customer testimonials

August 11th, 2015
10:23 pm

RP Performance did a great job installing shocks, springs and an lsd on my NC Miata. The work was completed in good time and the price was very fair. Although I have to drive out from Gaithersburg to have the work done, it’s very reassuring to have work done by someone who understands MX-5s.

Peter Evans

Thanks again for doing a great job on my car. It ran very well on the way home. It’s a real treat to have it back.

David Deep

I can’t tell you how much easier it is to just have my race car prepped and ready, when I get to the track. It takes a huge load off my mind and just makes my racing easier and more fun. Thanks Bret.

Josh Hildreth

Rent from RP Performance for track days or races

April 5th, 2015
9:48 pm

The cars are all ready for the 2015 race season. No one else has race winning Miata rentals available to rent. Contact us for track days, SCCA or NASA rentals.

Preseason Prep for 2015 at a $500 savings to celebrate 20 years

March 1st, 2015
9:50 am

To celebrate our 20th year we are offering and great deal on our full pre-season prep package for a limited time.   This $1400 value is now $895 and should not be passed up before the start of the season. This comprehensive prep is such a perfect way to start the 2015 race season with confidence that your car will be ready to hit the track.  This is such an involved service that we will need to make an appointment and it will take more than a day to complete.  Please contact us for more information or to book your service.  SSM cars will be $795 since the Dyno sealing will be done at another time.

The pre-season  prep package includes the following:

All engine, transmission and rear fluids and filer changed

Brake system flushed

Radiator flushed and filled with distilled water and coolant booster

All spark plugs replaced, wires checked

Compression and leak down test performed

New wiper blades installed

Battery serviced

Air Filter checked and cleaned

Full corner balance and alignment performed

3 Dyno pulls with A/F  Tuning extra

Full race prep performed

Tires checked for balance up to 8 total

Get your competition license this year

February 25th, 2015
10:58 pm

With this great SCCA school and a rental car from RP  Performance it is hard to go wrong.  The DC region also has a special deal and discounts if you do the PDX 2 weeks before and 3 races after the school. RP Performance will also offer a discount for the same 5 weekends.  Please contact us for more info and pricing on any of these events.

SCCA PDX Schedule for 2015

January 6th, 2015
7:36 pm

Here is the SCCA PDX Schedule for 2015. We have rental cars for these events and anyone with a drivers license can get on the track and drive. Please contact us since we are limited on the number of cars available.

Ready for 2015 yet? We have our tentative dates for next year!

March 14-15 – Summit Point Main
April 18th – PDX Instructor Clinic – Shenandoah Circuit
July 18-19 Shenandoah Circuit
Sept 12-13 Summit Point Main
Oct 24-15 – Jefferson Circuit

We’re also keeping our eyes on the new Dominion Raceway, which is scheduled to open sometime in 2015. News on that as it happens.

January 5th, 2015
8:44 pm

Happy New Year all:

Now that the holidays have passed and 2015 has officially begun, I have an exciting announcement that I’d like to share with you all. This 2015 race season will mark RP Performance’s 20th year in racing! I can tell you that it gives me great happiness to still be doing what we love to do, with our entire RP family.

Through the years we’ve had many great memories and milestones.  To commemorate RP Performance and 20 years of doing what we do best, we are having a special T-shirt designed for our team.

So even though it’s still cold outside, we’re thinking racing and currently prepping cars to get ready for the 2015 race season.

Here’s wishing all of you a safe winter and a joyous and prosperous 2015.  See you all at the track….RP Performance will be ready again!

