The PDX Open originated to settle the local debate on whether mod cars were in fact faster over a five minute run than their 17.5 counterparts. The small track has seen comparable lap times between the mod and stock classes and many argued the more manageable power of the 17.5 and 13.5 classes provided an advantage. After 2 rounds of qualifying, XRAY’s Travis Harker was able to put in clean runs in both classes to start on the pole position in both Mains. In the 2WD Open, T.Harker was able to get off to a clean start and he took the lead in both Mains to secure the victory with a comfortable margin. Brad Borneill (Yokomo) and Shannon Houfek (XRAY) rounded out the top 3.

In the opening round of 4WD, T.Harker was able to secure the victory leading him to believe a clean sweep of the day was in store. Unfortunately after creating a gap in A2 he made a costly mistake coming onto the straight away and gave up the lead. B.Borneill had an excellent run and forced an A3 to determine who would win the overall for the day. Another costly mistake in A3 put T.Harker in chase mode and despite his best effort he was unable to find a way around B.Borneill. T.Harker came in second and Mike Nguyen (Yokomo) in third.