PIR BRACKET RACING NEWS 

Welcome to the unofficial (but sort of official) Portland International Raceway Bracket Racing site! Now in its sixth year, the focus of this site will remain as a source to keep you updated on the Bracket Racing program at PIR. I'll leave the street legal races, import races, etc. up to someone else. Keep in mind this is still a volunteer deal, but I will do my best to keep the results and points standings up to date. As well as submitting the results to National Dragster. One thing I won't even try to promise this year is the picture pages. I will leave that up to you - the racers running for points at PIR to submit.

If you have any information, news, comments or concerns regarding Bracket Racing at Portland International Raceway that you would like to have posted here, just send an e-mail to:

Greg Rollin

(greg@supercarsunlimited.com)

 

November 7, 2006

Looks like I've got the software glitch fixed, or at least a way around it. Unfortunately it is probably too late now, but there still may be a chance to pick up a copy of the Friday edition (Nov. 3) of the Portland Tribune. If you haven't already heard, Jeff Zurschmeide's column was all about Team PIR winning the Divisional Championship - and featured a picture of Casey Allum's 55 taken by our own Carol Brown!

And while it may be too late to pick up that issue, it is not too late to become a member of Friends of PIR. This sounds like a very positive step toward uniting all PIR users in our common goal of making certain a vocal minority does not dictate the future of our race track. I highly encourage you to visit the site and sign up as a member.

 

November 6, 2006

Well, I think I have my software glitch worked out. If this page is all wacky, check back in a week or so…… Hopefully, at least the awards banquet info listed below will be legible.

 

2006 PIR DRAG RACERS DON’T MISS OUT

 

WHAT: PIR DRAGSTRIP AWARDS BANQUET

WHERE: Residence Inn 1250 N. Anchor Way Portland, Or.

TIME: 10:30 am To 3:00 pm

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006

 

JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED DAY OF AWARDS, FOOD AND BENCH RACING.

WE WILL HAVE A 50/50 DRAWING AND DOOR PRIZES.

10:00 am NO HOST BAR AND BENCH RACING (AND TELLING BIG LIES ABOUT THE SEASON )

10:30 – 11:00 BRUNCH

12:00 AWARDS AND DOOR PRIZES

 

Click HERE for reservation application

 

 

September 28, 2006

As the five race, King of the Track series came to an end last night, long time PIR motorcycle racer Don Vandehey emerged as the overall winner. Congrats Don!

PHOTOS: Carol Brown

 

 

September 26, 2006

King of the Track points standings updated - Qualifiers listed for the final race of the series to be held on September 27.

 

September 13, 2006

King of the Track points standings listed HERE

 

Casey Allum and Team PIR celebrate in the Medford winners circle.

For more Team Race pictures, see championraceway.com and nwdragracing.com

 

Below is the official results from the Team Race:

Portland Int'l Raceway takes team title at NHRA Summit Series Finals

EAGLE POINT, Ore. - NHRA Northwest division Summit Series racers wrapped up the Finals today at Champion Raceway. The best racers in the region squared off in head-to-head competition, vying for team and individual honors and a share of the $10,600 purse.

The team from Portland Int'l Raceway took home the team title, stopping Team Woodburn Dragstrip's winning streak at two. Team Woodburn and the contingency from Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash., tied for second place and the hometown team from Champion Raceway came in third.

Super Pro racer Devon Hilton of Vancouver, Wash., led the winners knocking off Brad Vinje, Langley, B.C., in the final. Vinje scored the win in the Race of Champions on Saturday and is headed to Pomona, Calif., in November for a shot at a national championship. In Pro, Casey Allum, Camas, Wash., drove his '55 Chevy to the win over Pat Figini of Oregon City, Ore. Sportsman class winner Paul Breedlove of Klamath Falls wheeled his '02 Dodge to the win when Jerry Biscay, McCleary, Wash., red lighted in his '54 Ford. Tracy Bailey, Coos Bay, Ore., grabbed the win in the Motorcycle/Snowmobile category in the seat of a '75 Kawasaki, beating Mike Kelly of Vancouver, Wash.

Following are Sunday's final results from the Summit Racing Series Northwest Division Finals and the final team points standings at Champion Raceway:

SUPER PRO

Devon Hilton, Vancouver, Wash., '27 Spitzer, 8.696 seconds, 151.71 mph def.

Brad Vinje, Langley, B.C., '68 Camaro, 10.644, 136.68

 

PRO

Casey Allum, Camas, Wash., '55 Chevy, 12.799, 103.67 def.

Pat Figini, Oregon City, Ore., '69 Mustang, 10.652, 125.82

 

SPORTSMAN

Paul Breedlove, Klamath Falls, Ore., '02 Dodge, 12.807, 105.26 def.

