Portland report

NASPORT GT-3 points leader JACK SCOVILLE of Corvallis, OR jumped into the lead of the series second round at Portland International Raceway at the Rose Cup races today. He never looked back as he led the field around the 1.944 mile road ...

NASPORT GT-3 points leader JACK SCOVILLE of Corvallis, OR jumped into the lead of the series second round at Portland International Raceway at the Rose Cup races today. He never looked back as he led the field around the 1.944 mile road course in his #81 Jack Scoville Ltd Nissan 240SX, turning the race's fastest lap at 1:21.475. Scoville continues to lead the GT-3 points chase. The top five overall and GT-3 finishers were GARY BOCKMAN of Portland, OR in the #9 Bockman & Sons/NW Demolition Mazda RX-3, Pole Sitter FRANK HONSOWETZ of El Segundo, CA in his newly repainted #8 Creative Endeavors Nissan 240SX, DOUG BARNHOLD of Fontana CA in the #19 Genesis Engineering Nissan 240SX, and MIKE LEWIS of San Diego, CA in the #12 Red Line Oil/Cyclo Mazda RX-7.

JOHN OLSEN of Monterey CA was able to start and finish the race, a major feat in and of itself considering his #3 GT-4 Tarpy's Road House/Classic Coachworks Nissan PL510 had to be rebuilt from the ground up after he literally crashed and burned three weeks ago in an SCCA National race in Seattle. He won the GT-4 race and now leads GT-4 points as the GT-4 pole sitter, DON NIMI of North Vancouver, Canada bent a valve and was unable to start the race.

The race was run under gray but dry skies The average race speed for GT-3 was 81.79 mph and 76.56 for GT-4.

The NASPORT-West series now moves to California for Round Three where they race over Fourth of July Weekend at Thunderhill Park in an all-SCCA professional race weekend.

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