RACE: Kumho Portland Enduro IRDC report

Puyallup, WA -- Scotty B. White and Doug Hebanthal drove to an impressive finish at the annual IRDC 8 Hours of the Cascades at Portland International Raceway, Sunday, Oct 21. White and Hebanthal placed their Porsche 911 entry in 2nd position ...

Puyallup, WA -- Scotty B. White and Doug Hebanthal drove to an impressive finish at the annual IRDC 8 Hours of the Cascades at Portland International Raceway, Sunday, Oct 21. White and Hebanthal placed their Porsche 911 entry in 2nd position overall, a mere 45 seconds behind the lead car. Both drivers credit the Kumhos slick racing tires as a major element in their performance.

"The tires were the story," explained Scotty B. White. "Doug and I were very impressed with the durability, drivability, consistency and the speed of the Kuhmo racing slicks. I did a double stint. It was three hours long and in a car with no power steering. It was physically demanding, but on other tires, it could have been much worse. The Kumho tires were so drivable."

The 1994 model RS America 911, owned and campaigned by Hebanthal regularly in PCA and SCCA Club Racing, finished 16 laps in front of the third place car, a 964 Supercup Porsche 911. Jeff Gamtroth served as the Rothsport Racing Crew Chief. He regularly serves as Crew Chief for Alex Job Racing on the professional racing circuits. He reported that team set its fastest laps in the waning hours of the race.

"It looked like these tires could go another eight hours," stated Gamroth.

Scotty B. White and Doug Hebanthal have co-driven eight and twelve-hour events many times in previous years. This is their best finish to date. The sunny 60-degree weather provided both drivers with the perfect environment to put the Kumho racing slicks thru their paces. White expressed his eagerness to race them again.

"I wasn't surprised that the Kumho racing slicks would be as good as they are because the Kumho DOT racing tires have been phenomenal for us in SCCA competition. But now that I've had a chance to race on the slicks, I can't wait for the opportunity to race on them again."

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Series Road racing , SCCA
Drivers Alex Job , Scotty B. White
Teams Alex Job Racing