One of the most exciting events of the racing season hits Mission Raceway Park this weekend.
Sponsored by SMS Komatsu, the Smoke Fire and Thunder is an event like no other, and has proven to be one of the most family friendly events of the year.
The show features five different classes Aug.24-25. Jet Cars, Wheelstanders, Nitro Harleys, Pro Street, the NW Outlaws and the Canada West Doorslammers will wow the fans both days.
Fire-breathing Jet Cars will rip down the quarter-mile in excess of 275 mph and approaching 300 mph in just over five seconds. There will be two Jet Funny Cars and two Jet Dragsters.
Darrin Bay’s Warped Speed team will have the Black Rat Dragster, the Incinerator Dragsters and the Warped Speed Funny Car. Derek Snelson will have the War Hawk Funny car in attendance and there will also be two of the most popular exhibition Wheelstanders to excite the crowd. Ed “the Outlaw” Jones will bring the Jelly Belly Stagecoach to Mission alongside his sidekick Rick Marcum in the “One Night Stand” Chevy pick-up. The flames and sparks will fly from both cars racing down the strip.
The ever popular Nitro Harleys will also be ripping down the quarter-mile at speeds of more than 200 mph in six seconds. The Canadian Pro Street Association including Pro Street, Outlaw 10.5 (which will be run 1/8th mile), and Open Comp will take to the track. Pro Street could see a couple of teams battle for a five-second time slip.
The Canada West Doorslammers and the NW Outlaws round out the show for the final feature race of the year at Mission Raceway. Both classes have just a couple events left to crown their series champions. The Doorslammers have four competitors within two rounds of each other (Mike Bedsworth leads) so their final races will be epic. Steve Horne leads the NW Outlaws.
The Bracket classes have their final race before they head to Spokane for the NHRA Summit ET finals, so they will be looking to get their race cars dialed in.
Spectator admission is $25 Saturday and Sunday, and kids under 12 are free with an adult paid admission.
Go to missionraceway.com for more info.