Archives For May 2013

It promises to be a busy, busy weekend on the asphalt at a half-dozen auto racing venues between now and Sunday, and as usual, we’ll be on hand to provide needed race gear for drivers, crews and spectators who hold coveted pit passes. Things start off hot and heavy on Friday at Dover International Speedway in Delaware for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, followed by the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Saturday and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday.

Here’s a full breakdown of where we’ll be and how to watch these races if you can’t make it out to the track yourself:

Lucas Oil 200

LucasOil200@DoverAll bets are off when the green flag drops on Friday’s Lucas Oil 200, where previous winners come from all corners of the nation. Kurt Busch — a rookie back in 2000 — won the inaugural race that year, and Jason Leffler, Chad Chaffin, Scott Speed, Brian Scott and Aric Almirola scored their first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories at “The Monster Mile.” In fact, there have been a dozen different winners in the event’s 13 seasons. Kyle Busch, the series’ second-leading career winner, is the only driver to visit Victory Lane twice.

  • Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
  • When: Friday, May 31
  • Racetrack: Dover International Speedway
  • Location: Dover, Delaware
  • Catch it on TV / Radio: 4:30 p.m. ET on SPEED Channel; Sirius XM Channel 90
  • Note: Our trailer will be in the pits (pit pass required for entry)
  • For More Info: Visit the Camping World Truck Series online

5-Hour Energy 200

5HE 200 LogosWith eight Top-10 finishes in a row, Regan Smith leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series for the 5-Hour Energy 200 with a 29-point advantage over Sam Hornish Jr. in the series point standings, while Kyle Busch, who has won 7 out of this year’s 10 races, isn’t eligible for points or the Nationwide title because NASCAR doesn’t allow full-time Sprint Cup drivers to be compete for the championship unless they forfeit their eligibility for a Cup title. So far this year, 11 Nationwide Series drivers are within 100 points of the points lead, compared to seven this time last year.

FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks

fedex400thumbLast spring’s Dover victory was Jimmy Johnson’s seventh at the track dubbed “The Monster Mile,” where he’s finished in the Top Five 11 out of 22 races. That’s 50 percent, folks. He’s led laps in 11 Dover starts in a row — eight of those times in double figures. But Johnson’s statistics looked good last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway where an accident left him in 22nd place. Nevertheless, he continues to lead 2007 Dover winner Carl Edwards in Spring Cup standings by 32 points. Two-time Dover winner Matt Kenseth sits in third 51 points back while last year’s Sprint Cup Champion Brand Keselowski is 110 points behind and in 10th place.

NASCAR Hall of Fame 150

NASCAR_Hall_Of_Frame_LogoIf ever the term redemption was appropriate, it’s this Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium for Brett Moffitt, a fifth-year driver from Iowa who has scored nine wins at eight different tracks. But not at Bowman Gray Stadium where he’s met nothing but misfortune. Continue reading

You might recall us announcing at the beginning of 2013 that we had plans to celebrate our 25th anniversary for the entire year. Part of that celebration has included huge savings on CV Products’ race gear, equipment and apparel on the 25th of each month to correspond with our silver anniversary.

Well, here we are in May and, in particular, Memorial Day weekend, and we’ve decided to expand our 25th of the month celebration for four days — starting right now. From today through Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day), you can get FREE freight on any CV Products order over $199 and weighing under 50 lbs.

That means we’ll ship your stuff ground delivery anywhere within the United States, and we’ll do it for free. Pretty nifty, huh?

As you’ll see below, simply enter the code “MEMORIAL” at checkout on to take advantage of this offer anytime between now through Monday, May 27:


And as long as we’re on the subject of long Memorial Day weekends, here’s our holiday schedule:

  • We’ll be open until 6 p.m. Friday (ET)
  • We’ll be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday
  • We’ll reopen our doors at 8 a.m. sharp on Tuesday, May 28

We want our employees to have the opportunity to enjoy the holiday with their friends and families as well as honor our nation’s veterans, and we hope you’ll be doing the same (which includes looking for a great deal or two on

Nothing memorializes Memorial Day quite like a day at the races, where patriotism just seems to be part of the package, along with noise and the smell of high-test fuel. And this Memorial Day weekend, we’ll be making appearances at a quartet of events — three of them in North Carolina. In between barbecues, you might want to stop by one of these race venues and take a peek at what we’re selling inside those massive 53-foot long trailers. We’ve got gear for racers and spectators with access to the pits alike!

Here’s where we’ll be this holiday weekend:

ShowMe100-LogoThe 21st Annual Show-Me 100

With $30,000 first-place prize money up for grabs, Memorial Day weekend and the Show-Me 100 are not only a tradition at the Lucas Oil Speedway, they’re almost a requirement for Missouri stock car race fans. In addition to a bevy of track events, the sprawling speedway in Wheatland features 40 acres of camping, a pair of lakes, a vendor midway and events ranging from beauty contests to bounce houses for the kids.

