2011 PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

 BRACKET RACING NEWS 

Welcome to the unofficial (but pretty much official) Portland International Raceway Bracket Racing site! The focus of this site will remain as it has been for the past eleven years – 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.  While this remains a volunteer deal, as with all previous seasons I’ll do my best to keep the race results and current point standings posted within 24 hours of receiving them.  I will also continue to submit the weekly race results to National Dragster. 

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)

 

DECEMBER 2, 2011

Congratulations to all 2011 PIR Track Champions!

 

(Thanks to CAROL BROWN for the pictures)

 

Nick Nicholson: Super Pro

 

 

Corey Seekins: Pro

 

 

Tim Ellis: Sportsman

 

 

Mark Canty: Motorcycle

 

 

Nick Schillereff: High School

 

 

Taylor Nielsen: Jr. Dragster Lightning

 

 

Adam Lint: Jr. Dragster Thunder

 

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

 

  Driver of the Year: Nick Nicholson

 

 

Most Improved Driver: Charlie Dietrich

 

 

Sportsman of the Year: Ken Green

 

Thanks again to CAROL BROWN for the pictures!

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2, 2011

Banquet Update.  In addition to the activities listed below, there will also be a (surprise) birthday cake to help celebrate Lettie’s birthday!  I’m not going to speculate on age, but from what I understand there will also be a “55” jar if anybody wishes to make a gift contribution.  Jack is organizing this, but keep in mind Lettie does not know it’s happening.

 

While there will be a 50/50 raffle, there is no secret word this time.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 28, 2011

If you have not contacted Pete regarding attending the PIR Banquet, contact him immediately (TODAY!!) about this.  Too late to mail the form, call or email him.

The Banquet will have Door Prizes, Jingle Cash, and other things that Santa will bring.

Check back soon for the banquet’s Secret Word.

 

 

NOVEMBER 14, 2011

To echo the sentiments of many of the comments on Ol Gold’s Facebook page, second in the world and first in the division is certainly something to be proud of - good job Paul and crew!!

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 11, 2011

Congrats to everybody’s favorite shifty guy, John  Masterman for winning the

championship in the Super Shifter Series held at that track down south.  Good job John!

 

 

NOVEMBER 10, 2011

 

Vote now for Northwest Division special awards.

 

Racers and fans can vote now for the following special awards. To vote, simply send an email with your choices to jadams@nhra.com. Voting ends December 2, 2011.

Tracks:
LODRS Track of the Year
Summit Racing Series Track of the Year
Most Improved Track

Drivers:
Top Alcohol Driver of the Year
Sportsman Driver of the Year
Mel Bresaw Memorial E.T. Driver of the Year
Don Rhyne Memorial Jr. Driver of the Year
Rod Hoerner Memorial Rookie of the Year

Crew Chief:
Jerry Verheul Memorial Top Alcohol Crew Chief
Sportsman Crew Chief of the Year

Special Awards:
Sponsor of the Year
Janet Lang Memorial Gracious Lady Award
Ernie Hall Memorial Person of the Year

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 4, 2011

 

If you are on Facebook, you will definitely want to check out Ol Gold’s page for round results and

other updates from Pomona next weekend!  Good luck Paul and crew!

 

 

OCTOBER 25, 2011

 

The 2011 PIR Dragstrip awards banquet will be held on December 4th at the Portland airport Shilo Inn.

Click HERE for a reservation form (must be received by Pete no later than November 23, 2011.

If you have any trouble with downloading the (pdf) form, let ME know and I’ll fax,

email or snail mail you a copy.

 

OCTOBER 12, 2011

 

The 2011 King of the Track is Casey Allum and Van Smith the runner up! 

Good job guys – also congrats to Matt Kielman for winning the cash bash.

Full KOTT results will be posted as soon as I receive them.

 

PHOTO: CAROL BROWN

 

PHOTO: CAROL BROWN

 

 

OCTOBER 7, 2011

 

Congrats to Tony Schroeder as the winner of the 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Series race tickets!

