Oregon Trail Rally Info
Start date
April 20, 2018
End date
April 22, 2018
Racing surface
Gravel and Tarmac
Rally length
129 Competition miles, 272 Transit miles
Rally location
Portland International Raceway, Goldendale WA, Dufur OR
Event website
Portland International Raceway tickets
Oregon Trail Rally

First run in 1984, the Oregon Trail Rally lives up to the challenges of its namesake. Competitors battle the twisting roads of Portland International Raceway and in the high-desert plains more inland along Columbia River Gorge. High speeds, long jumps, and deep water crossings separate teams from victory. 

The action starts on multi-surface stages at Portland International Raceway. The fan-favorite venue brings Stage Rally to the city in a spectator friendly environment. On Saturday the rally moves to the steep hills near Goldendale, Washington. Day 2 of OTR sees a few more tarmac stage miles, featuring the historic Maryhill Loops Road. Laid down in 1911 as a test road by the famous Sam Hill, Maryhill is almost perfectly built for racing thanks to its near constant exciting corners and elevation changes. On Sunday, OTR crosses the Columbia River into the wide sweeping plains of Dufur, Oregon. The rally gets fast on these flowing roads and even sees teams ford a river at race pace. Sunday also features the Boyd Jump, a chance for drivers to fly 120ft or more.

The OTR schedule has been reshuffled and expanded for 2018. Goldendale stages will be run on Saturday this year, with the rally ending near Dufur on Sunday. The Boyd Loop stage, along with its iconic jump will be run a third time this year, giving competitors an extra opportunity to set a new distance record.

Spectator Viewing Schedule

Friday April 20

Portland International Raceway Super Special Stages

7 - 9pm
Parade Lap of PIR
Parc Exposé in PIR North Paddock
First car starts
Super Special Stages

Saturday April 21

Goldendale, Washington Stages

9 - 10am
Parc Exposé, Eagles Aerie, The Dalles
Stage 5, Dalles Mountain, Spectator Point A 
Service I, Goldendale
Stage 7, Oak Flat I, Spectator Point B
Stage 9, Oak Flat II, Spectator Point B
Service II, Goldendale
Stage 10 - Maryhill Loops I, Spectator Point C
Stage 11 - Maryhill Loops II, Spectator Point C
Service III, Goldendale
First car finishes Day 2, Eagles Aerie, The Dalles

Sunday April 22

Dufur, Oregon Stages

9 - 10am
Parc Exposé, Main Street, Dufur
Stage 13, Boyd Loop I, Spectator Point D
Stage 15, Starveout I, Spectator Point E
Service I, Dufur
Stage 16, Boyd Loop II, Spectator Point D
Stage 18, Starveout II, Spectator Point E
Service II, Dufur
Stage 19, Boyd Loop III, Spectator Point D
First car finshes Day 3, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles
Victory Podium Celebration, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles
All Times Pacific
Spectator Points and Directions listed in Spectator Guide
Driver Stats
  • 2017 Winners Travis Pastrana & Robbie Durant

  • David Higgins has won here 8 times

  • Closest margin of victory - 9.5 seconds in 2016

  • Boyd Jump distance record - 120ft in 2017

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