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Former Portland Trail Blazer Martell Webster named grand marshal for Grand Prix of Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 2, 2022) – Martell Webster, a former National Basketball Association player for the Portland Trail Blazers and Pacific Northwest high school basketball legend from Seattle, Wash., will be the grand marshal for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway (PIR).  

Webster, a small forward who played in the NBA for 10 seasons, was selected by the Trail Blazers directly from high school with the sixth overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft after starring at Seattle Preparatory School. He played in Portland for five seasons (2005-2010), averaging 8.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game and spent his final NBA season with the Washington Wizards during the 2014-15 campaign. 

“I’m a race fan and love to drive. I find getting lost riding motorcycles or driving sports cars is the best way to find myself,” said Martell Webster. “It’s going to be a memorable vibe being a part of such an amazing INDYCAR race here in Portland.”

“We are thrilled to announce that Martell (Webster) is joining us as grand marshal for the Grand Prix of Portland,” said Jerry Jensen, vice president and general manager of the race event. “Martell is admired in the Pacific Northwest both as an athlete and for his contributions off the court in the community, and we look forward to the excitement he’ll add to the race weekend.”

In addition to Sunday’s featured 110-lap (216.04 miles) NTT INDYCAR SERIES race, the ARCA Menards Series West is the Saturday headliner with a 5:30 p.m. PT green flag start. The Labor Day event weekend also includes races from all three series comprising the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires.

Other honorary positions will be filled by Olympic and world champion sprinter Fred Kerley and Teresa Wheeler, a community outreach representative from Columbia Credit Union. Kerley will help lead the NTT INDYCAR SERIES field to the green flag in the Ruoff Mortgage Fastest Seat in Sports, and Wheeler will serve as the race’s honorary starter waving the green flag at 12:30 p.m. PT on Sunday (Sept. 4th). 

Tickets are still available for this weekend’s event and can be found at portlandgp.com. Children 12 and under receive free general admission to the event when attending with a ticketed adult. This also includes complimentary access to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Paddock throughout the weekend.

Single Day tickets on sale for the Grand Prix of Portland

Sept. 2-4 NTT INDYCAR SERIES weekend includes ARCA Menards Series West and Road to Indy

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 26, 2022) – The Grand Prix of Portland is just over five weeks away as Single Day ticket sales launch today at 10 a.m. PT for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES race weekend returning to Portland International Raceway (PIR), Sept 2-4, 2022. Tickets for the 28th running of this spectacular open-wheel racing tradition in the Rose City can be purchased online at portlandgp.com.

Ticket prices start as low as $20 for Single Day General Admission and $70 for Single Day Grandstand seats. Three-day tickets remain available for purchase and offer the best fan value. General Admission for the entire weekend is just $65, and a 3-Day Grandstand reserved seat starts at $85 which includes gate admission.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES, featuring the cars and stars of the Indianapolis 500, headlines the race weekend. Returning race winners Alex Palou (2021), Will Power (2019) and Takuma Sato (2018) will compete once again. Including Power and Sato, the field will also include seven Indianapolis 500 winners: this year’s winner Marcus Ericsson, four-time winner Helio Castroneves, 2008 winner and six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon, Simon Pagenaud and Alexander Rossi. Other drivers to watch include Jimmie Johnson, the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, and 10-year Formula One veteran Romain Grosjean. 

“We are very excited to welcome the NTT INDYCAR SERIES back to the Pacific Northwest for another thrilling edition of the Grand Prix of Portland,” said Jerry Jensen, general manager of Green Savoree Portland, which owns and operates the event at PIR. “The NTT INDYCAR SERIES has always provided exciting finishes at PIR, and we expect another exhilarating event as the championship enters its final stretch run.”

The Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires returns to PIR with all three series of the open-wheel development ladder for aspiring NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers running races: Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires on Sunday (Sept. 4) and tripleheader races for both Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. Additionally, the ARCA Menards Series West stock cars will headline Saturday’s on-track action. The rising stars of NASCAR are returning to PIR for a second time this year after completing the fender-bending Portland 112 in June. 