Tentative 2015 Schedule

December 22nd, 2014
8:54 pm

WDCR SCCA Marrs 2015

March 28-29 Drivers School  Summit Point

April 11-12 Summit Point

May 9-10 VIR

June 6-7 NJMP Lightning

June 21-22 Summit Point

July 11-12 Summit Point

August 8-9 Pocono

September 5-7 Summit Point

October 3-4 Summit Point

NASA 2015

March 20-22 VIR Full Course

HPDE, Sprint Races, Super Comp School, Time Trial,

Test and Tune, Instructor Certification Clinic

April 18-19 Summit Point

HPDE, Sprint Races, Time Trial

May 1-3 VIR Full Course

Hyperfest HPDE, Sprint Races, Super Comp School, Time Trial,

Test and Tune, Instructor Certification Clinic

June 6-7 Summit Point

HPDE, Sprint Races, Time Trial

June 27-28 Dominion Raceway

HPDE, Sprint Races, Time Trial

July 17-19 VIR Full Course

HPDE, Sprint Races, Super Comp School, Time Trial,

Test and Tune, Instructor Certification Clinic

August 8-9 Dominion


August 15-16 Summit Point

HPDE, Sprint Races, Time Trial

September 4-6 VIR Full Course

Eastern States Championships

September 12-13 Dominion


October 10-11 VIR Full Course

HPDE, Sprint Races, Time Trial

November 7-8 Summit Point

HPDE, Time Trial

SCCA Majors

Southeast Conference

Jan. 9-11 – Homestead Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla.

Jan. 16-18 – Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Fla.

March 7-8 – NOLA Motorsports Park, Avondale, La. (With Mid-States)

March 20-22 – Road Atlanta, Braselton, Ga.

April 17-19* – VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, Va. (With Northeast)

May 1-3 – Summit Point Raceway, Summit Point, W. Va. (With Northeast)

* – Pending track date approval

Northeast Conference

April 17-19* – VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, Va. (With Southeast)

May 1-3 – Summit Point Raceway, Summit Point, W. Va. (With Southeast)

May 29-31* – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio (With Northern)

July 3-5 – Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y.

July 24-26 – New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, N.J.

Aug. 14-16 – Pitt Race (new 2.9-mile circuit), Wampum, Pa.

* – Pending track date approval

Brian Price wins WorldChallenge TCB Championship

December 22nd, 2014
8:36 pm

TOOELE, Utah – Michael DiMeo (Touring Car), Jason Wolfe (Touring Car A) and Brian Price (Touring Car B-Spec) have secured 2014 Pirelli World Challenge class championships following Saturday’s final race of the season at Miller Motorsports Park.

Wolfe won the race in TCA, while Steven Doherty (TC) and Johan Schwartz (TCB) scored the other class wins in Round 14, the Pirelli World Challenge Nissan Championship Finale brought to you by Motul. It’s Wolfe’s fifth, Doherty’s second and Schwartz’s third wins of the season.

For DiMeo, Wolfe and Price, all three championships are their first.

DiMeo, of Toronto in the No. 71 Children’s Tumor Foundation Honda Civic Si, took Compass360 Racing’s second straight TC class championship, after Ryan Winchester won the 2013 championship. DiMeo won eight races in 2014, which tied an all-time record for the most victories in a single season.

“When I got to Barber in April, I didn’t expect to have the season I had. I just wanted the rookie championship,” DiMeo said. “But we have such a strong team, group of people who are truly special with Compass360 and the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

“The biggest challenge I faced throughout the year was going to tracks I didn’t know, learning how to push the car, preserving for a 40-minute race, whether with a huge lead or someone pushing you.  I had different ends of the spectrum all year.”

Wolfe, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, in the No. 36 Wolfe Trucking Kia Forte Koup, won five times in TCA, in his first year racing sports cars. He graduated from the USF2000 open-wheel championship last year.

“The season was great. It’s the best team out here and the car was never flawed.” Wolfe said. “The guys made it happen, I just sat behind the wheel. Today I learned a lot.  He’s been helping me out this whole weekend and I feel like my driving style has even changed just from little tips he’s given me here and there.”

Price, of Middletown, Va., in the No. 51 Racing/RP Performance Honda Fit, won a class-high five races in TCB en route to the title.

“It was hard work.  Many volunteers, crewmembers that volunteer their time to help me,” Price said. “The crew is what wins races and honestly, that’s the truth.”

For the race, overall winner Doherty, of Plainfield, Ill., advanced from second off the line in the No. 94 Nissan/GT Academy/Skullcandy Nissan Altima Coupe into the lead. Doherty controlled the race from there to take the victory in TC by 10.218 seconds, at an average speed of 80.738 mph.

“I had a fantastic start, I was in the lead before Turn 1,” Doherty said. “Sometimes it’s a little hard with the front wheel drive cars, but I made it work and it was clear sailing from there.  It’s really nice to be out front and have that clean air.”

Second after starting eighth in TC was Michael Pettiford, of Louisville, Col., in the No. 41 Go 4 It Racing Schools/Hawk Brakes Pontiac Solstice, although Pettiford was penalized all points post-race as he was found out of compliance in post-race technical inspection. Fred Emich, of Denver, Col., was third to round out the podium in TC driving the No. 30 Emich Volkswagen Volkswagen Jetta GLI. DiMeo finished fourth.

