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Vasser likes race in Portland

    Jimmy Vasser became one of the greatest open-wheel racing drivers of his generation in the 1990s when he claimed a Champ Car title in 1996, was third in 1997 and second in 1998.

    In each case, the road to success ran through Portland, where Vasser has been racing since his quarter-midget days in the 1970s.

    “I love the place,” he said without any prompting.

     — Excerpt from The Oregonian, June 5, 2007


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