PORTLAND, Ore. (Jan. 2, 2018) – Event promoter Friends of PIR announced today the supporting races for the 58th annual Rose Cup Races, taking place July 13 to July 15 at Portland International Raceway (PIR). Four support race groups will join four race groups from the Pirelli World Challenge, North America’s top GT production-based road racing sports car series, which is returning to PIR following a 13-year hiatus.
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 2018 four supporting race groups include:
These four amateur race groups will augment the four professional race groups that feature all seven of the Pirelli World Challenge professional racing classes, which will compete in doubleheader Saturday/Sunday races: two 60-minute GT SprintX events, two 60-minute GTS SprintX races, two 40-minute Touring Car (TCR and TCA) and two 40-minute TC Car contests (TC). Over 100 Pirelli World Challenge cars and drivers are expected for the event.
The Rose Cup Races weekend will feature practice and qualifying on July 13, and racing events on July 14 and July 15. Tickets for the event will go on sale no later than March 15; visit PortlandRaceway.com or follow @PortlandRaceway on social media for the latest information.
Learn more about the Rose Cup Races and all the 2018 events taking place at PIR – including the latest for sponsorship, ticketing and hospitality offerings – at the PIR booth at the Portland International Auto Show, Jan. 25 to Jan. 28 at the Oregon Convention Center.
The Rose Cup Races was the first major event ever held at PIR in 1961 and has taken place annually ever since. Learn more at RoseCup.com and follow @RoseCupRaces on social media (#RoseCup2018 #RoseCup58 #RoseCupRaces).