Official program for the 15th Annual Rose Cup Road Races June 14 and 15, 1975.
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ROSE CUP RACES $1.°°
Portland The 15th Annual Sponsored by Sanctioned by Official Program
International Rose Cup Road The Portland The Sports Raceway Races Rose Festival Car Club of
June 14th-15th Association America
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last eighty years racing has contributed greatly to the technical perfection of today's modern automobile. It was the "little" and brave people (some people called them crazy) who helped pioneer the automobile—these include the racers who regularly tested cars for speed and endurance and the tourists who tested the cars under extreme road con-ditions. Then there were the gentlemen who admired the beauty and function of the cars they owned and kept them in mint condition for their Sunday afternoon parade down "Main Street"—the only paved area around! The first automobile race in the United States was held in 1895 and was won by
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Chief Steward*.........................Joe Henderson
Chief Steward.............................Al Brizard
Operating Stewards..........................Bob Mead
Safety Steward.......................... Ray
Race Operations Director................Dick Coffman
Driver Registrar..........................Logan Gray
Worker Registrar......................Joyce Erickson
Contest Director.......................Harv Henneman
Turn Marshal...............................Bob Aniens
Race Physician............................John Buell
Chief Communications........................Pat Jahn
Chief Tech............................ Doug Van Dyke
Chief Timing & Scoring.................... Bob Arkes
Chief Emergency.........................Joe Greulich
Course Marshal..........................Dick Coffman
Grid Marshal.............................Don Jackson
Rose Festival Assn. Race Chrm............Robert Ames
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THURSDAY, June 12, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pn
Pre-reglstration and Tech, PIR
tlon and Tech Reg. & Nat.
Group Group Group Group Group Group
Lunch Practice Practice
Reg. & Nat. Group 7 Nat. & Qualify Reg. Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Practice & Qualifying Trans/Am Practice Nat. & Qualify Reg. Group 4
Practice & Qualifying Nat. Group 6
SATURDAY, 7:30 am 9:00 am 9:30 am 10:00 am 10:30 am 11:00 am 11:45 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 1:10 pm 1:50 pm 2:25 pm 3:00 pm 3:45 pm 4:20 pm 4:55 pm 5:40 pm
June 14, 19
- 3:00 pm
- 9:15 am
- 9:45 am
- 10:15 am
- 10:45 am
- 11:30 am
- 12:00 pm
- 12:30 pm
- 12:55 pm
- 1:35 pm
- 2:10 pm
- 2:45 pm
- 3:30 pm
- 4:05 pm
- 4:40 pm
- 5:25 pm
- 6:10 pm
Registration & Tech Practice & Qualifying Nat.
Practice & Qualifying Trans Nat
Practice & Qualifying Nat
Group Group Group Group /Am Group
SUNDAY 7:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:15 11:45 12:45 1:30 2:20 3:10 4:45 5:35
June 15, am - 10:00 9:15 9:45 10:15 11:00 11:30 12:00 1:15 2:05 2:55 4:30 5:20 6:10
am am am am am am pm pm pm pm pm pm
Regional Race - 20 minutes Regional Race - 20 minutes Practice & Qualifying Trans Regional Race - 20 minutes Regional Race - 20 minutes National Race - 24 Laps National Race - 24 Laps
Registration & Tech Practice & Qualifying Nat
Trans/Am National National National Trans/Am National National
Race Race Race Race Race Race
20 Laps 24 Laps 24 Laps 50 Laps 24 Laps 24 Laps
RACE GROUPS National 1 2 3
4 5 6 7
Regional A B C D
SSS & SSSC FV
FGH Prod., D S/R FF
DE Prod., BC Sedan
Formula ABC, SV
ABC Prod., A Sedan, ABC S/R
Group 6 Group 5 Group A Group B /Am
Group C Group D Group 6 Group 5
Group 7 WarmUp, No Qualifying
Group 4 Group 7
FGH Prod., FF
C Sedan, D S/R ) )
B Sedan, BC S/R)
These groups only for Regional Race. Regional cars will practice with regular National groups.
Competition Director • •
Tech Inspection .......
Worker Registration • • • Membership Director ■ ■ • Regional Executive Portland Rose Festival
Logan Gray ...........
Harv Henneman ........
Doug Van Dyke ........
Joyce Erickson .......
Jim Norlin ...........
Don Jackson ..........
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FRIDAY, June 13, 1975
7:30 am - 3:00 pm 10:00 am - 10:15 am 1C30 am - 10:45 am ^gjDO am - 11:15 am 11:30 am - 11:45 am 12:00 am - 12:15 pm 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm 1:45 pm - 2:05 pm 2:20 pm - 2:40 pm 2:55 pm - 3:15 pm 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm 4:30 pm - 4: 50 pm 5:05 pm - 5:25 pm 5:40 pm - 6:00 pm 6:15 pm - 6:35 pm
PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION
10 SOUTHWEST ASH STREET • PORTLAND, OREGON 97204 • PHONE (503) 227-2681
It gives me extreme pleasure to greet all of you, both patrons and participants, in this 1975 GI Joe's/Rose Cup sports Car Races program. We especially want to thank the people at GI Joe's for making this professional race possible through their sponsorship of the $10, 000 racing prize fund.
Every Festival president wants to see his year the best ever. It looks like we have succeeded this year. Having the first Trans-Am professional race during the Rose Festival by itself ensures this Festival's place in history.
Our regular amateur program will be better than ever, too, and we have every reason to believe we will set attendance records as well. So, this Rose Cup series is a milestone.
To all of you visitors, a sincere welcome. Come back again next year for our great Rose Festival-Bicentennial celebration. To all our neighbors, local and regional auto racing enthusiasts, you can count on the Rose Festival continuing to grow in its Rose Cup activities. May I wish you all a fine weekend of competition.
FOR YOU A ROSE IN PORTLAND GROWS
Robert H. Hazen President
67th Annual Rose Festival June 6th thru June 15th, 1975, Portland, Oregon
Robert Hazen William Love Mrs. Harrison (Junna) Elliott HONORARY DIRECTORS Neil Goldschmidt
President William MaeGibbon Glen Ferris Henry Baldridge Mavor
Myrl McKee Craig Finlev. Herb Ballin. Jr. ..
Larry Campbell Waliy Mold R. Stevens Gilley Floyd Bennett 2w ur
Vice President Guy Mount. Jr. Rolf Glerum William Boone mntswr
Wcs Radford Gordon Guild Edward Casey James Payne
Robert Ames James Robb Holly Hutohms Don Chapman Rose Society
Secretary Richard Ross Andy Jacobs I ran/ Drinker jjigA
George Rouebes Dale Johnson Robert Eaton LeRuy IE Staver -
RolUn Killoran Brace Ruminski Everett Jones Robert f ranklin Chamber oj Commerce
Treasurer Ralph Seolattt Daniel Keehel George I reek Robert W Blanehard
Don Smith Lloyd Knudsen Webb Harrington Superintendent
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Executive Manager bred Shekel. Sr. Donald MeEhoy George Henderson
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June, 19 75
As Mayor of Portland, I am pleased to welcome the spectators of and participants in this year's Rose Festival Races. With a special welcome for those racers in the pro event who have not been here before.
I am confident that the hard work of the Park Bureau Personnel and of the sport car enthusiasts of all ages will make this 15th consecutive running of these races the most successful and enjoyable year in the history of this event.
My best wishes for a great competition, especially in regards to the $10,000 purse in the Trans-Am race.
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PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY length 1.95 miles
DRIVING IN THE ROSE CUP
By Monte Shelton
Portland International Raceway, or P.I.R. as preferred by the racing fraternity, has evolved to its present shape over the past fifteen years.
In 1961, the course was completely over the old roads of Vanport with small amounts of asphalt laid in the apexes. These roads were crowned, they were rough and at the end of the westbound straight, there was a zig-zag with haybales on both sides. From the cockpit of a racecar with stiff suspension, it was thrilling to say the least.
Several other configurations were tried which were shorter than the original 2.4 mile track. One of these included race pits on the north side of Force Avenue and Victory Blvd. The present configuration is the design of Portland's own Mike Parker who did the original layout for Ontario Motor Speedway in Calif.
The financial underwriting came from The Portland Rose Festival Association. The impetus came from Robert Ames, banker, racer and sports car aficionado.
