RACER video: PWC's Greg Gill on Portland return

RACER video: PWC's Greg Gill on Portland return

Pirelli World Challenge

RACER video: PWC's Greg Gill on Portland return

In the following video interview, Pirelli World Challenge CEO Greg Gill speaks to RACER’s Marshall Pruett about PWC’s big return to the Pacific Northwest on July 13-15 at Portland International Raceway.

“As we looked at the surveys from our fans, back from Vancouver, B.C. downward, there was a huge desire to bring back professional racing to the Pacific Northwest,” explains Gill. “So when the opportunity came up, I think it was a bit of an embarrassment of riches for Portland — ‘Well, let’s see if we can get IndyCar, let’s see if we can get PWC. Uh oh, we landed both fish!’ And I really have to give kudos to Green Savoree, the promoters for IndyCar, because they’ve worked to ensure it was a proper facility, worked with the track — both series are going in recognizing, ‘Here are the challenges.’ We’ve both made on-site visits — this has been the most engaged we’ve ever been in a facility before we actually arrived.”

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