Schedule Announced for 2007 Oregon Region SCCA Road Racing Championship
PORTLAND, Ore. â€“ January 24, 2007 â€“ The Oregon Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) announced today a six-race championship series along with the names of individual event supporters and a new, season-long sponsor. Race cars competing in the championship range from exotic purpose-built sports racers and open-wheel formula cars, to GT, sedan and vintage cars.
â€œWe are proud to partner with area businesses to bring first class road racing to the Portland area,â€ said Dan Halloran, Oregon Region SCCA Regional Executive. This yearâ€™s series is entitled the 2007 Oregon Region SCCA Road Racing Championship presented by Fluge Global Adventures. Simultaneously, we are pleased to also announce individual event sponsors for each of our 2007 road racing weekends,â€ Halloran added.
Individual event sponsors all hail from the Portland metropolitan area, including Monte Shelton Jaguar, Temp Control Corp., Gran Prix Imports, Pro Drive, and Brewer Construction.
â€œWe are embarking on the second year of an integrated marketing communications program to expand SCCA racing, rallying and autocross in Portland and the Northwest,â€ explained Randy Unsbee, head of Oregon Region publicity and marketing. â€œWe provide our membership and spectators with the best motorsports experience available, while providing a positive influence on the economy and enhancing the cityâ€™s position in the sports community.â€
All six race events counting towards class championships take place at Portland International Raceway. Portland International Raceway is owned and operated by the City of Portland through its bureau of Parks and Recreation. The raceway is operated as an Enterprise Fund, meaning that its operating expenses and capital improvements are covered by the revenues that it generates, as Portland International Raceway receives no general fund tax dollars. The raceway’s varied, year round activities contributes over $45 million and 690 jobs to the surrounding community each year.
2007 Race Calendar
Fluge Global Adventures Regional Races
Monte Shelton Jaguar Regional Races presented by Fluge Global Adventures
Gran Prix Imports Festival of Speed presented by Fluge Global Adventures
Rose Cup Races Presented by Temp-Control Corp.
June 30- July 1
Pro Drive Regional Races presented by Fluge Global Adventures
Brewer Construction Regional Races presented by Fluge Global Adventures
About Fluge Global Adventures
Fluge Global Adventures consists of a series of events and adventures sure to please anyone wishing to rekindle their relationship with adrenaline and excitement. These include a 19,000 foot summit run at Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, a cross country road race in The Cannonball Run 2007, a very serious hike to Base Camp at Mt. Everest in Nepal, a full scale onslaught on the World Series of Poker, and High Octane Adventures in the SCCA behind the wheel of full-on Super cars. These are just some of the events already in progress for 2007 with more to come. Their Web site can be found at www.flugeadventures.com.
About Oregon Region SCCA
The Oregon Region of the Sports Car Club of America was established in the 1960′s and has grown to its present membership of over 1,200 members. The Region obtained its charter from SCCA in 1962. It is a member oriented, member operated club with the primary purpose of “promoting, maintaining and improving automobile sports and interest in the ownership, operation of, and safety of sports cars.”
The roots of SCCA and Oregon Region run deep in racing history. The origin of SCCA can be traced back to the pre-World War II “Auto Racing Club of America” which disbanded because of World War II. Originally, the State of Oregon was included in the territory of Northwest Region, SCCA (NWR), and it remained that way until the official creation of Oregon Region in 1962.
From its beginning, Oregon Region SCCA has been organizing and administering sports car/club racing events at Newport, Goshen (South of Eugene) and Portland’s West Delta Park (now Portland International Raceway – PIR). The Region’s first race was held at the Newport municipal airport (an ex-WWII air base) in 1962.
Currently, Oregon Region has active programs in Club Racing, Vintage Racing, Road Rally, Rallycross, and in Solo II – SCCA’s autocross program where competitors compete against the clock in a controlled atmosphere. The Oregon region also provides workers and officials to major professional international racing competitions here in Oregon and across North America. Their Web site is www.oregonscca.com and may also be reached at 503.224.9469.
Media Contact – Oregon Region SCCA: Randy Unsbee, ABC email@example.com – 503-544-5944