Pendleton, Ind. (July 3, 2001) - The American Speed Association, LLC (ASA), a long-standing community member of Pendleton, Indiana, broke ground for its new corporate headquarters in a ceremony today. The program was held in conjunction with the...
Pendleton, Ind. (July 3, 2001) - The American Speed Association, LLC (ASA), a long-standing community member of Pendleton, Indiana, broke ground for its new corporate headquarters in a ceremony today. The program was held in conjunction with the Town of Pe ndleton's official dedication of Falls Pointe Park, located at State Road 38 and Heritage Way, just east of Interstate 69. ASA is the first occupant in the new business and industrial park evolving west of the cottage community of 3,500.
State officials and distinguished members of the community attended the combined ceremony. Lieutenant Governor Joe Kernan, State Senator Tim Lanane, State Representative Scott Mellinger and Pendleton Town Council President Don Henderson spoke during the oc casion, and representatives from Mansur Real Estate Services participated in the program.
"This is truly a monumental event for our organization," said ASA's Executive Vice President Brian R. Robbins. "It marks yet another milestone in the 34-year history of the American Speed Association. While this endeavor is a huge step for us, our continue d growth has enabled us to make this step."
The American Speed Association sanctions a nationally touring, nationally televised stock car racing series in its 34th season of competition. The ASA ACDelco Series hosts 20 races each year and all events are televised live on TNN, The National Network. I n 2001, ASA visits 19 different tracks in 15 different states, including the large markets of Los Angeles, Chicago, Indianapolis, Nashville and Charlotte. The circuit ranks as one of the richest in the nation, with more than $11 million in payout over the course of a 20-event racing season. ASA represents the best in fan-friendly racing entertainment, including affordable ticket prices and an on-track autograph session with its drivers prior to each event.
Rex Robbins founded ASA in Anderson, Ind., in 1968, but moved the company's offices to Pendleton in 1975. The sanctioning body has resided at its current address since 1982.
The build-to-suit project by Mansur Real Estate Services, Inc., and ASA brings the first project to the new Falls Pointe Park development, a Town of Pendleton project. This teamwork effort has resulted in retaining a leading member of the auto racing indus try in the Town of Pendleton. The new home for ASA is a true state-of-the-art facility.
"Mansur has developed millions of square feet of office and commercial space in the past 19 years, yet this project is significant due to the value that it brings to a new business park in Pendleton, Indiana," said President of Mansur Real Estate Services Chuck Cagann. "The American Speed Association is an innovator in the field of auto racing and, by locating its expansion in the Town of Pendleton, has committed to maintain its roots in the community in which it started 20-plus years ago."