A limited quantity of 3-Day Gold Level Grandstand offering reserved seating for the highest rows are still available and include a Paddock Pass to get up close to the cars and drivers in the “locker room of motorsports.” 

Additionally, Pit Passes remain available for purchase for guests 18 years of age or older. These passes provide access to pitlane during practice and qualifying sessions and can only be purchased in combination with 3-Day Grandstand tickets. 

Children 12 and under receive free general admission to the event. This also includes complimentary access to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Paddock throughout the weekend when accompanied by a ticketed adult. PIR is located less than a tenth of a mile from a public transit stop – the Delta Park/Vanport MAX Station on TriMet’s MAX Yellow Line – making a trip to the track exceptionally affordable for families. 

For all ticket pricing, grandstand locations and additional festival information, visit portlandgp.com. Stay up to speed on the Grand Prix of Portland on social media all year long by following #PortlandGP.

Grand Prix of Portland tickets go on sale tomorrow for Labor Day race weekend at Portland International Raceway

NTT INDYCAR SERIES will make its fourth appearance at PIR in 2022

PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 30, 2021) – The NTT INDYCAR SERIES, featuring the stars and cars of the Indianapolis 500, returns to Portland International Raceway (PIR) on September 2-4, 2022, for the Grand Prix of Portland. Beginning at 10 a.m. PT tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 1), 3-Day tickets go on sale to the public online at portlandgp.com or by calling 503-400-6070. 

3-Day Grandstand seats, 3-Day General Admission, 3-Day Pit and Paddock passes, and 3-Day Parking passes all will be available for purchase starting tomorrow. Single day tickets for individual Friday, Saturday or Sunday entry only will be released in 2022. 

“The Grand Prix of Portland will be the fourth visit by the NTT INDYCAR SERIES to PIR since 2018, building into a new annual tradition on the Pacific Northwest sports calendar on Labor Day weekend. INDYCAR and its drivers have put on an awesome show with the championship battle coming down to the wire after a late season stop in Portland,” said Jerry Jensen, general manager of Green Savoree Portland, LLC, which owns and operates the event at PIR as well as June’s recently announced NASCAR Xfinity Series race.

“Purchasing 3-Day Grandstand seats now provides access to reserved seating with the best vantage points of the racing action around PIR.”  

Grandstand seats are available at three price points. 3-Day Gold located in Grandstand K is $165 per seat which includes a Paddock Pass with purchase, 3-Day Silver for Grandstands C2, C3 and C4 is $105, and 3-Day Bronze for seats in Grandstands G, H and J is $85.

The grandstand pricing includes gate admission. 3-Day General Admission is $65. In addition to the Pit and Paddock passes, the Champions Club and Champions Club+ options are on sale now to further enhance the race weekend experience.

For a limited time and in limited quantities, the Champions Club membership includes a NTT INDYCAR SERIES Paddock Pass and offers premium access and exclusive benefits such as a personalized event credential, pre-race grid walk, a photograph with the winner’s trophy, and more. Champions Club+ includes all the above benefits plus a Pit Pass which provides access to pitlane during practice and qualifying sessions.

A Paddock Pass offers entry to “the locker room of motorsports” to get up close to the drivers, cars and teams throughout the weekend working in their transporter area before taking the green flag.  3-Day Broadacre Parking is available for $50.

Those who buy 3-Day Gold Grandstand seats (Grandstand K) also have the exclusive option to purchase a 3-Day Infield Parking pass for $50. RV Club spaces, which include eight General Admission and Paddock Passes, are available in limited supply for $1,200 in trackside spaces and $1,000 for second row spots. Purchasers should act fast as the RV Club will sell out. 

The Grand Prix of Portland offers a tremendous family value and experience. Children 12 and under receive free general admission to the event and complimentary access to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Paddock throughout the weekend when accompanied by a ticketed adult.  

