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Portland Champ Car race picks up a sponsor
The Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland presented by Joe’s Sports and Outdoor is proud to announce its race partnership with local jeweler Stephen Vincent Jewelers and watchmaker Chase-Durer. Stephen Vincent Jewelers is the Official Jeweler for the 2007 running of the Champ Car Grand Prix. Chase-Durer as also been named as the Official Timepiece.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the greatest sports event in Portland and want to support what the event does for the City in excitement, prestige and international exposure”, said owner Stephen Pirkl. Stephen Vincent Jewelers will be hosting the new DP01 show car at their SW First and Jefferson storefront in downtown Portland on May 30th. Miss Oregon will be in attendance at the Stephen Vincent Jewelers booth race weekend to help give away two Chase-Durer watches – the same model the fastest qualifier and winner will receive.

“Chase-Durer Watches are proud to participate in sponsorship of the annual running of the Grand Prix of Portland; we look forward to an exciting weekend,” Said Stan Alicki, Vice President of Sales for Chase-Durer. “We will be presenting the Fastest Qualifier, and the main Event winner, with the Chase-Durer “Trackmaster Chronograph".

The 24th running of the Champ Car series, with a new television contract, promises renewed growth and attention to the series and to Portland, Oregon. This year’s race will be televised nationally on ABC with a 1PM Pacific Time green flag.  The race will also be beamed live into 170 International markets. 1190 KEX will carry the race live as well.

Joining the Champ Car’s for the Three Day festival of Speed will be the Atlantic Championship Series, Formula Drift, the Star Mazda Championships and The Globe of Death. The week also features Pit Stop Competitions, Street Parties and numerous other events.

Tickets for the Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland Presented by Joe’s are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations. For more information fans can head to www.champcarportland.com and check out all the events on Champ Car weekend.

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