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Parella’s links to SVRA and vintage racing sprang from his adoration of Corvettes. Here he is in his ’58 Vette leading Bob Shafer’s ’69 Porsche 911 at Sebring. Photo: Chuck Andersen

Interview: Tony Parella

Tony Parella

They say there is no greater zealot, than a recent convert. Though he came to the sport fairly recently in 2011, Corvette racer Tony Parella wasted no time in deeply immersing himself in the deep end of the sport.

After selling his highly successful telecommunications company, Parella turned around and purchased both the SVRA and HSR-West sanctioning bodies, with an eye toward creating the USA’s first truly national sanctioning body.

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