TCA winner Wolfe and teammate Nic Jonsson, of Buford, Ga., in the No. 38 Kinetic Motorsports Kia Forte Koup exchanged the lead three different times throughout the race, with Wolfe ultimately prevailing thanks to a final lap pass.

The win, plus additional point for pole, has netted Kia the TCA Manufacturer’s Championship over Honda on a tiebreaker. Both manufacturers tied on 94 points, with Kia scoring 10 today and Honda only scoring 3 for fourth place. Wolfe delivered Kia’s sixth win of the year to Honda’s five, and Kia took the title on Rule of the rulebook, where number of first-place finishes serves as first tiebreaker.

Jonsson was second with Jason Cherry, of Gambrills, Md., in the No. 13 Autism Society of America/Avpro/Purposeful Architecture Mazda MX-5 third to round out the podium in TCA.

Mike Skeen, of Charlotte, N.C., filled in for Shea Holbrook, of Groveland, Fla., in the No. 67 Lucas Oil/The Center for Bone & Joint Disease/HPD Honda Civic Si for the race, but fought through various mechanical problems en route to fourth. Ernie Francis Jr., of Dania, Fla., in the No. 98 Breathless Performance Mazda MX-5 was forced to retire on the first lap and failed to score points in fifth.

The TCB battle was intense throughout between Schwartz, of Denmark, in the No. 12 Animas/ADA/American Honda Honda Fit and Andrei Kisel, of North Vancouver, B.C. in the No. 57 Mini Cooper, after both got by Price once he’d led the first three laps.

Schwartz and Kisel exchanged the lead five different times; meanwhile Schwartz was able to emerge ahead at the checkered flag following the ultimate pass for the win on Lap 21.

Schwartz won two specialty awards. His move for the lead was the Cadillac CTS-V Move of the Race, and additionally he took the StopTech Brake Late, Finish First award.

“What a battle, what a race, it was fun inside the car,” he said. “I tried Kisel a few times, got by him, but he was able to come right back on me, so I stayed behind him until it was the right time to do it.  I was hoping that I could make a last lap pass before the checkers.  We had a little bit of the battle there as he went on the inside and I did an over-under on him, and he pushed a little wide.  I got him and we had some traffic there as well, so it was pretty exciting there at the end.”

Kisel finished a hard-luck second, although it marked his second straight podium.

“It was a great way to round off the season and it gives me confidence for next year,” he said. “I didn’t want to be too hard, I just wanted to finish on the podium no matter what. I wouldn’t be able to do it without Glenn (Nixon) and Nixon Prosports.”

Price finished third, and the result was enough to deliver Unlimited Racing the TCB Team Championship over MINI of Charleston Racing by five points (1390-1385).

The difference was Price finishing third with Tyler Palmer, of San Diego, Calif., fourth in the No. 37 MINI USA/Mobil 1/Flying L Racing/ThePainter’ Tire Mini Cooper. Nathan Stacy, of Owasso, Okla, rounded out his season with fifth in the No. 14 MDG/Ford Racing Ford Fiesta. Stacy also won the Invisible Glass Clean Pass of the Race award.

Of note, Glenn Nixon, of Mission, B.C., also took home two specialty awards. He won the Optima Batteries Best Standing Start with a gain of eight positions off the starting line, and also the Sunoco Hard Charger for the same gain. Nixon finished sixth in TCB.

Price takes two wins and track record to start the season

March 17th, 2013
7:38 pm

Brian Price took both wins in the RP  Performance T4 MX5 this weekend at Road Atlanta.  The win was in the SCCA  National division with the goal of going to the SCCA Runoffs at Road America in September.  With the win Price also had the pole both days and a track record in the T4 class with a time of 1:42:945. The next National race weekend will be April 19 and 20 at VIR.

RP Performance is looking for some good crew help

February 1st, 2013
8:44 pm

With this busy 2013 race season not far away we are looking for some extra crew help on the race weekends.  No experience is required and we will train. Benefits include and are not limited to  free admission, food, drinks and a great friendly environment. Other benefits could include paid membership and possible track time and shop use. Please contact us for more info to be able to get up close to the action.

RP Team Blog

contains the news and information you need to follow the SCCA and NASA race seasons for SM, SSM and SRX7.