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People Who Know: TCI’s Will Vance


TCI technician Will Vance is a Memphis native who now lives just over the line in Mississippi. His entire family was into drag racing and for him, growing up at the various local tracks was just a way of life. Naturally he was blasting down the strip as soon as he could and began racing his own car in the bracket ... Read More »

People Who Know: Tim Cole – COMP Performance Group Account Manager


Call COMP Cams and you just might get to talk with Tim Cole, a Performance Account Manager who has been with us for 17 years. He grew up in Denver but moved to California where a single day at Orange County International Raceway changed his life forever. “I was 24 years old and didn’t even change my spark plugs or oil” ... Read More »

Brad Mueller Is Short Track Racing’s Version Of The Two-Way Player


In the motorsports world these days, at least at the short track level, it seems that a distinct line is drawn between dirt and asphalt.  The phrases “asphalt’s for gettin’ there” and “dirt’s for farming” are bandied back and forth between the two sides like verbal grenades. Drivers like Jeff Purvis, who has wins in the most prestigious races on ... Read More »

Shawn Gilbert Wins With FAST™ EZ-EFI 2.0

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What started as a benefit for a friend recently turned into a race to remember for Stuttgart, Arkansas’ Shawn Gilbert, as well as a shining example of the power and versatility of the FAST™ EZ-EFI 2.0. Shawn recently made a 320-mile round trip from his home in Stuttgart to race in the Hot Street exhibition class at Prescott Raceway, a ... Read More »

Product Spotlight Video: COMP Cams Conical Valve Springs

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Memphis, TN – In the latest Product Spotlight Video from COMP Cams®, Valve Train Engineering Group Manager, Billy Godbold, explains how new Conical Valve Springs are the latest advancement in valve train technology. The conical valve spring design is not a new concept as OEs have been experimenting with it for years. However, COMP Cams® is the very first company ... Read More »

If You Ask Billy…


In the past, before engine dynamometers became rather common- place among the racing community, parts manufacturers essentially aimed their products towards presumed needs and manufacturing techniques.  Today, the level of parts specialization has increased dramatically. We sat down with the Head Engineer at COMP Cams, Billy Godbold, to discuss what they have done to adjust to the changing environment. Click on the ... Read More »

RHS Helps Set IRS Gen V Camaro Record


Nick Fillipides, owner/operator of Deer Park, New York’s American Racing Headers, recently set the Independent Rear Suspension Gen V Camaro quarter-mile record during the LSX Shootout at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. Nick and team won the title with an 8.39 second pass, and also recently topped the 164 mph mark at a separate event. The Camaro utilizes an RHS LS ... Read More »

Rodding Across The Country With Bob Kovaly And COMP Cams


Many people have dreamed of making a cross country trip in their street rod. Bob Kovaly of Palm Coast, FL, has done it. “As a teenager growing up in New Jersey I was part of the drag racing scene,” he says. “ It’s always been a dream of the east coast kid to go to the west coast with his ... Read More »

COMP Cams And MTI Racing Work Together To Power The World Of GM Performance


Marietta, Georgia-based MTI Racing utilizes products from the COMP Performance Group™ to keep both its client’s hot rods and its staff’s own personal vehicles at the front of the pack. After more than twenty years in business, MTI Racing has built a strong reputation in the motorsports world as one of the true one-stop shops for high performance needs. The ... Read More »

Salter Racing Engines Wins And Wins With COMP Cams


With only three employees, Salter Racing Engines in Winston-Salem, NC, is a small operation that has grown to be one of the premier engine building shops in the country. Chief engine builder and designer Brian Salter is the mastermind behind the business. The owner of two college degrees, his drive and work ethic have propelled his company to the forefront ... Read More »