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Drag Racing Team

Our Drag Racing season runs during September and from April - June each year.  Mr. Sakai is the sponsor - if you would like further information please email donna.hollanti [at] abbyschools.ca and she will forward to Mr. Sakai. 

Wolves Racing News

Chief Dan George has been operating a drag racing program with select students since the early years of becoming a middle school. We are part of the BCSSMA (British Columbia Secondary School Motorsports Association). At the moment, we own and race four junior dragsters. These dragsters are half scale dragsters and are equipped with highly modified 5 hp motors than run on methanol. One of our fastest dragsters achieved 80 MPH with a time of 7.95 seconds at the end of the 1/8 mile. Needless to say, going at speeds like that sitting a few inches off the ground is pretty exciting. In the 17+ years we have competed at the track (Mission Raceway Park and Eagle Motorplex in Ashcroft), we have only missed winning the Provincial championship three times.

Because of the pandemic, we have not been able to be at the track for two seasons. Most of our members have graduated from CDGMS without being able to drive any of the dragsters. Our program starts with new recruits from grade six. No student is allowed to drive until they have been with the program for at least a full year. We typically go to Mission Raceway Park on Fridays, when the track has their Test & Tune days for those who compete in the weekend NHRA events. Our students get to see some of the fastest cars out there.  In March, we will hold a meeting for all students in grade six who are interested in joining Wolves Racing. At this meeting, students will be given a quick tour of the drag racing room and will be given the expectations and responsibilities of being part of the team. Students who attend the meeting will then be given a simple application form to take home and fill out. The meeting will take place at lunch on a day to be announced. Applications will then be discussed with the teachers at the school to determine which of the applicants will be chosen to be on the team. We limit the number of new recruits to six students. Please note that we may make an exception this year and accept some grade seven applicants.

Members are expected to be totally committed to the program. Missed meetings and practices without a good excuse will not be tolerated. The drag racing program is such a unique opportunity for students of this age and as such, the expectations are very high.

The drag racing program is run by Mr. Lilly and Mr. Sakai. Practices are held after school and, on occasion, weekends. All application forms are to be returned to Mr. Lilly no later than one week after the meeting in March. Mr. Lilly is the sponsor teacher of Wolves Racing. Mr. Sakai, who is now retired, has been a teacher in the school district since 1980 and had been a teacher at Chief Dan George Middle since its opening as a middle school.