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We finished 1-2.

Pierre Kleinubing, followed by Matt Plumb.

Auberlen was 8th. Lots of "the usual suspects" among the other top finishers.

Complete final results:

Fn St # Driver/Hometown Sponsor/Car Pts Purse Lps Gap Fst Time Fst Spd
1 2 42 Pierre Kleinubing/Coconut Creek/FL A-SPEC/RealTime Racing/Acura TSX 33 10950 30 **1:26.325 81.070
2 1 43 Matt Plumb/Newport/RI RealTime/SANZ/Sun MicroSystems/Acura TSX 29 8200 30 -3.018 **1:26.533 80.875
3 4 98 Bob Stretch/Dallas/TX Wheels America/BMW 325Ci 26 4500 30 -5.616 **1:26.447 80.956
4 11 4 Peter Cunningham/W. Bend/WI NISMO/TeamRTR/Nissan/Sentra SE-R 23 1700 30 -13.548 **1:26.663 80.754
5 6 27 Nic Jonsson/Buford/GA LectricAir/Tecmark Corporation/BMW 325Ci 21 2000 30 -16.348 **1:26.458 80.945
6 7 97 Charles Espenlaub/Lutz/FL Sparco USA/Oakley/Mazda ProtegeES 20 3800 30 -18.102 **1:26.830 80.598
7 12 29 James Sofronas/Newport Beach/CA LecticAir/Techmark Corp/GMG/BMW 325Ci 19 1200 30 -27.691 **1:26.742 80.680
8 8 1 Bill Auberlen/Rolling Hills Est/CA Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs/BMW 325i 18 1100 30 -28.698 **1:26.720 80.701
9 5 3 Dino Crescentini(R)/Malibu/CA Turner/H&R Sprng/Centric Parts/BMW 325i 18 1000 30 -42.769 **1:27.099 80.350
10 18 96 Scott Fredricksen(R)/Gastonia/NC Sparco USA/Oakley/Mazda ProtegeES 16 2600 30 -50.339 **1:27.550 79.936
11 25 48 Memo Gidley/Navato/CA US Air Force Reserve/Ford Focus 15 1400 30 -52.27 **1:27.718 79.783
12 13 37 Matt Richmond/Mooresville/NC Bimmerworld/Ground Control/BMW 325i 14 700 30 -54.526 **1:27.436 80.040
13 14 38 Seth Thomas(R)/Cumming/GA Bimmerworld/Ground Control/BMW 325i 13 600 30 -1:01.7480 **1:27.379 80.092
14 19 99 Kevin McKee/San Francisco/CA Wheels America/BMW 325Ci 12 550 30 -1:07.0579 **1:27.812 79.697
15 22 46 Nick Esayian(R)/Encinitas/CA Total Trolly/Datamine/RealTime/Acura RSX 11 500 30 -1:10.515 **1:28.327 79.232
16 20 28 Scott Galaba(R)/Chicago/IL Garrett Popcorn Shops/Tecmark/BMW 325Ci 10 450 30 -1:11.461 **1:28.383 79.182
17 17 9 Chip Herr(R)/Lititz/PA Warwick Auto Park/Mazda ProtegeES 9 1400 29 -1 laps **1:28.516 79.063
18 24 62 Nick Woodhouse/Vancouver/BC Woodhouse & Assoc./BMW 325i 8 375 29 -1 laps **1:29.648 78.065
19 16 13 Scott Bradley/San Jose/CA Circuit City/Sony/Mazda ProtegeES 7 1350 29 -1 laps **1:27.945 79.577
20 15 18 Paul Lambert/Sonoma/CA Sonnen Audi/STaSIS/Audi A4 6 300 26 Throttle **1:27.083 80.364
21 9 2 Justin Marks/San Francisco/CA Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs/BMW 325i 5 25 Mech. **1:27.153 80.300
22 3 72 Jeff Altenburg/Ellicott City/MD Tri-Point/Mazdaspeed/Mazda 6 1 100 2 Mech. **1:29.919 77.830
23 10 71 Shauna Marinus/Folsom/CA Tri-Point/Mazdaspeed/Mazda ProtegeES 0 Trans. no time
24 21 21 Seth Neiman(R)/Woodside/CA TC Kline Racing/BMW 325Ci * * 0 DNS no time *
25 23 00 Andrew Monterrubio/Red Bluff/CA Tech2Mspt/Enkei Wheels/APR Prf/Acura Integra R 0 DNS no time

Time of race: 43 minutes, 25.035 seconds.
Average speed: 80.594 mph
Margin of victory: 3.018 Seconds
Lap leaders: Laps 1-30, #42 Pierre Kleinubing Hot Lap (Fast Lap): #42 Pierre Kleinubing , 1:26.325 (81.070 mph)
Fastest qualifier: #43 Matt Plumb, 1:23.961 (83.353 mph)
Cautions: None
B&M Holeshot Award winner: #48 Gidley improved seven positions on lap one
Sunoco Hard Charger: #48 Gidley advanced the most positions from start to finish

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Oh....BTW the race was on July 24. It will be shown on the SPEED channel this Sunday (Aug. 1) at noon.

