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2020 to be a Special Year at Portland International Raceway

(Portland, OR) –

 Year three of the Grand Prix of Portland NTT IndyCar Series along with Road To Indy support series and Robbie Gordon Stadium Super Trucks

  • Celebration - 60th Rose Cup Races
  • 25th Anniversary of Beaches Cruisin’ Summer Fun
  • Oregon Trail Rally
  • Rugged Maniac, Stride for Seniors, Bubble Run, Foam Glow 5K & more
  • SVRA SpeedTour and Portland Vintage Racing Festival
  • GermanPalooza, Taste of Motorsports, Faded Memories car shows 

The 2019 Grand Prix of Portland, above. Photo courtesy of Green Savoree Racing Promotions and PIR.

2020 at Portland Parks & Recreation’s Portland International Raceway (PIR) is a special year of upcoming events including the Grand Prix of Portland NTT IndyCar Series Labor Day weekend (September 4-6), the facility celebrating its 60th anniversary and the 60th year of the iconic Rose Cup Races.  Going beyond motorsports, attendees can expect another eclectic year of activities servicing the Portland metro area and the greater Northwest offering something for everyone!

Major Motorsports:

-      SCCA Super Tour May 16

-      Oregon Trail Rally May 29

-      Lucky Dog Racing League June 27

-      Special ET 1/8 mile Drags July 4th Celebration

-      60th Rose Cup Races July 10-12 presented by Friends of PIR

-      SVRA SpeedTour & Portland Vintage Racing Festival July 24-26

-      Cascade Sports Car Club Dash for Kids August 15 & 16

-      Grand Prix of Portland NTT IndyCar Series September 4-6

-      Columbia River Classic & All British Field Meet September 11-13

Monthly and Weekly Motorsports:

-      Autocross events from Bridge City Autosport, Oregon Region Porsche Club and Oregon Region SCCA February through October

-      ET Drag Racing NHRA 1/8 mile series Wednesdays, March – October

-      Late Night Drags ¼ mile series Most Friday & Saturdays March – October

-      Thursday Night Motocross Thursday Nights April - September

-      SCCA Sports Cars: March, May, August & September

-      Cascade Sports Cars: May, June August & October

-      Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association (OMRRA) one weekend a month, April June, July & September

-      Assorted Track Days each month April through November from a variety of User Groups for cars & motorcycles including Audi Club, BMW Club, Cascade Sports Car Club, Gran Turismo, Hooked on Driving, MotoCorsa, NW Porsche Club, Oregon Region SCCA, Portland Karting Association, Pro Drive, Shelby Club & Skip Day. 

Swap Meet, Car Shows:

-      PIR Swap Meet (The BIG One) April 2-4

-      Beaches Cruisin’ 25th Anniversary Wednesday afternoon/evenings June through September

-      Germanpalooza German Brands Celebration August 1

-      Big NW Subaru Meet August 2

Walks, Runs and Obstacle Course Events

-      Meals on Wheels Stride for Seniors April 25

-      Great Inflatable 5K May 2

-      Rugged Maniac Obstacle course June 6

-      Faded Memories Car Show June 14

-      Rose City Roundup June 20

-      Bubble Run July 8

-      Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 5K September 20

-      Foam Glow 5K October 3

Bicycle Events

-      Monday Night road racing April through mid-June

-      Tuesday Night road racing May through August

-      Short Track Mountain Bikes Mondays, June & July

-      PIR Handcycles July through September

-      Fall Cyclocross Series Tuesdays, September through early October

-      Cross Crusade Cyclocross October 18 

Special Events

-      Street Survival New Driver Training March 15

-      Electrathon May 23 & 24

-      Vanport remembrance May 25

-      National Wheelchair Games July 8

-      Xtreme Xperience Super Car experience August 21-23

-      Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights November & December 

For full schedule information and details for these and all the PIR events, go to where there is also ticket information for those events charging admission. 

About Portland International Raceway

PIR is owned by the City of Portland and is managed by Portland Parks & Recreation. Beginning in 1961 “Portland’s Fastest City Park” has hosted to a variety of events including road racing, motocross, car cruise-ins, drag racing, swap meets, bicycle racing and numerous foot relays and runs.  PIR is an enterprise fund, meaning it is unique in that it receives zero City tax dollars while providing entertainment to approximately 350,000 combined visitors, participants and spectators of all ages each year. 

About Friends of PIR

Friends of PIR is a 501(c3) nonprofit committed to the preservation and enhancement of Portland International Raceway (PIR) as a resource for those who use it, both participants and spectators alike; sustaining and expanding PIR's civic contribution as an institution in north Portland; providing guidance and support for the ongoing management of PIR in a manner that assures its ongoing value as a venue for motorsports and other diverse forms of recreation and entertainment.

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