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The COMP Performance Group™ Trailer Hits The Road Again In 2014

Memphis, TN – From NHRA races to automotive shows and events around the nation, the COMP Performance Group™ trailer has a busy 2014 schedule.

The COMP Performance Group™ is a fixture at some of the most popular and prestigious automotive events in the United States each and every year. The CPG trailer has another busy slate planned in 2014, as it and its staff will cover thousands of miles from mid-February through Thanksgiving. The schedule features NHRA national events, such as the prestigious U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis and Summernationals in Englishtown, NJ, as well as shows that include the first-ever Car Craft Street Machine and Muscle Car Nationals in Pomona, CA, St. Paul’s Car Craft Summer Nationals, a variety of Goodguys Rod & Custom events, several NMCA/NMRA contests and the entire Hot Rod Power Tour. At each stop the trailer will be stocked with the latest products and literature, while CPG staff will also be on hand to provide technical support and advice.

“Being on the ground with our customers is extremely important to our business,” said COMP Performance Group™ Marketing Coordinator, Matt Williams. “We need to be out there to help them with their vehicles and to learn about what types of products there is a demand for. The fact that we get to meet lots of great people and be a part of some amazing events all over the country just makes our time on the road that much better.”

COMP Performance Group™ Will Play A Major Role In 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour

Memphis, TN – The brands of the COMP Performance Group™ always play a major role during the Hot Rod Power Tour. 2014 is no exception, as they will once again be there at each and every stop of the week-long road trip.

Automotive enthusiasts from around the country come together for a week in June every year to take part in the ­Hot Rod Power Tour, one of the most anticipated events of the show season. It is also the site for CPG’s biggest promotion of the year – the Golden Ticket Contest. This contest has a $10,000 COMP Performance Group™ certificate as its grand prize. Throughout the week CPG invites Long Haulers to get creative promoting and supporting brands such as COMP Cams®, FAST™, TCI®, RHS®, Quarter Master®, ZEX™, Inglese™ and Powerhouse Products. 25 lucky participants will be selected throughout the week to receive a Golden Ticket and be entered into the random grand prize drawing, taking place on the Main Stage on Friday, June 13th at Wisconsin Dells. Individuals must be present to win and all participants must have their tickets in hand at the drawing. The 2014 Power Tour Banner signed by all Long Haulers will also be given away on the event’s last day.

In addition to the Golden Ticket Contest, the COMP Performance Group™ will put its stamp on various other aspects of Power Tour throughout the week. COMP Cams® will host two Engine Builder Duels on Saturday, June 7th and Sunday, June 8th in Charlotte and Chattanooga, respectively. This contest pits a pair of two-person teams head-to-head to determine which one can assemble and crank a Small Block Chevy in the shortest amount of time. The members of the winning team each receive a $250 COMP Cams® product certificate, while the runners-up will each get a $125 voucher.

COMP® will return as the Main Stage Sponsor of the 2014 Power Tour as well. The Main Stage will be the site of nightly drawings for CPG products and certificates worth $200-$500. Each drawing is open to all Power Tour participants; to register they simply must enter their information at the CPG trailer and be present to win. As always, techs will also be on hand at every stop to sell parts and merchandise – including a new $5 shirt – plus offer support and advice.

2014 Power Tour Schedule
Sat., June 7th Charlotte, NC
Sun., June 8th – Knoxville, TN
Mon., June 9th – Charleston, WV
Tue., June 10th – Norwalk, OH
Wed., June 11th – Crown Point, IN
Thu., June 12th –Bettendorf, IA
Fri., June 13th – Wisconsin Dells, WI


COMP Performance Group™ Has Big Plans For 2014 Car Craft Summer Nationals

Memphis, TN – The Car Craft Summer Nationals in St. Paul, MN, has become one of the most anticipated events on the show calendar, and the brands of the COMP Performance Group™ will be part of the 2014 festivities in a big way.

Each July over 5,000 vehicles descend on the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” for the Car Craft Summer Nationals. Scheduled for July 18-20, the event includes three days of epic automotive contests and a show of incredible hot rods and street machines at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. In 2014 the COMP Performance Group™ will be on hand to put its stamp on the weekend.

After a successful debut last year, the company’s VIP area will return this July as a way to showcase vehicles utilizing CPG products. COMP Performance Group™ staff will hand-select up to 25 vehicles via social media in the weeks leading up to the event. The vehicles could feature products from COMP Cams®, FAST™, TCI®, RHS®, Inglese™, ZEX™ or Quarter Master®. Those selected will receive a prime parking spot directly behind the COMP Performance Group™ trailer and will be eligible to take part in a variety of special events.

The popular COMP Cams® Engine Builder Duel will also be a part of the action throughout the weekend. In the contests, two-person teams compete against one another to see who can assemble and crank a Small Block Chevy in the shortest amount of time. Four duels are scheduled during the three-day event. The FAST™ Burnout Contest is slated for Sunday afternoon, where participants put on smoke shows in everything from rat rods to vans. Plus, as at many events throughout the nation, the COMP Performance Group™ tech staff will have the latest CPG products available at the trailer and be available to answer questions and provide support. Finally, the COMP Performance Group™ social media team will capture the whole event in real time and post to Facebook, Twitter, CPGNation Live and Instagram.

Quick Facts

Event: 2014 Car Craft Summer Nationals – Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN
Dates: Friday, July 18 – Sunday, July 20, 2014
Social Media Pitch: CPG will be major player at the 2014 Car Craft Summer Nationals w/ VIP area, COMP Cams® Engine Builder Duels, FAST™ Burnout Contest & more

  • VIP area will include prime parking behind CPG trailer for 25 vehicles
  • 4 Engine Builder Duels scheduled throughout the course of the weekend
  • FAST Burnout Contest provides huge smoke shows for the fans on the event’s last day
  • CPG staff to be on hand to provide support; social media team will document the weekend in real time


Jon Kaase Racing Engines Wins 2013 Engine Masters Challenge With COMP Cams® And FAST™

Memphis, TN – Top engine builder Jon Kaase and his talented team won their fifth Engine Masters Challenge with help from both COMP Cams® and FAST™ components.

2Every fall the AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge presented by Popular Hot Rodding brings some of the nation’s best builders to the University of Northwestern Ohio for a week-long showcase of horsepower. When this year’s edition was over, Georgia’s Jon Kaase Racing Engines had bested the ultra-competitive field for the fifth time. Kaase previously won the competition in ’03, ’04, ’08 and ’09.  For 2013 Kaase and his team built a unique four-valve, Ford Cobra 409c.i. Modular engine. In the finals its peak power output was 721 horsepower. The engine also posted incredible torque numbers on the final day, making 600 ft./lbs. at only 3200 RPM and peaking at an incredible 675 ft./lbs. Although Kaase had entered the final eliminations in second place, the aforementioned performance numbers increased the builder’s point total to 2961.7, which bested runner-up Accufab, Inc. by just over thirty markers. BES Racing finished third with a final score of 2863.7. The top five finishers all featured COMP Cams® camshafts, and nearly three quarters of all the participants ran COMP®-brand cams.  In addition to COMP Cams® valve train components, Kaase’s engine also utilized the cutting-edge FASTXFI 2.0™ Fuel Injection System. The setup required some special tuning and massaging, but getting the most out of unusual engine packages is a specialty for the folks at FAST™.

“The odd headers I made resulted in a fuel curve nightmare that was corrected with the features in the XFI 2.0™ box,” Kaase said. “Its advanced tuning options made the difference between winning and losing.”