Points Battle Tighten as Series Enters Final Rounds with Brewer Brothers Construction Double Regional Races

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Round Six of the Fluge Global Adventures Road Racing Championship features Northwest's top road racing drivers.

The Brewer Brothers Construction August Double Regional races mark the beginning of the final stretch for Sports Car Club of America road racing championship events this season at Portland International Raceway.

This weekend is round six of eight in 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.

Also featured this weekend are two rounds of the Pro Drive Spec Racer Ford (SRF) Championship, with races scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. There are a total of 33 drivers competing in the SRF championship, with Chris Jackson taking the lead from Bryan Ward by 18 points, followed by Dan Halloran, John Tipton, Johnny Humphreys, Steve Fogg, Mark Goodman, John Draneas, Scott Mosier and Gary Manchester.

With a race victory adding 20 points to a driver's title hopes, every race is critical with just three weekends left in the season.

The hotly contested GT2 class now has Matt Crandall in the Fluge Global Adventures Panoz GTS squeaking ahead of Andrew Foley in his Pirate Racing Panoz GTS by a single point. Third place driver Greg Pierson is leading Jim Walsh in fourth by a single pint. Also contesting the class championship are John Zupan, Ted Anthony, Jr., Jay Culbertson, Bud Reichard, Doug Shaprio, and Jan DeRie. GT2 races are 10:10 a.m. on Saturday and 11:50 a.m. on Sunday.

Not be outdone, the Spec Miata class now has Will Schrader leading Gary Bockman by eight points, while Ken Sutherland trails Bockman by three and Bruce Wilson trails Sutherland by only four points. Spec Miata takes the green flag on Saturday at 11:20 a.m. and Sunday at 2:10 p.m.

In the S2 sports racer class, John Bachofner leads John Brewer, Dennis Pavilina, Bill Bachofner, Mark Schue, Joe Brewer and Rick Johnson in the title battle. The S2 races take the green flag on Saturday at 9:35 a.m. and at 11:10 a.m. on Sunday. Lance Spiering has scored 97 points thus far in the open wheel F5 class, followed by Sean McDonald with 84, Jerry Lundgren with 71, Brian Russell with 52, Nat Lundgren with 26 and Jeff Jorgenson with 1. The F5 class races in the same group as S2.

Altogether, nine race groups will compete in 18 events on Saturday and Sunday. Practice and qualifying begin Friday at 9:00 a.m.

About Brewer Brothers Construction:
Brewer Brothers Construction, Inc. specializes in high quality, customer oriented remodeling, renovation, repair work, and custom building. They have managed large and small quality projects since 1982. The company's philosophy states that repeat customers generate 65% of sales, and that nothing beats good word of mouth.

"At Brewer Brothers we believe customer service is everything. If you are not happy, we are not happy." John Brewer also says, "Because of our customer oriented mind-set, we have been able to stay busy during a time when real-estate and construction are being hammered by bad news and bad loans. At the present time we are working on a whole-house remodel, two kitchen remodels, an addition and deck for a wheelchair user and a structural repair project in Northwest Portland. Brewer Brothers Construction was also used in repairing flood-damaged homes in Vernonia. We are always ready to respond to requests for information about construction; so give us a call."

For further information visit http://www.brewerconstruction.com or call 503-292-1640.

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 http://www.oregonscca.com. 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 http://www.flugeglobaladventures.com.

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