One local veteran driver has referred to P.I.R. as a "drivers course". I agree. It looks easy, but to go fast requires much practice. If you're sitting in the circus viewing area put a stop-watch on different cars in the same class from Turn 6 Entrance to Turn 8 Exit. Notice a small difference? Say .04 seconds. Multiply that by eight turns and you might get 1.5 seconds a lap. If the cars are equal in power and speed potential, a superior driver wins easily. In the 50 lap trans-am race, that would be 75 seconds overall or precisely enough time for an extra lap
Exiting Turn 8, I would like to take you for one lap in a McLaren M8F. First gear is used here. It has a speed potential of 90 MPH at 6500 RPM. Take a late
apex, squeeze the throttle swiftly. Drift up to the armco barrier protecting the racing pits and select second gear before you over-rev. Use the cornering force of the car, don't go all the way up to the paddock barrier. Remember, the course is 1.95 miles long down the center but if you use both sides unnecessarily, it can be 2.00 miles long. Staying 1/3 from the left edge of the straight (it's smoother there) you go through the gears up to fourth, reaching a maximum speed of 168 MPH. At the slough, you select the middle of the course at Marker 2 and clamp on the brakes. Be prepared to shift five feet in either direction because of the rough surface. Gear down to second, make a close apex in Turn 1, drive to the westmost part of the turn then feather the throttle and turn hard right. Effectively, we have made two turns in Turn 1. Holding a tight apex exiting Turn 1, we arrive at Turn 2, 2/3 off the apex to the right. Turn late, use the throttle sparingly and you don't slide off so far to the right between two and three. Scream into Turn 4, still into second gear, brake hard, stay left, gear down, late apex to the right. If we come out of four smoothly, we can make it past five without lifting and the even harder turn to the right past five. The whole slough section requires smooth shifts and a steady throttle because of the extreme roughness. A miscue could send the car into the armco. Approaching six is very tense. At the entrance, you stay tight to the right; mostly because it's the fast line but secondly the surface is rough and stopping is hairy fifteen feet inside. Brake hard, gear down to second, turn left now full on the power all the way through seven holding tight inside you drift up to the entrance of eight. Brake, select first, start squeezing on the power for a high entrance, late apex of Turn 8. You have just completed the last lap of the 1974 Rose Cup on the way to victory.
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C and D SPORTS RACING
C and D sports racing machines might be classified as the little brothers of the roaring Can Am racers. But don't be decieved — these cars are quick. Class C cars consist of primarily Lotus and Elva carriages, powered by BMC, Cosworth, and Lotus four cylinder engines, and are capable of speeds of 135 mph up.
The D sports racers tend to be rather conglomerate. They are a colorful lot, many hand-built bodies and chassis, powered by just about anything that falls in the engine size category of 850cc or less. The Fiat Abarth engine is one of the most popular power plants, though there will be some Saab, BMW and Imp power too.
B Sedans must be primarily stock bodies, stock powered passenger cars capable of seating four persons by the manufacturers intent. Under 1972 rules, these machines are classified on a horsepower to weight formula, and included are cars with engines ranging from 1438cc to 2500cc. Honors in the past have been split among the Ford Cortina, Porsche 911 (no longer classed as a sedan), Alfa Romeo GTA, and Volvo. Now domestic makes such as the Ford Pinto and Chevrolet Vega are in B Sedan, so anything can happen.
A and B PRODUCTION
These are the big hot ones, the ones the kids drool over, the ones with the inspired marques—Sting Ray and Cobra 427. —They're noisy, showy and fast and if the machine doesn't perform too well on the track for some reason, it could end up at the local drag strip on Saturday night to thrill the little girls. This will be close. It's pure muscle against pure brawn. Nothing delicate about these cars, from A Production.
B Production, though a bit less powerful, are not to be trifled with. Again, it's Chevy against the Ford power of Shelby. The Corvette 327, for years the most exotic of American performers, are pitted against the hybrid Mustangs known as Shelby 350 GT's. Down to the wire, it should be nose to tail in this class.
Photo by Bob Ames
Photo by H. E. Henneman
Porsche's dominated this class for years before Datsun's snappy 240Z came along, and last year at Atlanta the speedsters by Nissan made a 1-2-3 sweep of the runoffs. The Porsches are still plenty competitive, however, so look for a real battle in this one — and don't overlook the Triumph TR6 entered by Group 44.
Photo by Bob Ames
Photo by H. E. Henneman
A and B SPORTS RACING
A sports racing, often called "last season's Can Am" is bound to be the most popular class among spectators. Powered by big Ford and Chevy plants, these McLarens, Lolas and the like will be setting the fastest times on the track this weekend. And there is someone out there who hopes to beat the track record. This is the last step into the big time of professional road racing where the fun and trophies turn into hard cash and stardom. Remember the top finishers, they may be the honchos next year.
B sports racing will be comprised of smaller but extremely quick machines. The Porsche 908, A B-SR car is expected to be a close match for the domestic powered iron.
Photo by Bob Ames
This class was mostly a runaway for Triumph TR4s and TR4As for years, with an occasional Alfa, MGB, or Porsche 911 sneaking in. The scene has changed however. The Triumph GT6 now seems to dominate with Datsun 2000's providing some competition.
Photo by Bob Ames
Not since the initiation of the Formula Vee has there been so much interest over one particular racing class.
The Formula Ford is classed as a single seat racing car, open wheel, using a 1600cc crossflow engine. Originally restricted to the powerplant from the English Ford Cortina, 1972 rules permit a choice of Cortina, Capri, or Pinto engines. Stock wheels must be used and chassis design is basically unrestricted, but engine preparation, as in Formula Vee, is highly restricted, with specified cams, pistons, rods, etc.
Some twenty-five manufacturers are now producing Formula Fords, including Titan, Alexis, Lotus, Caldwell, Merlyn, Winkelmann, and many others. Prices on these cars range from $3,000 to $6,000, and speeds are comparable to that of the more exotic Formula C cars. Competition here will be very close.
Photo by Bob Ames
FORMULA A, B, C
The formula cars have really come into their own with initiation of the SCCA Continental professional series for A and B machines. Most are now constructed by full-time manufacturers for American use, whereas initially the carriages were often "old" European formula cars no longer quick enough for the Grand Prix series.
Formula A is restricted to either 3000 cc unrestricted (overhead cam, etc.) or 5000 cc conventional pushrod engines (such as the small Ford and Chevy V8's). These cars are extremely fast, and noisier than most formula cars.
Formula B is similar except that the engine sizes must not exceed 1600 cc, mostly English Ford plants; and Formula C is just a step down in power, requiring a displacement of 1100 cc or less. Again, English Ford blocks are the front runners.
These are the so-called "pony sedans," or "mini-stockers," such as Mustangs, Camaros, Javelins, Cougars, Road Runners, and Barracudas. They are identical with the SCCA Trans-American sedans and many run in this series as well as the Nationals. They must be powered by engines no larger than 305 cubic inches, and this year larger engines may be destroked to this size. Although there is not the commercialism in National Championship races that is found at the Trans-Ams, everyone is just as interested in whether Ford can beat Chevy, or if American Motors or Chrysler will pull off a coup.
Photo by Bob Ames
This is the class for the sports car "purists." These are the cars that have been associated with sporty car racing for the past ten years, although they are, of course, the MGB's, Triumphs, the "bathtub" Porsches and Alfas of all sorts. This class finds the same kind of rivalry amongst the fans that is evoked from the stock car duels at Daytona, Charlotte, Darlington and Riverside's big 500. The big difference here is the lack of factory participation, and general hoop-la. Watch the Huffaker and Group 44 MG-B's today!
Photo by Bob Ames
FORMULA VEE and SUPERVEE
Well, they aren't laughing at the Vee's anymore. This has proven to be one of the most competitive classes in amateur road racing today. No, they aren't too fast or too pretty or even very loud, and certainly not too expensive. But if it's real wheel to wheel competition you want, this is it. It's all due to the fact that these little open-wheel racers are almost all identical in speed and handling potential. All being built on stock Volkswagen beetle components, no one will have more than a few horsepower of an advantage. So it's up to the drivers here.
A new class, Super Vee, was created last year, permitting greater latitude in engine preparation and frame construction. The SVs are now turning speeds to match Formula B cars, and a number of professional races for class have been scheduled for 1972. Only a few have appeared in NORPACDIV so far, but look for more soon. September 16 & 17 PIR will host an SCCA pro race for this new class!
Photo by H. E. Henneman
This one is just about a Datsun or Spitfire MK-III show with the exception of an occasional Healy, MGA, Volvo or Alfa. Of course, this limited menu of machinery constitutes close competition and wheel-bumping in the corners. It won't be a run away for anybody as we see it.
Photo by H. E. Henneman
Photo by H. E. Henneman
C and D SEDANS
Here come the Mini's. Not necessarily the BMC kind but there are plenty of them too. C Sedans will be comprised mostly of the little Austin Mini Coopers, known affectionately as "noisy shoeboxes." To qualify for this class, your sedan must be powered by no more than 1300 cc, which narrows down the field a bit. But they still put on one heck of a show, dicing around like dizzy bees and taking corners on three wheels, or even on two if the weather is right.
The D Sedans are just a little slower since their power is limited to what one can squeeze out of 1000 cc. But they're quick and there is always the possibility that the D's will be right in there with the C's.
G and H PRODUCTION
Like Hornets out of the nest, the swarm of H Production Sprites stick together all the way around. This is where the littlest of the little bash it out for king of the hill. There will he duels for every position and distances are measured in car lengths rather than seconds as they scoot around the track.
Larger Sprites, Midgets and Spitfires dominate the G Production go-round. Here's some more close racing between the mighty-mites. Actually, the G and H Production cars are a lot faster than you may think. Look for some really spirited racing here.
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Prize Money Division — First 25 Finishers
Prize money will be awarded according to the schedule shown below.
