June 13th, 1992 — Larry Wear, president of the BC oldtimers motocross club attempting to drain a section of track before the start of the club’s national motocross race at Mission Raceway. He didn’t succeed and the race was probably the worst mud race of all time. More pictures can be found HERE or by clicking on the above picture.
Motocross at Mission
October 21st, 2007 — Another motocross in the mud picture from Mission. It’s a long push back to the pits when the bike quits during a mud race because nobody, I mean nobody, will help. #724
Circa 1986 — Another gem found while going through my archives looking for pictures to make up a book about motocross racing in the mud. Again the picture is at Mission but this time from 1986 and an illustration why motocross bikes really need front fenders. #048
April 12th, 2008 — While going through my archives looking for pictures to make up a book about motocross racing in the mud this gem turned up from a CMA BC championship series race at Mission, BC. #005
December 15th, 2014 — It was announced today that the Motocross Track at Mission Raceway would be closed so the B.C. Custom Car Association, who own the property, can expand the road course for sports cars and the pits used for drag racing. The motocross track first opened in 1973 and ran continuously every year since. In its early days it was memorable mainly for it’s mud which was slippery but always rideable, it’s sand whoops which often weren’t, and the man made hill above which was quite something in 1983 when the picture was taken. Many riders, myself included, had their first race at Mission.
April 6, 2003 — There are some crashes that are just plain annoying; for instance this one, where not only does the rider find himself lying on the ground but he has to watch all those guys passing him. #067
June 1, 2003 — CMA BC championship motocross race held at Mission Raceway. #034
July 1986 — The sand whoops at the old Mission track could be tricky at times as this rider found out during a BC Oldtimers International race. #118
June 12th, 1992 — Milton Harden of the Washington Old Timers enjoys the end of what had to be one of the worst mud races of all time, the BCOT International at Mission. #630
April 12th, 2009 — It looks a lot like cross country or hare and hound but it’s actually motocross in the rain and mud at Mission. #082