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2009 SOVREN Fall Finale

by Bob Pengraph on Oct.18, 2009, under Auto Racing, Pacific Raceways, SOVREN, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph's gallery from the 2009 SOVREN Fall Finale held on Sep 19-20, 2009 at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA Bob Pengraph’s gallery from the 2009 SOVREN Fall Finale held on Sep 19-20, 2009 at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA.

The weather is still sunny as SOVREN holds the final event of the racing season at Pacific Raceways (PR). This event, the Fall Finale, is an annual event with approximately 140 pre-1970 racecars that have been restored to mint condition. This race is highlighted with some unusual types of races, including LeMans style starts, One hour Enduros, Lollipop Starts, and Handicap races.

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2009 SOVREN Fall Finale at Pacific Raceways

by Jeffrey Dahl on Sep.20, 2009, under Auto Racing, Pacific Raceways, SOVREN, Vintage Racing

Jeffrey Dahl’s gallery of the 2009 SOVREN Fall Finale.

The event was held on September 19-20, 2009  at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wa.

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2009 Columbia River Classic

by Bob Pengraph on Sep.07, 2009, under Auto Racing, Portland International Raceway, SOVREN, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph's gallery of the 2009 Columbia River Classic on Sep 5-7, 2009 at Portland International Raceway.Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the 2009 Columbia River Classic on Sep 5-7, 2009 at Portland International Raceway.

The weather is sunny hot as SOVREN takes to the road in this midseason event of the racing year at the Portland Intl. Raceway. This event, the Columbia River Classic Road Race is an annual event with approximately 150 pre-1970 racecars that have been restored to mint condition. With its challenging course, the infamous festival turn on the straight and open layout, viewing is a real treat as the entire course is visible. Spectators will have the chance to view a variety of rare cars from the past including Porsches, Lotuses, Alfa Romeos, Corvettes, Austin Healeys and many more. This race is held in conjunction with the largest West Coast All British Field Meet, with tons of British vehicles in attendance, a swap meet, a Range Rover demonstration, and a slalom.

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2009 Portland Historic Races

by Bob Pengraph on Jul.26, 2009, under Portland International Raceway, SOVREN, Vintage Racing

  Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the Portland Historic Races on Jul 10-12, 2009.

On the heels of a successful 2008 event, the Baxter Auto Parts Portland Historic Races has announced International Motorsports Association (IMSA) Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) cars as its feature for 2009. The sleek, aerodynamic race cars will be part of a celebration of 40 years of IMSA. As IMSA’s initial series in 1969 was Formula Vee and Formula Ford, the Portland Historic Races will also be inviting Formula Fords from around the country to participate. Local race car champion Parker Johnstone of Wilsonville, who drives a 1988 Spice/Acura GTP/L, has been tapped as the race’s Grand Marshal. The 33rd annual Portland Historic Races will take place July 10 through 12, 2009, at Portland International Raceway.

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2009 SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historic Races

by Bob Pengraph on Jul.05, 2009, under Auto Racing, Pacific Raceways, SOVREN, Vintage Racing

  Bob Pengraphs photos of the 2009 Pacific Northwest Historic Races  Bob Pengraph’s photos of the 2009 Pacific Northwest Historic Races.

The Pacific Northwest Historics features many of the world’s rarest and most beautiful pre-1970 race cars. Most have been restored to mint condition and a handful retain the patina earned while racing years ago. This year, more than 250 vintage race cars from all over the West Coast and Canada are expected to participate. Fan favorites include Ferraris, Lotuses, Cobras, Corvettes, Porsches, Austin Healeys and some less recognizable names like Elva, Ginetta, and McLaren; many with impressive racing histories.

Some of the cars are valued at over $1 million, but the high values don’t hold back the owners and drivers – most cars will exceed 100 mph and some over 150 mph during the wheel to wheel competition. The Pacific Raceways circuit is a challenging 2 ¼-mile road course that includes nine turns, a 300 foot elevation drop and a near ¾-mile straightaway.
Spectators are welcome in the paddock area and encouraged to take a close-up look at the cars and visit with the drivers.

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2009 SOVREN Defrost Kickoff at Pacific Raceways

by Walt Ottenad on Apr.19, 2009, under Auto Racing, Pacific Raceways, SOVREN, Vintage Racing

Walt Ottenad’s gallery of the SOVREN Defrost Kickoff at Pacific Raceways.

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2009 SOVREN Defrost Kickoff

by Bob Pengraph on Apr.19, 2009, under Auto Racing, Pacific Raceways, SOVREN, Vintage Racing

  Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the 2009 SOVREN Defrost Kickoff at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA.

SOVREN, the premier vintage racing organization in the Northwest, holds the first spectator event of the racing season at Pacific Raceways (PR) each April. This event, the Defrost Kickoff, is preceded on Friday with training for new racers. Two full days of racing follow on Saturday and Sunday, allowing drivers to shake off the winter cobwebs and test out their race cars on the track after a winter of preparation. Over 100 cars are expected, with racing taking place from 9:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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2008 SOVREN Maryhill Loops

by Bob Pengraph on Jun.18, 2008, under Auto Racing, SOVREN, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph's gallery of the Maryhill Loops Hillclimb in Goldendale, WA.Bob Pengraph’s gallery of the Maryhill Loops Hillclimb in Goldendale, WA.

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