Three New Partners Join Long List of Returning Sponsors
CHARLOTTE (February 6, 2024) — Parella Motorsports Holdings (PMH) is thrilled to announce three new partners for the 2024 season. Pristine Auction, Joe Jurgielewicz & Son, Ltd. and JRi Shocks will join more than 50 returning sponsors across PMH’s properties, including the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli, Formula Regional Americas Championship (FR Americas), Formula 4 United States Championship (F4 U.S.), Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) and Prototype Sprint Series Association presented by Hankook (PSSA).
“We’re thrilled to welcome Pristine Auction, Joe Jurgielewicz & Son and JRi Shocks to the PMH family,” said Tony Parella, CEO of PMH. “It is a period of tremendous growth right now for our company—that includes everything from the race series in our portfolio, to competitors on the track, to partnerships. I always tell my team that ‘we’re just getting started,’ but I really feel like that’s true. All three of these companies bring great B2B and B2C opportunities to our paddocks; we’re excited to have them on board.”
Pristine Auction has been named the Official Sports Memorabilia Online Auction of SpeedTour. Pristine Auction is a family owned and operated online auction, specializing in autographed memorabilia, sports cards, coins, art and collectibles. Since its founding in 2010, they have grown from a spare bedroom to two facilities in Phoenix, Ariz., totaling over 60,000 square feet. The company works directly with the leading authentication companies to ensure all items are 100% authentic. In addition, they have leading third-party authenticators that regularly travel to Pristine Auction to provide authentication services on site. Pristine Auction offers several online auction formats with thousands of auctions ending each day.
"We're proud to partner with SpeedTour,” said Doug Houvener, Sr. Director, Marketing for Pristine Auction. “Together, we look forward to offering enthusiasts access to genuine memorabilia, capturing the heart and adrenaline of diverse racing experiences. This partnership accelerates our shared mission to make every bid a celebration of the excitement, speed, and passion found on the track with SpeedTour."
Joe Jurgielewicz & Son, Ltd. becomes the Official Duck Supplier of Trans Am and SVRA. The home of ‘America’s Tastiest Duck,’ Joe Jurgielewicz & Son, Ltd. goes back over 90 years and four generations, employing over 200 Pennsylvanians while partnering with 27 local farms. The company is one of the leading Pekin duck suppliers in North America and focuses on sustainability and the humane treatment of their free-roaming antibiotic and hormone-free ducks.
“From our partnerships with local farms to our partnerships within the racing community, we’re thrilled to introduce the most adventurous and loyal sports fans to our mouth-watering crispy duck,” said Joey Jurgielewicz, Director of Business Development for Joe Jurgielewicz & Son, Ltd. “We’re thrilled to be one of the newest partners to join Parella Motorsports Holdings and sponsor the Trans Am Series and SVRA. From award-winning chefs to podium-finishing drivers, our duck always comes in first place.”
A well-known name in the racing industry, JRi Shocks joins PMH as an Authorized Shock Supplier of Trans Am, FR Americas and F4 U.S. JRi Shocks provides shock technology across all Open Wheel and Road Racing Series including F4 U.S., FR Americas, Formula 1600, Formula 2000, Formula Atlantic, Formula E, Formula Ford, Formula Vee, Hill Climb-Time Attack, Historic and Vintage Racing, Indy Car, IMSA, NASA, Pirelli World Challenge, Pro Mazda, SCCA, Trans Am, V8 Supercar and World Endurance Challenge. With JRi’s history, track record of success in all forms of racing, and partnerships with industry leaders such as Riley Technologies LLC, TRD and Ligier, JRi Shocks offers a winning damper for racers.
“We are excited to partner with Parella Motorsports Holdings, and especially F4 U.S. again, as I began my suspension career in open wheel, so it’s near and dear to my heart,” states Jeff Ryan, Founder and Vice President Engineering, JRi Shocks, LLC. “JRi Shocks were homologated onto the F4 U.S. chassis from the series’ inception in 2016. We have been advocates for this racing series from the beginning, as it supports drivers' move from karts to cars, and eventually on to other FIA-regulated Open Wheel Series. As we expand into commercial automotive markets, this partnership allows fans and competitors alike the ability to recognize JRi not only on the racecars, but cars they daily drive.”
