Mountain High Racing to the River’s Edge
The Westwood Motorcycle Racing Club (WMRC) began in 1959, and enjoyed many years of competitive racing at the Westwood circuit in Coquitlam with regional and national races being held there on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the Westwood circuit was closed in 1990 for land development, but thanks to it’s very dedicated members the WMRC was able to survive without a home track for over 10 years.
In 2001 the WMRC was invited to hold a “Test & Tune” day at Mission Raceway Park to see if it was feasible to run motorcycles on the 1.9KM 9 turn road course. It was deemed to be safe enough for motorcycle roadracing and the first full WMRC racing season started in 2002. Yearly improvements to Mission Raceway Park included the re-configuration of Turn 1, the purchase and deployment of Air Fence in key corners resulting in a safer, faster and more enjoyable track.
WMRC Marshals are right up close to the action and are a critical component of our events.
Stationed in various parts of the circuit, they are responsible for the safety and security of those on track and are on the scene at the first sign of danger or an incident. This is a demanding, yet hugely rewarding position to hold and we, the WMRC racers, are beholden to them.
Such is the calibre of our Marshals, many have been invited to volunteer at high profile events such as MotoGP, World Superbike, WERA and IndyCar.
Under the dedicated leadership of members such as Alice MacPherson, Karl van Spronsen, Pam Black and Ann Hawboldt the WMRC Marshals continue to look after the safety of racers, the spectators and each other.
If you would like to join them and have the best seat in the house, please contact the WMRC Executive at Exec@wmrc.ca.
The Westwood Motorcycle Club would like to thank all it’s sponsors for their support of motorcycle racing in British Columbia!
Interested in sponsoring one of our classes? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Past President||Frank Carr|
|Race Director||Paul Ludwig|
|Radio Control||John Cathie|
|Novice Rider Representative||Josh Leverington|
|Expert Rider Representative||Nikola Racunica|
|Chief Technical Inspector||Nick Dudziak|
|Corner Marshal Coordinator||Ann H|
|Promotions – Appointed|
|Race School Coordinator||Scott Borthwick|
|Sound Marshal||In Witness Protection Program|
|Track Setup Coordinator||Arnaud Gouttin|
River’s Edge Road Course at Mission Raceway Park
In 1992 the Sports Car Club of British Columbia opened the River’s Edge Road Course at Mission Raceway Park and began full road racing operations in 1994. The Westwood Motorcycle Racing Club has been holding races here since 2002.
The WMRC has enjoyed very exciting and competitive racing over the years with the likes of past Canadian Superbike Champions Steve Crevier, Steve Dick and World Superbike competitor Brett McCormick in addition to some very fast regional racers.
The Westwood Motorcycle Racing Club invites everyone to witness the thrills and spills of motorcycle roadracing action at British Columbia’s one and only premier roadracing circuit.
Entry to our events is free!
- Our events run rain or shine.
- Gates open to the public at 7AM.
- All persons entering the facility must sign waivers.
- In order to provide a safe and secure environment, access after hours is restricted. Racers, please carry your race licence in order to enter after hours.
- No off-leash dogs are permitted at Mission Raceway Park during any WMRC event.
- No garages or electrical hookups are available.
- Food and fuel are available at the nearby shopping centre.
- Paddock spots are first come, first serve.
- Limited showering facilities are now available.