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Gene Bowles’ T-Bucket Wins Street Rod Nationals East plus Thumpr award

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COMP Cams and the National Street Rod Association are pleased to announce the selection of the “Thumpr Award,” presented at the Street Rod Nationals East plus held in York, Pennsylvania, on June 5 – 7, 2015. This year’s selection is this highly detailed 1923 Ford T-Bucket owned by Gene Bowles from Howell, New Jersey. Congratulations to Gene on this much deserved recognition! COMP Cams is ... Read More »

Susan Tallant’s ’67 Firebird Wins Thumpr Award In Kansas City

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COMP Cams and the National Street Rod Association are pleased to announce the selection of the “Thumpr Award” presented at the Mid America Street Rod Nationals plus, held in Springfield, Missouri, on May 22- 24, 2015. This year’s selection is this highly detailed 1967 Pontiac Firebird owned by Susan Tallant from Kansas City, Missouri. Congratulations to Susan on this much deserved recognition! COMP Cams is ... Read More »

John Jinnings’ 1970 Torino Wins Thumpr Award In Knoxville

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COMP Cams and the National Street Rod Association are pleased to announce the selection of the“Thumpr Award” given at the Street Rod Nationals South Plus held in Knoxville, Tennessee, on May 1 – 3,2015. This year’s selection is this 1970 Ford Torino powered by a John Kaase Boss Nine 572 cu. in. 700 HP engine owned by John Jinnings from Churubusco, Indiana. Congratulations ... Read More »

’55 Chevy Wins COMP Cams Thumpr Award At Western Street Rod Nationals Plus

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COMP Cams and the National Street Rod Association are pleased to announce the selection of the “Thumpr Award” given at the Western Street Rod Nationals Plus held in Bakersfield, California, on April 24 – 26, 2015. This year’s selection is this beautiful, 430c.i. Rodak Twin Turbo powered 1955 Chevrolet 210 owned by Fred and Terry Ede from Sanger, California. Congratulations to Fred and ... Read More »

TCI Travels The Road To Mandalay

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Endurance races are designed to test the mettle of both man and machine – hence their name. However, while all are tough, some seem downright impossible.  The inaugural Road to Mandalay event, slated for February 1-23, 2015, and presented by the Endurance Rally Association, falls into that “borderline crazy” category.  The grueling 24-day drive from Singapore to Rangoon would be ... Read More »

2014 COMP Cams Short Track Nationals Coverage

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The 2014 COMP Cams Short Track Nationals were held from October 22-25 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas. When the dust settled Christopher Bell had bested a field of nearly 80 Sprint Cars over  four days to take home the $15,000 winner’s check. The week featured plenty of great racing, lots of drama and tons of socializing. Take a ... Read More »

COMP-Powered BES Racing Engines Wins 2014 Engine Masters Challenge

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Lima, OH – The COMP Performance Group™ paced the field in this year’s Engine Masters Challenge, with Tony Bischoff’s BES Racing Engines taking both first and third place with engines utilizing COMP Cams components. The prestigious Amsoil Engine Masters Challenge presented by Hot Rod brings dozens of the nation’s top engine builders to the University of Northwestern Ohio each fall. ... Read More »

Jimmy Owens Wins His Second COMP Cams Topless 100 At Batesville Motor Speedway

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Locust Grove, AR– Jimmy Owens, the Tennessee native known as “the Newport Nightmare,” took home a $40,000 check from Batesville Motor Speedway on Saturday night, August 16, as he held off the hard-charging Dale McDowell and Jonathan Davenport to win the 22nd Annual COMP Cams® Topless 100. Owens and his No. 20 team were among 63 entries signed in to ... Read More »

2014 COMP Cams Topless 100 Coverage

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The COMP Cams Topless 100 was held at the 3/8-mile Batesville Motor Speedway for the 22nd time on the weekend of August 14-16. The unique $40,000-to-win race is sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. It is contested with the cars’ roof sheet metal removed, providing an up-close look at the drivers as they work in the cockpit. And it’s ... Read More »

COMP Cams Engine Builder Duel Record Falls Again At 2014 Car Craft Summer Nationals

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St. Paul, MN – The COMP Cams Engine Builder Duel competitions at this year’s Car Craft Summer Nationals featured some stunning times, including a new record of 20:59 set by competitors Jim Schmittinger and Jesse Nelson. The Engine Builder Duel is one of the most popular events throughout the three days that make up the Car Craft Summer Nationals in ... Read More »