Thursday, March 06, 2008

PVM Buys West Race Cars

PVM Motorsports announced today the acquisition of West Race. West's Portland assembly plant will be moved to PVM's expanded facilities in Atlanta, GA, housing both race team operations for PVM Motorsports and manufacturing for West Race Cars.

“I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to acquire, establish and grow the West Race Cars company here in Atlanta,” said Eric Vassian, CEO and President of both PVM Motorsports and now West. “I have worked closely with West over the past two years and look forward to now combining the efforts between our race team and manufacturing plant to build exciting new cars in the months ahead”

West CEO, Ted Spooner said “I’m confident Eric will do a great job with West. He has a passion for the business of racing and plans to grow and expand the West product line. His proven track record for customer service and marketing will bode well for West moving forward.”

West Race Cars is the sole constructor for the L2 class of the very successful IMSA Lites presented by Hankook series. PVM Racing has been part of the series since it’s inception in 2006, winning consecutive team championships and driver championships. “Our partnership with IMSA has worked very well over the years and we will continue to focus our efforts on IMSA Lites, the premier sports racing series in the world. We are in the planning stages for the 2009 racing season and you will see some exciting changes coming from West Race Cars.”

Tim Mayer, IMSA President and COO of the American Le Mans Series, “We have every confidence in Eric and believe he will continue to maintain the standards of excellence established by West in the IMSA Lites Series. We look forward to an exciting season of racing in the L2 class from the West competitors.”

For more information about West Race Cars or PVM Motorsports contact West at (404) 376-8282. The IMSA Lites presented by Hankook series kicks off at the Mobil1 Twelve Hours of Sebring March 13

[ PVM Motorsports website ]

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