Sunday, June 11, 2017

Portland Raceway Rolls On...



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As the following announcement was found in Thy No Fenders Mailbox just prior to hitting the road, ironically towards the Oregonian Trail...

Tickets are now on sale for this summer’s 57th annual Rose Cup Races presented by George Morlan Plumbing. With Tickets being available at:  RoseCup.com.

This year’s event will take place July 7 through July 9 at Portland International Raceway (PIR), 1940 N Victory Blvd. Gates are open from 7:30 am to 4pm daily.

A sanctioned event of the Portland Rose Festival, the Rose Cup Races is the premier amateur road racing event in the Pacific Northwest, featuring racing competitors from both the Oregon Region Sports Car Club of America and the Cascade Sports Car Club.

The event showcases seven classes of racing, including Big Bore GT, Spec Miata, Vintage, Spec Racer Ford, Small Bore, BMW Pro 3, and the Great American Stockcar Series (GASS), which provides high speed door-to-door racing in identically prepared NASCAR-like V8 ground-pounders.

The race weekend also features for the first time drone racing from the Professional Aerial League (PAL), alongside freestyle exhibitions and drone education activities. Attendees can also enjoy car club corrals, vendor displays, and a variety of food and beverage concessions.

Tickets cost $25 for one three-day admission with parking. Individual day tickets run $5 for Friday, $8 for Saturday, and $10 for Sunday. Parking is $5 daily or $10 for a weekend pass. A motorhome pass includes two three-day entries and parking and costs $125. Admission for children ages 12 and under is free when accompanied by a paying adult.

The Rose Cup Races were the first major event ever held at PIR in 1961, and have taken place annually ever since. The event is promoted by Friends of PIR and presented by George Morlan Plumbing.

Portland International Raceway (PIR) plays host to a diverse array of events for participants and spectators of all ages, ranging from high speed road racing to motocross, car cruise-ins to bicycle racing, and swap meets to foot relays. Unique in that it receives zero tax dollars, the City of Portland Park provides entertainment to approximately 400,000 visitors each year. For schedule and event info visit PortlandRaceway.com.

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