SVRA - SVRA, SOVREN AFFIRM NEW DATE FOR PORTLAND SPEEDTOUR WEEKEND
West Coast Trans Am Series Also On Labor Day Weekend Program
Southlake, TX (July 1, 2020) – Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) announced today in company with Seattle-based Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts (SOVREN) they have affirmed a new date – Labor Day Weekend – for the Portland Vintage Racing Festival. The weekend will also include the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli West Coast Series. Trans Am was originally scheduled to present their races at Portland International Raceway (PRI) July 24 – 26.
“Like everyone, we are navigating a challenging environment, so we adjust to deliver what is best for everyone involved.” said Tony Parella, SVRA President and CEO and majority owner of the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli. “I think we have arrived at a great solution. Andy Collins and the team at SOVREN have been terrific partners in our Portland Vintage Racing Festivals, and I know they will deliver a successful event.”
“We are extremely excited about this new approach and greatly appreciate Tony’s confidence in us,” said SOVREN President Andy Collins. “I want the racing community to know this will be the only vintage races at PIR this year, so this is the big opportunity for racers in the Pacific Northwest. Plus, we get to run with Trans Am – so how cool is that?”
Because of their proximity to PIR, SOVREN will sanction the vintage races during the weekend. The original date was July 23-26.
About SVRA: Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (“SVRA”) is the premier vintage racing organization in the United States. Founded in 1978, SVRA has grown steadily to 2,500 active members with a database of over 11,000 race cars. Race weekends take place at some of the finest racing venues in the United States, including: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Lime Rock Park, Sebring Raceway, Road America, Watkins Glen International, Road Atlanta, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Portland International Raceway, Auto Club Speedway, and Virginia International Raceway (VIR). In 2013, SVRA hosted the first U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas—a tradition it continues today. Further information on SVRA, a complete annual schedule, and entry lists can be found on the SVRA website. Be sure to check our Facebook page and YouTube channel, which currently boast a library of over 300 action-packed event videos, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
About SOVREN: SOVREN, the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts, is an organization of over 400 members who, as the name implies, are vintage racing enthusiasts. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration, preservation, and competition of pre-war, vintage and historic racing automobiles. Ownership of a vintage race car is not necessary for membership, as we welcome non-car owners, especially those who might want to volunteer to help with our events. Our members range from individuals who enjoy the spirit and camaraderie of vintage racing through restoration and wheel-to-wheel competition to those who enjoy working on the sidelines as pit crews, officials or turn workers to those who simply enjoy the thrill of watching these old race cars come to life again.