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[caption id="attachment_11723" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Two Datsun 510's re-create the great battles of the past. VRCBC Vice President Paul Haym in his 1969 model is shown here leading Ian Mackie in his 1970 version. - Brent Martin photo Two Datsun 510's re-create the great battles of the past. VRCBC Vice President Paul Haym in his 1969 model is shown here leading Ian Mackie in his 1970 version. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: May 3, 2016

The second CACC-sanctioned, SCCBC-organized race event of the 2016 season - the Spring Sprint Weekend - was held on April 30 and May 1 at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. It had the usual two full days of on-track action, including Time Attack on the Saturday and Vintage races on the Sunday.

The complete results are available on the SCCBC web site (here). The Vintage Closed Wheel and the Open Wheel / Sports Racer (with Vintage participants) results are also available under the Race Results menu on this web site (here).

Update: Look below for a sample of Brent Martin's photos of the Vintage action (Thanks Brent!) and then check out his website (here) for all of his motorsport galleries.

The next racing at Mission will be on the June 11-12 weekend. Stay tuned.

[caption id="attachment_11157" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Gunter Pichler ('64 XKE) passes Ivan Lessner ('58 Austin Healey 100-6 BNG) on the inside with Ian Wood ('69 Volvo 142S) close on his tail. - Brent Martin photo Gunter Pichler ('64 XKE) passes Ivan Lessner ('58 Austin Healey 100-6 BNG) on the inside with Ian Wood ('69 Volvo 142S) close on his tail. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: October 16, 2015

Sunday October 11th saw the final Vintage racing of the 2015 season at Mission Raceway's Road Course during the Sports Car Club of BC (SCCBC) Turkey Triple Weekend. The Vintage - related results are now posted on this web site under the Race Results menu (here). The full results for all of the weekend racing are available on the Results page of the SCCBC web site (here). As always, our thanks to the SCCBC Timing & Scoring team for making this information available to us.

Brent Martin has again provided us with some photos (see below). Thanks Brent. You can find his full portfolio for the Turkey Triple Weekend plus a lot of other motorsport action on his own website (here). And remember, Brent is donating 50% of the revenue from the sale of photos from his web site during October to the E-Crew Firesuit Fund (here).

[caption id="attachment_10941" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Coming right at you! VRCBC Vice President Paul Haym in his classic 1969 Datsun 510 - Brent Martin photo Coming right at you! VRCBC Vice President Paul Haym in his classic 1969 Datsun 510 - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: July 24, 2015

July 18-19 was another hot weekend in the Fraser Valley for the Sports Car Club of BC's Run for the House charity event for Ronald MacDonald House. The VRCBC ran their third REVS races of the season on the Sunday. The results are available on the SCCBC website (here) and are also posted on the 2015 Season Results page of this website (here).

As always, thanks to Brent Martin for providing us with the photos of the Vintage racing below. Many more of his photos of all of the weekend action - including the Charity rides - will be available on his web site (here) soon.

[caption id="attachment_3814" align="aligncenter" width="450"]1969 Ford Escort TC - John McCoy - Ioannou photo 1969 Ford Escort TC - John McCoy - Tony Ioannou photo[/caption] Updated: October 17, 2014 Gerry Frechette has posted some (97!) excellent action photos on his web site (here). Some of the VRCBC's finest took to the track for the final time this season during the SCCBC's 'Double Double Weekend' on October 11th and 12th at Mission Raceway Park Road Course. The results are available on the '2014 Season Results' page (here). John McCoy in his 'two-wheeling' Escort Twin Cam and Phil Roney in his TVR took first and second places respectively in both races; with less than a second between them. Dennis Repel took third in the first race with his Camaro and Ian Thomas in his BMW took the final podium spot in the second race. John has posted a short in-car video of the last few laps of his winning drive in the second race on You Tube (here). It is easy to tell that the track is still slippery. In the middle of all that were another BMW (Leigh Anderson), Gunter Pichler's XKE, the Datsuns (Paul Haym and Phil Linzey), the Porsches (Michael Hawthorne and Frank Chynoransky), the Volvos (Ian Wood and Peter Valkenburg), Ivan Lessner's 'Big Healey' and the MGBs (John Elliott and Al Reid). Over in the Open Wheel group, the always fast Alan McColl in his Formula Ford Tiga, VRCBC president Tedd McHenry in his Formula 4 Xpit and veteran Tom Sproule in his Formula Vee carried the Vintage flag. Unfortunately, Gayle Baird was unable to start either race after having some mechanical issues with her Vee on Saturday. Photos of some of the entrants below:

[caption id="attachment_10176" align="aligncenter" width="450"]David Hogg (Porsche 911) holds off Ian Thomas (BMW 2002) and an almost hidden Mike Hawthorne (Porsche 944) through Mission's Turn 5 with Leigh Anderson (BMW 1600), Ian Wood (Volvo 142S) and Paul Haym (Datsun 510) in hot pursuit. - Brent Martin photo David Hogg (Porsche 911) holds off Ian Thomas (BMW 2002) and an almost hidden Mike Hawthorne (Porsche 944) through Mission's Turn 5 with Leigh Anderson (BMW 1600), Ian Wood (Volvo 142S) and Paul Haym (Datsun 510) in hot pursuit. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: September 17, 2014 The latest racing in the VRCBC's REVS series took place this past Sunday, September 14th during the SCCBC's 'September Sizzle Weekend'. The results are posted under the 'Race Results - 2014 Season' menu tab or just click here to go directly to the page. As always, thanks to the SCCBC Timing & Scoring team. Update: Jim Bradley has posted some photos of the weekend's racing in the 'Cars' section of his website (here). Look for the 'SCCBC - Sept 14 - 2014' album or just click here to go directly to the six pages of photos. The fourth, fifth and sixth pages have some great shots of our VRCBC 'hero racers'. Thanks to Brent Martin for the action photos below.