 

 

OCTOBER 5, 2011

 

Final King of the Track qualifying points now posted.  The top six in each category will

race for King of the Track honors (and a Wally!) tomorrow night.   There will also very

likely be a cash bash race for non KOTT qualifiers – check with Pete 503-626-0579.     

 

 

Word of the week: Patriots.

 

SEPTEMBER 27, 2011

 

The secret word (or phrase in this case) to be whispered to Lettie at Thursday night’s dinner for

the 2011 team racers is:

“Winner winner, Chicken Dinner”.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2011

 

This Wednesday’s 50-50 secret word(s) “Manager’s Cup”. 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2011

 

 


Patriots Booster Club Presents

Congratulations for a job well done at the 2011 Summit E.T. Finals Team Race

 

Congratulations Paul!!
Congratulations Ken!!
 

 


          

Congratulations to our 2011 Division 6 Champions

 

 

Help us celebrate Ken Lang winning in JR. Lightening class and Paul Comeau winning in Pro class and the trip to Pomona.

 

To help us Celebrate, Mark you calendar:               Thursday September 29th

                                                                       At the Track (PIR)

 

Bench Racing Starts at 6:00

Potluck starts about 6:30

Raffles:  50 / 50  &  2 - National Event Tickets

 

The Booster Club will provide the main Dish (Meat), paper goods, Fun and Games.

 

Team Members need to bring the following:

            A dish to share:          Main, side, salad or dessert

Beverages for your family

Lawn Chairs

 

This event is open to all 2011 Patriot Team Members and their immediate families.  Everyone, Please RSVP (Yes or Regrets) by Monday 9/26th with number attending (adults & kids) to Lettie @ 503.644.5707 (msg. OK) or email to Ken (edio@clear.net).

 

 

Do you know the Current Booster Club Code Word from the bracket website??

If so, do not share and whisper to Lettie for a Ticket to a special drawing

PIR Team Banquet Information to Follow (YES, still another Party!!!)

 

 

SEPTEMBER 16, 2011

 

Booster Club code word of the week “Boise”.

 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2011

 

A team dinner is being planned by the Booster Club.  No date set yet, but (hopefully) it will be held during September while the Beaches cruise-in tent is still setup (and the weather is still nice).  Check back here for the date and details.  I’ll post them just as soon as I receive them.

 

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

 

The 2011 King of the Track series is underway!  With only one race so far, it’s not too late to come out and join in on the fun!

 

Current KOTT points listed in the Results section.

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 6, 2011

In case you haven’t already heard, Team PIR finished a respectable third place at the Division 6 ET Bracket Finals on Sunday and in second place in the Track Manager’s Cup on Saturday.  But the real exciting news is that Paul Comeau is now the Division 6 Pro Bracket champion and the all Portland Jr. Lightning final was between Ken Lang and Charlie Dietrich with Ken Lang emerging as the Division 6 Champion!

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 26, 2011

 

The Booster club reports that all three 50/50 raffles that were held during the Open have been claimed.
  The $310 from Sunday’s drawing was won by the Heaton family. 
 

 

AUGUST 26, 2011

 

The Team very much appreciates the sponsors who have already offered their support, but

more help is needed.  If you can contribute to the cause, please contact Lettie (503-644-5707)

as soon as possible. 

 

Thanks to Ken Green for the driving directions – for a printable version

(Word document), click HERE

 

 

Directions from PIR to Firebird

PIR 1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217     

1. Head east on N Victory Blvd                                                                               0.1 mi

2. Turn right to merge onto I-5 S toward Portland                                                  4.8 mi

3. Slight right onto U.S. 30 E (signs for I-84 E/The Dalles)                                  0.5 mi

4. Continue onto I-84 E                     Entering Idaho                                               399 mi

 

5. Take exit 25 for ID-44 toward Middleton                                                      0.5 mi

 

