W.J. Mouat Racing Brochure
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Drag Racing In 1992, W.J. Mouat auto instructor, Richard Johnson, helped found the British Columbia Secondary School Motorsport Association (BCSSMA) which is a registered non-profit organization, with 6 other founding schools.
The purpose of the association is: to encourage students to learn and develop skills by staying in school; to raise students' self-esteem and improve social skills by their involvement in the racing program, and to promote safe and responsible driving by participation and/or attendance at an N.H.R.A. (National Hot Rod Association) sanctioned racetrack. Students can race their own vehicle or the school's vehicles if they participate in team activities.   Joining the Drag Team
There are approximately 60 member schools and more schools are getting
involved each year as they see the success the program brings to member schools.
In the spring of 2008 Power Mechanics/Metal instructor Cory Wong proposed a Jr. Dragster program to the school's PAC. For the past 5 years, Chief Dan George Middle (One of our feeder Middle schools) has succesfully run a Jr. program and those students who now attend WJM have been wishing we had a similar program before advancing to the full size Race vehicles in their senior years. PAC heard the call, and has graciously funded the purchase of a brand new state-of-the-art chassis. The 10 second engine is methanol powered!!!   Joining the Jr. Dragster Team
The Jr. Dragster program uses half of the regular dragstrip (1/8th mile) in competitions against
other jr's. Students can race until they get their driver's license, so it's the perfect program
to bridge the gap. See you at the races.
In the fall of 1998 CAD instructor Dave Liversidge organized a group of students to design, build, and race an electric car. This high school competition originated in Australia, and was then brought to B.C. in the early 1990's by the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association (VEVA). The challenge is a one hour endurance race with three different drivers per car, to see how far your vehicle will travel with two standard size gel batteries.
Students have learned skills in fiberglassing, metal fabrication, and mechanical
engineering, along with sportsmanship and teamwork.
At the height of the late 90s, there were approximately 20 B.C. schools involved in the Electrathon program and
five events held in the lower mainland area. We organized a yearly race around Mission Raceway's roadcourse,
which was discontinued after 2001 due to expenses and lack of interest by other schools. Perhaps one day, more schools
will want to participate and we will pick-up where we left off.