2017 Portland Vintage Racing Festival
July 27 - 30, 2017
Portland International Raceway - Portland, OR
A spectacular gathering of vintage and contemporary race cars will create the Portland Vintage Racing Festival at PIR. The flat yet challenging, 12-turn, 1.967 mile track offers a unique driving opportunity. Whether you’re a driver, entrant in the Hagerty Show and Shine Car show, or fan there is a unique fun racing experience for you.
This event offers three full days of racing for all SVRA race groups. The Portland Vintage Racing Festival embraces the return of Trans-Am to Oregon by hosting the third of four Trans Am West Coast Championship races. In 1975, Portland International hosted the Trans-Am Series, which was won by John Greenwood, driving a Chevrolet Corvette. Greenwood went on to win the 1975 Trans-Am Series Championship.
New to this event is the Mazda Miata Heritage Cup Series. This race will have its own distinct race with the group made up of first generation 1.6-liter spec Miatas of 1990 to 1993 vintage. This new race offers a new “entry point” to vintage racing.
Friday is an open test day and SVRA offers an optional Driver Orientation/Track Orientation Program (TOP/DOP) for drivers who have not previously competed at this track and/or for those who want to learn a few extra “go-fast” secrets of this road race circuit. Saturday evening will feature a party for drivers and crews.
PIR is built on the former location of Vanport, Oregon, which was destroyed in 1948, when a dike on the Columbia River broke and flooded the city. After the flood, all that remained were the paved streets and concrete foundations of destroyed buildings. In 1960, a time of growing interest in sports car and drag racing, the Portland Jaycees saw that the abandoned roads of Vanport had the potential to become a road race course. In 1961 the first Rose Cup auto race was held. The track has hosted Champ Car, IMSA, NASCAR and more. PIR is situated in North Portland, adjacent to hotels, restaurants, the shops that cater to PIR users.
Spectator tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.
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