Date(s) - 07/09/2015 - 07/12/2015
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Portland International Raceway
Hi there High Desert Porsche Club Members!
Sandy Bauer (Local Event Coordinator for Sportscar Vintage Racing Association) just wanted to remind all of us about the Portland Vintage Racing Festival, and how to order your car corral passes for this years event.
Formerly called the Portland Historic Races, the event has a new promoter (SVRA) and more to offer than ever! The Portland Vintage Racing Festival will be held July 10-12, 2015.
As many of your know, the Portland Vintage Racing Festival is one of the oldest and longest-running vintage car races in the United States, with at least 250 race cars expected this year. This year’s specialty races are Historic Trans Am and Historic 2.5 B Sedan group.
Spectators have full access to the paddock area, providing them the opportunity to take in this rolling history of motor sports up close and personal, as well as getting a chance to talk to the drivers and crew members. In addition to auto racing, Saturday night will conclude with a concert by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (“Devil with a Blue Dress On”) followed by fireworks.
The $45 Car Corral package includes:
- Three day admission for two people
- One vehicle pass
- Ability to participate in the Car Corral Autocross
- Saturday/Sunday on-track parade lap
- Saturday evening concert and fireworks with Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
The deadline to participate in June 19, 2015. Should you or anyone in your club
have any questions, please feel free to call Sandy Bauer at 503.307.5420
The Portland Vintage Racing Festival is a new event on the SVRA schedule. The Portland Vintage Racing Festival is one the oldest and longest-running vintage races in the United States, regularly drawing 250 or more competitors from West Coast and Canada. SOVREN, VARA, and CSRG members are invited as special guests.
Competition will be open to cars in all SVRA race groups and classes. Spectators will have full access to paddock area, providing them the opportunity to take in this rolling history of Motorsports up close and personal, as well as getting a chance to talk to drivers and crew members. Saturday night’s party will start as the checkered flag waves over the last race group, with dinner at the track, music by Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, and a fireworks display.
Located in a city park, Portland International Raceway is a 12-turn, 1.9-mile circuit built on site of the former town of Vanport, which was completely destroyed by a flood in 1948. The land was acquired by the City of Portland in 1960, and the first sports car race was held in conjunction with the 1961 Rose Festival on a circuit comprised of some of Vanport’s remaining streets. A permanent circuit was completed in the 1970s, and PIR has hosted numerous amateur and professional Motorsports events since then.