Prize money awards will be presented to the entrant or his duly authorized representative. Prize money not claimed at the event will be sent by air mail to the entrant no later than 48 hours after the event.
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When most people think of investments, they think of money. Or stocks and bonds. But every racing hopeful who sees himself crossing the finish line first, must make his own investment. An investment in time. In days, months, even years of hard work and practice. Of dozens of trial runs. Of testing and tuning a car. Of developing the skills and endurance necessary to see a race through to the finish.
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KENT TRANS AM JUNE 1,1975
Photos by Bob Ames
OFFICIAL ENTRY LIST
#_ Driver/Town_ Sponsor/Car_
2 Bill Maier/Hayward, Calif. Maier Ford Mustang 302
4 Pete Brallier/Hillsborough, Calif. Round Table Racing Corvette 427
5 John Greenwood/Troy, Mich. Braun Corvette 427
7 Gary Carlen/Alameda, Calif. Carlen Corvette 350
9 Dick Workman/San Francisco, Calif. Workman Motors Cobra 427
13 Michael Meek/San Jose, Calif. Kruz Recording Corvette 350
14 Jim Wilson/Oakland, Calif. Wilson Corvette 460
15 Dan Parkinson/La Canada, Calif. Parkinson Datsun 280Z
16 Bob Eckhardt/Ontario, Calif. Alaskan Brand Oil Camaro 302
17 Rick Stark/Bellevue, Wash. Rick Stark Enterprises Corvette 427
18 Ken Deckman/Auburn, Wash. Busy D Racing Camaro 302
19 Peter Shutts/San Jose, Calif. PSR Corvette 350
20 Ted Mathey/Clackamas, Ore. Rockwood Auto Body Corvette 427
21 R. Jann Helzer/Tacoma, Wash. Sports & Imports Corvette 350
22 Denny Long/Sterling, 111. Bandag Corvette 461 24 John Schuler/Nampa, Idaho Schuler Corvette 427
26 Tom Masterson/Great Falls, Mont. S.W.A.G. Engineering Porsche 911S
27 Rich Sloma/Cupertino, Calif. Sloma Corvette 427
29 Barry Brooke, Bellevue, Wash. Hawk-Owens Chevrolet Corvette 327
31 David Mock/Oakland, Calif. Vic Hubbard-Mocko Corvette 427
32 Bill Seip/Syracuse, New York Warren 6 Ginny Wagner Corvette 350 34 Dave Schwafel/Mountain View, Calif. Schwafel Racing Corvette 454
39 John Bauer/Atascadero, Calif. German Auto Porsche 911 Carrera
44 Daniel Hoeffner/Sacramento, Calif. Hoeffner Camaro 302
45 Walt Maas/Mountain View, Calif. FAR Performance Datsun 2802
60 Jim Whitaker/Mountlake Terrace, Wash. Imp Warehouse-Tyco Datsun 240Z
70 Ron McDuffie/Seattle, Wash. Hoffman & Neighbor Corvette 350
71 Frank Fahey/San Diego, Calif. Fahey Corvette 427
72 Frank Search/San Leandro, Calif. Frank Search Enterprises Corvette 454 74 Dale Samuelsen/Seattle, Wash. Samuelsen Corvette 427
76 Joe Chamberlain/Tigard, Ore. Arrow Heating Company Camaro 302
77 Buzz Dyer/Corte Madera, Calif. Dyer Enterprises AMC Javelin 305
90 Bill Ruff/Lynnwood, Wash. Streaki Tiki Datsun 240Z
91 Roger Pierce/jamesville, New York Pierce Mustang 305 GROUP 1 - NATIONAL - Showroom Stock Sedan; Showroom Stock Sports Car
f_ Class Driver/Town_ Region Car/Color/Sponsor_
2 SSS Robert DeLaMare/Everett, Wa. NW Opel/Orange/
4 SSS Tom Walker/Seattle, Wa. NW Chevy Vega GT/Yellow/
5 SSS Zane Lumbley/Seattle, Wa. NW Opel/Green/Westlund Buick-Opel 4 Kendall Oil
12 SSS Ted Gruner/Foster City, Ca. SF Mazda 808/Ye1low/McKee Mazda, Oregon City, Oregon
14 SSS Fred Bowman/Beaverton, Or. ICSCC VW Rabbit/Orange/Riviera Motors, Portland
41 SSS Sheila Musgrove/Seattle, Wa. NW Mazda 808/Gold/
GROUP 2 - NATIONAL - Formula Vee
#_ Class Driver/Town_ Region Car/Color/Sponsor_
4 FV Brent Milner/Salinas, Ca. SF Lynx/Blue/IAP Volks-Werks & Kirk McDowell Heads-Manifolds
8 FV Les Hudelson/Long Beach, Ca. CSCC RCA/Purple/Daeco Race Gas
9 FV John Bohning/Albany, Or. Oregon Zink/Blue/john Bohning
12 FV Mike Frankhouser/San Jose, Ca. SF Kellison-Phenix/Yellow & Black/Bob & Grace Schmitt
13 FV Robert Boyd/Canby, Or. Oregon Caldwell/Red/Pizza Baron & Check Point Motors
14 FV Stu Fisher/San Rafael, Ca. SF Lynx/Orange/My Brother's Racing Team 16 FV Robert Booth/Oakland, Ca. SF Cheetah/White/Safety Braker
24 FV Peter Harris/San Francisco, Ca. SF Caldwell/Blue/Adpac Corp
27 FV Mike Patton/Pacific Grove, Ca. SF Lynx/White/This Space Available
31 FV John Downing/Portland, Or. Oregon Lynx/Blue/Law & Sons Plumbing
37 FV Jim Burnett/Sellevue, Wa. NW AD/Green/Snap-on Tools & Kendall Oil
40 FV Tom Noon/Santa Ana, Ca. CSCC Beach/Blue/
60 FV Stan Townes/Santa Clara, Ca. SF Zlnk/Gold/Anderson-Behe1, Inc
71 FV Tuck Hunter/Carlsbad, Ca. CSCC Zlnk/Black/
73 FV Mike Hutchins/Tacoma, Wa. NW Zink/Red/Kendall Oil & German-British Cars & Race Prep 77 FV Fred Eagan/Tacoma, Wa. NW Reichmark/Silver/
83 FV Roy P. Miller Jr/Seattle, Wa. NW Zink/Blue/
87 FV Dennis Andrade/Tacoma, Wa. NW Zeitler/Blue/
GROUP 3 - NATIONAL - F-G-H Production; D Sports/Racing
#_ Class Driver/Town_ Region Car/Color/Sponsor_
0 GP Ken Thomson/Portland, Or. Oregon Datsun/Black & Gold/B & B Auto Body
1 GP Terry Barnard/Sunnyvale, Ca. SF Triumph Spitfire/Blue/
3 GP Bill Wilson/Gresham, Or. Oregon Triumph Spitfire/White/Parkrose Auto Supply
7 FP Al James/Portland, Or. Oregon Datsun/Yellow/Del Pranke Datsun
8 HP H. Todd Wheeler/West Linn, Or. SF Hanna Sprite/Orange/Hanna Industries
9 FP Tom McCarthy/Santa Clara, Ca. SF Triumph Spitfire/Blue/
12 HP Jerry Stephens/Klamath Falls, Or. Oregon Sprite/White/TYCO
13 DSR Bill Erickson/Boring, Or. Oregon Wedono-Honda/Yellow/Erickson's Race Cars
18 FP Garry Small/Portland, Or. Oregon Volvo P1800/Red-White-Blue/lmport Service Center
20 GP Dick Ullian/Medford, Or. Oregon MG Midget/Blue/Blue Max Restaurant
22 FP R. Jann Helzer/Tacoma, Wa. NW Sunbeam Alpine/Red/Sports & Imports