Jerry Biscay, McCleary, Wash., '54 Ford, foul

 

MOTORCYCLE/SNOWMOBILE

Tracy Bailey, Coos Bay, Ore., '75 Kawasaki, 9.742, 131.82 def.

Mike Kelly, Vancouver, Wash., '89 Suzuki, 8.744, 144.40

 

Portland Int'l Raceway, 75 points Pacific Raceways, 50 Woodburn Dragstrip, 50 Champion Raceway, 40 Bremerton Raceway, 37 Firebird Raceway, 34 Renegade Raceway, 29 Madras Dragstrip, 27 Coos Bay Int'l Speedway, 27 Eagle Motorplex, 22 Mission Raceway, 21 Bonanza Raceway, 16 Medicine Hat Dragstrip, 13 Lakeview Dragstrip, 4 Yellowstone Drag Strip, 3

 

 September 12, 2006

 Congratulations to two other PIR racers who made it all the way to the final round! Brandon Porter, R/U in High School and Sydney Schiffman R/U in Jr. Thunder!

Since neither Carol Brown nor I were able to make it to the race this year (damn-it), I'm going to have to rely on you guys to send me race pics - as well as any race stories you would like to share. Just send 'em to ME (please use the subject "Team Race") and I'll post it here.

The first is a great pic from Kathy Figini of Pat receiving congratulations from her nephew Bobby Forks for his R/U finish in PRO.

That expression is priceless, just priceless…….

 

 September 11, 2006

TEAM PIR WINS THE DIV. 6 NHRA SUMMIT SERIES FINALS!!!!

While I'm still waiting for an event report to post, check out the NHRA site for a brief event overview. Congrats to all Team PIR racers and especially to PRO bracket racers Casey Allum and Pat Figini!

 

August 28, 2006

Final 2006 points now listed.

 

Congratulations to all 2006 Track Champions!

Super Pro: Mike Nicholson

Pro: Scott Lang

Sportsman: Frank Pettit

Motorcycle: Mark Canty

High School: Brandon Porter

Jr. Dragster Lightning: Charlie Tiller

Jr. Dragster Thunder: Sydney Schiffman

 

Congratulations as well to those who will be competing in the Race of Champions and to everyone else who made the 2006 Team!

 

August 22, 2006

Team race information. Please note there is a mandatory meeting for all Team PIR members on Wednesday August 30th. For more Team Race info, click HERE.

 

August 2, 2006

Show–Me Drags

Sunday, August 13, 2006

  

 ¼ Mile Bracket Racing Action at

Portland International Raceway

ADMISSION

SCHEDULE

Adults ( 13 & older): $ 8.00

Gates Open 9:00am

Children ( 6-12 ): $ 5.00

Time Trials: 10am – 12pm

Super Pro $ 40.00

Eliminations: 12.30 pm

Sportsman / Pro $ 35.00

Street Bike Challenge $ 25.00

Jr. Dragster Challenge $ 25.00

 

Mufflers Required. 103 db max.

Take exit 306-B off I-5 503.823.7223

   

July 19, 2006

Request from John and Johdi Masterman:

Once again, we are trying to coordinate getting all the necessary vehicles to the bracket finals. We have tow vehicle/trailer units procured. We do however, need a driver for a street car. Brian is towing Johdi's racecar 65 Buick, and we need to get the big, bad, 4-door 64 Buick down there. Gas would be paid, we just need a driver to safely deliver the car to the track by early Thursday morning, and bring it home after the event is over. It's perfectly roadworthy, with nice long legs (2.73 gears) for comfortable cruising. All the mechanicals are less than two years old, except for the axle bearings and seals (which will be checked and replaced as necessary before the trip). NO air conditioning! (sorry).

If anyone is interested, email at car42whereru@hotmail.com, or find one of the Mastermans or Brian at the track.

Thanks!

John

 

 

July 17, 2006

Just a reminder, no Bracket Racing this Wednesday (July 19) as the American LeMans race is in town this weekend (July 21-23rd). With four classes racing on the course at the same time, the ALMS makes for some great and very exciting racing action! If you are a race fan, I HIGHLY encourage you to come check it out.

