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The Rose Cup Tradition Continues

The annual Rose Cup Races, the oldest amateur road-racing event west of the Mississippi River, celebrated 50 years of racing in 2010. This race has been popular with West Coast racing enthusiasts for five decades, attracting more than 400 amateur drivers in more than 25 different classes of modern and vintage racecars. It is one of the featured events of the Sports Car Club of America, a 60,000-member not-for-profit national organization that promotes more than 2,000 amateur and professional motor sports events each year. Races like PortlandĀ“s prestigious Rose Cup, organized by the Oregon region of the SCCA, represent the grassroots motor sports participation that typifies the club.

Rose Cup Races

Rose Cup Weekend is full of excitement with plenty of continuous racing action and exhibits that give the whole family a chance to discover the world of motorsports.

The Rose Cup Races features three days of premier auto racing excitement, June 12 through June 14, at Portland International Raceway (located in beautiful Portland, Oregon). This race has been popular with West Coast racing enthusiasts for over five decades and features more than 400 SCCA and amateur drivers in more than 25 different classes of race cars.

Last year’s Rose Cup had one of the largest fields in years, competing for the Monte Shelton Trophy. The entry list is expected to grow even more this year. The new format of the Rose Cup gives more drivers an opportunity to win, not just the Rose Cup but one of the 4 race groups within the overall Race.

In addition to the Rose Cup Race the Great American Stockcar Series (GASS) will provide high speed, door-to-door racing in identically prepared cars. These are NASCAR-like V8, ground-pounders built here in Portland that will bring the excitement and noise of stockcar racing to the weekend.

This year’s Festival Trophy Race will showcase the very competitive Spec Miatas, one of the largest classes within the SCCA.

Pro Drive is sponsoring the Pro Drive Racing Challenge for the very popular Spec Racer Fords on Sunday, June 14. The SRFs are identically prepared race cars, providing some of the closest and most exciting SCCA racing. Todd Harris, co-owner of Pro Drive, will be competing and is one of the favorites to go on to win the SCCA National Runoffs.

Topping off the weekend will be the very exciting and very fast go-karts of the Portland Karting Association.

The Rose Cup Races, the oldest amateur auto racing event west of the Mississippi, is sure to excite the whole family.

Motorhome permits are available only through the Portland Rose Festival office, and must be ordered in advance. A motorhome package costs $150 includes four 3-day tickets and a car pass. 2015 order forms are available here.