Rules

General

  1. UPON ENTERING THE FACILITY wristbands must be CLEARLY displayed on your WRIST. Failure to do so may result in removal from the facility and having to pay admittance.
  2. ALL drivers/operators of motorized vehicles/pit vehicles must be at least 16 years of age, have a valid driver’s license (excluding Jr. Dragsters and Jr. Street), and must be covered by adequate general liability insurance. All operators shall provide proof of such insurance, a driver’s license, and any other applicable credentials upon the request of an NHRA or MRP official.
  3. MRP encourages you to contact your personal insurance agent to research the best option for you to meet the new insurance requirements for auxiliary vehicles. Your coverage options may vary depending upon your existing insurance coverage, your particular place of residence, and whether the auxiliary vehicle is licensed for street use. But, as general guidance, coverage may be obtained through purchase of an endorsement on your personal auto or homeowners policy or through special policies offered by various insurance companies. Professional race teams can secure coverage under their Commercial General Liability and/or Commercial auto policy
  4. NOTE: Unsafe or improper operation of any vehicle and/or any violation of these rules may, at the sole discretion of MRP, result in penalties against the owner and/or operator, including, but not limited to, immediate impoundment of the vehicle, loss of racing privileges, and/or expulsion from MRP.
  5. Any pit vehicle and/or support vehicle must display a corresponding number for the race vehicle it is with. Example: 1234 PRO. Auxiliary pit vehicles may be used for necessary transportation only. Joyriding, cruising, or recreational riding is prohibited. Vehicles are only allowed on the facility grounds when the owner is actually competing in the event. Spectators, guests, and nonparticipants are not allowed to bring pit vehicles onto the property. MRP reserves the right to reject any motorized pit vehicle depending upon its design, condition, appearance, or construction.
  6. Only ONE support vehicle per race car as per NHRA rules will be allowed.
  7. All children under the age of 16 shall ride in the enclosed area of a support vehicle at all times.
  8. Motorized pit vehicles may only be used starting one hour prior, until two hours after the day’s schedule is completed (and for race related purposes only). Pit vehicles must also have working headlights & tail lights.
  9. A licensed driver must be in the car at all times when it is running. When running in gear, the rear axle must be on jack stands (as per NHRA rule book) and have a licensed driver in the car.
  10. No burnouts, spinning or torqueing in the pit area, staging lanes, or camping areas. ANY infraction is grounds for disqualification.
  11. No riding on cars.
  12. All race vehicles & support vehicles must observe 20 km (10 mph) speed limit in the pits and staging areas. Excessive speed in pits and return roads will be dealt with severely.
  13. Do not come to the staging lanes until your class has been called. Please monitor the PA or 91.5 FM for staging lane assignments.
  14. Windows must be rolled up when staging.
  15. Dial-ins must be displayed on left side window and right front windshield in BOLD, CLEAR lettering.
  16. We encourage courtesy staging (please wait for opponent to pre-stage before staging).
  17. As outlined in the 2019 NHRA Rule Book drivers (if required) must use a helmet meeting Snell or SFI Specifications. An NHRA approved helmet is required for cars running 13.99 or quicker. A full face helmet is mandatory on all cars running 9.99 or quicker. See NHRA rule book for additional requirements on individual classes. All drivers of convertibles regardless of ET must wear a Snell approved helmet.