All ticket pricing and options are posted online at portlandgp.com. Stay up to speed on the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ annual visit to Portland on social media all year long by following #PortlandGP or by signing up for the E-Club on the website. The complete weekend schedule for the Grand Prix of Portland will be released in 2022. NASCAR Xfinity Series event 2-Day tickets for June 3-4, 2022, are also available now at portlandgp.com.
About Grand Prix of Portland:Portland International Raceway (PIR) is the home of the Grand Prix of Portland. PIR is a 1.964-mile, 12-turn permanent road course owned by the City of Portland and operated under the Portland Parks and Recreation. Opened in 1960 to host sports car and drag racing, the 268-acre property hosts over 550 events annually including automotive and motorcycle road racing, motocross, cruise-ins and other special events including the Rose Cup Races. PIR has been the site of many memorable Indy car races. Al Unser Jr. won the inaugural one in 1984, and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES returned in 2018 after an 11-year absence with Takuma Sato the winner and another Indianapolis 500 champion Will Power winning in 2019. The Father’s Day race of 1986 featured Mario Andretti victorious over his son Michael on the last lap by less than a second. The closest three-way road racing finish in INDYCAR SERIES history took place at PIR in 1997 when the top three were covered by just 0.055 of a second. The Grand Prix of Portland is owned and operated by Green Savoree Portland, LLC, which also promotes the new NASCAR Xfinity Series event at PIR (June 3-4, 2022) and whose affiliates own and operate three additional INDYCAR SERIES races, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding (Feb. 25-27, 2022), The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (July 1-3, 2022), and Honda Indy Toronto (July 15-17, 2022). 
For more information, visitportlandgp.com, ‘like’ its Facebook page@PortlandGP or follow updates on Twitter@Portland_GP and Instagram at@Portland_GP using #PortlandGP.

Tickets go on sale next week for Grand Prix of Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 15, 2021) – The Grand Prix of Portland is ready to rev back up in the Pacific Northwest, Sept. 10-12, 2021, with non-stop racing excitement at Portland International Raceway (PIR). Sales open for all 3-Day tickets beginning on Monday, June 21 at 10 a.m. PT online at portlandgp.com.

After missing its visit last year due to the global pandemic, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES brings the stars and cars of the Indianapolis 500 back to PIR for the first of three stops on its west coast swing to end the 2021 season. The Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires returns with the Indy Lights series, the top rung of its open-wheel development ladder, for doubleheader races. The ARCA Menards Series West also races at PIR for the first time since 2012 during the weekend adding some fender-banging stock car racing action.

“Our team is thrilled to bring back the Grand Prix of Portland to the fans after everyone missed out on this great event at PIR in 2020,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Grand Prix of Portland. “With tickets going on sale Monday, the countdown is officially on for NTT INDYCAR SERIES racing’s exciting return to PIR and the Pacific Northwest. The paddock and grandstands will also be open to spectators.”

Pricing starts at $85 for Bronze-level 3-Day Grandstand seating, $105 for Silver, and $165 for Gold which includes a Paddock Pass. General Admission for the entire three-day weekend is $65. Single-Day tickets will be released for sale in July.

Items also on sale now to enhance the weekend experience are the Champions Club and Pit and Paddock Passes. For a limited time and in limited quantities, the Champions Club membership includes a NTT IndyCar Series Paddock Pass and offers premium access and exclusive benefits such as a personalized event credential, pre-race grid walk, a photograph with the winner’s trophy, and more. A Pit Pass provides access to the pitlane during practice and qualifying sessions. A Paddock Pass offers entry to “the locker room of motorsports” to get up close to the IndyCar drivers, cars and teams in their garage area.

3-Day Broadacre Parking is available for $50. Those who buy 3-Day Gold Grandstand seats also have the option to purchase a 3-Day Infield Parking Pass for $50. RV Club spaces, which include event General Admission and Paddock Passes, are available in limited supply for $1,200 in trackside spaces and $1,000 for second row spots. Purchasers should act fast as the RV Club will sell out.

The Grand Prix of Portland offers a tremendous family value and experience. Children 12 and under receive free general admission to the event and complimentary access to the NTT IndyCar Series Paddock throughout the weekend when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

The Grand Prix of Portland will follow all state and local guidance for COVID-19 at the time of the event in September. For ticket pricing, grandstand seating locations and additional festival information, visit portlandgp.com. Stay up to speed on the Grand Prix of Portland on social media all year long by following #PortlandGP.

