Ok, ok, It’s not our official racing team, we aren’t sponsored by the company yet!!! - BUT - several of us enjoy driving cars as a hobby and are going to the Portland International Raceway for a SCCA High Speed Driving Event or HPDE. This allows people of all skill levels to have fun learning how to safely drive our cars better and faster in a controlled environment.
Event Details are here: https://www.tracknightinamerica.com/events/1991379-track-night-2018-portland-may-18
Mark Koski will be bringing his Toyota GT86, or for Americans - the Scion FRS in the Novice Group Jay Morgan will be bringing his BMW E92 M3 in the Intermediate group Alex Witherspoon will be bringing his Ford Focus RS in the Intermediate group
The event is free for spectators, and it’s encouraged to come watch! Hop on over after work and check it out and stay for as little or as long as you like! Children are welcome and usually have a blast, just remember to bring earplugs for them as it can get a bit loud with the sweet sweet sounds of engines and tires. There is even an open time for anyone to drive the track at slow speeds to see the track layout around 6:10PM. If you miss the event, I am sure some of us will be uploading videos later to YouTube. My video content will be added to this page after the event is complete.
Below is the schedule for when different groups and heats will be running including the three of us above!
EVENT SCHEDULE *Tentative schedule, this event may begin later than scheduled.
3:00PM - Gates Open 3:30PM - Worker Meeting (includes Run/Work participants) 3:45PM - MANDATORY KONI NOVICE MEETING (Novice Paddock) 4:30PM - KONI Novice Group: Paced Laps, MANDATORY ADVANCED GROUP and INTERMEDIATE GROUP BRIEFING
4:50PM - Intermediate Group: Session 1 4:55PM - KONI Novice Group: Briefing 1 (Novice Paddock) 5:10PM - KONI Novice Group: Session 1 5:30PM - Advanced Group: Session 1
5:35PM - KONI Novice Group: Briefing 2 5:50PM - Intermediate Group: Session 2 6:10PM - Track Tour Laps (Open to All) 6:30PM - KONI Novice Group: Session 2 6:50PM - Advanced Group: Session 2
6:55PM - KONI Novice Group: Briefing 3 7:10PM - Intermediate Group: Session 3 7:30PM - KONI Novice Group: Session 3 7:50PM - Advanced Group: Session 3
8:10PM - Track Close 9:00PM - Gates Close
- Times are an approximation (Weather and on-track issues can play havoc with a schedule, and sometimes officials might have to improvise to make sure everyone gets the most out of the event.)
Video from Event: