Portland International Auto Show w/ Subaru of America

Billed as the premier Auto Show of the Pacific Northwest, the Portland International Auto Show will this year include a display from the Oregon Trail Rally.

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The Oregon Trail Rally, round 3 of the 2015 Rally America National Championship calendar, will present two competition vehicles as part of the Subaru display at the Auto Show. On the main floor of the Oregon Convention Center, fans will have the opportunity to view these finely prepared rally racing vehicles. Event officials and drivers will be available across the weekend to provide information on this exciting motorsport, these local competition vehicles and the Oregon Trail Rally.

Paul+EklundThe Oregon Trail Rally is a rally racing event scheduled for April 24-26, 2015. The event begins with a family friendly evening of competition at Portland International Raceway (PIR) onFriday April 24, before teams move east towards Dufur and Hood River for Saturday and Sunday.

The Portland International Auto Show runs from Thursday February 5th through Sunday February 9th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

About Rally Racing

Rally racing is one of the world’s most challenging and popular motorsports. It is considered by many as the extreme sport of automobile racing and it’s often described simply as “real cars, real roads, real fast.” Unlike any other type of car racing, rally teams compete in any weather, on challenging forest, mountain or desert roads.

Racing takes place only on “special stages,” using demanding back roads temporarily closed by local authorities for the event. “Transits”, driven at normal highway speeds with teams fully subject to all traffic laws, connect the “special stage” sections together speeds. Vehicles can only be serviced and repaired at designated “service” locations and for set periods of time.

Rally vehicles are production-based cars and trucks from manufacturers around the world. All competition vehicles are installed with mandatory safety features to protect the competitors. They compete both for the overall victory and wins within a class structure that groups together vehicles with similar performance.

Each vehicle carries a driver and a co-driver/navigator. Using a detailed route book and a sophisticated rally computer, the co-driver keeps the team on-course and advises the driver of any hazards ahead. This role is as critical as the driver’s skill, since the team is traveling at full racing speeds over roads they have never before seen, in any type of weather.

 

About Oregon Rally Group
Based in Portland, Oregon, the Oregon Rally Group is a non-profit organization that organizes and promotes all forms of Rally (Stage Rally, Rally Cross and Road Rally) events in the Oregon and beyond.

About Rally America
Based in Williston, VT, Rally America, Inc. sanctions the Rally America National Championship, which consists of eight national-level events in 2014 located at a variety of venues across the country, from Portland, Oregon to Newry, Maine. NBC Sports Network is airing eight Rally America episodes. For more information please visit www.rally-america.com.

For further information contact:
Oregon Trail Rally Chairman: Doug Heredos, 503-709-0937 or otr@oregonrally.com Oregon Trail Rally Media Officer: Robert Mahony, 503-987-0323 or robertm@oregonrally.com Rally America Marketing/Media: Ananda Siverts, 206-302-8289 or ananda@rally-america.com

Attached Images: © Aaron Kathman – Rally America

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