Witness Smoke, Fire and Thunder at MRP

Jet funny cars put on awesome night-time shows this weekend

The jet cars are a sure-fire way to have a fun evening at Mission Raceway Park.

The jet cars and wheelstanders return to Mission Raceway Park this weekend for the annual Smoke, Fire and Thunder event.

One of the most anticipated races of the year, the action kicks off Friday with a test and tune, and then on Saturday, regular bracket racing fills the day portion.

The Canada West Doorslammers and the Canadian Pro Street Association start off the 200 mph action at 4 p.m.

One of the features is the “Bad Dog Shootout” for the northwest’s  fastest full-bodied race cars. It is the final race in the series and point champions will be crowned in both pro street and the wild outlaw 10.5 class.

Low six-second elapsed times at well over 220 mph will entertain fans.

The northwest BB funny cars return for their second date at Mission in 2012. Up to 10 of these nostalgia-bodied funny cars will lay down side-by-side 600 foot smoky burnouts in about six seconds.

Kids or kids at heart will love the quarter-mile wheelstands by Ed “Jelly Belly” Jones and Rick “The Frisbie Man” Marcum. These crowd-pleasing racers rip down the track on the rear wheels at over 100 mph.

Then the fire show and afterburner pops of 300 mph jet dragsters and funny cars will wow the crowd, as the vehicles light up the skies and blast down the track.

Darrin Bay’s two-car jet dragster team, the Incinerator and Black Rat will make their debut at Mission and both are capable of 300 mph.

Derek Snelson’s WarHawk jet funny car, and the Warped Speed jet funny car (owned by Darrin Bay) and driven by Richard Smith are two of the quickest and fastest jet funny cars in the world.

By 8:30 p.m., as darkness hits the facility, all the wild and crazy feature classes do it again. The jet cars finish off Saturday at around 9:30 p.m. with round two.

Admission is $10 Friday, $25 Saturday and $25 Sunday (includes pit passes). A three-day pass is $50, and kids under 12 are admitted free with an adult. Visit missionraceway.com for more details, and speedzonemagazine.com will have the action all weekend long.

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