Southlake, TX (November 21, 2012) – The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association has announced that it is adding a stop at Road America to its expanded 2013 East Coast schedule. SVRA’s Spring Vintage Festival will take place at the scenic and challenging Wisconsin circuit, May 17-19, 2013.
SVRA President and CEO Tony Parella stated, “We are extremely pleased and excited to add Road America to our 2013 schedule. The spring date at Road America has a rich history with our organization and we look forward to making this event one of the keystones of our expanded schedule. We have a large number of drivers in the Midwest and the addition of this legendary track is sure to be popular with them as well as competitors from throughout the the country.”
Commenting on SVRA’s return to the Elkhart Lake Wisconsin circuit Road America President, George Bruggentheis said, “With SVRA sanctioning this event we expect an even larger turnout of competitors and spectators to this annual, season opening event. Racers, fans and even the media have a fond affinity for Road America because it has a special appeal like no place else, for many fans Road America was their first racing experience and now coming back every summer is a tradition, plus you can’t beat the appeal of Elkhart Lake, the surrounding scenery and the off-track hospitality that the local area provides and we look forward to hosting everyone May 17-19, 2013.”
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 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 Road America: Established in 1955 as the first permanent road racing course in the United States, Road America is located midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The world’s best racers have competed at this legendary 4-mile, 14-turn road circuit for over 57 years. The 640-acre, park-like grounds offer amazing viewing opportunities, fantastic concessions and high-speed excitement to hundreds of thousands of spectators each year.
In addition to public race weekends, Road America offers a variety of group event programs, the Blain’s Farm & Fleet Motorplex for karting and supermoto, and the Road America Motorcycle and Advanced Driving Schools.
For more information, visit www.roadamerica.com Follow Road America on www.facebook.com/RoadAmerica and on Twitter: @roadamerica or call 800-365-7223.