Archives For March 2013

Christie Beightol, Xceldyne Engineer

Christie Beightol, Xceldyne Engineer

Maintaining a consistent enthusiasm for your job is easy to accomplish when you’re an experienced engineer working for one of the top racing valvetrain system manufacturers in the world and you’re also a gigantic fan of motorsports, racing and NASCAR. That saturated-in-satisfaction employee would by Christine Beightol, a mechanical engineer for Xceldyne Technologies, a division of CV Products headquartered in the same business park as our own headquarters in Thomasville, N.C.

For years, our team over at Xceldyne has set the bar for crafting durable, reliable and high-performance titanium valves and valvetrain components targeting the motorsport racing community. And Christine has been there with us, joining Xceldyne in the summer of 2007. She’s got a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute in Flint, Mich. (now Kettering University), and an associate of science degree in motorsports management technology from Rowan Cabarrus Community College in North Carolina.

Let’s learn a little bit more about this engineer with a penchant for speed. Meet Christine Beightol:

CV Products: What did you do prior to coming to work for CV Products? 

Christine Beightol: I have held positions in quality and design engineering for various manufacturing companies in North Carolina. I also worked in the engine department at Bill Davis Racing in High Point before joining CV Products.

CV: What attracted you to CV Products?

Christine: I have always loved racing and wanted to Continue reading

Easter-Bunny-150What with Easter Sunday and all, it’s going to be a light schedule this weekend for those of us at CV Products who make the rounds of racetracks on a regular basis, accompanied by our tractor-trailers filled to the brim with racing gear, accessories and components.

Both events take place this Saturday, including the Pro All Stars Series Easter Bunny 150 at the Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, N.C., and the Larry Fleeman Memorial Race at the Gresham Motorsports Park (GMP) in Jefferson, Georgia. It’s the Georgia event that we’re highlighting this week. Gresham Motorsports has designated this event as an annual memorial race to honor those who have passed and were loved by those in the auto racing community. This is the second year; the track has recognized long-time GMP supporter and car owner Larry Fleeman.

This year’s event is a 198-lap race consisting of two segments. What makes this race especially interesting is the 10-minute break at or around lap 100. Drivers who choose not to work on their cars during that break — and that includes tire changes and fuel — get to advance to the front of the field in the order they’re running. Work on your car during the break and you go back out in the order you enter the pits, but behind those who chose not to pit. That should make for some interesting switchie-changies on this half-mile banked oval track.

So pick an event this Saturday and we’ll see you at the races — where we’ll have plenty of race gear for drivers and their race crews: Continue reading

CV-Products-Anniversary-LogoWe’re trying to keep in the back of our minds that you – our customers  – might not be as amped up as we are here at CV Products about this year being our 25th anniversary. That being the case, this blog post should serve as a reminder that we’re offering incredible savings on the 25th of each month throughout the year.

That means that today — Monday, March 25 — we’ve gone ahead and instituted a 5 percent rebate on darned near everything we sell. We’re talking about equipment from more than 500 high performance auto racing brands. Need engine parts? Knock 5 percent off. Chassis parts? Deduct 5 percentage points. Safety apparel or pit supplies? When in comes to discounts, we’re your huckleberry.

With thousands of racetrack-related items from which to choose, you can save a bundle if you act today. Find yourself in need of springs, gauges, shocks or rod ends? We’ve got your chassis equipment ready to ship or pick up. At a discount, of course. Same goes for drivetrain gear, body kits, chemicals, fasteners, filters, pumps, plumbing and tools.

About the only items not included in today’s rebate program are manufactured custom parts from Xceldyne. Also, your rebate must be redeemed by April 25 (at which time we’ll have another anniversary promotional offer), and your discount can’t be used with any other current CV Products sales promotion.

Again, keep in mind that this promotional party will take place on the 25th of every month from now through December 2013, so it makes sense that you to mark that date on your calendars. That means that, including today, you’ve got 10 more opportunities to save big at CV Products.

If you want to take full advantage of our anniversary offering, you can call in your order to (800) 448-1223 or place your order online at

CV-Products-Trackside-VegasThe NASCAR-sanctioned Myrtle Beach 400 highlights this weekend’s events, a race that was postponed way back in November of last year. It’s been rescheduled for this Friday and we can pretty much guarantee it was worth the wait. Long known as the place to get a first look-see at future NASCAR champions, Myrtle Beach Speedway is where the biggest stars cut their teeth. We’re talking about four generations of Petty boys and three generations of Earnhardts for starters. This is a double-header weekend at this recently purchased and newly renovated racetrack in South Carolina.

Meanwhile, in Southern California — way over there on the left coast — you can find our CV Products tractor-trailer at a pair of NASCAR events within the noisy confines of the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. We’ll be supplying parts and products to race teams at all four events on both coasts. Here’s our weekend schedule:

Myrtle-Beach-400-Logo20th Annual Myrtle Beach 400

This two-day event includes South East Limited Late Models racing 100 laps, followed by the 250-lap NASCAR Late Model race on Friday afternoon. The race features a $10,000 prize for the winner among a field of 40-plus cars, and includes some of the best late model drivers in the nation.

