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Portland

Portland was venue for the very first event that now constitutes IndyCar records and the Champ Car World Series visited America's Pacific Northwest region from 1984 until its demise in 2007.

Country
United States
Location
West Delta Park, Portland, Oregon
Co-ordinates
45.595032, -122.694530
Latest Race
First Race

Portland was venue for the very first event that now constitutes IndyCar records and the Champ Car World Series visited America's Pacific Northwest region from 1984 until its demise in 2007. Portland International Raceway is built on the site of Vanport, once Oregon’s second-largest city before flooding led to its destruction in 1948. The Festival Curves are a difficult combination of tarmac and concrete and were often the scene of an accident at the start. The race formed part of Portland's town festival, attracting many locals but few visitors, due to Portland's relative inaccessibility. The 1986 event witnessed the closest finish to a senior open wheel race in North America since 1923, when Mario Andretti celebrated Father's Day by edging out his son Michael by just 0.07 seconds. Mark Blundell’s last-lap victory in 1997 was even closer – beating Gil de Ferran by 0.027s and setting another new championship record.

Circuit

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.967 (Miles)

Change

Turns 5-7 reprofiled

Fastest Race Lap

Carlos Munoz (Dallara DW12-Honda), 58.7403s, 120.551 mph, Indycars, 2018

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Will Power (Dallara DW12-Chevrolet), 57.2143s, 123.767 mph, Indycars, 2018

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.967 (Miles)

Change

Festival Curves built

Fastest Race Lap

Will Power (Lola B2/00-Ford), 59.259s, 119.314 mph, Champ Cars, 2006

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Justin Wilson (Lola B2/00-Ford), 57.597s, 122.757 mph, Champ Cars, 2005

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.922 (Miles)

Change

Chicane built at the site of the Festival Curves

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Emerson Fittipaldi (Penske PC20-Chevrolet), 56.497s, 122.470 mph, Champ Cars, 1991

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.915 (Miles)

Change

Original circuit built on site of West Delta Park

Latest Races

3,181

Championships

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15,745

Results

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16,174

Drivers

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9,500

Teams

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866

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