24 FP Don Hiner/Garden Grove, Ca. CSCC Triumph Spitfire/Green/
25 GP Ralph Coleman/portland, Or. Oregon Triumph Spitfire/Gangrene/Wild Turkey Racing
27 HP Fred Lembkie/Tillamook, Or. Oregon AH Sprite/Blue/Auto Parts International, Salem, Or
31 HP Paul Reichardt/Petaluma, Ca. SF AH Sprite/White/F. J. Crikos Trucking
56 HP Larry Randall/Lake Oswego, Or. Oregon AH Sprite/Red/Dan Hall's Six Point Automotive & Mfg
57 FP Rob McGregor/Vancouver, B.C. NW MG Midget/Yellow & Black/Terry's British Cars Ltd 71 DSR George Henderson/Roseville, Ca. SF Lusco Mk ll/Green/Orangevale Liquor
74 FP John Schuberg/Vancouver, B.C. NW MG Midget/White/Abingdon Motors 77 FP Tom Tuttle/San Bruno, Ca. SF MG Midget/White/lntertec
79 GP Tom Luking/Portland, Or. Oregon Triumph Spitfire/Yellow/Colvin Racing Engines
87 GP David Irons Jr/Bellevue, Wa. Detroit Triumph Spitfire/Gold/
GROUP 4 - NATIONAL - Formula Ford
#_ Class Driver/Town_ Region Car/Color/Sponsor_
0 FF Raymond Zwahlen/Beaverton, Or. Oregon Titan Mk6/Black & Chrome/Marv Zwahlen Motors
2 FF Gary Van Horn/Novato, Ca. SF Lotus 51B/Red/
5 FF Marty Loft/Olympia, Wa. NW Crossle 30F/White/Hanna Car Washes & Kendall Oil
6 FF Ken Kaplan/Davis, Ca. SF Dulon/White/Acme Racing 16 FF Len Marcel/Lake Oswego, Or. Oregon Lola T-340/Yellow/
19 FF Bob Earl/Claremont, Ca. CSCC MRE/Red/TP Racing
22 FF Arnie Loyning/Portland, Or. Oregon Lola/Red/Pierre's Motor Racing
23 FF Dale Elmer/Portland, Or. Oregon ADF Mkll/Blue & Red/
35 FF Jerry Blakemore/Spokane, Wa. NW Royale/White/
36 FF James Kalie/Bellevue, Wa. NW Lola T340/Black/Egger's Arco
37 FF Tom Wiechmann/Kent, Wa. NW ADF Mkll/Blue/Elmer's Pancakes 40 FF Bob Erickson/Portland, Or. NW Crossle 20S/Black/
43 FF Joseph B. Rogers/Portland, Or. Oregon Titan Mk6C/White/
50 FF Sans Thompson/Banks, Or. Oregon Lola T340/Orange/Davis Industrial Prod. & Shnshine Pottery
63 FF Bill Pugh/Lafayette, Ca. SF BP Special/Silver/
65 FF Grant Knowlen/Springfield, Or. Oregon Hawke/Yellow & Black/Northgate Texaco, Springfield, Or
71 FF Bob McGregor/Vancouver, B.C. NW Titan Mk6/White/Abingdon Motors
76 FF George K. Young/Puyallup, Wa. NW Crossle/Black/Kendall Motor Oils
77 FF Daniel Marvin/El Sobrante, Ca. SF Titan Mk6/Black/Griswold Company 89 FF William Mol/Vancouver, Wa. SF Titan Mk6C/Black/
99 FF Phil Threshie/Alamo, Ca. CSCC Lola T342/Crimson/Phil & Justine
GROUP 5 - NATIONAL - D-E Production; B-C Sedan
#_ Class Driver/Town_ Region Car/Color/Sponsor___
2 CS D. L= Rugh/Tualatin, Or. NW Ford Escort/Blue/Lee Myles Transmissions
3 EP Tony Clegg/Vancouver, B.C. NW MGB/White/Abingdon Motors & Quaker State Oil
5 BS Mike Rockett/Edmonds, Wa. NW Triumph Vitesse/White/TYCO Foreign Auto Parts, Lynnwood
9 BS James Helton/Salem, Or. Oregon Toyota Corolla/Blue/Heritage Pont/Olds-Cad-GMC, Albany
11 EP Terry Visger/San Rafael, Ca. SF MGB/Silver/Huffaker Engineering
14 EP Hardy Prentice/San Francisco, Ca. SF Triumph TR3/White/Super Modifications & Motoring Enth.
16 EP Bill Follmer/Arcadia, Ca. CSCC Porsche 914/Black/Century Motors & R. J. Follmer
18 BS Dave Madison/Reseda, Ca. CSCC Datsun 710/White & Red/Miller Imports Datsun
34 DP Daryl Hale/Klamath Falls, Or. Oregon Triumph GT6/White/TYCO
35 DP Bud, Harrington/Mill Valley, Ca. SF Triumph GT6+/Black/Thumper Racing of Mill Valley
36 DP Dennis Bowman/Concord, Ca. SF Yenko Stinger/White & Blue/Torco Oil & Otto Parts & Carrs
37 BS Bob Finn/Santa Maria, Ca. SF Datsun 510/Orange & Blue/CSR Racing
38 CS Chris Miller/Seattle, Wa. NW Austin Cooper/Blue/
GROUP 5 (continued)
39 BS Loren St. Lawrence/Salem, Or. Oregon Datsun 510/Black & Gold/WaverLy Datsun
40 DP Frank C. Joyce/Salinas, Ca. SF Datsun 2000/Yellow & Orange/Lacey Auto Supply, Salinas 48 CS Doug Peterson/Los Altos, Ca. SF Ford Escort/Brown & Silver/
51 BS Mario Gardin/Larkspur, Ca. SF Volvo 142/Blue & Yellow/McKevitt Volvo & Mufflers Unltd
52 BS Ed Parks/Seattle, Wa. NW Mazda RX-2/White/Mazda of Auburn
54 DP Chuck Lea/Los Altos, Ca. SF Porsche 911/Yellow/Alex's Porsche House
58 EP Nick Feodorhoff/Portland, Or. Oregon Porsche 356A/Red/McCall Oil Co.
61 BS Jack Scoville/Corvallis, Or. Oregon Datsun 510/Orange 6c Black/Jack Scoville, Ltd., Corvallis
62 DP Tom Frank/Huntington Beach, Ca. CSCC Jensen-Healey/Black/Executive Industries, Inc 74 BS Ed O'Sullivan/Pacifica, Ca. SF Datsun 610/Orange/
79 BS Richard Gordon/Portland, Or. Oregon Volvo 142/Black/ipd
86 DP Eric D. Me is latin/Redmond, Wa. NW Yenko Stinger /White Sc Blue/Forentco Furniture Rentals
98 BS G. M. Murch/Portland, Or. Oregon Datsun 610/Red 6c Blue/Heinrich Datsun 6c Quickor Eng. GROUP 6 - NATIONAL - FORMULA A-B-C-Super Vee
#_ Class Driver/Town_ Region Car/Color/Sponsor_
1 FSV Michael Fisher/Portland, Or. Oregon Lola 252/Yellow/Check Point Motors
2 FSV Mark Felsen/Denver, Colo. Colo. Lola/Red/Le Mans Motors, Inc., Denver
5 FB H. T. Sauerbrei/Fresno, Ca. CSCC March 742/Blue/Consolidated Aeronautics Corporation
6 FB Ron Householder/Portland, Or. Oregon Brabham BT40/Blue/Curren Coil Springs
9 FA Dick Workman/San Francisco, Ca. SF Lola T332 Chev/White 6t Blue/Workman Motors, San Francisco
17 FA Archie Snyder/Los Gatos, Ca. SF GRD MS-1 BDA/Orange/Richardson Precision Machining
39 FC Rodger Lang/Portland, Or. Oregon Brabham BT21/Blue & Green/Rose City Uph/New Cathay Rest.
41 FA D. David France/San Anselmo, Ca. SF McRae GM1 Chev/Blue & Yellow/HAT Race Enterprises 44 FC Terry Annis/Maple Valley, Wa. NW Brabham/White/Charlie Brown Tire Center, Kent, Wa. 58 FB Jon Norman/Oakland, Ca. SF Lotus 69C/Lime/Bostrom-Bergen Metal Products
