, Air Shifters and Nitrous Controllers are allowed.
Basic tech rules and regulations:
* All cars must have seat belts.
* All cars require a 16oz or larger radiator overflow can.
* All vehicles must drain antifreeze prior to racing (except 1995 or newer stock car and trucks with sealed factory coolant system). Bring a plastic container.
* No plastic or glass fuel filters allowed.
* No plastic oil pressure lines allowed.
* Vehicle windshield must be free of cracks
* All vehicles must have a functional neutral safety switch.
* All batteries must be securely mounted (no bungee cords, rope, wire etc) Batteries may not be relocated into the driver or passenger compartment. Rear firewall mandatory when relocated battery in trunk. If sealed battery box is used, must be vented outside of body. When battery is relocated a master power cut off switch must be installed on rear most part of vehicle.
* The trunk and passenger compartment of the vehicle must be empty prior to racing and all stereo amplifiers and speakers must be securely mounted.
* Drivers must wear full length pants and shirt (no shorts, muscle shirts, tank tops, open toe sandals or clothing made of nylon type material allowed) T shirts OK.
* Drivers of cars running 13.99 or quicker are required to wear an NHRA approved Snell 2005 or newer helmet (Note: As of January 1, 2007 the Snell 95 helmet will no longer be legal to use at NHRA / MRP race events). Passengers are allowed in vehicles running 14.00 seconds and slower provided they wear their seatbelt and a Snell approved helmet. All drivers of convertibles regardless of ET must wear a Snell approved helmet.
* A drive shaft loop is required on all cars running on racing slicks. Not required on cars running 11.49 and slower ET’s on street tires.
* Cars running 11.49 or quicker ET’s (and all convertibles running 13.49 and quicker) must have an NHRA approved roll bar, SFI approved seat belts & jacket.(frame connectors and wheel tubs OK). All cars equipped with a standard transmission running 11.49 and quicker must have an SFI approved bellhousing, flywheel and clutch.
* Cars running 10.99 or quicker ET’s must have approved aftermarket axles, harmonic balancer and transmission shield meeting spec. 4.1. Any car running 10.99 or quicker ET’s that has had major alterations to the firewall and/or floor plan and/or any car exceeding 135 MPH (regardless of ET) must also have an NHRA approved roll cage and window net.
* Cars running 9.99 or quicker ET’s must have an NHRA approved roll cage and certified chassis, SFI approved flex plate, transmission shield, window net, andmaster cut off switch. NHRA Competition License, SFI approved 3.2 A/5 race jacket, pants and 3.3/1 gloves and neck collar.
* Regarding Nitrous Oxide (NO2) – The use of Nitrous Oxide is allowed in all Street Legal classes provided that any Nitrous bottle located in the drivers compartment be equipped with a pressure relief valve and vented to the outside of the vehicle. All Nitrous bottles must be securely mounted (plastic mountingbrackets not allowed), be stamped with and meet the minimum DOT 1800 PSI rating and be clearly identified as Nitrous Oxide
* Regarding Motorcycles – All bikes must be registered and insured for street use. All drivers are required to wear a full face helmet meeting the minimum Snell 2005 or SFI 31.1 specifications. Leather jackets, leather boots / shoes (shoes must extend above ankle) and leather gloves are mandatory for all motorcycle drivers. Full leathers or SFI spec 40.1/2 race suit mandatory for all riders of motorcycles running 120 MPH or faster (regardless of ET). NHRA Competition Licence required for drivers of motorcycles running 9.99 or quicker ET’s. All motorcycles must be equipped with a positive ignition cut-off (factory kill switch permitted) switch attached to the driver with a lanyard. Wheelie Bars not permitted.
* All vehicles must be capable of meeting the NHRA safety requirements according to the vehicles ET and MPH capability (for further information regarding Safety Requirements please refer to the 2013 NHRA Rule Book – available at most high performance automotive shops throughout Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley).
Upon arrival at the track please proceed to the Tech Inspection Area (west of the pit area) where your car will receive a safety inspection by Mission Raceway Park Tech Officials. They will also determine you class and assign a number to your car. If you need to drain your antifreeze please do so before going to Tech. (DO NOT DRAIN ANTIFREEZE ONTO THE GROUND – YOU MUST USE A CONTAINER) Once you have passed Tech you can proceed to the general pit area and prepare to race (anyone not capable of passing Tech will receive a refund). Once the racing begins wait until your class has been called before coming to the lanes. All announcements are broadcast over the PA and can also be received on your car radio at 91.5FM. Once you reach the head of staging you must be ‘suited up’ ie; seat belts buckled, helmet on, windows up, etc, and be prepared to start your car and race. An MRP Official will then direct you to the burnout box. Only Slick Tired vehicles will be permitted to do a water burnout (No other burnouts are permitted anywhere else on the facility). All cars must self start and self stage. All drivers will be given a reasonable amount of time to ‘stage’ their vehicle. New Drivers to the MRP Street Legal events will have an N put on their windshield. This will let the Starting Line crew know that you have never raced before. Watch them, they will instruct you on the procedure to follow. Any driver leaving the starting line before the tree is activated will not receive a time. A “Red Light’ start’ will not effect your times. Important – If you experience any difficulty on your run down the dragstrip, please pull over to the outside of your lane (near the guardrail) to avoid spilling of fluids on the dragstrip which will require cleanup and delay the race program. Follow the signals and directions of the Safety Crew as they may see a problem you are unaware of. Once past the finish line please remember that the Driver in the Left Lane (Tower Side) has the right of way. Proceed down the return road to the ‘ET Shack’ to receive your Time Slip. And remember to observe the 10kph speed limit on the return road and the pit lanes while on the way back to your pit area.
For more information please contact Mission Raceway Park at 604-826-6315 or 1-877-826-6315
The BC Custom Car Association would like to thank the following companies for their support of this year’s
Mission Raceway Park Street Legal Drag Racing program.
* MOPAC AUTO SUPPLY
* WEST COAST AUTO DETAIL
* CFMI ROCK 101, CFOX & THE BEAT