The Adventure Continues for Nick Fluge at 50th Rose Cup Races

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Fans follow live race action exclusively on Facebook and Twitter all weekend!

The saga of Fluge Global Adventures (FGA), one of the northwest's most interesting and inspiring outdoor endeavors, starts a new chapter this weekend at the 50th Annual Rose Cup Races at Portland International Raceway.

Fluge is seeking the Rose Cup feature race victory in an entirely new car; a Jack Roush-modified Ford Mustang.

This Mustang been dubbed "Project Tarzan" and it won three consecutive titles in the famous Marlboro GT de las Americas, a championship held in South, Central America and the Caribbean. The one-of-a kind Tarzan was recently rebuilt from the ground up by famed NASCAR legend Jack Roush.

"We now have five track records in Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) racing and I'd like to add a sixth this weekend," Fluge explained, "and the only thing that would make me happier is winning the Rose Cup title.

"We've have had mechanical problems this year in the early going, but were leading in our two regional/national races when we broke. So, if we can beat the reliability problem I know we're plenty fast enough to make it exciting," Fluge added.

Fluge Global Adventures, the brainchild of Portland, Ore.'s Nick Fluge, burst upon the sports scene in 2007 by winning the famous amateur Rose Cup race. He followed that with Oregon Region SCCA championships in the ITE classification in '07 and '08, and in GT1 in '09.

The 45-minute long feature race takes the green flag Sunday at 3:00 p.m. A complete race schedule and Spotters Guide can be found in the June issue of the Loud Pedal magazine, http://www.oregonscca.com/media-library/documents/loudpedal/pdf/2010june.pdf

Live Race Action Courtesy of FGA

Race fans at Portland International Raceway and across the nation can follow all the race action Saturday and Sunday via Twitter and Facebook, courtesy of Fluge Global Adventures. Fans can access the Oregon Region Sports Car Club of America Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/orscca and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/orscca.

About Fluge Global Adventures:

Several years ago, Fluge's journey through life took new turns, leading him away from the realm of eCommerce development, to new arenas that included sitting in the seat of SCCA super-cars and playing next to Las Vegas card sharks at the World Series of Poker.

He's crossed the country in the "Cannonball Run," a rally/road race from New York's Central Park to Los Angeles. Two FGA teams tackled a serious hike to Base Camp at Mt. Everest in Nepal in 2007, and also explored Loch Ness in Scotland (returning without the monster). A full-scale onslaught on the World Series of Poker in 2006 through 2009 took Team FGA "all in - many times!"

An Olympic Length Triathlon, the STP 200 Mile Cycle Championship and the "Magical, Digital, Mystery Stationary Bike Tour" occupied team members for much of 2008.

In 2009, a "final four table" finish in the World Poker Challenge spring event and lapping the field in an SCCA National race were part of a landmark year that included more adventures, such as exposing the world to art and pie at the Russell Street Gallery and Pie Diner. The "One World - Infinite Adventures" for local elementary students was one of 2009's most exciting FGA adventures.

Fluge then set his sites on racing the same Derhaag Corvette that Portland's Todd Harris had piloted to first and second place finishes in the 2007 and 2008 Rose Cup feature races at Portland International Raceway (PIR).

Fluge scored three firsts, a second and a third place finish in SCCA Regional and National race events on his way to the GT1 class points lead, and entered the same car in last year's professional Trans-Am race at PIR.

For 2010, racing isn't the only adventure Fluge is organizing. He is currently assembling a team of 10 FGA members to pull a 50,000-pound firetruck for charity, and is considering either an Amityville Horror or Lizzie Borden overnighter without power or electricity. He also recently completed a Silversmithing Adventure in Argentina and a Photography and Art Adventure in France and Oregon,

On April 25, Nicole Wright from the London FGA team represented a children's charity and finished the London Marathon, and just last month Fluge Global Adventures was represented by a team of 5th graders from Oregon at the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals. They finished fifth out of 80 teams from around the world.

Fluge hopes to return to France this September to further his artistic education and instruction, expects to be back in South America later in the fall for Python hunting in the Amazon, and is planning a duel in Death Valley.

For more information on these adventures, please visit http://www.flugeglobaladventures.com.

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