City of Portland extends agreement for Grand Prix of Portland through 2023

PORTLAND, Ore. (August 20, 2020) – After reaching a three-year extension to their current agreement, City of Portland and Green Savoree Portland LLC officials announced today that the Grand Prix of Portland will return to the Pacific Northwest and Portland International Raceway (PIR) through at least 2023.

The 2021 date for the Grand Prix of Portland at PIR will be announced by the NTT INDYCAR SERIES later this year. The event was cancelled this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Oregon’s statewide restrictions on public gatherings.

“I was fortunate as a teenager to attend the Indy 500,” says Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. “I remember the excitement then and we saw the same energy at the 2018 and 2019 Grand Prix of Portland races. As the only event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the race not only provides tremendous thrills but also contributes $12-$15 million in economic benefits for the city. I’m excited to see this premier race in Portland for at least the next three years.”

“We are very pleased to have ‘Portland’s Fastest Park’, the Portland International Raceway, hosting the Grand Prix of Portland NTT INDYCAR SERIES race for three additional years,” says Portland Parks & Recreation Director Adena Long. “The Grand Prix has established itself as a summer tradition as Portlanders enjoy the festival atmosphere, the cars, and camaraderie. We look to 2021 through 2023 with great anticipation.”

“We’re disappointed to not be able to bring IndyCar racing back to the great fans in the Pacific Northwest later this summer, but our team is excited to be back in 2021 and beyond through this continued partnership with the City of Portland and the Portland Parks & Recreation division,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Grand Prix of Portland. “We appreciate Mayor Wheeler, the commissioners, Director Long, E.C. (Mueller) and the entire PIR team for their ongoing support of the Grand Prix of Portland, and working with us to make the Grand Prix of Portland even better when it returns next year.”

Ticket purchasers on file for the 2020 event will receive a direct communication from Green Savoree Portland LLC soon on their available options. Ongoing Grand Prix of Portland updates will be posted to portlandgp.com. Race fans can also stay up to speed on the event via social media by following #PortlandGP.

Green Savoree Racing Promotions closes out a memorable 2019

Holiday offers available for last-minute gifts from all four of its motorsports properties
INDIANAPOLIS (December 19, 2019) – Indianapolis-based Green Savoree Racing Promotions is full speed ahead into planning for the 2020 racing season. With four different motorsports properties spanning Canada to the Midwest, Pacific Northwest and Southeast portions of the U.S., it will promote eight major events and operate over 100 driving and motorcycle riding school courses next year.
Before the calendar turns to a new decade, it’s not too late for holiday gift buyers to deliver unique experiences and the thrill of racing excitement. Last-minute gifts guaranteeing memories for a lifetime are available at hondaindy.com/gsrpholiday at special holiday savings through Dec. 25.
All promoted by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Honda Indy Toronto, The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio and Grand Prix of Portland encompass four of the 17 events on the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule. In addition to the Honda Indy 200, the company owns and operates the renowned Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School which is based at the Lexington, Ohio facility as part of its motorsports portfolio.
“It was a very busy and productive year for our company and staff, and we can’t thank the teams, competitors, our dedicated fans and all our motorsports partners and sponsors enough for an awesome 2019,” said Kevin Savoree, said co-owner, president and COO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions. “We encourage everyone to take advantage of our holiday specials on race tickets, season passes, and driving and motorcycle riding schools. Our team is looking forward to kicking off another season in March in sunny St. Pete!”
The 2019 season did not disappoint. Some of the notable racing highlights delivered from Green Savoree Racing Promotions events to fans and festival-goers included:
  • The NTT IndyCar Season kicked off for the ninth year in a row at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. It started with a dominant win on March 10th for Josef Newgarden and ended with a season championship for the Team Penske driver.
  • The Team Penske duo of Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya, piloting the No. 6 Acura ARX-05 DPi machine, won the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course the first weekend of May. The victory was key to another Team Penske championship-winning season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019.
  • On the streets of Toronto in mid-July, 2019’s Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud had a near perfect weekend at the Honda Indy. The Team Penske driver started on pole and led 80 of the 85 laps including the last 63. It was also the fastest race in Honda Indy Toronto history concluding in 1:30:16.4388.
  • “Mr. Mid-Ohio” Scott Dixon claimed his record sixth Indy car win on the demanding 2.25-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 28th. Driving the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing, the victory was by the narrowest of margins at 0.0934 seconds over his teammate Felix Rosenqvist, also the closest Indy car finish at Mid-Ohio and third closest on a road course in Indy car history.
  • The NASCAR Xfinity Series returned in early August to Mid-Ohio for the seventh time. Another Team Penske driver came out on top with Austin Cindric hustling his No. 22 PPG Ford to victory lane. It was a cherished and memorable victory for Cindric as his late grandfather Jim Trueman once owned Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
  • The 2019 trend continued making it five wins for Team Penske at Green Savoree Racing Promotions’ events. Will Power took top podium honors over Labor Day weekend in the Grand Prix of Portland. Power’s first win on Portland International Raceway brought his career full-circle as the 1.964-mile, 12-turn permanent road course is also where he did his very first Indy car test.
To find out more about all the action at Green Savoree Racing Promotions’ events in 2020 or buy a great holiday gift, visit the following websites: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at gpstpete.com, Grand Prix of Portland at portlandgp.com, Honda Indy Toronto at hondaindy.com, and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School at midohio.com.