67 FC Dieter Kunz/Coos Bay, Or. Oregon BMC/Silver/Dieters Foreign Car Service, Coos Bay
73 FB Bill Hill/Olympia, Wa. NW Brabham BT29/Yuk Yellow/Rick's Lacey Exxon
91 FB Bob Tracy/Hillsboro, Or. Oregon March 722/Red/
97 FA Bob Allen/Ripon, Ca. SF Eagle Chev/Red/Manteca Ford
GROUP 7 - NATIONAL - A-B-C Production; A Sedan; A-B-C Sports/Racing
#_ Class Driver/Town_ Region Car/Color/Sponsor_
4 CSR Jack Blake/Santa Venetia, Ca. SF Elva 7-Ford/Grey/Firemaster
6 BP Tom Hendrickson/Portland, Or. Oregon Shelby GT350/Blue & White/Hendrickson Racing
7 BP Gary Carlen/Alameda, Ca. SF Corvette 350/---/Roger Kraus; Ollmo; Eandi Metal; SJ Crane
9 AP Dick Workman/San Francisco, Ca. SF AC Cobra 427/White & Blue/Workman Motors, San Francisco
10 ASR Dan Hanna/Portland, Or. Oregon McLaren M8F/White & Orange/
11 BSR Michael Fisher/Portland, Or. Oregon Porsche 910/White & Blue/Continental Porsche-Audi, Inc.
12 BP Lee Mue1ler/Lynwood, Ca. SF Jaguar XKE V12/Silver/Huffaker Engineering
13 BP Michael Meek/San Jose, Ca. SF Corvette 350/Red & White/Kruz Recording-R.Kraus-M.P.Mach.
16 CSR H. Tide Ebding/Walnut Creek, Ca. SF Lotus 23B/White/lntertec Co.
19 BSR Dave Burns/San Carlos, Ca. SF Chevron Cosworth/White/Turn One Sports Car, San Carlos
23 ASR Todd Webb/Portland, Or. Oregon Porsche 904/Gold & Blue/Todd Webb Automotive
24 AP John Schuler/Nampa, Idaho Oregon Corvette L88/Red/
27 AP Rich Sloma/Cupertino, Ca. SF Corvette 427/Lime Green/Automotive Enterprise
29 BP Barry Brooke/Bellevue, Wa. NW Corvette/Red-White-Blue/Hawk-Owens Chevrolet, Issaquah
31 ASR Randolph Townsend/Reno, Nevada Reno Porsche 917/Green/Team Reno
39 BSR Loren St. Lawrence/Salem, Or. Oregon Veys Chevron B16S BMW/Black-Gold/Veys Realty, Kelso, Wa.
43 CSR James Kuhns/Encinitas, Ca. Reno Alfa Romeo Dart/Blue/Cronus-American Tradition Racing
47 CSR Dave Leeson/Sunnyvale, Ca. SF Gardner/Silver/Race Car Measurements
48 ASR Ron Wipperman/Castro Valley, Ca. SF Lola 160/3 Chev/Yellow/OUmo Motor Oil
50 ASR Lynn Sinclair/Lake Oswego, Or. Oregon McLaren Chev/Orange/Western Auto & G. T. Racing
71 AP Frank Fahey/San Diego, Ca. San Diego Corvette 427/Red-White-Blue/
72 AP Frank Search/San Leandro, Ca. SF Corvette 454/Blue/Frank Search Enterprises 84 BP Don Shervey/portland, Or. Oregon Corvette/Red-White-Blue/
88 BSR Ed Abate/Monte Sereno, Ca. SF Lola Cosworth/Orange/Pegasus Racing
89 AS Louie Morseth/Seattle, Wa. NW Camaro Z28/Green/Morseth Auto Parts, Seattle
91 BSR Harald Kirberg/Mill Valley, Ca. SF KK2-Porsche/Black-Red-Gold/Redwood Bank & Kirberg Motors GROUP A - REGIONAL - Formula Vee
#_ Class Dr Iver/Town_ Region Car/Color /Sponsor_
2 FV Jeanette Berleen/Seattle, Wa. NW Zink/Purple/Morseth Auto Parts & J & L Autocraft
3 FV Bob Dunsmore/Portland, Or. ICSCC Caldwell D13/Red/Pizza Baron & Check Point Motors
6 FV Leroy Coppedge/Seattle, Wa. NW Lynx/Blue & White/
12 FV Mike Frankhouser/San Jose, Ca. SF Kellison-Phenix/Yellow-Black/Bob & Grace Schmitt
24 FV Peter Harris/San Francisco, Ca. SF Caldwell D13/Blue/Adpac Corp
33 FV John Kleser/Portland, Or. Oregon Vulcan/Silver/Woodys Auto Parts 41 FV Grant Kingsmore/Bothe11, Wa. NW RCA Mklll/Orange/
49 FV Warren Martin/Lake Oswego, Or. ICSCC Beach 5C/Black/
60 FV Stan Townes/Santa Clara, Ca. SF Zink/GoId/Anderson-Behe 1, Inc
71 FV Tuck Hunter/Carlsbad, Ca. CSCC Zink/Black/
73 FV Mike Hutchins/Tacoma, Wa. NW Zink/Red/Kendall Oil; German-British Cars; Race Prep. 80 FV Larry Martinez/Toledo, Wa. NW Autodynamics/Blue-White/Stanton Lewis Mech. Corp.
87 FV Dennis Andrade/Tacoma, Wa. NW Zeitler/Blue/
GROUP B - REGIONAL - F-G-H Production; C Sedan; D Sports/Racing
#_ Class Dr iver/Town_ Region Car/Color/Sponsor_
7 FP Al James/Portland, Or. Oregon Datsun/Yellow/Del Pranke Datsun 10 FP Herbert Judd/Longview, Wa. ICSCC MG Midget/Black/
12 HP Jerry Stephens/Klamath Falls, Or. Oregon AH Sprite/White/TYCO
13 DSR Bill Erickson/Boring, Or. Oregon Wedono Honda/Yellow/Erickson's Race Cars
17 GP Timothy Schnell/Gresham, Or. Oregon Triumph Spitfire/Blue/
22 FP R. Jann Helzer/Tacoma, Wa. NW Sunbeam Alpine/Red/Sports & Imports, Tacoma
25 GP Ralph Coleman/Portland, Or. Oregon Triumph Spitfire/Gangrene/Wild Turkey Racing 27 HP Fred Lembkie/Tillamook, Or. Oregon AH Sprite/Blue/Auto Parts International, Salem 33 CS Paul Williams/Eugene, Or. ICSCC Mini Cooper/Red/Foreign Car Shoppe, Eugene
50 GP Bruce Carlin/Salem, Or. Oregon Triumph Spitfire/White/lnternational Imports, Salem 54 FP Ron Denton/Portland, Or. ICSCC Triumph Spitfire/Blue/
56 HP Larry Randall/Lake Oswego, Or. Oregon AH Sprite/Red/Dan Hall's Six Point Automotive 6< Mfg.
72 CS Gunther Jandik/Portland, Or. ICSCC Audi Fox/---/Porsche-Audi NW 76 GP Rich Grimes/Portland, Or. Oregon Triumph Spitfire/Orange/
82 CS Henry Boverhuis/Pt.Richmond, Ca. SF Austin Cooper/Peach/
95 GP David DeHaven/Tigard, Or. ICSCC AH Sprite/Yellow/Lee Myles Trans-Paint Shoppe-R&R Pers.
99 CS George Brockbank/Portland, Or. ICSCC Datsun 1200/Red-White/Ger-Brock & Heiarich Datsun GROUP C - REGIONAL - Formula Ford
#_ Class Dr iver/Town_ Region Car/Color/Sponsor_
1 FF Jerry Schnelle/Coos Bay, Or. Oregon Titan Mk5/Yellow/
6 FF Ken Kaplan/Davis, Ca. SF Dulon/White/Acme Racing
7 FF Wayne Erlckson/Seattle, Wa. NW Spartan 707/Blue/Kendall Motor Oil 10 FF Jim Norlin/Portland, Or. Oregon Titan Mk5/White-Blue/Norlin Racing 12 FF Alan Wendler/Milwaukie, Or. ICSCC Crossle/Green/Custom Stamping
15 FF Rusty Kelley/Portland, Or. Oregon Lola/---/
16 FF Len Marcel/Lake Oswego, Or. Oregon Lola T340/Yellow/
17 FF Terry Hinesly/Jacksonville, Or. Oregon Merlyn Mkl7/Rainbow/
44 FF John Taylor/Tacoma, Wa. NW Titan/Silver-Black/ 47 FF Dave Dedrickson/Mercer Island, Wa. NW Lotus/Yellow/
50 FF Sans Thompson/Banks, Or. Oregon Lola/Orange/Davis Ind. Prod-Sunshine Pottery-Lewis Import
65 FF Grant Knowlen/Springfield, Or. Oregon Hawke/Yellow-Black/Northgate Texaco, Springifeld, Or.
66 FF Doug Roether/Yakima, Wa. Oregon Lotus/Red/
70 FF Mike Jordan/Salem, Or. Oregon Dulon/Yellow-Black/
82 FF Jeff Million/Salem, Or. Oregon Titan/White/lnternational Imports, Salem, Or.
89 FF William Mo1/Vancouver, Wa. SF Titan Mk6C/Black/
GROUP D - REGIONAL - C-D-E Production; B Sedan; B-C Sports/Racing
#_ Class Driver/Town Region Car/Color/Sponsor
7 EP Jon Vurik/Gresham, Or. ICSCC MGB/Red-White-Blue/
8 CSR Bruce Walker/Piedmont, Ca. SF Lotus-Ford/Silver/Autohaus
10 EP Chris Herndon/Salem, Or. Oregon MGB/Blue/lnternational Imports, Salem
12 CSR Glade Miller/Tacoma, Wn. Oregon Elva Mk7-Alfa/Brown/
23 BSR Todd Webb/Portland, Or. Oregon Porsche 904/Gold-Blue/Todd Webb Automotive, Portland
24 DP Joe Ferguson/Sherwood, Or. ICSCC Triumph TR4A/Black/Ugly Duck Racing
34 DP Daryl Hale/Klamath Falls, Or. Oregon Triumph GT6/Whlte/TYC0
43 DP Ron W. Brown/Portland, Or. ICSCC Porsche 9US/Burgundy/Todd Webb Automotive, Portland
44 DP Chris Bender/Reno, Nevada SF Jensen-Healey/White/C.B. Racing
58 EP Nick Feodorhoff/Portland, Or. Oregon Porsche 356A/Red/McCall Oil Co.
59 DP David Dickoff/Aloha, Or. Oregon Triumph TR4/Red/
71 EP "T" Green/Vashon, Wa. NW MGB/White/EON Syn. Oil-Thorn Lane & Assoc-Island Ind. 76 EP Ernest Anderson/Aloha, Or. ICSCC MGB/Brown/Francis Ford
78 EP Sid Olsen/Beaverton, Or. ICSCC MGB/White/The Paint Shoppe & F.A. Specialties
88 DP Stephen Middendorff/McMinnville, Or. Oregon Datsun 2000/White/Jack Scoville, Ltd., Corvallis, Or.
PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY 1975 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
June 13 - 15 June 21 - 22 June 28
July 6 July 12 ■ July 19 -July 26
Fri./Sat./Sun. Sat./Sun. Sat. Night
Sat./Sun. Sat./Sun. Sat. Night
August 2 Sat.