6. Turn left onto ID-44 E                                                                                        4.0 mi

 

7. Slight right onto ID-44 E/Star Blvd

                        Continue to follow ID-44 E                                                           8.2 mi

 

8. Turn left onto ID-16 N/Emmett Hwy                                                               5.3 mi

 

Firebird Raceway, 8551 Idaho 16, Eagle, ID 83616

 

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Directions from Firebird to Mr. Sandman

Firebird Raceway, 8551 Idaho 16, Eagle, ID 83616, (208) 938-8986    

     1. Head south on ID-16 S/Emmett Hwy toward N Grand Ridge Ln                             5.3 mi

            2. Turn left onto ID-44 E/W State St                                                                                    2.3 mi

            3. Turn right onto N Linder Rd                                                                                             2.2 mi

            4. Turn left onto US-20 E/Chinden Blvd                                                                             1.0 mi

            5. Take the 2nd right onto N Meridian Rd                                                                        5.0 mi

            6. Turn right                                                                                                                            102 ft

            7. Turn right    Destination will be on the left                                                                    197 ft

 

Mr. Sandman Inn & Suites Boise, (208) 887-2062

   1575 South Meridian Road, Meridian, ID 83642

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions from Mr. Sandman to Firebird

           1. Head south                                                                                                                      197 ft 

             2. Turn left toward Meridian Rd                                                                                        102 ft 

             3. Turn left onto Meridian Rd                                                                                             0.5 mi 

             4. Continue onto S Main St                                                                                                0.5 mi 

             5. Turn left onto E Franklin Rd                                                                                             0.1 mi 

             6. Take the 1st right onto N Meridian Rd                                                                         4.0 mi 

             7. Turn left onto US-20 W/Chinden Blvd                                                                          1.0 mi 

             8. Turn right onto N Linder Rd                                                                                            2.2 mi 

             9. Turn left onto ID-44 W/W State St                                                                                 2.2 mi 

            10. Turn right onto ID-16 N/Emmett Hwy                                                                          5.3 mi 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 25, 2011

 

 

 

Congrats to the 2011 National Dragster Challenge winners!

 

 

 

PHOTO: CAROL BROWN

Non-Electronics winner Mark Canty

 

 

 

PHOTO: CAROL BROWN

Electronics winner Steve Laskowske

 

 

AUGUST 23, 2011

 

Team race event info – click HERE

 

 

Don’t forget, the rescheduled National Dragster Challenge takes place tomorrow night!

Two classes; electronic ($60 entry) and non-electronic ($50 entry) – Wally awarded in each class!

Click HERE for more info (pdf)

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 18, 2011

Team Meeting Notice

 

There will be a team race meeting next Wednesday night (August 24) at 7:00 at PIR (rain or shine).

It is imperative that you let Lettie (503-644-5707) or Pete (503-626-0579) know whether you are or are not going to the team race as soon as possible!

I’ll post more team race information here as soon as I receive.

 

 

 

AUGUST 4, 2011

Beginning tomorrow, our weekly race results should once again appear in the sports section of the Oregonian!   At this point I’m not sure if they will always be in the Friday edition, but I will submit them each Thursday morning just after I post them here – after that, it’s up to them.   Along these lines, don’t forget to fill in all vehicle information on your tech card as I would like to include that information when I submit our results to National Dragster.

 

 

JULY 26, 2011

Team race notice – if you are planning on going to Boise for the Division 6 Bracket Finals, be sure to go to the tower to let Lettie know.  Lettie has also has hotel information (and a great rate this year!).

 

 

50-50 Bonus! 

From the Booster Club: 

 

50-50 for Wednesday, July 27th.

 

When purchasing your 50-50 tickets this Wednesday, work the word “Supercars” into the conversation.

 

Something like “Supercars is a great website” or “Supercars seems to have the latest updates”, Or anything else you can think of.

 

Make it part of the conversation, not just say the word.

