Racing Related

[caption id="attachment_4681" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Tim Pickstone, 1963 Porsche 356C - Paul Bonner photo"][/caption] Nine of the VRCBC's best racers made the trip across the border on the Labour Day weekend to take part in the 9th Annual Columbia River Classic put on by our friends, the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts (SOVREN) at Portland International Raceway (PIR). Thanks to Paul Bonner we have these photos of them in action. Thanks Paul.

  [caption id="attachment_4412" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Paul Kuckein, Gunter Pichler, Mark Brown lead the pack into Turn 1 - Gerry Frechette photo"][/caption] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [caption id="attachment_4413" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Terry Hollinger, Dave Klein and the rest of the pack - Gerry Frechette photo"][/caption] These are just two of the 158 (!) great...

[caption id="attachment_4385" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Gunter Pichler laps Evan Williams - Jim Moody photo"][/caption]

Vintage Racers were out in force at the Children's Charities Grand Prix over the August 6th-7th weekend at Mission Raceway Park Road Course. Seventeen drivers were entered for the two Vintage closed wheel races along 'the River's Edge', including Myles Winbigler and Dave Klein up from the State of Washington. There was some great racing throughout the field - in the words of Lotus Seven pilot Mark Brown: "It was awesome!". Dave Kuckein won both races in his Camaro, with Gunter Pichler taking second from Mark in the first race. Mark returned the favour in the second race. Dennis Repel earned the Hard Luck Award for the weekend with a broken throttle cable ruining practice early and then a broken axle in the first race.

The full results for practice, qualifying and both races are available here. (Thank you to SCCBC's Timing & Scoring team.) Check below for some action (and not so much action) photos. (Thanks to Jim Moody for the use of his.)

Two of the VRCBC's finest MGBs were in excellent form during the Volunteer Appreciation Weekend at Mission Raceway Park Road Course. [caption id="attachment_4154" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Al Reid demonstrates 'the wide line' in Turn 1. It didn't work. - J. Hobson photo"][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_4156" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Brian Harvey...