Inaugural Spring Challenge at the Beach

Saturday will be the second big day for the two divisions, plus two other support classes. NASCAR Late Model racecars put in 150 laps; Southeast Limited drives do 100 laps; the Southeast Challenger is a 50-lap race; and, the Mini Mayhem is a 100-lap race. In all, the Saturday schedule calls 400 laps of racing!

  • Series: SELLM (South East Limited Late Model) and NASCAR Late Model Stock
  • When: Saturday, March 23
  • Racetrack: Myrtle Beach Speedway
  • Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes
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Royal Purple 300

Royal-Purple-300-LogoThis race marks the fifth on the NASCAR Nationwide Series for 2013, an event that saw Joey Logano lead the pack for 92 laps before collecting the checkered last year. Logano won’t be here this weekend, but Kyle Busch will. Busch holds the record for most Nationwide wins at Auto Club Speedway with five — all taking place within the last seven races at the Fontana venue.

It’s always nice to have a theme in mind when conducting a giant sale with prices slashed like they’ve never been slashed before. And without a doubt, the common thread running through this particular sale is safety. Below are 10 or so examples of safety gear that you can purchase for yourself, your race team, or maybe your teen-age son who erroneously believes a conservative freeway cruising speed in his hotrod is 80 mph.

Each item below is on sale through the close of business on Friday, March 29, and not all items are available on (some deals require you to give us call between 8am – 6pm Monday thru Friday on either (800) 448-1223 or (336) 472-2242).

Shock-Doctor-Helmet-RemovalShock Doctor Emergency Helmet Removal System

When we tell you that Shock Doctor’s helmet removal system is so highly praised that many racing series now require it for their drivers, you’ll want to grab up a few of these safety devices for yourself. The Eject Emergency Helmet Removal System (SD890-01-30) from Shock Doctor helps prevent further neck and spine injuries of crash victims by making helmet removal easier for first responders after a crash. And from now through March 29, we’re taking $10 off the price, selling them for only $49.99 each. Curious to see exactly how this nifty safety device works? Watch this video of the Shock Doctor helmet eject system in action.

Amick Tethers

Amick Associates and Amick Race Car Restraints Division develops vehicle component restraint technology for NASCAR, ChampCar, IRL, Star Mazda, 600 Racing and The Grand American Racing Series, which in turn creates a safe racing environment for drivers and fans alike.

The company offers superior tether products for wheels, hoods, decks, roof flaps and wings and we’re currently offering 5 percent off these products in a call-in special through March 29. To order durable Amick tethers, call us here at CV Products at (800) 448-1223 or (336) 472-2242. You can’t find these items on our website. This is a call-in special only.

FireBottle Manual Pull Fire Suppression SystemSafety Systems RC-500

Safety Systems, Inc’s. RC-500 — a five-pound manual pull fire suppression system that includes an aluminum bottle that measures 17.25 inches by 4 inches and weighs nine pounds — is now on sale online at Ask racers who have found themselves in the hot seat — literally — at some point in their racing careers, and they’ll most likely tell you a fire bottle saved their lives. We’re selling the RC-500 Manual Pull Fire Suppression System for just
$379 through March 29 (that’s a five percent savings to you, our valued customers).

Safecraft Model LT5 fire extinguisherSafecraft LT5 Fire Bottle

The Safecraft Model LT5 fire extinguisher features a lightweight design that is popular in both circle track and drag racing, and it’s now on sale for five percent (5%) off the regular price. Along with the lightweight cylinder, the Model LT5 has a compact discharge head that gives it a smaller overall size. It is distinguished by a swivel head design that Another feature not found on even more expensive racing extinguishers is the “swivel” discharge head design that can be rotated for easy pull cable hook-up.

The LT5’s discharge head is machined from billet aluminum and anodized for great looks and has two separate discharge ports. This lets you run separate lines to the driver and engine. The aluminum cylinder is Department of Transportation (DOT)-approved and can be refilled. Included with each Safecraft Model LT5 fire extinguisher we sell is a Continue reading

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

Image courtesy of Wikipedia

This promises to be a busy week on the auto racing circuit, what with three events at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, another pair in Florida and a Pro All Stars Series (PASS) race in South Carolina on the agenda.

What’s especially exciting this week are the races scheduled at Bristol Motor Speedway, where the short, half-mile track is guaranteed to make for some spectacular spectator opportunities — lots of fender benders, hurt feelings, and drama galore. It’s better than the soaps on TV!

And if you find yourself in the pits or garages of any of these races, pay close attention to the gear the crews are attaching to these high-performance auto-racing machines. That’s right. Many of those CV parts and accessories that you rely on for your amateur race pursuits are standard on these racecars.

With that in mind, we hope you’ll stop by and visit our reps at one of these racetracks this weekend. Here’s where you’ll find us:

Amalie_NHRAAmalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals

The 44th running of this traditional East Coast season opener not only caters to Pro Stock Motorcycle fans, but also is the first of 10 races for Pro Mod drivers. This drag strip has been an early spring break Mecca for motorheads and their fans for more than four decades.

grit-chips-300Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300

If you have a NASCAR race named after you, you might be a redneck. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy plans to be at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday for his Grit Chips 300 Nationwide Series race. Running 300 laps (159.9 miles), the fourth race on the 2013 Nationwide Series begins at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on the half-mile stadium oval. Ten fans will be awarded a new Ford Mustang this weekend before the start of the Food City 500.