SCCBC celebrates 60th anniversary May 14-15

The Sports Car Club of B.C. is 60 years old this year

The Sports Car Club of B.C. (SCCBC) celebrates its 60th anniversary May 14-15, with two full days of competition at Mission Raceway Park (MRP).

The weekend’s action features the second round of the Confederation of Autosport Car Clubs (CACC) 2011 championship, along with race two of the Westcoast Sportscar Championship (WSC).

The SCCBC started hosting road racing in 1950 on temporary circuits at both Abbotsford and Bellingham airports before opening Westwood Racing Circuit in Coquitlam in 1959.

SCCBC brought road racing to the streets of Vancouver in cooperation with the Molson Indy races from 1990 to 2004. Once Westwood closed in 1990 to make way for urban development, the club partnered with the B.C. Custom Car Association to build a road circuit in conjunction with the drag strip at MRP, where a full calendar of competition has been in place since 1991.

This weekend the gates open at 9 a.m., and parking, grandstand seating and paddock access is all included in the ticket price, which is $5 on Saturday, $10 on Sunday, or $25 per car load.

MRP’s road course is a nine-turn, 1.5 mile long track incorporating high speed and slow turns, along with a lengthy front straight.

For more information visit www.sccbc.net.

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