The Rose Cup Races have never had more to offer than this year. If you love sports car racing, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Pro Racing is Back
The Portland racing community has worked hard to attract the newly named
Pirelli GT4 America and TC America professional racing series. The GT4 series includes FIA-homologated production cars, carefully prepared to European racing standards. This series replaces the GTS class that raced in Portland last year. GT4 is part of the Blancpain GT World Challenge racing organization. Look for intense action in the pits as these cars pursue a one-hour race with a mandatory driver change.
The TC America series is returning with two race groups this weekend. The main Touring Car group includes powerful racecars from BMW, Nissan, and Hyundai. The TCR and TCA classes will run together in their own race group. TCR includes race-prepared current model sports cars from Honda, Mazda, Audi, Hyundai, MINI, Alfa Romeo, Subaru, and Volkswagen. The TCA class offers many of the same cars in a limited-preparation format.
As a special guest, the Saleen Cup series will put on a show this year. Piloted by aspiring pro drivers, the Saleen Cup races in identical Saleen 1 exotic cars built and maintained by the Saleen factory in California.
The Best of Northwest Racing
In addition to the professional race groups, the Rose Cup Races will again showcase the finest of local racers in four race groups:
• The Rose Cup Big Bore Feature Race presented by Proficio Singapore includes the fastest and most powerful racecars in the Pacific Northwest. Drivers give everything they’ve got to win this one.
• Spec Miata presented by Casa Bella Granite, Marble & Quartz is sure to be one of the best races of the weekend. Spec Miata drivers race in similarly prepared Mazda Miata sports cars. These highly competitive drivers always delivered an all-out battle for the win.
• Spec Racer Ford presented by Market of Choice is among SCCA’s leading race groups. Spec Racer Ford cars are identical, purpose-built racing machines with factory-sealed engines. It takes both talent and skill to get ahead of the pack in one of these cars.
• The Wemme Trophy Vintage Group presented by Columbia Roofing showcases the best of yesterday’s racecars. Take a trip down memory lane to see how the great Rose Cup races of the past are still racing today.
All race groups will be on track several times each day, so you won’t miss any of the great racing action at this year’s 59th annual Rose Cup Races.
The Rose Cup Races weekend features practice and qualifying on July 12, and racing events on July 13 and July 14. Gates open at 7:30 am daily, with cars on course by 8:30 am on Friday and Saturday, and by 9 am on Sunday. Races run until early evening each day.