Join us this summer for the 2024 Rose Cup Races presented by Avant-Garde Collection July 13th and 14th at Portland International Raceway (PIR). Fans from across the country will gather to enjoy high speed racing by seven different race groups, special salutes to the cars, exhibits, displays, vendors and more. Presented by Friends of PIR, the Rose Cup Races was the first major event held at PIR in 1961. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. daily, with cars on course each day by 9a.m. Saturday and 10a.m. Sunday; races run until late afternoon.

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2023 showcases the best road racing competitors in the Northwest. This year’s seven race groups include:

  • Rose Cup Feature Race: Everything from purpose built race cars with NASCAR Cup motors to Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs, Shelby GT350’s, Cobras, Porsches, BMW’s, Nissan’s and more. Three races within one race: RC1, RC2 and RC3, with prize money up for grabs in all three classes. The Gary Bockman Pole Award will be settled Saturday afternoon with an exciting single lap qualifying session for the fastest five qualifiers.
  • Stock Cars: new for 2023, the Late Model Stock Cars (LMSC) run group will showcase some of the most popular race cars in America. With prize money up for grabs and the top 5 finishers of getting a free entry in Sunday’s Rose Cup Feature Race, this group is sure to put on an exciting show.
  • Vintage: A Rose Cup Races tradition with a wide variety of brands and iconic models that will have fans reminiscing about their favorite cars growing up.
  • Spec Racer Ford: Open cockpit identical sports racer cars powered by 1.6-liter Ford engines put the focus on the drivers in this highly competitive group, with multiple lead changes per lap a common occurrence.
  • Small and Mid-Bore Production: Small and medium displacement engine cars from Nissan, Honda, Ford, Austin Healey, Mazda, Alfa Romeo, MG and more. This means excitement from start to finish every time they are on track.
  • Spec Miata: Famous for tight battles and finishes that are just inches apart, these Mazda Miatas are also in a fight for a season-long championship in the Northwest Spec Miata Tour.
  • Open Wheel and Sports Racers: Open wheel and sports racers includes Formula Ford, which has been a class since the mid-1960’s and a stepping stone for famous racers who made their way to Formula One. Past races have seen winning margins as close as two-thousandths of a second.

Fans can look forward to practice, qualifying and racing on Saturday July 8th including the Late Model Stock Car feature race with a $5,000 purse. Sunday will be a full day of more featured races, ceremonies and a celebration of the Rose Cup Races… a Portland tradition since 1961.