Grand Prix of Portland
|Venue||Portland International Raceway|
|Duration||1 hour, 45 minutes|
|Most wins (driver)||Michael Andretti (3)
Al Unser, Jr. (3)
|Most wins (team)||Newman/Haas Racing (8)|
|Most wins (manufacturer)||Lola (12)|
The Grand Prix of Portland was a Champ Car World Series race held at Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon. The race has not been highly considered as an addition to the Indy Car Series, but is a likely candidate should the league desire a Pacific Northwest venue.
For nearly its entire existence, the title sponsor of the event was G.I. Joe's sporting goods and auto parts store.
The closest road course finish in Indy car racing history was set at this race at Portland. In the 1986 race, Michael Andretti ran out of fuel on the final lap, which allowed his father Mario to catch up and nip him at the line by 0.070 seconds. At the time at which it occurred, it was the closest finish of any race in Indy car history.
In 1997, the race set the now current all-time record for the closest two-car and closest three-car finish in Indy car racing history on a road course. Mark Blundell beat second place Gil de Ferran by 0.027 seconds, and beat third place Raul Boesel by 0.055 second, in a three-wide finish.
Champ Car race history
Indy Lights history
|1988||June 19||Tommy Byrne||March||Buick|
|1989||June 25||Tommy Byrne||March||Buick|
|1990||June 24||Paul Tracy||March||Buick|
|1991||June 23||Eric Bachelart||March||Buick|
|1992||June 21||Franck Fréon||March||Buick|
|1993||June 27||Franck Fréon||Lola||Buick|
|1994||June 26||André Ribeiro||Lola||Buick|
|1995||June 25||Greg Moore||Lola||Buick|
|1996||June 23||Gualter Salles||Lola||Buick|
|1997||June 22||Hideki Noda||Lola||Buick|
|1998||June 21||Guy Smith||Lola||Buick|
|1999||June 20||Philipp Peter||Lola||Buick|
|2000||June 25||Jason Bright||Lola||Buick|
|2001||June 24||Damien Faulkner||Lola||Buick|
Atlantic Championship history
|1984||June 10||Dan Marvin|
|1985||September 8||Jeff Wood|
|1986||August 24||Ted Prappas|
|1987||June 13||Dean Hall|
|September 13||R. K. Smith|
|1988||August 28||Mitch Thieman|
|1989-2001: No races held|
|2002||June 16||Luis Díaz|
|2003||June 22||Ryan Dalziel|
|2004||June 19||Jon Fogarty|
|June 20||Jon Fogarty|
|2005||June 18||Tõnis Kasemets|
|June 19||Tõnis Kasemets|
|2006||June 18||James Hinchcliffe|
|2007||June 9||Robert Wickens|
|June 10||Kevin Lacroix|
- "Portland International Raceway". Champ Car Stats. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
- "Portland International Raceway (Indy Lights)". Champ Car Stats. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
- "Portland International Raceway (Atlantic)". Champ Car Stats. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011.