August 3 Sun.
August 9 Sat. Night
August 15-16 Fri./Sat. Nights
August 23 - 24 Sat./Sun.
August 31 Sun.
Sept. 6-7 Sept. 13 - 14 Sept. 20-21 Sept. 28
Sat./Sun. Sat./Sun. Sat./Sun. Sun.
Rose Cup Sports Car Race Yamaha Dirt Days
Blitz-Weinhard/KGW Drag Race of Champions
OMRRA Motorcycle Road Race Sprocket Benders GoKart Race Blitz-Weinhard Challenge Cup Race 64 Funny Car Drag Race
Team Continental Drivers' School Columbia Corvette Club Autocross Motocross
WCS Points Meet Drag Race SCCA Oregon Grand Prix OMRRA Motorcycle Road Race
WOW/Capri Club Autocross Cascade Fall Challenge High School Weekend OMRRA Motorcycle Road Race
Porsche Club Drivers' School
June 3 through August 26
Tuesday Night Bicycle Races Wednesday Night Blitz-Weinhard
Grudge Drag Race Series, 1/8 mile April 2 through September 24 Thursday Night Blitz-Weinhard
Motocross Series April 3 through September 25
Recreational Motorcycle Riding: Monday & Friday, 10 a.m. till dark
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 a.m. til 5 p.m.
$1 charge, helmet and silencer required. (Closed Thursday)
This schedule subject to change without notice. For further information about PIR, call Dale LaFollette at (503) 285-6635.
Take I-5 to the Delta Park Exit, turn west, and you're at PIR. Mailing Address: 1940 N. Victory Blvd., Portland, Or. 97217
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PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
West Delta Park - Portland, Oregon
LAP TIME vs SPEED LAP TIME CHART
LAP 1:13.0 94.4 1:37.0 71.1
TIME SPEED 1:14.0 93.2 1:38.0 703
0:51.0 135.2 mph 1:15.0 91.9 1:39.0 6<ff
0:52.0 132.6 1:16-0 90.7 1:40.0 6b1
0:53.0 130.1 1:17-0 89.5 1:41.0 68.3
0 54 0 127 7 1:18.0 88.4 1:42.0 67.6
0:55^0 12533 1:19-0 87.3 1:43.0 66.9
0-56 0 123 1 1:20.0 86.2 1:44.0 66.3
O^O 12(L9 1:21-0 85.1 1:45.0 65.7
0:58.0 118.9 1:22.0 84.1 1:46.0 65.0
0 59 0 116 8 1:23.0 83.1 1:47.0 64.4 1:000 1149 1:24.0 82.1 1:48.0 63.8 1:010 1131 1:25-0 81.1 1:49.0 63.2 1:020 111 3 1:26.0 80.2 1:50.0 62.7 l!03!0 109^ 1:27.0 79.2 1:51.0 62.7
1 04 0 107 7 1:28.0 78.3 1:51.0 62.1 IJOS^ 10^1 1:29-0 77.5 1:52.0 61.6 1 06 0 104 4 1:30.0 76.6 1:53.0 61.0 1:070 1029 1:31-0 75.8 1:54.0 60.5 1:080 101 4 1:32.0 74.9 1:55.0 59.9 1:090 999 1:33.0 74.1 1:56.0 59.4 1:100 985 1:34.0 73.3 1:57.0 58.9 VH 0 97~1 1:35.0 72.6 1:58.0 58.4 1:12:0 95> 1:36.0 71.8 1:59.0 57.9
OFFICIAL TIME CHART FOR
CALCULATING MILES PER HOUR. Shows the conversion of time required to complete one lap of the Portland International Raceway 1.915 mile course into miles per hour. Start your stopwatch as a car passes a point in front of you. Check the time required for it to return to that point. If, for example, it requires 1 minute 20 seconds to complete one lap, the car has averaged 86.2 mph.
LET US REDECORATE YOUR DRIVEWAY
1975 Production Category Classification
Abarth Simca 2000
AMX Sports Coupe (390) 1969 & 1970
Corvette Sting Ray Roadster & Coupe 396, 427, 454
thru 1974 De Tomaso Pantera Ford Boss 429 Mustang 1969, 1970 Griffith 200 Porsche GTS/904 Shelby Cobra 427
Alfa Romeo Montreal
AMX Sports Coupe (290) & (343) thru 1969 Corvette 283 & 327 (1962)
Corvette Sting Ray Roadster & Coupe 327, 350, 1963
thru 1975 Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Daytona Jaguar Series 3 E
Porsche 911 SC Coupe/Targa Cabriolet 1973-75
Shelby Cobra 289
Shelby GT 350 1965-67 & 1969
Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ
Datsun SRL 311-U Mikuni/Solex
Datsun 240Z, 260Z & 280Z Sports thru 1975
Datsun 280Z 2+2 1975
Ferrari Dino 246 GT
Jaguar XKE, 3.8 & 4.2, Coupe & Roadster
Lotus Seven Series Four
Lotus Elan Plus 2
Lotus Europa Twin Cam
MGC & MGC-GT
Porsche Carrera (1500 & 1600)
Porsche 911T, 911E, 911S Coupe/Targa Cabriolet
1969 thru 1975 Porsche 914/6 Sunbeam Tiger 260 Triumph TR-250 Triumph TR-5 Triumph TR-6 (SU) Triumph TR-6 (F.L)
Alfa Romeo Spider 2000
Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce '74-75
Austin Healey 3000 Mk I, II & III
Datsun SRL 311U (SU)
Elva Courier Mk III 1800 & Mk IV 1800
Elva Courier Mk IV T Roadster & Coupe
Jaguar XK 120, XK 140, XK 150, 3.4 & 3.8
Lotus Super 7
Lotus Mark 46, 54, 65 Europa Porsche 911, 911L, 911T, 911S (coupes) thru 1968 Porsche 914S Triumph GT6, GT6+ Triumph GT6 Mk III thru 1972 Triumph GT6 Mk III 1973-74 Triumph TR-4, TR-4A (beam axle) Triumph TR-4A, IRS TVR Mk III 1800 Yenko Stinger Coupe
Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce
Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT & GTC
Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto
Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce thru 1971
Austin Healey BN4, BN6, (100-6)
Elva Courier Mk I, II, III (1622)
Elva Courier Mk IV (1622)
Fiat 124 Sport Spider 1600 (2 carb)
MGB & MGB-GT
Opel GT 1900, Model 77 Porsche 356, 356A, 356B, 356C, (1500, 1600) Porsche 356C/1600 SC & 356B Super 90, Cabriolet Porsche 912 Coupe/Targa Cabriolet thru 1968 Porsche 912 Coupe/Targa Cabriolet 1969 Porsche 914
Triumph TR-2, TR-3, TR-3A, TR-3B Turner 1500 TVR Mk III 1622 TVR Vixen
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Super Sprint & Spider
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale & Zagato
Alfa Romeo Spider 1300 Junior
Alfa Romeo Junior Z
Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint & Spider
Alpine A-110 1100
Austin Healey BN1, BN2 (100-4 & 100M)
Datsun SPL-311 & SPL 311U
Fiat 124 Sport Spider thru 1975
Fiat Abarth OT 1300/124 Coupe
Lotus 7 & 7 America
MG Midget Mk III, IV & 1500
MGA 1500, 1600, 1622
MGA Twin Cam
Morgan 4/4 Mk V
Saab Sonnet V4, 97 Sonnet III
Sunbeam Alpine I, II, III, IV, V & Harrington LeMans
Triumph Spitfire Mk III
Triumph Spitfire Mk IV & 1500
Volvo P-1800, 1800S
Volvo 1800, 1800E, 1800ES Sports Coupe CLASS G
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint & Spider Austin Healey Sprite 1100, AN 8 (1100) Datsun SPL 310U Fiat X 1/9
Matra MB8, DJET 5 & MB8S, DJET 5S; MG Midget AN2, AN3
Porsche 356, 356A-1300 Coupe & Cabriolet
Rene Bonnet CRB/1
Triumph Spitfire, Spitfire Mk II
Austin Healey Sprite Mk I & II (948)
Fiat 850 Spider, Racer thru 1973
Fiat Abarth 850/S Record Monza, 750 GT, 750 Mille
Miglia MG Midget (948) Morgan 4/4 Mk IV Opel GT 1100
SHOWROOM STOCK RACING
Newest of the Sports Car Club of America's racing classes are those for Showroom Stock Sedans and Showroom Stock Sports Cars. Almost literally, these vehicles are raced just as they come from the dealer, with no options allowed. The only modifications permitted are those made for safety purposes such as installation of roll bars and safety harnesses, removal of hubcaps and taping of headlights. Rear seats cannot be removed, nor can mufflers. Numbers and advertising must be removable.
