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[NOTE: This race fact sheet was used during the CART/Champ Car years. They have not been updated since then. However, we left them up for the historical information.]

Grand Prix of Portland

Track: Portland International Raceway
Location: Portland, Oregon
Type: 1.964-mile road circuit (12-turn flat layout).

Lap Record (up to 2007)
Bruno Junqueira (2006) - 57.631 (122.684 mph).

Race Record (up to 2007)
Sebastien Bourdais (2007) - 1:45:42.774 (114.816 mph) -- record for current track configuration.

Past Race Winners
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1984 Al Unser, Jr. 104 199.16 1:53:17.39 105.484
1985 Mario Andretti 104 199.16 1:51:35.524 107.083
1986 Mario Andretti 104 199.16 1:50:53.48 107.759
1987 Bobby Rahal 104 199.16 1:50:02.53 108.590
1988 Danny Sullivan 104 199.888 1:57:17.42 102.253
1989 Emerson Fittipaldi 104 199.888 1:55:20.286 103.984
1990 Michael Andretti 104 199.888 1:48:22.036 110.643
1991 Michael Andretti 104 199.888 1:44:06.044 115.208
1992 Michael Andretti 102 196.044 1:55:25.246 102.219
1993 Emerson Fittipaldi 102 198.9 2:03:54.620 96.312
1994 Al Unser, Jr. 102 198.9 1:50:43.706 107.777
1995 Al Unser, Jr. 102 198.9 1:54:49.410 103.933
1996 Alex Zanardi 98 191.1 1:50:25.401 103.837
1997 Mark Blundell 78 153.426 2:00:12.982 76.575
1998 Alex Zanardi 98 192.766 1:54:06.822 101.355
1999 Gil de Ferran 98 192.962 1:47:44.560 107.457
2000 Gil de Ferran 112 220.528 2:00:46.002 109.564
2001 Max Papis 76 149.644 2:00:20.836 74.606
2002 Cristiano da Matta 110 216.59 2:03:19.113 105.381
2003 Adrian Fernandez 100 196.9 1:56:16.626 101.602
2004 Sebastien Bourdais 94 185.086 1:45:50.461 104.923
2005 Cristiano da Matta 105 206.745 1:51:51.404 110.898
2006 A.J. Allmendinger 105 206.22 1:48:32.853 113.989
2007 Sebastien Bourdais 103 202.292 1:45:42.774 114.816

Previous Portland Area Venues and Results

Portland - 14.6-mile Road Course
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1909 Howard Covey 3 43.8 0:47:08 55.757
1909 Charlie Arnold 3 43.8 0:45:53 57.276
1909 Bert Dingley 7 102.2 1:44:18 58.792

Other Pacific Northwest Area Venues and Results

Tacoma, WA - 5-mile Plank Road
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1912 Eddie Pullen 30 150 2:25:18.55 61.937
1912 Earl Cooper 30 150 2:15:41.70 66.325
1912 Ted Tetzlaff 40 200 2:52:31.25 69.556
1912 Ted Tetzlaff 50 250 3:47:00.85 66.075
Tacoma, WA - 3.5-mile Plank Road
1913 Earl Cooper 57 199.5 2:49:32 70.605
1913 Earl Cooper 71 248.5 3:32:08.2 70.285
Tacoma, WA - 2-mile Dirt Oval
1914 Hughie Hughes 100 200 2:41:32.4 74.285
1914 Earl Cooper 125 250 3:24:34.8 73.44
Tacoma, WA - 2-mile Board Track
1915 Glover Ruckstell 125 250 2:57:03.0 84.722
1915 Eddie Pullen 100 200 2:21:14 84.96
1916 Eddie Rickenbacker 150 300 3:21:40.81 89.25
1917 Earl Cooper 50 96.95 1:08:51 84.488
1918 Cliff Durant 12 24 0:15:09.4 98.96
1918 Cliff Durant 25 50 0:30:37.6 97.95
1918 Eddie Hearne 37 74 0:47:43.5 94.29
1919 Ralph Mulford 20 40 0:24:02.4 99.83
1919 Louis Chevrolet 30 60 0:36:47.2 97.86
1919 Louis Chevrolet 40 80 0:49:24.12 97.16
1920 Tom Milton 100 200 2:23:28.0 83.643
1921 Tom Milton 125 250 2:34:30 97.09
1922 Jimmy Murphy 125 250 2:33:55.4 97.451

Kent, WA - 2.2-mile Road Course
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1969 Mario Andretti 45 99 1:11:20 85.559
1969 Al Unser, Sr. 45 99 1:12:46 84.386

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1909: First race for stock class costing $1600 or under, second race for stock class costing $3000 or less, and final race a free-for-all. 1912: First race for medium car class (231-301 ci), second race for medium heavy class (301-450 ci), third race a free-for-all, and final race held the following day also a free-for-all. Pullen was only finisher in first race. 1915: Driver William Carlson and riding mechanic Paul Franzen killed on 56th lap of first race. Maxwell team manager, Ray Harroun, retired the team. 1920: Milton drove non-stop. 1922: Final race on Tacoma board track. 1969: Race run in two heats. Second heat was first rain race in USAC history. 1986: Michael Andretti runs out of gas within sight of the checkered flag handing the Father's Day victory to his dad. 1995: Al Unser, Jr. was initially disqualified for ground clearance. The decision was reversed on appeal after the season was over. 1997: Race shortened due to the two hour limit as a result of heavy rain. Closest margin of victory in Champ Car history -- 0.027 seconds. Also, closest finish for top three (0.055 sec.). 2001: Race shortened due to the two hour limit as a result of rain and numerous full course yellows. 2003: Adrian Fernandez becomes second owner/driver to win a CART race.
 
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