 

 

 

 

JULY 19, 2011

 

Due to the rain-out last week, the two events listed below are rescheduled for

this Wednesday night (July 20th). 

Let’s hope the weather gods are more cooperative tomorrow night!

 

 

JULY 7, 2011

 

 

 

 

JULY 1, 2011

 

Notice to winners and runner ups.  When you go to the tower to collect your winnings, see Lettie and have her add your car/bike year and model to the results list.  This way when I submit the weekly results to National Dragster, I will be able to include your vehicle info along with the other stats.  

P.S. It would also be helpful to be sure to fill out the vehicle info on your tech card.

 

 

 

JUNE 28, 2011

 

 

(Note: the SBC is a points race series in itself – points earned do not go

toward Wednesday night bracket points).

 

JUNE 24, 2011

Important 2011 schedule revision.  The National Dragster Challenge that was originally scheduled for July 4th has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 24th.   This bumps the originally scheduled first race of the King of the Track series to the following week (August 31st).

I have updated the schedule page accordingly as well as revised the (pdf) printable schedule. 

 

 

MAY 31, 2011

 

Due to all the rainouts so far this season, the raffle drawing for Scotty Richardson’s Drag Racing School has been changed to Wednesday, June 8th. This gives you (hopefully) two more opportunities to win this really cool prize.  See Ken Green or Lettie for your tickets to win!

 

 

=>$5.00 per ticket<=

 

 

Two days at Scotty Richardson’s Drag Racing School

 

Woodburn - July 21 & 22, 2011 (Thursday & Friday)

 

Both class room and track instruction with your car

     

Drawing changed to Wednesday, June 8th        

 Due to all the rain

 

See Lettie or Ken Green  K609

 

 

 

 

MARCH 15, 2011

SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!

 

According to the weatherguessers forecast at this point, it looks like the 2011 PIR bracket racing season will get underway this Sunday!

 

New raffle and booster club info from Ken Green:

 

 

 

==>   Only $5.00 per ticket  <==

Choose One or BOTH!!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 

 Two (2) National Event Tickets for any 2012 NHRA Full Throttle event

Event entry only

 

or

 

Two days at Scotty Richardson’s Drag Racing School

Woodburn - July 21 & 22, 2011

          1 day of class room and 1 day on the track instruction with your car

 

 

 

Both of the above raffles are in addition to the regular season long 50-50 raffle.

The race school drawing will be held sometime in June.  (Editor’s note: this generous

 prize was donated by Ken Green who won the race at the school last year – so 100% of

the proceeds will go to the booster club).

The 2012 event ticket draw will be the last weekend of August – during the National Open.

 

 

JANUARY 19, 2011

 

Jr. Dragster dates are now added to the 2011 SCHEDULE

 

For a 2011 team race sign up sheet (pdf format), click HERE

 

Sportsman class ET change.  Beginning with the 2011 season, the Sportsman bracket break will be run on the Division/National standard of 12.00 and slower (7.50 and slower 1/8th).  Please note all existing Sportsman class rules apply (no transbrakes, etc.).  If you have any questions concerning the change, please contact Pete or the NHRA division office.         

 

As of 2011, the Sport Compact category has been discontinued.    

 

JANUARY 12, 2011

 

 

 

JANUARY 4, 2011

 

Happy New Year to everybody and welcome back to the PIR Bracket site for round 11!

It sure was fun to return to the drivers seat last year and I’m looking forward to doing the same this season!  The downside to this is of course it limits my ability to take pictures for the photos section. 

But as always, as long as you are signed up for points, please feel free to submit a current picture

and I’ll post it.   Carol Brown has always been gracious in allowing the use of her pictures here – check with her as she very likely has one you can submit.  With any submission, please let me know who the photographer was so I can give them credit.  Please note I cannot post copyrighted pictures.

 

The (tentative) 2011 bracket race schedule has been posted – check back soon for Jr. Dragster dates.

I will also post any updates / changes for the 2011 season here as soon as I receive them.

 

 

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