The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) announced today the addition of Road Atlanta to its 2015 East Coast schedule. This event will be the opening race of the season and will take place February 19-22, 2015 at the world renowned Braselton Georgia race course.
“Since 2012, our members have consistently reiterated that Road Atlanta was a must-do track for our East Coast schedule, “ commented SVRA President and CEO Tony Parella. “With this race falling the weekend before our Sebring date competitors have the chance to run two races in ten days while only making one trip. In addition, we are offering a special promotion for all racers to get a third event free. Any racer who enters both Road Atlanta and Sebring will get their base entry fee waived at Road America, Mid-Ohio, Pocono, Watkins Glen or VIR. This promotion is our first major step in lowering the cost for entries at SVRA events.”
Road Atlanta President and General Manager, Geoff said, “Tony and I have been working for more than a year to put a date together and we’re very pleased to welcome SVRA back to Road Atlanta. In his two years at the helm of the organization Tony’s vision and drive have transformed Vintage racing in the United States and we’re honored to host the opening event of the 2015 SVRA East Coast schedule.”
About Road Atlanta – The 12 turn, 2.54 Road Atlanta circuit is located on 750 acres of rolling, park like land 35 miles north of downtown Atlanta. The fast, sweeping turns and dramatic elevation changes have been challenging amateur and professional racers since its opening in 1970. The course has hosted virtually every major amateur and professional road racing series in the United States, including the Tudor United Sports Car series, the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National Championships, the American Le Mans series (ALMS) and the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), to name a few. The facility attracts more than 320,000 visitors each year and was recently name one of America’s six best road courses by Car & Driver magazine
About SVRA - The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association is the premier vintage racing organization in the United States. Founded in 1981 by Ford Heacock III, the SVRA has 2,000 members. It currently sanctions 14 events at some of the finest racing venues in the United States, including: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sebring, Road America, Watkins Glen, Auto Club Speedway, Road Atlanta, Pocono Raceway, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Sonoma Raceway, Portland International Raceway and Virginia International Raceway. The rapidly growing organization also hosted the first U.S. Vintage Racing National Championships in 2013 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.