The 2024 SpeedTour season kicks off February 22-25 at Sebring International Raceway where the Trans Am Series and SVRA will see their first green flags of the season. FR Americas and F4 U.S. both kick off their race seasons at NOLA Motorsports Park, April 11-14. Tickets for all SpeedTour events can be purchased at SpeedTour.net.
About Pristine Auction: Pristine Auction is a family owned and operated online auction, specializing in autographed memorabilia, sports cards, coins, art and collectibles. Since our founding in 2010, we have grown from a spare bedroom to 2 facilities in Phoenix, Arizona, totaling over 60,000 square feet. We have an incredible staff of over 100 team members serving our customers. By putting our customers and consignors first, Pristine has become one of the largest and most trusted auction houses in the world.
We work directly with the leading authentication companies to ensure all items are 100% authentic. In addition, we have leading third party authenticators that regularly travel to Pristine Auction to provide authentication services on-site.
Pristine Auction strives to operate its business in a way that is honoring to God, our families, and our customers. With a strong focus on speed, quality, and premier customer service, our mission is to be the leading online auction for every level of collector and fan.
Pristine Auction offers several online auction formats with thousands of auctions ending each day. For more information, visit www.PristineAuction.com.
About Joe Jurgielewicz & Son, Ltd. (JJS): Joe Jurgielewicz & Son, Ltd. (JJS) is a family-owned and operated business with over 90 years of tradition as one of the leading Pekin duck growers and suppliers in North America, and select international markets. JJS is the only poultry farm in North America owned and operated by a veterinarian. The business employs over 200 Pennsylvanians, and partners with more than 27 farm families to raise JJS’ breed of Pekin ducks. The JJS breed is favored by leading chefs for its perfectly balanced meat-to-fat ratio, giving clients the signature, succulent flavor of the famous JJS Tasty Duck. Through TastyDuck.com, JJS offers farm-fresh whole ducks, fully cooked duck, meal kits, ingredients and much more delivered directly to consumers’ doorstep. The Jurgielewicz family is proud to continue its 90 year tradition of providing the highest-quality Pekin duck products and world-class service to clients for generations to come.
About JRi Shocks: Manufacturers of high performance shock absorbers; JRi Shocks was founded in 2007 by Jeff Ryan, one of the most legendary shock innovators in motorsports. Today JRi is known for being on the cutting edge of technological advancements in the shock and suspension industry.
All JRi Shocks products are hand-assembled in Mooresville, NC using only the highest quality materials. Along with the countless wins and championships in racing’s highest levels, JRi products have been featured on both street cars and motorcycles that have graced the covers of notable magazines and won many of the most highly regarded awards in the custom car world. JRi prides itself on taking its race-proven technology and putting it into products for street vehicles so you can truly get the same performance on and off the track. Discover the Advantage of JRi Shocks at www.jrishocks.com.
JRi Shocks is a subsidiary of Arnott LLC, the global leader in aftermarket replacement air suspension products for luxury cars, trucks, SUVs, and motorcycles with a strong portfolio of well-known brands including Arnott Air Suspension, AccuAir Suspension and Strutmasters Suspension Parts.
About Parella Motorsports Holdings: Parella Motorsports Holdings (PMH) owns five major road racing series and hosts racing festivals across the United States under the SpeedTour brand name. With Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA), The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli, Formula Regional Americas (FR Americas), Formula 4 United States Championship (F4 U.S.), Prototype Sprint Series Association presented by Hankook (PSSA), Ligier JS F4 Series, and TA2 Club, PMH will exceed 5,500 entries during the 2024 season. Additionally, PMH also holds the long-term commercial rights to SCCA Pro Racing, which sanctions Trans Am, FR Americas, F4 U.S., Formula Race Promotions and Formula 2000. Together, with all of its racing properties, PMH hosts motorsports festivals under the name SpeedTour. Including elements like racing, car shows and concerts, SpeedTour events often attract more than 25,000 spectators, and many of their events are live streamed on SpeedTour TV’s YouTube page. For more information about PMH’s SpeedTour events, visit speedtour.net.