Here's an article on the race:

Kleinubing leads Plumb and Stretch


PORTLAND, Ore. (July 24, 2004) – Pierre Kleinubing, of Coconut Creek, Fla., left his bad luck behind today, winning the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Round Six event at Portland International Raceway. Teammate Matt Plumb, of Newport, R.I., and Bob Stretch, of Dallas, completed the top three.
Kleinubing leads Plumb and Stretch (Click for larger)

Kleinubing has had a difficult season thus far with mechanical gremlins taking him out of two of the previous five races. The driver of the No. 42 A-Spec/RealTime Racing Acura TSX came into the weekend in unfamiliar territory, seventh in points, having never finished lower than third since his series debut in 1997.

Kleinubing put his TSX second on the grid, alongside teammate and Air Force Reserve Pole Position winner Plumb. Plumb got away clean at the standing start, and Kleinubing dropped to third behind the No. 98 Wheels America BMW 325Ci of Stretch. By turn three, Kleinubing was second. As the lead tandem entered the back straight, Plumb missed a shift, allowing his Brazilian teammate past. After a brief challenge for the lead from Jeff Altenburg’s Mazda 6 on lap two, Kleinubing was able to speed away to his 20th-career win by a record-close 3.018-second margin, averaging a record 80.594 mph.

“On the backstretch, he [Plumb] missed a gear and I was able to get by him,” Kleinubing said about passing his teammate. “ Altenburg had a little miscue under braking and I let him by. And, then I got by him the same way I got by Matt on the backstretch. The car was definitely hooked up. But, my teammate Matt Plumb was definitely on the move and so was [Bob] Stretch. I think they have a little more weight than I do. It was just fate toward the end where my car stayed pretty consistent. My lap times did not drop that much. I tried to maintain the gap and run consistent. It was a good run for us today.”

Plumb, who captured his second-career pole, drove the No. 43 RealTime/SANZ/Sun Microsystems Acura TSX to his second podium finish of the season.

“The last three laps I started feeling the heat,” Plumb added about the 100 degree conditions. “My mouth got dry. I started thinking about getting out of the car and that is the kiss of death when you do that. Otherwise, I felt pretty good.

“I missed a shift coming down the backstretch and that was pretty much the end of it for me. I really had nothing for Pierre [Kleinubing], whether he got by me there or later. He was very hooked up. He had a great car. He’s a great driver, so he deserves to win.”

Stretch, who was placed on probation after Infineon Raceway’s Round Four race, had a clean run to third place, his first-career podium finish in SCCA SPEED Touring Car competition. Peter Cunningham, of West Bend, Wis., ran his Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V up from 11th on the grid to finish fourth, with Nic Jonsson bringing his BMW 325Ci home fifth, despite experiencing some overheating.

Perhaps the biggest story of the race started earlier in the day in Vancouver , B.C., where Memo Gidley qualified fifth for Sunday’s race in an interim ride with Rocketsports Racing. Following qualifying, Gidley took two helicopters and a Learjet to make the SPEED Touring Car grid in his Air Force Reserve Ford Focus. Starting last, Gidley moved up seven positions on the first lap, eventually finishing 11th and earning both the B&M Shifters Holeshot Award and the Sunoco Hard Charger.

“I was real confident [after testing] Thursday,” Gidley, who headed back to Vancouver following the SCCA SPEED Touring Car race. “I got the laps in the car, which was great. Then, I had Ken Dobson come in on Friday and Saturday. I know [Dobson] from way back. He is an awesome driver and I knew he’d do a great job of setting the car up. So, I just tried to concentrate on the Champ Car deal. It’s a whole different beast. But, once you get in that mode it’s all the same. So, once I got used to that, we had a great run today in [Champ Car] qualifying [fifth on the grid] and the team is really ecstatic. That’s the highest they’ve been on that car all year by far. Then, I just flipped a switch, hopped on a plane and came out here. It was fun. I love racing in the SPEED World Challenge and I am glad I got [back] down here.”

After a great weekend at Infineon Raceway, with a win and a second in the doubleheader, point leader Bill Auberlen did not fare as well in Portland . For the first time since 2001, Auberlen finished outside of the top four, bringing his BMW 325i home in eighth.

Despite his disappointing day, Auberlen maintained the point lead after six of 10 rounds, with 172, followed by Jonsson (160), Plumb (144), James Sofronas (120) and Justin Marks (115). BMW also maintained its lead in the Manufacturers’ Championship Presented by Racer Magazine, with 48 points to Acura’s 30, followed by Nissan (18) and Mazda (six).

Today’s race will be broadcast on SPEED Channel Aug. 1 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). For more information, please visit

And here's the complete schedule for the season:

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Oh....BTW the race was on July 24. It will be shown on the SPEED channel this Sunday (Aug. 1) at noon.
Sweet! Thanks for the heads up Larch :D

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