Hawk Performance Added To Growing List Of SVRA Partners & Sponsors

Southlake, TX (January 17, 2013) – The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association announced that Hawk Performance, a division of Carlisle Companies Incorporated, has been named The Official Brake Product of SVRA. Hawk joins an ever increasing list of companies who will support SVRA throughout its expanded 2013 race season.

Organization President & CEO, Tony Parella, commented on Hawk’s involvement by saying, “We are very proud and enthusiastic to have Hawk as a partner and believe that they will bring a lot to the table this year. Their extensive product line and plans to provide at-track support at selected events during the 2013 will be a real benefit to our competitors.”

Dave Roberts, Chairman, CEO, and President of Carlisle Companies stated, “I am pleased that Hawk Performance has become SVRA’s official brake partner. I have personally participated in a number of events organized by vintage racing organizations and I am convinced the direction Tony is taking SVRA will lead it to be one of a few premiere vintage racing organizations in the US. At Hawk, we want to be part of that growth and evolution.” Andrew Hisey, Sales & Marketing Director, for Hawk Performance added, “Our company is all about supporting the men and women behind the wheel, and there’s no better example of such an engaged membership than at SVRA. All of us at Hawk are looking forward to being the Official Brake Partner of such a passionate, knowledgeable, and active group of racers.”

About SVRA: Founded in 1978, the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (originally called the Southeast Vintage Racing Association) has conducted Vintage Racing events at legendary tracks in the East and Southeast area of the country including Watkins Glen International, Sebring International Raceway, Virginia International Raceway, Road America, and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Acquired by Texas businessman and Vintage Racer, Tony Parella, in September 2012, the organization has embarked on an aggressive program designed to bring the sport of Vintage Racing to a new level of professionalism and prominence. Among the key elements of this program are: the acquisition of the West Coast Vintage organization, Historic Sportscar Racing–West (HSR-West); the announcement of a set of simplified set of rules enforcement procedures; and an expansion of its East and West Coast race schedules to a record setting total of 17 events for the 2013 season. Additionally, the emergence of SVRA as Vintage Racing’s only national organization will give competitors an unrivaled opportunity to experience events on both coasts, as well as Vintage
Racing’s first ever National Championship.

Further information on the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association can be found at www.svra.com , on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About: HAWK PERFORMANCE: Hawk Performance is a leading supplier of severe duty and high-performance products manufactured in ISO-certified facilities for the motorsports and performance automotive aftermarket. Hawk Performance products are engineered to allow users to control command and conquer the terrain for which their vehicles are designed. Decades of experience in developing friction materials for aerospace, industrial, military, automotive and motorsports applications give Hawk an advantage over the competition. In the past decade, Hawk friction products have won more motorsports championships than any other friction manufacturer. Additional information on Hawk Performance can be found at, http://www.hawkperformance.com/ or on Facebook