Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 25, 2007
Portland International Raceway plays host this weekend to the season-ending Enterprise Commercial Trucks Championship Finale with 12 important races counting towards Oregon Region class championships.
There are several classes still undecided in the season-long championship sanctioned by the Oregon Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) on the 1.967-mile road course in North Portland. Race cars range from purpose-built sports racers and open-wheel formula cars, to GT, sedan and vintage car classifications.
Qualifying begins Saturday at 9 a.m. for the competitive Spec Miata class and concludes at 4:20 p.m. with qualifying for the four vintage race groups. The green flag falls Sunday on the first of six sprint races at 9 a.m. and for regional championship races at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
A few of the hotly contested classes to be decided in Sunday's races, along with current point totals, include:
Formula 500 - Sean McDonald of Port Angeles, WA with 96; Jerry Lundgren of Oregon City, OR with 88; Lance Spiering of Aloha, OR with 87; and Brian Russell of Vancouver, WA with 87 points.
Spec Miata - Ken Sutherland of Beaverton, OR with 116; Brian Towey of Hood River, OR with 115; Vancouver's Will Schrader with 105; and Portland's Fenn Bourland with points 93 in their Mazda Miatas.
Vintage Production 2 (VP2) - Paul Sundermier of Salem, OR with 103; Tim Scott of Longview, WA with 92; and Charlie Burrows of Portland, OR with 76 points.
Vintage Formula and Sports Racers (VFSR) - Tom Hendrickson of Portland, OR with 137; Sherm Johnston of Meridian, ID with 104; Jacqulyn Mincheff of Portland, OR with 84; and Dan Mullin of Eugene, OR with 81 points.
With as many as 20 championship points available for victory in each Sunday afternoon regional championship class race, and up to 24 points available in the vintage classes, several of these standings could change by Sunday afternoon.
Sunday morning's Sprint races are worth 1/ 2 points, so consistent finishes in both the morning and afternoon races can determine this year's champions.
General Admission, seating and parking are free for the weekend, courtesy of Enterprise Commercial Truck Rental.
Enterprise Commercial Truck Rental
Enterprise Rent-A-Truck opened in 1999 to serve businesses with replacement or supplemental transportation needs. Enterprise is proud to provide businesses with commercial-truck-rental needs with the same high level of customer service for which Enterprise has become known. In addition, Enterprise offers Special Delivery™ service to commercial accounts.
Each of the 120 locations across the nation is staffed by local professionals specializing in commercial truck rentals, and Enterprise Rent-A-Truck offers customers consolidated and customized billing. For more local information about Enterprise's Rent-A-Truck operations, call 1-800-Rent-A-Truck, or visit the Enterprise Truck Rental Web site at http://www.enterprisetrucks.com.
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 http://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."
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 http://www.oregonscca.com and may also be reached at 503.224.9469.