Kelly Johnson Dies on Last Turn of Last Lap at PIR

Kelly Johnson Died on Last Turn of Last Lap at PIR

An accomplished, 24-year-old motorcycle racer died on the last turn of her last lap Sunday at the Portland International Raceway ( PIR ), officials said. Kelly Johnson, a Sauvie Island resident and previous champion who holds a lap record at PIR, died immediately from an impact with a wall about 3 p.m., said Chris Page, president of the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association. “She was a known personality in the…

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Four Bikes & ATVs Burglarized from Repair Shop

Four ATVs and Bikes Burglarized from Shop

The owner of Mark’s Auto Repair in Madras, which was burglarized last month, is now offering a $500 reward to encourage people with information to step forward and help solve the theft of items worth an estimated $17,000. A burglary not only takes a financial toll on victims, but takes other tolls, too. “It’s been hard on the family,” owner Mark Hodges said. “My wife’s not sleeping good. And of…

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Motorcycle Safety Summit in Portland, OR

Skid Bike at the State Motorcycle Safety Summit

Traffic fatalities are increasing this year in Portland, including deaths in motorcycle crashes. City officials are hoping to reduce the trend with Vision Zero policies that call for no traffic fatalities or serious injuries in the future. By coincidence, the State Motorcycle Safety Administrators annual summit meeting is being held this week through Saturday at the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach. Motorcycle safety professionals from all regions of the…

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Oregon Motorcycle Expo Starts Today

Oregon Motorcycle Expo

On June 25, and 26th, 2016 at the Oaks Amusement Part is this year’s annual Oregon Motorcycle Expo. This year’s event will offer some amazing motorcycles, shows and unique vendors. Attendees can enjoy a stunt show, tattoo fair, live music, tons of food and of course, a beer garden. Admission is free, which is one of the best things about this event, but donations will also be accepted to offset…

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