World record set in Mission

Mike Maggio sets milestone with his Outlaw Camaro at Mission Raceway Park

Mike Maggio runs career bests

California’s Mike Maggio shattered the world record for the fastest recorded speed with a door car Sunday in the final round of the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mods at Mission Raceway Park.

Maggio blasted through the quarter-mile strip at 261.09 mph, with an elapsed time of 5.90 in his Outlaw Camaro.

He won the Pro Mod part of the event in convincing fashion, and ran the quickest time in Western Canada in the process,  5.82 in the second qualifying run Saturday evening.

Maggio was the fastest all weekend long and left with one of the most coveted milestones in the sport of Drag Racing. You can be sure that he will be back along with a number of other racers from the Southern United States. Luckily the event had five cars from the northwest attend as only three from south of the border made the trek up.

Joe Delehay made the quickest run of any Canadian driver at the event, turning in a 6.18/230 mph in round one of eliminations.

There were two wild crashes on the weekend as well, one including local driver Trevor Lowe in the brand new RH/Lowe Down ‘70 Camaro. Lowe was not hurt in the crash, but the car suffered substantial damage.

Dan Nicholson from California was the other driver who crashed his Pro Mod, a very nice Viper. He hit the wall Sunday during round one of eliminations. His car suffered similar damage as Lowe’s.

In other racing action, Dale Pedersen from Dawson Creek, B.C. defeated Kelowna’s Kerry Stone in Pro Street. Both cars were running 6.40s at over 220 mph.

It should have been a great final round, but Kerry had staging issues and could not get to the starting line before the lights went green. Pitt Meadows driver Rob Charlton won in the Doorslammer association event. He defeated Mission’s Kirk Lanz when Lanz was late off the starting line.

Washington’s Mike Peck won the other feature class on the weekend called Pro Nostalgia. He ran a 6.79 in his blown front engine dragster.

Next weekend (July 20-22), the Canadian National Open series hits town. It is the biggest event in the northwest with over 32 Funny Car expected to compete. Nitro Harleys and Pro Street are also feature classes. If you missed the race this past weekend make sure you don’t miss this one. Nitro Funny Cars from as far away as Arizona will compete, Nitro Harleys from all over North America and 20 of the best Nostalgia Funny Car from B.C., Alberta, Washington and Oregon will be on hand.

All the feature classes run Saturday afternoon and evening with final qualifying scheduled for 9 p.m. Saturday night. Final rounds start at noon on Sunday. For tickets and racing information, visit www.missionraceway.com.

Just Posted

The Disaster Before Christmas: Mission Hospice Society needs public’s help

Leaking pipes and a sewer back up leaves non-profit group with a huge bill it can’t afford to pay

Mission waterfront a priority for council

Mayor: ‘We still see our waterfront as a phenomenal opportunity for the entire community’

Silverdale planning is just beginning

Public meeting shows initial steps; next up will be examining infrastructure

Eight-foot-deep sinkhole appears in dike near Abbotsford/Mission wastewater plant

Crews hope to repair hole by February, but cost not yet known

Casino move, expansion approved by Mission council

Council votes 6-1 in favour of proposal, Chances still need final approval from the BCLC

REPLAY: B.C’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week across the province

Microscopic parasite found in Prince Rupert water affecting thousands

More than 12,000 residents affected by the boil water advisory issued Dec. 14

Trudeau lashes out at Conservatives over migration “misinformation”

Warning against the “dangers of populism,” Trudeau says using immigration as a wedge political issue puts Canada’s future at risk.

B.C. hockey coach creates ‘gear library’ to remove cost barrier of sport

Todd Hickling gathered donations and used gear to remove the cost barrier for kids to play hockey.

VIDEO: Giants fall to Royals 4-2 in Victoria Saturday night

Second loss in as many days for G-Men, who are back home in Langley today to take on the Cougars.

Canada’s ambassador meets with second detainee in China

Global Affairs says John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to China, met with Spavor Sunday

‘They’re coming:’ Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

Air taxis will number 15,000 and become a global market worth $32 billion by 2035

B.C. VIEWS: Andrew Wilkinson on taxes, ICBC and union changes

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

5 tips for self-care, mental wellness this holiday season

Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions urging British Columbians to prioritize self care through festive season

Most Read