Oregon Department of Transportation partners with Grand Prix of Portland

Transportation Safety Division’s Distracted Driving Program will be featured at this major motorsports event PORTLAND, Ore. (August 14, 2019) – The Transportation Safety Division (TSD) of Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has partnered, for the first time ever, with the Grand Prix of Portland, kicking off the Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 1, at Portland International Raceway…

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Ticket renewals are available now for 2019 Grand Prix of Portland

Public sales will begin on December 13 PORTLAND, Ore. (November 13, 2018) – After an exceptional return to Portland International Raceway (PIR) earlier this year, IndyCar racing comes back to the Pacific Northwest for the Grand Prix of Portland over Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 1, 2019. The exclusive renewal window is now open for those who purchased…

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Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach Terry Stotts Named Grand Marshal for Grand Prix of Portland

Terry Stotts, head coach of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, will serve as the honorary grand marshal for the Grand Prix of Portland which began this morning and goes through Sunday at Portland International Raceway (PIR).

Entering his seventh season with the Trail Blazers this fall, Coach Stotts has Midwest roots as a graduate of Bloomington High School North in Bloomington, Ind., where he developed an appreciation for Indy car racing.

“I couldn’t be more excited or honored to serve as the grand marshal for the Grand Prix of Portland,” said Stotts. “It’s terrific to see the series returning to Rip City, which has a long Indy car history. It promises to be an action-packed weekend, and I’m really looking forward to being a part of it.”

“It’s awesome to have Coach Stotts, the head of Portland’s most renowned pro sports team, involved in the event as Indy cars return to the Rose City,” said Jerry Jensen, general manager of the Grand Prix of Portland. “We’re expecting a great crowd, and can’t wait for his command for drivers to start their engines on Sunday.”

Amanda Fritz, Portland Parks Commissioner, will have the honor of waving the green flag on the field of 25 Indy cars. She has been a key supporter in bringing this race back to Portland International Raceway after an 11-year absence.

In addition to Sunday’s featured 105-lap (206.54 miles) Verizon IndyCar Series race set to take the green flag at 12:09 p.m. PT, a variety of off track activities are in store for race fans and festival-goers throughout the weekend. A diverse selection of food options also await visitors spread across the infield and outfield areas of Portland International Raceway.

Speed Zone will feature a display from the World of Speed Motorsports Museum based nearby in Wilsonville plus more exotic sports cars. It is also the place for games and fun and where to purchase the latest racing merchandise of fans’ favorite drivers and teams.

Autograph sessions will be held later today at four different times in INDYCAR Fan Village with drivers from all race series.

Those attending the Grand Prix of Portland can save a life this weekend. On Saturday, the Red Cross will be on the east end of Speed Zone helping race fans donate blood. At the end of the day Saturday on the Cooper Tires stage, The Week in IndyCar on the Marshall Pruett Podcast happens live with an opportunity to asks questions to a guest panel which includes Sebastien Bourdais, Dario Franchitti and Will Power.

