Oregon State Police troopers cited at least six more participants in the “Ferrari Challenge Rally” Wednesday in the Mt. Hood area. One of the drivers was ticketed for going 123 miles an hour on Highway 97 north of Maupin, troopers said.
It was the second rash of tickets for participants in this week's “Ferrari Challenge Rally: The Rally of Northern Oregon” being held in the area. On Monday, troopers responded to numerous driving complaints on Highway 20 and subsequently stopped and cited six Ferrari operators for speed violations west of Sisters ranging from 83 to 98 mph.
During Wednesday's noon hour, OSP Trooper Thad Routson was working south of The Dalles on Highway 197 and stopped four Ferrari Club Rally drivers north of Maupin in 18 minutees. One of the drivers, Bruce L. Jamison, 55, of Houston, Texas, operating a 2006 Ferrari was cited for Violation of the Basic Rule in Excess of 100 mph after he was detected going 123 mph in a 55 mph near milepost 40. The other drivers were cited for speeds of 80, 81, and 85 mph.
OSP troopers working on Highway 26 west of Government Camp encountered other rally participants as they returned westbound towards Portland. Troopers noted that most of the rally participants were complying with traffic laws, but three other drivers were cited Wednesday afternoon by an OSP trooper in an unmarked Aggressive Driving Enforcement Plan (ADEP) patrol vehicle. Two were cited for going 75 mph in a 45 mph zone, and one was cited for passing in a no-passing zone.