Summer Sizzler raises money for neonatal intensive care unit

The fourth CACC race of the season happens Aug. 3-4

A charity fundraiser is happening in conjunction with the Summer Sizzler at Mission Raceway Park Aug. 3-4.

The event is the fourth annual Formula Vee Invitational and will bring dozens of competitors to Mission for this fourth Confederation of Autosport Car Clubs (CACC) race. There will be open-wheel racing on Saturday, and closed-wheel on Sunday.

These open-wheel race cars sport 1,200cc Volkswagen Beetle engine. Drivers from as far away as Oregon and California come to compete in this eagerly anticipated event. Former SCCA Formula Vee champion Dennis Andrade from Brush Prairie, WA, has won this race the last two years.

Multi-Formula Vee Champion, Burnaby’s 80-year-old Al Ores, will be competing for top spots, giving his son-in-law, Scott Arthur of Mission, a run for his money. Arthur is also a two-time Formula Vee champion. Also vying for top spots is Pam Williams, a Formula Libra champion, and her mother, Gayle Baird, also of Ladner.

The fundraising effort aims to generate funds on behalf of the B.C. Women’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit, which is responsible for caring for babies born prematurely.

The barbecue lunch will be served at noon on Sunday, accompanied by the rock/hip-hop colloboration stylings of Vancouver band, the Vandettas.

The race is part of the Sports Car Club of B.C.’s Summer Sizzler series. For more information visit sccbc.net or unionracing.ca.