Part of the Rose Cup tradition is the Wemme Trophy vintage feature race. Ken Sutherland of Sherwood drove his No. 3 Mitchell Machine 1965 Shelby Cobra to first place on the track, but in keeping with the traditions of vintage racing, the Wemme Trophy was awarded for lifetime achievement in racing.
This year’s Wemme Trophy went to Erik Dolson of Sisters. Dolson’s No. 95 1969 Chevrolet Corvette is a consistent front-runner in the vintage group. Dolson finished second to Sutherland in Sunday’s feature race.
“There are people out here who have done far more than I have for racing,” Dolson said, “but I appreciate it very much. It means a lot to me.”
Will Schrader of Happy Valley drove his No. 87 Miatacage.com/Midas Miata to the Spec Miata win.
“This is the best kind of racing there is,” Schrader said. “Racing with all your friends. We have fun, we support each other and it’s no-pressure fun. We welcome anybody who wants to get started. We’ll show you what you need to do to get racing.”
The Spec Racer Ford drivers opened Sunday with an exciting race. John Black of Olympic Valley, California, made the trip north to be part of the weekend in a borrowed car, and took home the first-place trophy.
“I want to thank Flat Out Racing for giving me the opportunity to drive one of their cars today,” Black said. “They put me in a really great car, and it made all the difference.”