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SOVREN July 2-4 Pacific Northwest Historics Pacific Raceways Celebrate Northwest Racing History

Posted Jun-21-21 at 5:46 PM By dan davis

This is SOVREN’s annual big northwest vintage racing event attracting the best cars and largest spectator crowd to a top road racing circuit.  This year the event features the history of the circuit and the 60 year history of Jaguar XKE

The history of the circuit includes United States Road Racing Championship and Trans Am races.  In 1963, the first year of the USRRC, a 26 car field of international cars and drivers saw Pedro Rodrigues take the Driver’s Championship win in a Genie Mk8.  The Manufacturer’s Championship race winner was a Shelby Cobra driven by Dave McDonald.  Pacific Raceways continued to host the USRRC every year through 1968.  The drivers were the who’s who of American racing: Jim Hall, Jerry Grant, Peter Revson, Mark Donohue, Bob Holbert, Ken Miles and Skip Scott.  Many of the USRRC cars from those days are expected to be racing including: Cobra, Lotus, Corvette, Porsche, Jaguar, Lola, Triumph, Lotus Cortina, Alfa Romeo, Sunbeam and more.

Featured will be a full program of sprint races for every SOVREN class and type.  There will be Sports Racing Cars, Production Sports Cars, Formula Cars, Sports Sedans and Trans Am cars.  A special infield flea market of every type of automobilia and car parts will be an added feature this year.


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