Southlake, TX (January 7, 2013) – The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association announced that its popular Endurance Series will be sponsored by Keenan Motors, a Mercedes Benz dealership located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The Keenan Motors Endurance Series consists of a 1-2 hour races, with at least one mandatory pit stop for both Vintage/Classic cars and Historic/GT machines at each of SVRA’s East Coast events during the 2013 season. In addition there will be a National Championship race for each of the Keenan Motors Endurance Series categories at the US Vintage National Championship scheduled for October 23-27, 2013, at a venue to be announced shortly.
Commenting on Keenan Motors involvement with SVRA , organization President and CEO, Tony Parella, stated, “We are proud to have Keenan Motors as partner for our popular Endurance Series program. SVRA has a long history of support by its members and Jim Peruto, the owner of Keenan Motors, joins this exclusive group of competitors who see the value in supporting our organization.”
Jim Peruto stated, “I have known Tony as a vintage racer, where he impressed me with his intensity and passion for our sport. When I learned that he had taken over the SVRA, I knew we would be in good hands. Given Parella’s track record of success, it was a no-brainer to get involved at a higher level.”
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.
About: Keenan Motors: Keenan Motors is a Mercedes-Benz dealership located in Doylestown, PA and is part of the Keenan Motor Group, which includes Keenan Honda and Keenan Collision Center. Keenan regularly sells vehicles throughout the country and is known for its ability to find special limited production models for its clients Jim Peruto, the owner of Keenan Motors, is an avid vintage racer and sees the natural connection between his products and services and the demographics of vintage racers.
Additional information about Keenan Motors can be found at www.keenanmotors.com or by phone 877.226.3798.