The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association has announced an agreement with Simpson Performance Products for the 2014 season naming them The Official Driving Suit of SVRA. Additionally HANS, now part of Simpson Performance Products, will continue as The Official Head & Neck Restraint of SVRA.
“We are pleased and honored to have Simpson Performance as a partner,” stated Tony Parella, President and CEO of SVRA. “Their long history as a leader in motorsports safety as well as their comprehensive line of products is certain to be popular with our competitors. In addition, their presence at our events will provide a new level of support for our drivers.”
Commenting on the partnership, Chuck Davies, CEO of Simpson said, “Simpson looks forward to our partnership with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association. Working together, sharing our knowledge, and engineering resources will lead to safer racing at SVRA events. We appreciate and support SVRA’s commitment to providing their racers with every advantage when it comes to safety.”
About SVRA – The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association is one of the oldest and largest of the Vintage racing organizations in the United States. Originally called the Southeast Vintage Racing Association, it was founded in 1978 by Ford Heacock III. With an initial membership of approximately 25 drivers and supporters, the organization has become the premier vintage racing organization in the United States with more than 1,500 members. Over the years SVRA has conducted Vintage events at legendary race tracks throughout the country including Willow Springs, Road America, Watkins Glen International, Virginia International Raceway, California Speedway and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course , to name but a few.
During 2013 the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association embarked on an aggressive expansion program designed to bring the sport of Vintage Racing to a new level of professionalism and prominence. Among the highlights were: the acquisition of HSR-West, making SVRA the first truly national Vintage Racing organization; the implementation of a set of simplified set of rules & enforcement procedures; the launch of a dramatically upgraded, more user friendly, website; and conducting the first ever U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX.
The 2014 season features a schedule bolstered by the addition of the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway (another SVRA first in Vintage racing), Pocono Raceway, and the Homestead Miami Speedway. Additionally given the popularity of the inaugural U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship, this year’s event is certain to exceed the 530 car entry of 2013.
About Simpson Performance Products – Since 1959, Simpson Performance Products has been the leading manufacturer of safety equipment for the Motorsports industry. Simpson is the first American company to manufacture an FIA 8860 helmet. Simpson believes in putting safety first, and we are dedicated to elevating the standards of racing safety through continuous development, refinement and testing. The one thing that remains constant is Simpson’s commitment to racer safety. Details and information about Simpson Performance Products are available at www.teamsimpson.com or by calling 1-800-654-7223.