  18. Passengers are allowed in vehicles running 14.00 seconds and slower provided they wear their seatbelt and an NHRA approved helmet (see above).
  19. ALL passengers MUST wear a helmet.
  20. ALL motorcycles require lanyards.
  21. SLICKS – All cars running slicks, regardless of ET, must have a driveshaft loop.
  22. Please do not take off your helmet or loosen belts until you are off the race track. Infraction is grounds for disqualification.
  23. RIGHT OF WAY – Tower lane has the right of way on exit off the track unless track personnel is guiding you differently.
  24. RAIN CHEQUES – Entry fee will be rain chequed only if NO runs were made. If you advance past the head of staging it is considered a run. (under certain circumstances we will issue a refund, see the Race Director).
  25. TIME TRIALS – Number of time trials on the weekend will depend on the number of vehicles, weather conditions, and time permitting.
  26. OIL DISPOSAL – Dumping of used oil and antifreeze other than in designated tanks in two locations at the track will not be tolerated and will be grounds for eviction from the facility. Violators will be charged for complete clean-up expenses, as well will be criminally charged under the Canadian Environmental Act. (CEAA)
  27. RESTRICTED AREAS – All persons entering the restricted areas must sign the waiver and release prior to entering. Restricted area wristband must be worn on the wrist in plain view. You must leave the restricted area immediately after your car has run down the track. Includes in front of the timing tower and the entire area behind the burnout boxes.
  28. OIL DOWNS – If you experience any difficulties running down the track, pull over immediately to the side of the track and safely stop. Wait for the safety crew to arrive and give directions. It is strongly suggested that you install an oil containment device on your vehicle.
  29. SAND TRAP – The sand trap is a restricted area. Anyone caught using the sand trap for any other purposes, except what it is intended for may be fined and/or have their racing privileges suspended for the weekend without refund of racing fees.
  30. PLEASE – No revving of engine prior to 8:30 a.m. (It is okay to idle to Tech)
  31. ALCOHOL – No consumption of alcohol on site until event day is complete. If you are still in competition, you can be disqualified if anyone is observed drinking alcohol around your pit area. No prohibited substances permitted at any time.
  32. CAMPING – Please show courtesy & consideration your fellow participants/campers. Quiet time is 11:00 p.m. – All generators must be turned off at this time.
  33. GATES – Gates are locked at 10:00 p.m. Night security is on site and available to open the gate in case of emergency.
  34. DOGS – Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times. Owners are responsible to pick up after their dogs (if you fail to pick up after your dog your dog will not be welcome and you may be fined and/or have your racing privileges suspended for the weekend without refund of racing fees).
  35. HELMETS - All helmets must meet the NHRA Helmet Expiration Dates. Please read helmet rules here.
  36. BEACH – No one under the age of 16 is permitted on the beach area unless accompanied by an adult. Mission Raceway Park and the BC CUSTOM CAR ASSOCIATION assumes no liability whatsoever if you choose to enter the beach area. There is NO SUPERVISION on the beach. If you enter the beach, it is at your own risk.
  37. CAMERAS must be securely attached to the vehicle with appropriate fasteners. Cameras may not be attached with suction cups, wire ties, hose clamps etc. For any camera mounted externally to any vehicle, all mounting brackets, associated fasteners, hardware etc. from the camera to the vehicle attachment point must be metal. No plastic or non-metallic components permitted. For all vehicles, attachment to the Driver, the Driver’s helmet, or the steering wheel is prohibited.