Sedan selected for competition beginning Jan. 1, 1975 are as follows:
Audi Fox 1471 1471cc Austin Morris Marina 1800cc Chevrolet Vega 2300cc Chevrolet Vega GT 4-speed 2300cc Datsun 1200 Sedan & Coupe 1200cc Datsun B210
Datsun 610 (4-door) 1800cc or 2000cc
Datsun 710 1800cc or 2000cc
Dodge Colt 1600cc
Fiat 128 Sedan & SL Coupe 1290cc
Fiat 124S 1437cc
Fiat 124 TC Sedan 1608cc
Ford Mustang II (2-dr or 3-dr) 23oocc
Ford Pinto 2000cc
Ford Pinto (2-dr or 3-dr) 2300cc
Honda Civic (2-dr or 3-dr)
Honda Civic & Civic CVCC 5 speeds
Mazda 808 (2-dr Coupe)
Opel 1900 Sedan (2-dr or 4-dr) 1900cc
Pontiac's Astre & Astre GT 4 speed Renault R12 1565cc Saab 96 Sedan
Subaru 1400 Sedan — GL Coupe 1400cc Toyota Corolla 1600 (2-dr Sedan — Coupe 4-speed) 1600cc
FORMER ROSE CUP WINNERS
1961— Jerry Grant, Yakima, Washington, 3-litre Ferrari
1962— Jerry Grant, Kent, Wash., Ferrari Testa Rosa
1963— Bill Stephens, Vancouver, B.C., Lister Corvette
1964— Pierre Phillips, Portland, Lotus 27
1965— John Hall, Vancouver, B.C., Porsche RSK
1966— David Phelan, Portland, Ford Cobra
1967— Bill Amick, Portland, McLaren Mark II
1968— Stan Burnett, Seattle, Burnett Mark II - Chev
1969— Jon Milledge, Mountain View, Cal., Racesales Brabham-Ford Formula II
1970— Milt Minter, Los Angeles, Cal., Porsche
1971— Herb Caplan, Los Angeles, Cal., Corvette
1972— Monte Shelton, Portland, Shelton Motors Lola
1973— Bill Cuddy, Hidden Hills, Cal., McLaren MK 8E
1974— Monte Shelton, Portland, McLaren
VW Dasher 1471cc
VW Rabbit 1471cc
VW Scirocco 1471cc
VW Super Beetle & Beetle 1600cc
SS Sports cars include:
Fiat X 1/9 1290cc
Fiat 124 Spider 1592cc, 1608cc or 1756cc MGB and MGB-GT 1800cc MG Midget 1275cc Opel Manta 57 1900cc Opel GT 1900cc
Porsche 914/4 1679cc or 1800cc
Porsche 914 2-liter 2000cc
Toyota Celica ST and GT
Triumph GT-6 Mark III 2000cc
Triumph Spitfire 1500 1500cc
VW Karmann Ghia Coupe or Convertible 1679cc
MG Midget 1500
Chevy Monza 2+2
Presently, the Showroom Stock cars do not compete for national points, and must race by themselves, but the new category provides an outlet for growing numbers of race enthusiasts who want to test their skill and cars on a course more suitable than city streets or country roads. And, they're fun to watch!
To become a SCCA Race driver, you must have a valid drivers license from your State of residence, be a member of SCCA, and complete SCCA drivers training which consists of two schools being a total of 6 hours in your race car on the course. You are then a Novice and are required to display a large "N" on the sides of your car. After completing 4 Regional races you may then apply for a National license. After completing 4 National races you may apply for a F.I.A. license. Driver School schedule for the remainder of 1975—None Regional race schedule for remainder of 1975—Regional & National Races August 23-24
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to illumine the blithesome hours of these Carnival days. JIlffftrtNatl ^ftttt* 1 Arrival at high noon of King Rex and JVllUlUaf', jJUlie I Court. Cavalcade escort through decorated streets and arches to Royal Palace. EVENING—Feast of Lanterns and general illumination; Coast Admen's Rose Banquet. 7TTtti>ii>>a*l "Children's Day" and afternoon opening of the Vl/UCOUag Competitive Rose Exhibit at Oriental Building. Chariot Races at Country Club. EVENING—Illuminated parade "Spirit of the Golden West."
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AFTERNOON—Races at Country Club. EVENING—Venetian Water Carnival, procession of illuminated public and private craft; all day free exhibit of rare blooms by Rose Society at Oriental Building:. Damrosch concerts in evening: at Armory.
TITfif trrfVatt 1 H » m Magnificent street parade of floral Vl/JJlUaUay, IV a. III. decorated vehicles, competitive floats, equestrian clubs, etc.; including the marvelous Japanese "Cherry Blossom" procession. AFTERNOON—Chariot, Auto and Harness Races at Country Club. EVENING—East Side Street Carnival of Masqueraders. Damrosch concerts at Armory, afternoon and evening.
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HOW TO WATCH A SPORTS CAR RACE
By Mary Law Bennett
Watching a sports car race is like nothing else. If you're new to this particular form of pleasure, get ready. Let your eyeballs hang out! This is a mind-boggling form of fast art, also a noisy one.
There is absolutely NOTHING to compare with the start of a sports car race. Nothing at all! After watching races for more years than any fool would care to remember, it is still one of the most noisy, thrilling, ear-splitting, seat of the pants, electrifying moments there is. All those cars revving their engines is something else. When the green flag swoops down and "they're off", goose pimples are racing at 5000 rpm up and down your arms. For a real thrill this is it!
Getting ready to go to a car race is like getting ready for some ancient and mystic ceremony. At least it is to some. If you're a true believer, it means finding your stop watch, or two stop watches, locating the family binoculars in case you might be missing some action at some other place from where you're watching.
It also means beer, beer, beer! Beer is almost an essential. If not beer, some other suitable form of liquid refreshment. You get very thirsty watching all those guys in all those cars driving like crazy around the track while you watch and wait.
If you're a family, take'em along, they'll love it. You may spend some time lined up at the little Men or Women portables but there's no time like the present to sports car train your kids. One may turn out to be America's answer to the great Jackie Stewart who's not a bad sort at all.
Be sure to get there in plenty of time to stake out a good vantage point. Old-time, cagey watchers are wont to arrive at dawn. They park campers with well-stocked refrigerators as close to a good turn as they can park. Some die-hards erect scaffolding platforms where they perch far above everyone else. They get a bird's eye view of the action and they usually get swacked in the process far away up there in the sun or the rain whichever the forecast is the day of the races.
Each race is different. So is each driver. There are also races within races, two drivers dueling for one place. You have to watch like mad, you might miss something really neat.
If you should find yourself bored with the cars, God knows why, all those marvelous, noisy cars going like mad around the track and the crowd noises and the announcer's noises, why not try People Watching. A sports car race is a perfect People Watching place. Guys and dolls are out in droves and they are all far out. Not every chassis comes equipped with wheels.
All races are fun, some better than others due to the cars or the drivers. Each one is a surprise, each a little slice of life. You can easily get hooked on this sport. Biggest and best race is usually the last so don't leave early. After the last checkered flag there are the prizes, a chance to get closer to the cars and the drivers and then a chance to get out of the parking lot, another long slow race in itself.
Have fun. Don't litter. Remember your beer bottle brings money back at the supermarket but not on the ground at Delta Park. Have a good day. We'll see you next year.
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EARLY AUTO RACING IN THE PORTLAND AREA
By Leonard Howitt
Any writing about road and track racing in the Portland area could not be complete without starting with horse racing. This, of course, was the forerunner of automobile and motorcycle racing.
There were many so-called "driving horses" which were used with family buggy on Sundays and special occasions. Each owner thought his horse the faster, and there were many impromptu road races among friends and neighbors. This latter developed into half and full-mile racetracks being built. Two wire-wheeled carts called sulkies were used drawn by a fast horse. The day's concluding race was many times a so-called "farmers' buggy race". This, again, was between friends and the family driving horse and buggy were used.
This form of racing envolved into the first motorcar races. Thinking back a long way, the first motorcars were more or less motor-driven buggies with modified tiller steering. The owner of a certain make of car was always convinced his would go faster than that owned by his neighbor. Again, many road races developed. In years gone by, if a person owned a certain make of car he was automatically a friend of all other owners of that make. When they would pass on the road, a toot of the horn and friendly gesture were always in order. If one was in trouble, it was customary to stop and render assistance.
There were racetracks located in Vancouver, Washington, as well as in Salem and Gresham, with Twelve Mile House located near Gresham. In Portland, there were the Irvington, New Irvington Park and Rose City Country Club tracks. As time passed and horse racing was on the wane, auto racing on a professional basis began to take place on these tracks. My father did contract work on the Rose City Track and his company built the Gresham facility.
The Rose City Track was located in a central area with a large grandstand and bleachers. The Rose City streetcar ran on a special track to the grandstand. There were specials to and from the track during races and the track itself was one mile in length. The Rose City Municipal Golf Course is now located on the old site.
In the early days, both horse and motorcar races were included in the same events. Car races were always held after the events for the horses as the track was to rough otherwise. There were some races between motorcycles and motorcars. I remember, too, many times and old pusher-type airplane would be flown for exhibition. Several men would volunteer to push the plane on the infield until it was airborne. I remember one race between a motorcar and an airplane with the motorcar being faster. In the last years of these tracks, they were only used for motorcar and motorcycle racing. The last large event at Rose City was for motorcars and motorcycles with the highlight of the day being the running together of two live steam locomotives!
