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Motul, a company known around the world for producing high-quality performance motor oils and industrial lubricants, joined the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli in a long-term partnership as the “Official Motor Oil” of the series.
“Like Trans Am, Motul is a brand with such a rich history in motorsports,” said Trans Am Race Company President John Clagett. “Its premium motor oil is an ideal match for the Trans Am competitors.”
The French lubricant company has been a dedicated technical partner in motorsport since the 1950s, representing some of the finest teams and drivers in racing history. The partnership with Trans Am will grow Motul’s global programs that focus on sportscars and road racing.
“Motul is excited to grow its global connection to motorsports with the support of Trans Am,” said Nolan Browning, Brand Manager Motul USA. “With our focus expanding Motul’s product offerings for the classic and Domestic market in North America, this opportunity was a perfect fit.”
Throughout the years, Motul has continued to push new technological development in motorsports, currently supporting teams in international competitions such as: 24 Hours of Le Mans, Best in the Desert, FIA World Endurance Championship, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Super GT, Formula Drift, World of Outlaws, Pikes Peak, Dakar, MotoGP, World Superbike, World MX, FIM Endurance World Championship, IOM TT, among others.
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli kicks off its 2021 season with Motul at Sebring International Raceway as part of the Sebring SpeedTour Feb. 19-21. The event will be live streamed from the Trans Am by Pirelli Racing App. (Download App)
Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) announced today that Vintco joined its growing business partners list. Vintco is now the “Official Vintage Motorcycle Parts Company” of SVRA.
"It’s great to have Vintco, a company that shares our appreciation of vintage racing machines as a business partner," said Tony Parella, SVRA President and CEO. "Their top executive, Curt Leaverton, races with us regularly. In fact, he won the national champion’s Gold Helmet in his Group 7 1974 Lola T294 at COTA last year."
Vintco helps vintage motorcycle riders keep their bikes going and get back on track. The company focused exclusively on the vintage market at its founding nearly 30 years ago, making connecting rods for Ossa and Bultaco motorcycles. They quickly expanded into manufacturing rods, crankshafts, bearing kits, cylinders, and pistons for all modern dirt bikes. Vintco now has many years of engineering and practical design experience in extremely high-horsepower modern engines. Vintco leverages that expertise in manufacturing components for the vintage market. The company makes a wide range of new, high-quality components to help customers with maintenance or full-restoration projects.
"I know Vintco is a perfect fit with SVRA, because I am a member and race in their events," said Leaverton. "Whether it’s two wheels or four, we share the same DNA. Our vintage machines truly are works of art – and we don’t want to merely collect them, we want to race them."
Vintco joins other top-brand companies on the growing list of SVRA partners. Among them are Jaguar, Land Rover, NetJets, Sunoco, Avis, Mazda Motorsports, Lucas Oil, Big Machine Vodka, TireRack.com, RACELOGIC, Mission Foods, Hawk Performance, F.A.S.T., and Marathon Coach. SVRA's nationwide platform is at the heart of the organization's growth strategy. Agreements with powerful brands combine with the significant participation of legendary professional drivers and the paddock's high net worth demographic for more partnership attraction. This strategy provides three pillars for business expansion. Company officials report consistent annual triple-digit growth since 2012.
Second-generation Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli driver Simon Gregg announced the formation of the Peter Gregg Foundation and Peter Gregg Gallery, paying tribute to his father, an American sports car legend.
The Foundation will foster the careers of aspiring engineers by providing mentorship and roles with current contending race teams.
“I’m starting a foundation, the Peter Gregg Foundation,” Simon Gregg. “The Foundation will have an annual contest that will award five scholarships to deserving young people who have an interest in working on high-performance sports cars. We’re looking to find our future mechanics and engineers.
“We have a nice long list of professionals, everything from drivers to team owners to mechanics and pit crewmen, who will act as mentors for the scholarship winners,” Gregg added.
The Foundation will be headquartered in Jacksonville, and will open the scholarship contest on March 1. The winners will be announced in late spring, and will be taken to Jacksonville where they will work with their mentors on a Porsche for three months to get it race ready. That car will be auctioned off, while the scholarship winners will each go off to a private team or shop to help further their careers. That list will be announced at the beginning of the contest.
Simon Gregg also announced the opening of the Peter Gregg Gallery, which will be officially launched at the end of February with a combined in-person and virtual ceremony. The Gallery includes several of the elder Gregg’s cars that have been restored by his son, including a pair of nice street Porsches and a Lola Can-Am car.
Peter Gregg won the Trans Am title in 1973 and 1974, winning three races and placing second three times in a Porsche Carrera. He won his final two Trans Am races at Road America and Laguna Seca in a Porsche 935 in 1979, giving him 22 victories in 54 starts. He also won six career IMSA championships and was a six-time winner of the Rolex 24 At Daytona – an event he won overall four times.
For additional information, please visit the website: www.petergreggfoundation.com.
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli kicks off its 2021 season at Sebring International Raceway as part of the Sebring SpeedTour Feb. 19-21. The event will be live streamed from the Trans Am by Pirelli Racing App. (Download App)
Fischer 1977 at Road Atlanta: the Bob Fischer collection at the International Motor Racing Research Center
Head Shot: IMSA collection at the International Motor Racing Research Center