Jr. Street

Jr Street is an NHRA regulated series. See their most updated rules here

Street Legals

Basic Tech Rules & 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.
  • As outlined in the 2019 NHRA Rule Book drivers (if required) must use a helmet meeting Snell or SFI Specifications. An NHRA approved helmet is required for cars running 13.99 or quicker. A full face helmet is mandatory on all cars running 9.99 or quicker. See NHRA rule book for additional requirements on individual classes . All drivers of convertibles regardless of ET must wear a Snell approved helmet (See below for helmet regulations).
  • 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, and master 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 2010 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 2019 NHRA Rule Book – available in the Souvenir Stand and also at most high performance automotive shops throughout Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley).

Helmets

NHRA Helmet Expiration Dates:

  • Snell 2010 (expires 1/1/2022), Snell 2015 (expires 1/ 1/2027)
  • SFI 31.1 and 41.1/2010 (expires 1/1/2022, SFI 31.1 and 41.1/2015 (expires 1/1/2027)
  • Snell CMR 2007 (JDRL only) expires 1/1/2019, Snell CMS 2007 (JDRL only) expires 1/1/2019.
  • SFI 24.1/2010 (JDRL only) expires 1/1/2022, SFI 24.1/2015 (JDRL only) expires 1/1/2027

Media

Mission Raceway Park welcomes any and all professional media people to the facility. The number one priority in issuing media credentials, especially those for restricted areas, is your safety. Second is to provide a professional working environment that ensures everyone there has an equal chance to do their job and showcase our facility in as positive a manner as possible. In this age of extreme sports and extreme shooters please note the many safety rules we have in place just for you. Understand that your credentials can be revoked without prior warning any time an official feels you are not following such rules. Not knowing is not an excuse. Upon receiving your credentials you will be provided a copy of these rules that we suggest you read completely before beginning your job at our facility.

Please note that the following rules are for most events, but not all. Major events such as the NHRA Lucas Series and NHRA National Open may be more strict should NHRA officials decide. This can happen at any time, so you are advised to contact the MRP well before attending these two events in the event your media request may require further NHRA authorization.

All media credential requests must go through the office one week or more prior to the event you wish to attend.

Recognized media showing up the day of the event, without prior notice are NOT guaranteed a staring line photo/video pass. The decision will be made at the time and will depend on how many other credentials have already been issued. There is NOT an unlimited number of event media passes.

Recognized Media is existing television, radio, print, or web personnel who have a recent previous history of covering MRP events*. Freelancers without hard copies of work samples or webmasters who cannot provide links to previous coverage will not be issued media passes. Official Track Photographers from other facilities can only get a media pass if they are working for a track site, publication, etc.

*Recent previous coverage is at the discretion of the Track Management.

Freelancers, even those with professional identification, can only get a media pass by providing written terms of work from their publisher, editor, webmaster etc.

Web people seeking credentials must have a professional appearing site that has been up for a minimum of one year and be more than simply a forum.

Non-media professional and amateur video/movie producers/still photographers wanting credentials MUST contact the track well in advance (min. two weeks) with a complete written summary of what you want to do with whatever media you will produce while on the property. Possible fees for such use will be handled on an individual basis. The use of any MRP imagery showing persons or signs used in a commercial manner, with or without official track permission, may still result in further licensing or legal fees (beyond which is agreed to with MRP officials) that you alone will be liable for. If you don’t know ASK!

The track has a number of persons who provide the facility, racers, sponsors and fans with photos and videos. If you happen to capture something you feel officials may want to see, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Please note that ANY photo or video taken while on the property can be considered the property of the BCCCA, and can be requested by track officials for unlimited use with no financial return at any time. Refusal to grant access to such imagery may result in legal action and/or loss of credentials or access to the property for future events. Also note that while recording photos, videos or audio that you are on private property and as such all laws apply in the event you attempt to sell or market your media without permission of the owners – the British Columbia Custom Car Club. This is regardless if you are a professional or amateur, with or without restricted area access.

Racers who have friends, relatives or even professional photographers/videographers recording their runs from the starting line must please follow the rules and not go past the banners set up on both sides of the track and do not hang around the area in front of the tower for an extended period. Such shooters will not be issued restricted area media credentials under any circumstances. You may shoot your car from this area, but not an entire class. Unlike in past years this rule will be enforced on all Test & Tune days as well as Friday night street legals. Officials have the ability to shut down any cars on the line should an unauthorized person be in an area they should not be. If you have any problems with this please contact the Race Director.

Classes or sponsors who have their own photographer/videographer must contact the Race Director before coming to the track to be issued credentials for their class only. If you wait to contact the day of the event you risk not getting a credential because of those who requested before you.

