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Formula E whirs into town for second lap at Portland E-Prix

The all-electric racing event brings on-track excitement and off-track entertainment to its charged-up fanbase June 29-30.

Red confetti falls in front of a crowd of Formula E fans cheering on the race. Almost every single person is holding their phones up in the air to try to take a video.

The atmosphere at Formula E races is quite literally, electric.

Photo via Formula E

Portland International Raceway has found a winning formula for drawing crowds out to the track each summer. Formula E, in fact.

The international, all-electric racing championship was founded in 2014 and has since gained a worldwide following thanks to its nonstop, adrenaline-inducing action. Imagine drivers jockeying for position, and yes, occasionally crashing, on challenging courses around the globe.

Last year, the inaugural Portland E-Prix came to town. This Saturday, June 29-Sunday, June 30, the event is taking a second lap. In that spirit, fans can expect twice the entertainment at a doubleheader weekend featuring two qualifiers, two races, and two live music performances.

People sit in a line of racing seats at Formula E's gaming arena. Their steering wheels are connected to miniature racecars on a track in front of them. They are all poised for the starting flag.

It’s all fun and games until you lap your best friend.

Photo via Formula E

Buckle up, there’s more.

  • Challenge your friends in the gaming arena’s racing simulator to see who can cross the finish line first.
  • Guests will have access to the paddock, where drivers will be available for autograph sessions and meet-and-greets.
  • Exhibits in the kids’ area designed to encourage their curiosity around innovation and sustainability. The FIA Girls on Track is an opportunity for ages 12-18 to gain an inside line on a future motorsports career.
  • Local food and beverage vendors will be on-site when you need to refuel.

In 2024, the stakes are amped up, as Portland is the last stop before Formula E’s season finale in London this July. Tickets start at $20 for kids and $40 for adults.