PORTLAND, Ore. (July 27, 2008) – Brad Rampelberg, of San Jose, Calif., captured his first SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup victory in Round Three at Portland International Raceway, part of the Mazda Grand Prix of Portland. His Hooverspeed teammate Todd Buras, of Melbourne, Fla., finished second, followed by Eric Foss, of Fort Worth, Texas, in third.
Starting second, Rampelberg immediately charged for the lead at the drop of the green flag, but was held off by polesitter Caddell. The move lost Rampelberg enough momentum in the No. 14 Hooverspeed/Mazda/Patron Tequila MX-5 to give Christian Franck, of Simi Valley, Calif., an opportunity to take over second place.
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