Motorsport Enthusiasts Converge for Parr Cabinet Outlet Fourth of July Regional Races

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Round Five of the Fluge Global Adventures Road Racing Championship features Double Header Sports Car Club of America races, Pro Drive Spec Racer Ford Championship and Rally Against Parkinson's

The Parr Cabinet Outlet Fourth of July Regional Races kick off with practice and qualifying on Friday, followed by two complete sets of regional races Saturday and Sunday at Portland International Raceway (PIR).

This weekend marks Round Five of the Fluge Global Adventure Road Racing Championship for sports racing, formula, production, touring and vintage road racing classes, and is sanctioned by the Oregon Region Sports Car Club of America (ORSCCA.)

Also scheduled this weekend are two rounds of the Pro Drive Spec Racer Ford Championship, with races scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. There are a total of 32 drivers competing in the championship, with Bryan Ward leading the current point standings over top ten drivers Chris Jackson, Dan Halloran, Steve Fogg, John Tipton, Gary Manchester, Johnny Humphreys, Jim Flynn, Mark Goodman and Tom Burt.

The popular GT2 class has Matt Crandall ahead of Andrew Foley and Jim Walsh by just 13 and 20 points respectively. Also contesting the class championship are John Zupan, Ted Anthony, Jr. Greg Pierson, Bud Reichard, Doug Shapiro, Jay Culbertson and Jan DeRie.

The always exciting Spec Miata class has Gary Bockman with a one point lead over Ken Sutherland, and just four points ahead of Will Schrader. Rounding out the top ten are Bruce Wilson, Alec Osenbach, Joey Atterbury, Brian Richards, Matt Schultz, Jim Graffy and Thomas Ferrara.

Practice and qualifying begin Friday at 9 a.m., with racing set for Saturday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 11:10 a.m.

Running in conjunction with the race weekend at PIR is the Rally Against Parkinson's on Saturday, which includes a Regularity Run at 1:10 p.m. on the race track. All proceeds from the rally are contributed to Parkinson's Resources of Oregon.

The weekend's festivities will be highlighted with the ORSCCA's annual All Club Party after Saturday's race and rally events, which is sponsored once again by the Pro Drive Racing School.

About Parr Cabinet Outlet

Parr has been providing cabinets and appliances to the building industry for more than 20 years. The first Parr Cabinet Outlet was introduced in 2003 in Hillsboro, Oregon. The concept was simple -- provide thousands of quality cabinets at the lowest cost around with inventory available on demand.

  • Parr Cabinet Outlet has thousands of oak, maple, cherry and birch cabinets in stock.
  • Perfect for builders, homeowners and remodelers.
  • Additional door styles and finishes available as special orders.
  • Outlet pricing will save you money and allow you to upgrade your cabinets and accessories.

In addition to finding your cabinets for your project, you'll find a great selection of countertops, hardware and appliances too, along with a friendly and knowledgeable staff, and exceptionally clean and organized warehouses and showrooms.

Parr Cabinet Outlet now has locations in Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona and Utah. For further information visit or call 1-866-214-7277.

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 and 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."

From its beginning, Oregon Region SCCA has been organizing and administering sports car/club racing events at Newport, Goshen (South of Eugene) and Portland's West Delta Park (now Portland International Raceway - PIR). The Region's first race was held at the Newport municipal airport (an ex-WWII air base) in 1962.

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.

Individual event sponsors all hail from the Portland metropolitan area, including Monte Shelton Jaguar, Temp-Control Mechanical Corp., Parr Cabinet Outlet, Brewer Bros. Construction, and Pro Drive. The region's Web site is at Phone: 503.224.9469.

About Fluge Global Adventures

Last year, Fluge Global Adventures (FGA) won the prestigious Rose Cup at Portland International Raceway, captured the Improved Touring E (ITE) class championship with the Oregon Region Sports Car Club of America, competed in a 3,000-mile cross country race rally, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and to the Base Camp at Everest, competed in professional Las Vegas poker tournaments, and went "Nessie" watching in Scotland.

In 2008, (FGA) tackles some exciting new challenges. Besides entrance in selected Sports Car Club of America races, the FGA team will participate in the World Series of Poker, take on world class bikers in a 200 mile Cycling Classic, attempt an Exorcism at Amityville in New York, take part in the Duel in Death Valley in the fall, and compete in The Million Dollar Race in Las Vegas this November. For more on these events go to

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