Any credentialed photographer or videographer, other than those recognized by the track, attempting to sell photos, video or any other products created from MRP imagery, to anyone other than the media outlet for whom they are working and received their credential through, either on the property or off property, will have their credentials revoked immediately. Those without credentials wanting to sell or market any product or service created or partially created with imagery from the property MUST contact track officials to determine if it will be allowed or legal action may result. The use of any imagery showing persons or signs in a commercial manner, with or without official track permission, may still result in other licensing or legal fees that the seller alone will be liable for.

General Media Rules

  1. NO photographers over the wall other than track officials. Crew members shooting video MUST be behind the wall, behind the starting line.
  2. You may ONLY cross the track behind the water burnout area only. Be careful as rocks fly when cars do burnouts.
  3. NO standing on, or leaning over the guard wall. Always be aware of blocking other photographers behind or down track from you.
  4. All credentialed media shooters are welcome to use the spectator side ladder platform, but if a track shooter requires the stand, you may be asked to move off or share it. NEVER move the ladder without first asking the Media Director. Moving it may result in loosing your credentials.
  5. Top end access is limited to the last turnoff road and is available ON REQUEST ONLY to the Media Director. Inexperienced shooters need not ask.
  6. Access to the stand atop the bridge is available ON REQUEST ONLY.
  7. Access to the roof of the tower is available by request to the Race Director only.
  8. Access to the starters area in the middle of the track is available ON REQUEST from the Race Director ONLY. Should you be caught in this area without permission, your credentials may be revoked.
  9. No going past the end of the concrete pad alongside the guardrail. If you do not know where this is ASK, as if you go too far down track you risk having your credentials revoked.
  10. If you are on the starting line, please be WORKING. No standing around blocking the view of the paying spectators behind you. This rule will be strictly enforced at major events. Repeated requests to move back may result in loss of credentials.
  11. Media access to the top floor hospitality area is at the descretion of MRP track officials NOT the Media Director. Please ask an official if are not sure.
  12. NEVER turn your back on a running car. Follow the second car down the track, not the first.
  13. In the event of an accident STAY CLEAR and DO NOT go over the wall for any reason, the safety crew operates at very high speed, stay out of their way!
  14. CAMERAS must be securely attached to the vehicle with appropriate fasteners. Cameras may not be attached with suction cups, wire ties, hose clamps etc. For any camera mounted externally to any vehicle, all mounting brackets, associated fasteners, hardware etc. from the camera to the vehicle attachment point must be metal. No plastic or non-metallic components permitted. For all vehicles, attachment to the Driver, the Driver’s helmet, or the steering wheel/handle bars is prohibited.

Classes

Super Pro

  • 11.99-7.00 index
  • ALL electronics accepted
  • .500 Sportsman Tree with Cross Talk and Autostart

Pro

  • 13.99-9.00 index
  • NO electronics accepted, except for trans brake, Two Step rev control and Automated Shifter.
  • .500 Sportsman Tree and Autostart

Sportsman

  • 12.00 and slower
  • NO electronics accepted
  • .500 Sportsman Tree and Autostart

Bike/Snowmobile

  • 7.50 and slower
  • NO electronics accepted
  • .400 Pro Tree and Autostart
  • “Snowmobile on .500 Sportsman (split tree with M/C)”

Junior Dragster

  • Jr. Lightning – 13 Years and older
  • Jr. Thunder – 8 to 12 Years old
  • all Jr. ET Rules apply
  • .500 Sportsman Tree and Autostart

Junior Street

  • 13 Years and older
  • 9.00 and slower
  • all Jr. Street Rules apply
  • .500 Sportsman Tree and Autostart

High School

  • 12.00 and slower
  • High School Program – All ET Rules apply
  • .500 Sportsman Tree and Autostart

Hot Rod

  • all ET Rules apply
  • .500 Sportsman Tree
  • 7.50 and slower vehicles 1966 and older.
  • NO electronics accepted, except for trans brake, Two Step rev control and Automated Shifter.
  • Track Class run in conjunction with independant Association (membership not required)

Super Combo

  • all ET Rules apply
  • 8.90/9.90/10.90 index, one combo class
  • Note: Not a “Track” class, run by an independant group.
  • Have their own points structure. For more info please contact Yvette at 604-820-9693

Super Shifters

  • All ET rules aply
  • Note: Not a “Track” class, run by an independant group
  • Have their own points structure. For more info please contact them directly.

