Join us this summer for the 2022 Rose Cup Races July 9th and 10th 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 ever held at PIR in 1961. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. daily, with cars on course by 9 a.m. each day; races run until late afternoon. Tickets available here.


New for 2022, a $10,000 purse for the Rose Cup feature race group. Join the fun Saturday afternoon as the top 5 qualifiers compete in an exciting single lap shootout to determine the winner of the Gary Bockman Pole Award and $1,000 cash.


2022 showcases the best amateur road racing competitors in the Northwest including Oregon Region Sports Car Club of America, Cascade Sports Car Club and Vintage Racing Sanctioning bodies. This year’s six amateur race groups include:

  • Rose Cup Feature Race: From Stock Cars, to Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs, Shelby GT350s, Cobras, Porsches, BMW’s, Nissan’s and more. Three races within one race: RC1, RC2, RC3, with prize money up for grabs in all three. The Gary Bockman Pole Award will be settled Saturday afternoon with an exciting new single lap qualifying session for the fastest five qualifiers.
  • 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 Bore Production: Small displacement engine cars from Nissan, Honda, Ford, Austin Healy, Mazda, Alfa Romeo, MG, and more. Four races within one race called SB1, SB2, SB3, and SB4 depending on the performance level.
  • 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. Last years race saw first and second place separated by two-thousandth’s of a second.

Fans can look forward to practice, qualifying and racing on Saturday July 9th and a full day of featured races, celebrations and ceremonies on Sunday July 10th.