Coronavirus restrictions force Mission Raceway Park to shut down

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Mission Raceway Park in Mission, British Columbia, Canada has been shut down for the rest of the season. The restrictions in place due to the coronavirus has caused the facility to be in a dilemma.

A statement said that local officials forced their hand. Instead of having just 50 people in attendance, they’re shutting down.

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“This isn’t the post we wanted to make but unfortunately we have been informed by the local health authorities that moving forward we are strictly limited to 50 people max at events or we will be fined heavily and shut down completely,” the track said in a statement. “This means we are having to cancel all of the scheduled events for the rest of the 2020 season until further notice. We hope you understand this and we’re very sorry for the inconvenience this may cause for some but it is out of our hands.”

According to their website, the facility had planned events through the end of September. Their schedule says that some events were canceled while others were “race on.” 

That may have been before this announcement came out.

The following events have been canceled:

  • Doorwarz 8
  • Two Spider Electric Canadian Championship Series
  • Two Friday Test & Tune
  • NHRA Summit ET Series
  • Mission Finals

Mission Raceway Park is an NHRA sanctioned facility. They’re a part of the Northwest Division.

The facility, according to its website, is in its 65th year of racing as a track. The action, the website says, is brought to the fans by the British Columbia Custom Car Association, which was established in 1952.

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