Canada West Doorslammers

  • All ET rules aply
  • Note: Not a “Track” class, run by an independant group
  • Have their own points structure. For more info please contact them directly.

Rad Eliminator

  • All ET rules aply
  • Note: Not a “Track” class, run by an independant group
  • Have their own points structure. For more info please contact them directly.

General Class

NHRA ET Rules apply for ALL classes. NHRA Rule Books available in the Souvenir Stand, Lordco, Mopac, or at NHRA.com Summit ET Bracket Series Rules To all Racers – Make sure your dial in is big/clear on your car for the tower to see. Once you pre-stage your car you have bought your dial-in, so make sure dial-in is correct BEFORE pre-staging. The will be NO re-runs if your dial-in was in-correct.

Compulink Timing System Tree

Autostart

The Autostart System will automatically start the Tree at a random pace within a given window. The starter flips the switch when both both cars pre-stage, activating the system. If one competitor stages and the other does not complete the staging process within 10 seconds the system will automatically red light that competitor. Once both cars have staged for 0.6 seconds, the Tree will come on between 0.6 and 1.4 (full tree = 0.6 to 1.1) seconds later, depending on the class. The system will vary the start sequence by randomly adding up to 0.2 seconds, preventing racers from guessing when the Tree will come on. The starter is able to stop the sequence if necessary, and can activate the Tree himself by over-riding if that is required.

Crosstalk

This program allows the Tree to be fully shielded, but still allows drivers in Super Pro, Top Comp, and Top Dragster classes to cross-over. CROSSTALK functions by lighting the top bulb in both lanes at the exact same time. This allows both cars a direct hit on the Tree. The slower car’s Tree will continue counting down as normal. The quicker car’s top light will remain lit for the duration of the handicap, plus the normal 0.5 second, before counting down the second and third lights as normal. The driver of the faster car in a pair may cancel the CROSSTALK system by including an “N” behind their dial (example 7.85N). If you have any questions or do not understand how crosstalk works please consult with the Race Director. A dash symbol “-” will appear in front of the dial posted on the scoreboard (-10.05) to indicate that CROSSTALK is not on place. Drivers should check the score-board before staging. There will be NO re-runs for incorrect tree configurations.

Split-Tree

The Bike/Snowmobile class is run on a Split Tree. Each rider can choose either a .4 Pro Tree or a .5 Full Tree. During time trials, riders will be split into two groups. However, during eliminations, the default tree will be the .5 Full Tree. Riders choosing the Pro Tree are required to place a “P” at the end of their dial (10.05P). A symbol will appear in front of the dial posted on the scoreboard before staging. There will be NO re-runs for incorrect tree configurations.

Courtesy Staging

Out of courtesy to your fellow competitor, we encourage COURTESY STAGING. As you stage your car, please pull forward  until the first light (pre-stage) comes on. At that point, you should wait until the car in the opposite lane has done the same. When both cars have pre-staged, either one may then pull into the second beam which fully stages the car. Once the first car has staged, the second car has 10 seconds to pull into the stage beam. If it does not, the red light will come on in that lane, and the opponent will be given a single lane. PLEASE NOTE: The system registers a car as staged if the stage light is on for at lease 0.6 seconds. Therefore, be extra cautious when bumping into the lights.

Deep Staging

Some drivers prefer to pull into the beams so far that they turn off the pre-stage light. This procedure is illegal in certain NHRA classes (see rulebook). If you choose to deep stage, you do so at your own risk. Do NOT write “deep” on your car. The starter is under no obligation to wait for a driver to deep stage.

Racing Procedures

Street Legals Procedures

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). When 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.