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 Carsquare.com/Unlimited 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 Racing.ca/LaptopScreen.com 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’sFriend.com/Discount 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 Performance 2013 race schedule

January 30th, 2013
8:45 pm

Here is the 2013 Race schedule for Marrs, Nasa and a few National races. Also listed are 2 SCCA drivers schools and 2 PDX’s being held at Summit Point. We will be available for all of these to provide track support as well as rentals. Please contact us for more info and any of the dates. Also remember that we have rentals for club days as well as Friday at the track. There are some added events to the 2013 race schedule.

Feb 15 17        Nasa VIR

March 9 10      PDX Summit

March 9 10      regional VIR

March 23 24    School Summit

March 23 24    Nasa VIR

April 6 7          School  NJ

April 6 7          PDX summit

April 13 14      Double Summit

April 19 20      Double national VIR

April 27 28      Nasa Summit

May 4 5          National Summit

May 11 12      Double VIR

June 1 2           Double National VIR

June 8 9           Regional Summit

June 14 16      Nasa Hyper fest

June 29 30       Regional NJ

July 6 7           Double National  WG

July 13 14        Regional Summit

July 19 21        Nasa VIR

August 3 4       Regional Summit

August 10 11   Pocono National

August 17 18  Regional Charlotte

August 31 2nd Double Summit

Sept 14-22       Runoffs

Oct 11 13        Nasa VIR

October 5 6      Regional Summit

Nov  2 3          Nasa Summit

RP Performance dominates at Watkins Glen

June 2nd, 2012
10:42 pm

RP Performance dominated at Watkins Glen with 8 Poles positions which led to 7 wins and 5 track records.    In Spec RX-7 Dave Ade had one pole, 2 wins as well as a track record on both the long and short course.    SSM saw Brian Zalner back on the track after over two years off from racing.  Brian Zalner had an outstanding weekend in a borrowed car with 2 poles, 2 wins and a track record on the short course.  With a new RP Performance engine Al  Gervais  in  his ITS RX-7 came away with a 1st and 2nd place finish.  Spec Miata was a battle all weekend long between teammates Brian Price and Ken Zalner. Both Brian and Ken each had a pole position in the weekend and finished 1st and 2nd on Saturday.  On Sunday both Brian Price and Ken spun but Ken was able to recover to finish 2nd and Brian finished 4th.  In the process Brian Price scored a lap record in Spec Miata on the short course.  In ITA Brian Price had the field covered both days in his RP Performance Mazda Miata.  Brian had the pole on both days with a win on Saturday. On Sunday Brian had a fuel pump failure that left him with a DNF but he did set the short course lap record in ITA. Greg Gale also made the trip and was able to finish in the top five in ITA.  I want to also thank TJ and Kim for all of their help over the weekend to make it all possible.  Our next race will be the weekend of June 9th and 10th at Summit Point.  Come on out and cheer us on!!

2012 Marrs Schedule

March 4th, 2012
8:37 pm

March 23 – 25 Spring Drivers School – Double

April 21 – 22 MARRS 1 (Summit Point)

May 05 – 06 National Race / BFGoodrich Super Tour May 12 – 13

Double MARRS 2&3 / SARRC (VIR)

May 26 – 27 Double MARRS 4&5 (Watkins Glen)

June 09 – 10 MARRS 6 (Summit Point)

June 30 – July 1 MARRS 7 / NJRRS (NJMP Lightning)

July 14 – 15 MARRS 8 / NJRRS (Summit Point)

August 04 – 05 MARRS 9 (Nelson Ledges, MHV)

August 18 – 19 Double MARRS 10&11 / SARRC (Charlotte Motor Speedway)

September 01 – 03 MARRS Labor Day Double 12&13 (Summit Point)

October 06 – 07 MARRS or other format TBD (Summit Point)

2012 Season Preview

March 4th, 2012
8:18 pm

With the 2012 MARRS SCCA season about ready to get under way in the next few months things will be busy.  RP Performance is getting excited for what might be the biggest and busiest year so far.  Coming off 3 championships in 2011 we had a great year but are looking for a better year in 2012.  We some new drivers this year as well as all of the great drivers we had from last year things could not get any better.  We traded in last year’s championship car for a 1999 Spec Miata look for photos to follow soon.  Brian Price will be back in SM this year in the 99 Miata and was hoping to get the ARRC winning ITA car back out for a  good part of the season also. In SSM Scott Brunk will be back defending is Championship again in 2012.  After rolling his car last year Dave Wible has a built a brand new car and will be coming strong also.   Let’s see if we can get a 1, 2, finish with Scott and Dave. In ITS Al Gervais has been working hard on the car in the off season with lots of inprovements for 2012.The 3 day drivers school is coming up the 23rd , 24th and 25th of March. We still have room for track support and rentals if you are looking at attending the school.  More news and updates to follow soon so keep posted and follow us on Facebook.

1.6 ITA Miata built by RP Performance, Sister car to the 2011 ARRC winner for sale

November 9th, 2011
8:47 pm

This is the sister car to the 2011ARRC winning Miata built by RP Performance with only one weekend on it. This was built as a top notch 1.6 ITA  car that is ready to race and looks great.  This was built with all the right parts to get you winning with little prep. This car could not be built for less then $25k so why even try it.


  • .020 Performance Auto works engine with one weekend on it
  • ACT clutch
  • RP Performance custom air intake
  • Adjustable fuel pressure regulator
  • Dyno tuned and ready to race
  • Walbro fuel pump
  • Magnacor plug wires
  • Nology spark plugs
  • Large aluminum radiator
  • Racing Beat Header
  • ISC exhaust
  • Delrin bushings
  • Koni shocks
  • Eibach springs
  • Racing Beat sway bars
  • Hawk brake pads
  • Stainless Steel brake lines
  • Piper Motorsport  8 point cage with Nascar door bars
  • TR Motorsport wheels with Hoosier tires
  • Flyin Miata lip spoiler
  • RP Performance Carbon fiber spliter
  • Rebuilt transmission
  • Autometer water temp gauge
  • Autometer shift light

Contact RP Performance at 304-728-6749


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