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Racing News: SVRA Announces Michael Printup as President

Parella Motorsports Holdings (PMH) has announced Michael Printup will join the company as the president of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA).


Michael Printup will begin his role as president of the SVRA later this month.

Printup will oversee the day-to-day operations of one of the oldest and largest national vintage racing organizations. Printup brings nearly three decades of motorsports experience to the role and is best known for his work as president of Watkins Glen International (WGI), where he has spent the last 15 years.

"When I heard that Michael was retiring from Watkins Glen, I couldn't call him fast enough," said Tony Parella, CEO of PMH.

Printup will begin transitioning into his new role later this month.

Atco Dragway (NJ) Closes

Atco Dragway, the NHRA-sanctioned 1/4-mile dragstrip in Atco, New Jersey, has shuttered its doors. 

The following was posted to

Effective immediately, Atco Dragway is permanently closed. Thank you for your valued business and support [over] the last 63 years. Special thank you to our 29th annual Pan American Nationals racers and crowd for making Atco Dragway's last event the biggest and best one ever. This isn't the end for import racing in the Northeast! To all of our staff, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sticking it out with us and being the best in the business!

The facility opened on Memorial Day in 1960 and was the oldest dragstrip in New Jersey. At one point, the track held the title of one of the busiest in the country, hosting more than 265 events in one year.

The track most recently hosted the 29th annual Pan American Nationals, July 13-16, which wrapped early after finishing the third round of eliminations on Sunday due to rain.

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