openPR Logo
Press release

Team Mini Mania Claims Three Podium Spots at 60th Anniversary Mini Race

09-10-2019 09:13 AM CET | Sports

Press release from: Sponsor PR & Marketing

The starting lineup for the 60th Anniversary Mini Race in Portland. Mari Miller Photography

The starting lineup for the 60th Anniversary Mini Race in Portland. Mari Miller Photography

Five-Car Team finishes first, second and third in class at Portland International Raceway

PORTLAND, Ore. – Dennis Racine of Grass Valley, CA took first place in class and second overall on Sunday at Portland International Raceway in the 60th Anniversary Mini Race. Twenty-four Minis from Canada and the USA converged on the 1.964 Oregon road racing circuit to celebrate the 60th anniversary of one of the most popular cars, with over 10 million produced.

Dennis Racine’s M3 class win was the best Team Mini Mania showing in the Feature Race which saw four classes of Classic Minis compete. Second in M3 was Dennis’ father, Don Racine of Grass Valley and third was Rod Davis, Wildomar, CA.

Team Mini Mania guest driver Randy Unsbee of Gresham, OR took third in the M2 class after starting last due to a DNF in a prior race when the shift linkage broke. The team accomplished an engine change in under two hours. Unsbee earned the Hard Charger award for passing nine cars and finishing eighth overall and third in the M2 class for the final team podium.

Winning the M2 class was Gregg Wold of Osseo, MN who was also third overall, followed in second by Scott Crawford of Bend, OR who was seventh overall.

Team Mini Mania’s Julie Racine in the M1 class and her husband John Burmann from Livermore, CA in the M2 group did not start the feature race. However, in earlier weekend race events they both scored sixth place finishes in their respective class. There were two preliminary Mini races in preparation for the feature event.

Geoff Tupholme of Pritchard, BC was first overall and first in the M4 class, followed in second by Steve Phillips of Clovis, CA and fourth overall, and Trevor Sandham in third and 17th overall from Vancouver, BC.

The M1 class was won by James Stiehr of Evergreen, CO in fifth overall, followed in second by Bruce Houlden from Saskatoon, SK and sixth overall, and Mike Kimball of Sacramento, Ca. in third and ninth overall.

The 60th Anniversary Mini Race was held as a feature event as part of the Columbia River Classic vintage races, sanctioned by SOVREN. Also on tap for the weekend was the 43rd annual All British Field Meet which featured over 700 British cars of all makes and models.

Sponsor PR & Marketing
1260 NE 20th St.
Gresham, OR 97030

Expertise in - Technology, Travel & Tourism, Sports Marketing, Healthcare, Automotive, Financial Services, Government, Manufacturing, Retail, Transportation, and Home Building.

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Team Mini Mania Claims Three Podium Spots at 60th Anniversary Mini Race here

News-ID: 1831198 • Views: 360

More Releases from Sponsor PR & Marketing

Father’s Day Weekend Features Legendary Historic Race Cars and Father/Son Team
Two legendary race cars that began their winning legacy at Blackhawk Farms Raceway return more than 40 years after their debut at this weekend’s Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association Blackhawk Vintage Classic XXVII event in South Beloit, IL. The father and son duo of Don and Dennis Racine from California are competing in the Unsbee family race Mini’s of the 1970s, which were part of the three-car Peterman Unsbee Racing Enterprises

More Releases for Mini

Market Intelligence Report Mini Excavator, 2017-2025
Mini Excavator Global Market: Introduction Mini excavator also known as compact excavator either has a wheel or undercarriage made from rubber or steel and generally has an operating range of 0.7–10 Ton, and is used for performing tasks traditionally done by labour force. Mini excavator mechanizes the work that can be done with the help of a tractor, mini truck and pickups, making the task fast, easy, economical, versatile efficient and
Mini Data Center
A mini data center is defined as a self-contained system designed to be from a single rack (micro data center) to up to 40 rack enclosure (containerized and aisle containment solution) . The system houses IT infrastructure with integrated support infrastructure, such as power and cooling systems. These data centers can support IT load of up to 250 kW and are suitable as disaster recovery data centers, branch office operations,
Mini Mania & Don Racine Target Assault on Can-Am Mini Challenge Vintage Races fo …
California’s Mini Mania owner/founder Don Racine is launching an all-out assault on the prestigious Can-Am Mini Challenge this September with a fleet of vintage Classic Minis featuring race and championship-winning cars spanning some five decades of competition. The Can-Am Mini Challenge is the featured Marque in California’s 14th Annual Charity Challenge Vintage Car Road Races at Sonoma Raceway Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, sanctioned by the Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG). Mini
Fascol Launches Mini ToddleBike, Innovative Mini Folding Toddler Scooter
Shenzhen, China – This upcoming International Women’s Day, working moms around the globe can rejoice: they now have the opportunity to keep their ever-moving toddlers entertained, all while helping them develop and improve their motor skills. Fascol, the China-based company with five European subsidiaries, specializing in the design and manufacturing of “kid’s scooters, tricycles, ride-on vehicles and toys as well as items for the child’s toilet”, has come up with a
Mini Drone Made in Germany
Laichingen/Germany, 21st October 2013 - At the Milipol fair, in November 2013, in Paris, the South German manufacturer MIB Electronic will present its newly developed mini drones. The drones are manufactured in Germany and will be presented for the first time to an professional audience. The high-quality multicopters serve as an observation platform and are controlled wireless from a ground station. Furthermore the system offers the possibility to carry out completely
Sunsation Show Chorus Mini Shows
PRESS RELEASE Submitted by Joan Scott What’s a Mini-Show? Mini-Shows are 1-hour shows that the Sunsation Show Chorus takes “on the road”, in addition to its regular 2-hour shows. Sunsation Show Chorus performed the final show of its seventh season April 10 and is now busy booking Mini-Shows for September 2011 to April 2012. Although very popular at senior communities, the Mini-Shows are not necessarily just for seniors.