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Oregon Trail Rally Info
May 19-21, 2023
ARA National and West Regional
Gravel and Tarmac
~108 Competition miles, ~272 Transit miles
Portland International Raceway
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.
David Higgins has won here 9 times
Closest margin of victory - 9.5 seconds in 2016
Boyd Jump distance record - 120ft in 2017
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