 

July 14, 2006

Portland International Raceway

NHRA E.T. DRAG RACING

I-5 Exit 306-B Portland, Oregon TELEPHONE TRK. (503)-823-7223 OFFICE (503) 626-0579

Big Buck Race

¼ mi Action

Portland Int’l Raceway Dragstrip

Sat. July 29, 2006

Gates Open 9am

Qualifying and time trails from 10am to 12:30 pm

Gamblers entry as follows:

Gambler Import & Gambler Non- Electronic: ( $ 45.00 Total)

Gambler Electronic: ( $ 55.00 Total)

Gen. Admin. $ 8.00 Child 6-12 $ 5.00

 

I-5 Exit 306 – B 503.823.RACE

______________________________________

 

July 6, 2006

Two regular Wednesday night PIR racers take home Wally's from yesterday's National Dragster Challenge!

 

Non-Electronics winner Kevin Bromley

 

Electronics winner Tony Henderson

Congratulations also go to regular Wednesday night racers Larry Smith for his win in the Cash Bash and to Nicole Fluge for her win in Jr. Dragster Thunder! Grace Presser of Salem was the winner in Jr. Dragster Lighting.

Thanks to Carol Brown for the pictures!

 

June 27, 2006

Portland International Raceway Dragstrip

July 4, 2006

Gates Open 9am. Qualifying and time trails run from 10am to 1:30pm.

Gamblers Race 2 Classes* Entry * Electronic $55 * Non-Electronic $ 45

(Race for an NHRA Wally each class)

Modern Plumbing Sponsors Jr. Dragster Meet Thunder and Lighting Classes $ 25

General Admission Adults $ 9.00 Child 6-12 $ 5.00

I-5 Exit 306-B info 503.823.RACE

 

 

June 13, 2006

*NEWS FLASH*

In this exclusive, top secret spy photo, current Pro points leader Casey Allum can be seen testing his new Super Pro entry. While this class change might be welcomed by the competition in Pro bracket, it should be noted that until roll cage / driver restraint issues with the new car can be resolved, Casey will continue in Pro bracket.

 

 

June 8, 2006

Just a reminder - no bracket racing next Wednesday (June 14) as the Champ car race will be taking place the following weekend. If you have never been to a Champ car race, I would highly encourage you to do so. For one reason, it is great racing. Another reason is attendance numbers for this years race are critical for the series to return to Portland in 2007. The loss of this race could have several potential negative effects for PIR and all those who use it.

 

May 4, 2006

 

 

March 29, 2006

2006 points now listed. Along those lines, I have had a few people ask about points standings from previous seasons. I have now included an archive listing of both points standings and weekly results from 2001 through the 2005 seasons on the Results page.

 

March 27, 2006

Don't forget, bracket racing switches from Sundays and returns to the 1/8th mile this Wednesday (Mar. 29) night.

 

March 20, 2006

This just in from Andy Tabor:

" We recovered the truck last night. They also have two people in custody. So maybe we will at least get some answers. Jay Wayne who rides a motorcycle was the one that chased them down and called the police."

Yet another example of this great community of racers helping racers.

 

March 16, 2006

I just received word that Andy Tabor's Blazer was stolen Tuesday night. I'll post any further information as I receive. In the meantime, keep your eyes open for:

If you have any information, contact Andy

Again, I'll post more as I receive. UPDATE:

The plate number now is 631-TUC and the passenger side has a good size dent in it. It has my race number on it in blue and silver vinyl C613. It has a in & out Burger sticker in the very back window. The trailer hitch has a Chevy bow tie insert in it that says T&A Racing on it.

Andy Tabor

(360)887-1616

 

February 7, 2006

Couple of site updates. The 2006 Bracket Racing schedule is now posted. I've also added a few more (really cool) pics to the Drag Racing section of the PIR History pages.

PIR Racer Update: Mark Kestermont had so much fun racing Junior Floyd's "POGO" black 67 Camaro last year, that he decided to build his own car for this season. Below is a pic of his Nova's first day out of the body and paint shop.

 

February 6, 2006

New for 2006

 

 

Beginning January 1, 2006, all Jr. Drag Racing League participants, must submit a certified birth certificate on all new participants registrations. Also, all participant renewals must also submitted with a certified birth certificate.

 

 

January 30, 2006

For those in need of a chassis inspection for the 2006 season, there will be an official Div. 6 inspection at Jackson Automotive and Performance in Wilsonville on Saturday February 4th. Contact Steve Jackson (503-682-2165) for details.

Sportsman racer Justin Saxe has taken up a new hobby of video editing. For a sample of his work (which is pretty cool, I might add), click HERE. If you are interested in having Justin put together a video of your car, you can contact him at justinsaxe@comcast.net

 

January 24, 2006

Happy New year everybody! It looks like we're back for a sixth season! I'll be posting the Bracket Racing schedule soon as well as any other new updates for the 2006 season. In the meantime, if you have any news you would like to share (new car, paint, engine, sponsor, etc.) let me know, and I'll post it here.

 

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