Portland International Raceway

This race was live-streamed at: www.MinimizerRacing.com.

1. Mackvader has arrived in Portland, Oregon.
1. Mackvader has arrived in Portland, Oregon.


Friday, October 2 (Pacific Daylight Time)

11:30 am to 12:15 pm -- ChampTruck VIP and Media Ride-alongs

1:00 to 1:25 pm -- ChampTruck Practice

2:00 to 2:25 pm -- ChampTruck Practice

Saturday, October 3 (PDT)

9:00 to 9:20 am -- ChampTruck Open Practice

9:50 to 10:10 am -- ChampTruck Qualifying for Heat 1. Mike Morgan had the fourth fastest time and will start in the second row.

11:00 to 11:20 am -- ChampTruck Heat 1. Morgan started in fourth place. When Boles went off track Morgan moved into 3rd. About 15 minutes into the race Dennis Pittsenbarger driving #11 rolled off track. The red flag came out and the race was called while the upended truck was righted and removed from the track. No injuries to the driver. Morgan placed third.

1:40 to 2:00 pm -- ChampTruck Heat 2. [Start order inverted from previous race finish.] Morgan started in fourth beside Boles #3. At the start Boles shot to the lead. Morgan's #88 passed #54. Rude's #14 followed, then passed #88. Both #14 and #88 passed #63. Morgan's #88 finished the race in third behind the Jupiter team of trucks #3 and #14.

2:45 to 3:05 pm -- ChampTruck Heat 3. [Start order inverted from previous race finish.] Mackvader lined up in 5th place ahead of Boles #3 which immediately moved from 7th to 1st place. In the second lap #63 exploded a brake drum that destroyed a tire. The yellow flag came out as he headed for the pits. After the extended caution period the race resumed. #88 passed #54. #11 went off track and so did #88 but both quickly returned to racing. Mackvader passed #11 for a fourth place finish. In the lap after the finish Mackvader exploded a brake drum and came to a halt on the track apron. After close inspection by Morgan and the track emergency crew the truck was able to limp back into the pits.

3:30 to 4:00 pm -- ChampTruck Driver Autograph Session. Meanwhile Mackvaders pit crew begins making repairs.

Sunday, October 4 (PDT)

9:45 to 10:00 am -- ChampTruck Warm Up

10:15 to 10:45 am -- ChampTruck Heat 4. [Start order inverted from previous race finish.] Mackvader started in the second row in third place. Lots of position changes at the start with Rude's #14 taking the lead, followed by #54, #88, #23, and #3. #88 and #23 passed #54. Mackvader (#88) finished second.

11:15 to 11:45 am -- ChampTruck Autograph Session

12:30 to 12:50 pm -- ChampTruck Heat #5. [Start order inverted from previous race finish.] Morgan started in 5th on the third row. Many positions changed in the first lap with Boles #3 taking the lead, followed by #54, #88, and #23. #23 and #88 bumped in one of the turns with #88 loosing a few parts (wheel hub?), but no change in position. #11 moved up to second while #54 fell back. The order then became #3, #11, #88, #23. Then #11 fell back, so the race order of the leaders became #3, #88, #23, #11. And this was the finish order. Mackvader placed second.

1:45 to 2:20 pm (Time changed) -- ChampTruck Podium Race. [Start order inverted from previous race finish.] The race began with Mackvader in the third row, 5th place, behind #14, #54, #23, #11 and beside #3. #23 passed #54, then #88 passed #11 to take 4th place. #88 passed #54 for 3rd place. Meanwhile #3 moved up to the 4th position. #14 and #23 made contact with both going off course but returning with no change. #3 spun out after making contact with #88. Mackvader #88 finished in a comfortable 3rd place.

2:30 pm -- ChampTruck Awards Ceremony. Mike Morgan received trophy #9 for his third place finish in the Podium Race.

Race Videos

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Course ~ Event Schedule


Heat 1: rollover, full coverage day 1

Heat 2: finish

Heat 3: finish

Heat 4: finish

Heat 5: early, finish

Podium Race: early, finish, ads+full race,

In cab first half

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