CHARLOTTE (August 4, 2023) – Customers Bank was announced as the newest partner to join the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli and Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA). A super-community bank with over $22 billion in assets, Customers Bank provides personalized service for the businesses, professionals, individuals and families it serves.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Customers Bank to the SpeedTour family,” said Tony Parella, CEO of Trans Am and SVRA. “I can personally attest to their products and customer service. After running this company for 10 years without a line of credit, I was so impressed with their personalized service that I decided to open an account. They have been an absolute pleasure to work with, and I know they will become a trusted resource for the racers and companies throughout our paddocks.”
Customers Bank provides personalized service to each customer and assigns a dedicated team member to commercial clients that is committed to meeting their needs today and tomorrow.
“We are excited to be working with the Trans Am Series and SVRA,” said Adam Bell, Chief Marketing Officer at Customers Bank. “It is an honor to be included among the prestigious brands and sponsors that support Parella Motorsports. Fueling growth through long-lasting partnerships and innovation is our priority, and we can’t wait for the SpeedTour family to experience banking with us.”
Tim Romig, National Director of Middle Market and Community Banking at Customers Bank, added “Every driver relies on a professional team to be successful, and Customers Bank is pleased to join the team to make our skilled bankers available to help with a wide range of personal, small business and commercial banking solutions designed to get you further, faster.”
The relationship between Customers Bank, the Trans Am Series and SVRA was forged by an introduction from Trans Am Series driver Thad Moffitt and Petty’s Garage. Competing in his rookie season, Moffitt drives the No. 43 Safety-Kleen/Victory Impact/SLR-M1 Race Cars Chevrolet Camaro in the Big Machine Vodka SPIKED Coolers TA2 Series.
“We’re all excited to welcome Customers Bank to the Trans Am Series and SVRA,” said Moffitt. “Customers Bank is a great company that can help our team grow, but can also help everyone in the Trans Am and SVRA family. They are a big company, but treat everyone like family. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know them and I’m proud to represent them. I know they’ll enjoy their experience in this series as much as I have.”
With Trans Am and SVRA both competing at SpeedTour events, their paddocks are filled with business owners and corporate executives alike. Folding in competition from other race series, a typical weekend sees upwards of 300 cars on the track, with even more displayed in car shows. With more than 20 events on the 2023 SpeedTour calendar across both Trans Am and SVRA, Parella’s focus remains on creating a B2B ecosystem that delivers tremendous value for everyone involved.
About Sportscar Vintage Racing Association: SVRA is the largest vintage racing organization in the world. A typical event has several hundred vintage race cars representing over 100 years of automotive history on the track. The drivers of these race cars are high net-worth, prominent professionals. In 2023, SVRA will host 19 events at some of the most iconic race tracks in North America, including Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sebring International Raceway, Watkins Glen International, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Sonoma Raceway and Circuit of The Americas, among others. This nationwide footprint has over 312,000,000 Americans living within 200 miles of our events.
About the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli: The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli is the longest-running professional road racing series in North America. The Trans Am Series was founded in 1966 for racing factory pony cars on iconic road courses. More than 55 years after the series’ launch, Mustangs, Camaros and Challengers continue to be sold today, with Trans Am racing credited as playing a major role in their success and longevity. With five diverse and competitive classes of racecars and both National and Western Championships, Trans Am offers something for every fan and every competitor. The series will host 19 events nationwide in 2023.