SVRA - SVRA PLANS SPEEDTOUR WEEKEND FOR RIDGE MOTORSPORTS PARK
West Coast Trans Am Series Featured on Weekend Program
Southlake, TX (October 27, 2020) – Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) announced today that it will expand its 2021 schedule to 18 weekends with a first-ever appearance at Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, WA. The June 11-13, 2021 SpeedTour weekend will also include the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli West Coast Series.
“We are delighted to work with the Ridge’s management team led by Tracie Schmitt to bring a SpeedTour weekend to Washington for the first time,” said Tony Parella, SVRA President and CEO and majority owner of the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli. “Our partnership with the Ridge has opened the door to create another opportunity working with the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts (SOVREN) which has been successful at other venues.”
With the Ridge being a younger track on the schedule, dedication to its relationships and facility improvements have culminated in producing a multi-year agreement with SVRA and Trans Am, bringing world-class racing to Washington state for 2021 and beyond. These improvements, including repaving the entire 2.47-mile, 40-foot wide road course, construction of the 120-foot pedestrian bridge, and hot pit garages, are what have attracted racers, fans, and partnerships from a regional and national level.
“We are honored to partner with SVRA and Trans Am to bring this caliber of racing to the Pacific Northwest. When conversations began to discuss a potential event at the Ridge Motorsports Park with John Clagett and Tony Parella, we knew the Ridge would be a perfect fit. The combined event with both SVRA and Trans Am offers a platform for national and regional drivers along with our local SOVREN vintage racers; to experience the Ridge circuit and a new level of competition,” said Ridge General Manager Tracie Schmitt.
The addition of the Ridge will expand SVRA’s West Coast tour to six weekends. The schedule delivers this unprecedented number of West Coast events starting with Auto Club Speedway in February. Also, West Coast weekends will include a return after a three-year hiatus to Sonoma Raceway, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Utah Motorsports Campus, and Portland.
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 Charlotte Speedway, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Sebring International Raceway, Road America, Watkins Glen International, Michelin Road Atlanta Raceway, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Portland International Raceway, Auto Club Speedway, Lime Rock Park, Sonoma Raceway 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. Find additional information on SVRA, a complete annual schedule, and entry lists 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. Most SVRA races will be live-streamed on the SVRA app.
About RIDGE MOTORSPORTS PARK: Ridge Motorsports Park is a 300-acre multi-surface Motorsports facility located in Shelton, WA, 25 minutes from Olympia. The national facility includes a 2.47-mile Road Course, 1/5th scale replica Grand Prix track, Motocross track, Off-Road Park, and Drifting/Autocross Skid Pads. The opening of the 9,800 sq. ft Performance Center adds a Banquet Hall, Training Center, Business Development Suite, Event Suite, and Merchandise Store. In addition, the Performance Center also debuts the new Ridge Café and in-house catering. Ridge Motorsports Park is home to over 450 events that range from regional and nationally televised events. With Phase 1 of our expansion project near completion, the facility offers a newly paved 2.47mile road course, over 500,000sq ft of skid pad, new hot pit garages, and 120ft pedestrian bridge that leads to our new fan zones viewing of 80% of the Ridge circuit.
2021 SVRA Schedule
February 5-7 Auto Club Speedway
February 18-21 Sebring International
February 26-28 Homestead-Miami Speedway
March 18-21 Charlotte Motor Speedway
March 25-28 Michelin Road Atlanta
April 23-25 Sonoma Raceway
April 28-May 2 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
May 13-16 Road America
May 28-31 Lime Rock Park
June 11-13 Ridge Motorsports Park
June 24-27 Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course
July 15- 18 Brainerd International Raceway
July 23-25 Portland International Raceway
September 9- 12 Watkins Glen International
September 23-26 Virginia International Raceway
October 7-10 Utah Motorsports Campus
October 22-24 Savannah Speed Festival
November 4-7 Circuit of The Americas