Spectators are encouraged to use TriMet’s MAX Yellow Line. It is a quick and convenient option that drops off at the Delta Park/Vanport MAX Station, right next to Portland International Raceway (PIR). The main gate is less than a tenth of a mile from the rail station. Transfer to the MAX Yellow Line from other MAX lines at the Rose Quarter Transit Center. TriMet has a number of free Park & Rides throughout the MAX system to help passengers connect with trains.

The Grand Prix of Portland is a tremendous family value. Children 12 and under receive free general admission to the event and free admission to the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock throughout the weekend when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Visit portlandgp.com for ticket information.

PARTNERSHIP ACTIVATIONS ARE ACCELERATING THE EXCITEMENT AROUND THE GRAND PRIX OF PORTLAND

PORTLAND, Ore. (August 27, 2018)– The Grand Prix of Portland is proud to announce new corporate partnership and official sponsor additions to the event held at Portland International Raceway (PIR), August 31-September 2.

BMW, B. Young RV, Firestone, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, MillerCoors, Pepsi, and The Oregonian have joined in to support the Verizon IndyCar Series event bringing elite open-wheel racing back to Portland and Pacific Northwest after an 11-year absence. Previous partnership announcements included Cooper Tires, Lanphere Automotive Group and Motorcycles, Red Lion on the River – Jantzen Beach, TriMet and World of Speed Motorsports Museum.
“The interest in the Grand Prix of Portland is increasing in intensity with each day it gets closer, not only with race fans but also with the corporate community,” said Jerry Jensen, general manager of the Grand Prix of Portland. “In addition to the jam-packed racing schedule on PIR, these new partners’ activations are building awareness and will bring fantastic atractions to the weekend for both race fans and festival goers to experience.”
A long-time supporter and official tire supplier of Indy car racing, Firestone will have extensive trackside television signage and a large display presence in IndyCar Fan Village. Plus, Firehawk, Firestone’s popular racing mascot, will be greeting fans on the PIR grounds throughout the festival weekend. Green Savoree Racing Promotions, the owners and operators of the Grand Prix of Portland, holds a long-standing partnership with the tire manufacturer through its title sponsorship of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
BMW is the official luxury vehicle of the Grand Prix of Portland. Fans will spot these automobiles in the pre-race parade laps for all nine races, plus they will have numerous on site activations and displays. Portland-based B. Young RV is an official sponsor and supplier of the race weekend and will feature an executive motorcoach display during the Grand Prix of Portland.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise will have trackside signage and branding around the event site. MillerCoors is the official beer showcasing the Coors Light brand which will be served throughout the event site and hospitality suites. Coors Light will have off track signage in key spectator areas.
Pepsi is the official soft drink and water through its Aquafina brand. It will have exclusive pouring rights at the Grand Prix of Portland and has provided in-market activations through its Mountain Dew brand throughout the Portland metro area via Fred Meyer and Plaid Pantry. Pepsi is also supporting the event race week through Grand Prix of Portland IndyCar show car appearances at some of its key retail stores including Fred Meyer and Wal-Mart stores. Its brand new energy drink BANG will be featured during the Grand Prix of Portland.
 
The Oregonian, through both its print edition and online presence at OregonLive.com, is an official sponsor and media partner for the event. It has run an extensive advertising campaign, sponsored content and special takeovers online to broaden the awareness for the Grand Prix of Portland. Look for The Oregonian’s on site display at PIR.
Racing action will be non-stop during the weekend, headlined by Sunday’s 105-lap (206.54 miles) Verizon IndyCar Series race serving as Round 16 of 17 on the 2018 season schedule. Doubleheaders will be held for all three open-wheel development series comprising the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires. Championships will be on the line as PIR is the final stop in 2018 for these three series. Mazda Global MX-5 Cup will provide additional full-fender action.
The Grand Prix of Portland is a tremendous family value. Children 12 and under receive free general admission to the event and free admission to the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock throughout the weekend when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Visit portlandgp.com for ticket information.
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