The cars used in early day racing were in most cases large passenger cars with cut down bodies and fenders removed. There were always two men in the car. I well remember the extra man pumping a large brass hand-operated pump mounted on the outside of the body. I am under the impression that this was an extra oil
pump for the motor. It was on one of the turns of the Rose City Track that "Whistling Billy" a White steamer race car was wrecked. It was not uncommon for this car to run the fastest mile of the day. As stated earlier, only the best makes were used in the beginning of racing — the Stutz, Locomobile, Winton, Packard and many others. After a few years, some people that were not financially able to rebuild a heavy car into a racer started tinkering with Model T Fords. This was particularly the case in the countryside outside the larger cities. In a short time there were many firms building racing equipment for the Ford. Soon these Fords became a serious threat to the larger cars. In the last years of small town racing, these nearly took over the total entry.
There used to be a motor racing circuit in Western Oregon during the summer season. Events were held at Portland, Salem and Medford. At these there were always a so-called stock car race. I remember one event in Salem when a Stutz four-cylinder "Bobcat" was driven from Portland with its fenders removed. In front of the grandstand, this car ran into the rear of another car and one of the two men was thrown out and fell to the ground in front of the radiator. This was about 1922.
There was very little professional roadracing here in Portland. However, some did occur in the years before 1912. About this time the local counties put a stop to all road races. I do not know of any professional road races held on the west side of the Willamette River. One would have to go over the hill to the Beaverton area, as the roads over that way were mostly dirt as there was not the rock available locally to gravel them. No writing about early Portland racing would be complete without mentioning the "Twelve Mile House". This was the road house built and operated by Mr. Fred T. Merrill. It was a focal point of all road races as Mr. Merrill was a bicycle racer and dealer and built this facility as a location to finish bicycle races. However, it developed into a finish point for all bicycle, motorcycle and automobile races. It was also the terminal point for many Sunday drivers. This Twelve Mile House was located on the corner of Baseline Road and Twelve Mile Road. Twelve Mile Road ran for twelve miles east of the Multnomah County Courthouse and all mileage started from that facility. There were mile posts every mile all the way out Baseline to the Twelve Mile Road. Baseline Road was the best maintained road in the area so it was a natural for roadracing. The last regular annual road races held in this area were the New Years Day motorcycle races. Starting from the Multnomah County Courthouse early in the morning, going east over the old Morrison Street Bridge to Baseline Road, then east on to Twelve Mile Corner where it turned north on Twelve Mile Road to Sandy Road and then west to 82nd Avenue where it turned going south was made back to Baseline. A turn east was then made to the Twelve Mile House to complete one lap. The entrants were required to make certain number of laps ending in the evening of January 1st. I remember watching mud-splattered machines go by on 82nd Avenue, which was near our old home. My father was very interested in horse racing and had financial interest in Rose City and Gresham racetracks. As a young lad I was privileged to attend many of the race functions at these facilities. It seems as I look back there was as much racing spirit in past generations as there is today.
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P.ecent History and the 1975 G. I. Joe's Rose Cup
Robert Ames Rose Festival Auto Racing Director
PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
A lot of you with us this weekend at the Fifteenth Annual Rose Cup Races have been attending events at PIR for many years. It seems incredible to me that we're now more than halfway through our second decade of racing in the heart of Portland, Oregon! A couple of years ago I recounted for you some of our history in the Rose Cup program. I won't go into all that detail again, but let me highlight some of the things we've accomplished over the years.
The history of racing at Delta Park goes back just about fifteen years to the time when the Cascade Sports Car Club began holding road races on the old abandoned streets of Vanport. Even at that time holding a race on what had once been city streets was quite a departure. Northwest road racers had been competing only on very temporary courses laid out on airport runways such as Tillamook, Shelton, Deer Park and Madras. Whatever faults these jury-rigged race courses may have had, they were considerably smoother than those roads we began using at Delta Park! Probably many of you attending this year's G. I. Joe's Rose Cup can remember hearing stories told by drivers who competed in those days of the tremendous damage done to their cars by the bumpy surface of our "municipal race course". Even frame damage wasn't uncommon!
Following somewhat abortive efforts by other civic groups to fund improvements to the race course, the City of Portland "stepped into the breach" and paid for construction of a new series of turns at the east end of the park subsequently known as "the circus" and a regulation eighth mile drag strip.
Following these improvements, the Oregon Region of the Sports Car Club of America began holding events at Delta Park as did a National Hot Rod Association sanctioned drag strip operator, Al Beachell, while Cascade Sports Car Club continued with its program. Things went along pretty well during this period, just a few major trials and tribulations, such as slipping grades and breaking asphalt until the winter of
1970 when we were informed the road racing course would no longer be approved for Sports Car Club of America sanctioned events. At this point we knew we had to make some major improvements. The question was, where do we get the money? Well, we talked to a lot of people during the winter of 1970 and the early spring of
1971 and even thought of using private funds. We soon learned this was not possible due to restrictions on the improvement of City property by such means. We also learned there was definitely no way the City could fund the needed work.
PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY (continued)
It was almost in sheer desperation we hit upon the idea of having the Portland Rose Festival Association, a non-profit organization, finance the needed improvements. There were a lot of questions at this point and none of a minor nature. Questions such as: Where does the Portland Rose Festival Association get the money? Is it legal to do it this way? Will the City Council approve such a scheme? If we could raise, say $100,000, could we get the work done for that amount? Believe me, there was a lot of scrambling around done during the first 90 days in 1971!
To make what is a very long story short, the Portland Rose Festival Association went to four Portland banks and borrowed $100,000. It also received the approval of the City to invest this at Delta Park with the understanding the PRFA loan would be repaid through collection of 15% of gross revenues at the Park. Within a period of just a few weeks, we had all the engineering drawings completed, the bids let (and luckily one contractor bid within what we had to spend) and began work! For our money we got a completed quarter-mile drag strip with 3/8 mile run-off (road racing course main straightaway), completed new sections of the race course at the east and west ends and several thousand feet of guard railing.
Since this first major work was done at PIR, we've accomplished a lot. Blitz built us the fine new tower, which is a real focal point of our activity. In addition, KGW is providing timing and scoring facilities at the start/finish line, and we've done much grading and re-seeding in the spectator areas. The City has also built us restroom facilities, and although it's still necessary to use the "portable johns" for our major events, we seem to be making strides in the sanitary facilities area, too!
Our "capital loan" is now paid in full. Subsequent to the retirement of that debt, the Rose Festival Association has funded an additional $15,000 in improvements in the form of a motocross which is used each Thursday night throughout the spring and summer.
1975 is the year for another significant step. For the first time in its history, the Rose Festival Association has a sponsor for its Rose Cup races, G. I. Joe's. It was the financial help and promotional cooperation from this fine Portland retailer that has allowed us to bring a first class professional roadracing event, the Trans Am, to Portland this year. We hope you're happy with this weekend's event and will continue to support us as you have in the past. It is the kindness of the media and the enthusiasm of the spectators that have really made everything we've done out here possible. Please bear with us and our sometimes inadequate spectator amenities a little longer. We're trying to improve PIR as rapidly as our income will permit us, and promise to have an even finer facility for you in the years ahead.
Robert Ames, Director Auto Racing
Portland Rose Festival Association
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G. I. JOE'S first store opened in the North Portland area. The year was 1947 and all merchandise carried was surplus World War II items.
In 1951, Edward M. Orkney, the Company's President, bought out his partners and thereafter operated the store as a sole proprietorship. On August 1, 1961, the Company was incorporated under the laws of the State of Oregon.
The Company presently operates retail department stores at four locations in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. The North Portland location is now a cluster of four buildings — a warehouse, which serves all the retail locations and three separate retail store buildings.
The Rockwood (18400 S.E. Stark Street, Portland, Oregon), the Oak Grove (15600 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie, Oregon), and the Beaverton (3485 S.W. Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, Oregon) locations each consist of one retail store building. Generally, the Rockwood, Oak Grove and Beaverton stores sell the same type of goods as the North Portland store, although the departments in the North Portland store, are larger and, in some cases, carry a greater variety of merchandise. The Rockwood store has been open to the public since 1970, the Oak Grove store since May of 1972 and the Beaverton store since April 17, 1974.
David Orkney, who recently took over as President of the Company, has planned a new division to G. I. JOE'S, INC. It will be called "JEAN MACHINE" and will feature high fashion men's clothing, hitting the age group of 18 to 30. The first shops will open in June 1975 with two locations — one in North Portland and the other in the Beaverton Mall. If successful, "JEAN MACHINE" will be put in other locations.
G. I. JOE'S, INC. is primarily an automotive and sporting goods retailer but keeps in stock most things that are related to leisure time activities.
In featuring automotive and sporting goods, it is the goal of G. I. JOE'S, INC. to have in stock, the easy to find merchandise along with the hard to get items. This policy keeps buyers in all departments on the alert to each new item on the market.
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