Tickets now on sale for 2018 Grand Prix of Portland

Public Ticket Sales Begin for the Grand Prix of Portland

Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires Support Series Races 
Add to the Weekend Excitement

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 17, 2018) – Green Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) is excited to announce that tickets are on sale today effective 10:00 a.m. PT for the Grand Prix of Portland at  The race weekend is scheduled for August 31-September 2, 2018 at Portland International Raceway.

The Grand Prix of Portland will be the first dedicated open-wheel race weekend at Portland International Raceway since the former Champ Car World Series in 2007.  It is highlighted by Round 16 of 17 on the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule which will take the green flag at 11:30 a.m. PT on Sunday, September 2.

“Indy car racing is back in the Pacific Northwest for the Grand Prix of Portland on Labor Day weekend, and we expect demand for tickets to be high,” said Jerry Jensen, general manager for the Grand Prix of Portland.  “For a limited time, we also have a Champions Club offering the most unique fan experience at a tremendous value.  It’s going to be an action-packed weekend for all to enjoy.”

Reserved Seating is currently available in 10 different grandstands including the popular Festival Chicane location.  The grandstand seats are sold at three different pricing levels based on the trackside viewing location.  The 3-Day Reserved Seating prices are:

3-Day Gold (Festival Chicane Grandstand)    $165

3-Day Silver (C2, C3 and C4 Grandstands)    $95

3-Day Bronze (G, H, J, L, M and P Grandstands and ADA Platforms)   $85 

The Champions Club provides premium access to race fans with 3-Day Reserved Seating included.  Before the drivers and cars take the green flag, it provides access to Sunday’s pre-race grid walk and the Verizon IndyCar Series Paddock throughout the weekend.  Additional benefits include a souvenir credential, exclusive partner offers, and additional on site access to be determined.  Pricing for Champions Club follows:

3-Day Gold      $190

3-Day Silver    $170

3-Day Bronze  $160

General admission, pit and paddock access, and parking passes are also on sale.  Children 12 and under get free general admission and paddock access with a ticketed adult.  Pricing is as follows for these remaining items:

3-Day Pit and Paddock Pass              $125

3-Day Paddock Pass                         $65

3-Day General Admission                  $60

3-Day Broadacre Parking                  $50


Along with today’s release of public ticket sales, the support race series completing the weekend schedule are also confirmed.  The Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires features the rising stars of open-wheel racing’s development ladder which are listed in order from its top tier to entry level:  Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, Pro Mazda Presented by Cooper Tires, and Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, respectively. 

Each of these Mazda Road to Indy series will run doubleheader events on Portland International Raceway and serves as their season finale races.  Indy Lights last raced at Portland International Raceway in 2001, and Pro Mazda and USF2000 in 2006.  Rounding out the schedule will be some full-fender action from the Mazda MX-5 Cup.

Fans can stay up to speed on all the Grand Prix of Portland news, schedule and event features by visiting, following the event on on social media using #PortlandGP, or joining the E-Club for updates via email.


Portland International Raceway (PIR) is the home of the Grand Prix of Portland.  PIR is a 1.967-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 is the site of over 550 events annually including automotive and motorcycle road racing, motocross, cruise-ins and other special events including the Rose Cup Races.

The inaugural Indy car race PIR was held in 1984 and won by Al Unser Jr.  Current Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais was the winner of PIR’s last professional open-wheel event in 2007.  Indy car racing had a rich 24-year tradition racing at PIR from 1984-2007 which included many memorable races.  The Father’s Day race of 1986 featured Mario Andretti victorious over his son Michael on the last lap by less than a second.  There was also the closest three-way road racing finish in Indy car history 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 Racing Promotions, which also promotes Honda Indy Toronto (July 13-15, 2018), The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (July 27-29, 2018) and Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (March 8-10, 2019). 

For more information, visit, ‘like’ its Facebook page @PortlandGP or follow updates on Twitter @Portland_GP and Instagram at @Portland_GP using #PortlandGP.


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