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Archive for July, 2012

G-Force Racing Gear

G-Force Racing Gear

G-Force Racing Gear is based in Atlanta, Ga., yet has a satellite office in the Speedway Towers at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Executive Account Manager Don Stodola has been administering G-Force programs from Concord since 2008. A peek through G-Force’s catalogs shows helmets (not just helmets, but helmet bags, supports, restraints and shields), junior racing gear, […]

KOOLMAT

KOOLMAT

Pat Hill, who owns KoolMat in Mooresville, says she works “with anyone who has a heat problem, from A to Z.” The product with which she works most, Koolmat, is a high temperature composite insulation consisting of densified silicone, cured directly into the surface and weave of a fiberglass mat. What is really important is […]

Robinson Bradshaw

Robinson Bradshaw

Robinson Bradshaw’s downtown office is an example of a high-end Charlotte law firm. Host to 140 attorneys, it is a full-service corporate firm with more than 25 specialties. They range from corporate transactions to litigation to life sciences and biotechnology – and motorsports. The motorsports group of 12 lawyers represents a mixed client base. Race […]

CV Products Hires Scott Highland

Thomasville, NC – June 12, 2012 — Scott Highland, a veteran in the motorsports industry, joins CV Products as the Director of Marketing& Business Development. Highland has more than 20 years experience in the industry, previously holding key positions with JE Pistons, CV Products and Xceldyne Technologies. Most recently he held the position of Director […]

NASCAR Tech celebrates 10 years

Auto mechanic redefined; NASCAR Tech celebrates 10 years NASCAR’s exclusive educational partner recognizes graduates in auto and motorsports and redefines auto mechanic as auto technician MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 11, 2012) /PRNewswire/ – In July 2002, NASCAR Technical Institute (NASCAR Tech), a 146,000-square-foot training facility in Mooresville, N.C. – known as ”Race City, USA – elevated […]

Safety-Kleen

Maybe you’ve seen the Safety-Kleen areas at tracks that host NASCAR, NHRA or ARCA events. Maybe you’ve seen Safety-Kleen’s presence at race shops or automobile dealerships. And you know what Safety-Kleen does, right? First, some background. Safety-Kleen has 5,000 employees, is headquartered in Plano, Texas, has 165 branch offices across the continental United States and […]

The Joie of Seating

The Joie of Seating

Randy LaJoie’s racing career started at a young age in a go-kart, and is still going. The Connecticut native competed in modifieds, NASCAR’s Busch Grand National North series, and is a two-time Nationwide champion. During his early racing career, Randy used a driving seat that belonged to the late Mark Donohue that Randy’s father had […]

Performance Industry & Training

Performance Industry & Training

Performance Industry & Training (PIT) in Mooresville is a three-tier operation, starting with pit crew training. Eleven years ago the company started training young men and women on all six pit crew positions in an eight-week program. After they are finished with that, students are invited to participate in a graduate program, which General Manager […]

Dixon Hughes Goodman

Dixon Hughes Goodman

You might think that accounting firms are dull, boring places peopled by tie-wearing, pocket-protected accountants who crunch numbers all day long. Not at Dixon Hughes Goodman across from the SouthPark Mall. Go in and you see foosball, dartboards, whoopee cushions and handshake buzzers. OK, I made that up. Yet DHG is a pretty interesting place […]

CV Products

CV Products

CV Products In 1988 in High Point, N.C., Clyde Vickers opened CV Products in a 1,200-square-foot shop that grossed $600,000 its first year. Today, his Thomasville location, started in 1996, has four buildings for a combined 93,000 square feet. Add to that the Mooresville retail location, 16,000 square feet, and you can see just how […]

Carbotech Performance Brakes

Carbotech Performance Brakes

Carbotech Performance Brakes Carbotech Performance Brakes in Concord. Brake pads. Sound boring? It isn’t. Danny Puskar showed me around his shop and it was fascinating. Carbotech produces brakes and brake pads for cars competing in Grand Am, SCCA, World Challenge, Ferrari Challenge, European rally, and South African road racing to name a few. The compounds […]

Short Track Panel Highlights Kooks Networking Event

Short Track Panel Highlights Kooks Networking Event

Kooks Custom Headers hosted the NCMA Mixer on Tuesday, June 26, at its Statesville, N.C., headquarters. Attendees were greeted plethora of race cars all sporting Kooks outstanding products including Doug Herbert’s B.R.A.K.E.S. Top Fuel dragster, a U.S. Legends Car Dirt Modified and an asphalt modified. The more than 50 attendees were treated to a tour […]

ECONOMAKI ANNOUNCED AS NEW NCMA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ECONOMAKI ANNOUNCED AS NEW NCMA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CONCORD, N.C.­ – In the continuing evolution of the North Carolina Motorsports Association, the NCMA Board of Directors announced it has hired Corinne Economaki as executive director while interim executive director Andy Papathanassiou has accepted a seat on the board of directors. “Andy has done an incredible job advancing NCMA’s mission and we can’t thank […]