Krazy Kevin Powell 150

Krazy-Kevine-Powell-150-Race-LogoThe PASS South Super Late Models start the weekend off Friday with the “Krazy” Kevin Powell 150. In two events at Caraway last year, front-runners Kyle Grissom and Jay Fogleman took home the checkered flags. The two drivers enter Friday night’s event separated by just six points for the PASS South points lead. Pit gates opening at 2 p.m., followed by rotating practice from 2 to 4 p.m., qualifying at 6:30 p.m. and main event racing scheduled for 8 p.m.

  • Series: Pro All Stars Series
  • When: Friday, May 24
  • Racetrack: Caraway Speedway
  • Location: Sophia, North Carolina
  • Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
  • For More Info: please visit Caraway Speedway’s website

History 300

history300thumb_13Saturday’s History 300 at Charlotte marks the beginning of a 21-week stretch in which the Nationwide series will be on the track every single weekend thru the second week of October. That means no time off for racers, which means a five-month stretch with little opportunity for drivers to regroup, take a break, or mentally collect themselves. This race marks the start of a grueling Continue reading

With the city of Thomasville annually hosting one of North Carolina’s largest Memorial Day parades, it seems only fitting and fair that we here at CV Products should take Monday off to participate in this event.

Thomasville-NC-Memorial_Day-2013So we’ll be closing up shop at 6 p.m. Eastern Time this Friday, May 24, and reopening our doors at 8 a.m. sharp on Tuesday, May 28, so our employees can enjoy Memorial Day with their families and honor our nation’s veterans.

And speaking of veterans, we’ve got a few in our midst here at CV Products who should be recognized. They include our Product Manager for Drive Systems Bill Wheatley, who served in the Air Force from 1968-1972; our Outside Sales Rep George Hunt, a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran who served for six years; IT Manager Jason Siler, a Navy man from 1993 to 1996; and our Quality Manager Tommy Wright, a four-year Air Force veteran.

Thomasville has long been known as an enthusiastic participant in Memorial Day activities, starting with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial on I-85 each year and followed by a parade featuring area military personnel.

Not even the government’s sequestration of military assets this year will hamper the city’s plans for a patriotic march from the downtown area to Cushwa Stadium. What the city’s movers and shakers have done is scramble up some civilian support and assets to participate in next Monday’s parade — and the response has been huge. Dozens of Continue reading

CMS ContainerThis weekend’s race venues include two races at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina on Friday and Saturday, and the Toledo Speedway in Ohio on Sunday. We’ll be parked in the pits at all three events with race equipment for auto racing teams and attendees with pit pass alike. Things start out hot and heavy tomorrow – Friday, May 17 – with the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in nearly a month. Come out and see the action. And stop by and check out our beautiful tractor-trailers!

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Matt Crafton makes his 299th series start at Charlotte on Friday — which is the site of his first series win back in 2008. He’s also the standings leader entering this fifth of a scheduled 22 races. Kyle Busch will be looking for his fifth Charlotte victory in the series.

allstarracethumb_1329th NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and Sprint Showdown

Not in it for the points? In that case, simply follow the money. That’s Saturday night’s All-Star Race features 22 drivers who will battle for a winner’s payout of more than $1 million without worrying that not finishing in the Top 10 might damage their Sprint Cup chances. The strategy here is pretty simple: Race for the Continue reading

These days you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t know someone who has been affected by the ravages of cancer. That’s one reason why CV Products employee Christine Beightol is once again organizing participants for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraiser scheduled this Friday in Lexington, N.C.

Relay-for-Life-logoChristine is an engineer at our company’s Xceldyne Technologies division and 2013 marks the third year in a row that she has organized CV Products employees to help raise money for this volunteer-driven cancer fund-raising event. Her relay team is called Faith, Hope, Fight, Heal, and has actively participated since 2010 as a way to encourage her friends and our employees and their families to walk in support of a great cause.

Christine says that since that inaugural walk, many CV employees have become more aware of the numbers of people they know who have been affected in some manner by cancer. These employees have themselves been a survivor, a caretaker for a cancer patient, or they’ve know known someone who has had cancer or lost a battle with this terrible disease.

If you’re unfamiliar with it, Relay for Life began back in 1985 when a colorectal surgeon named Dr. Gordon Klatt chose to walk around the University of Puget Sound’s stadium track for 24 hours to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients, as well as celebrate the lives of survivors and the lives of those who lost their lives to the disease.

Pretty soon, Dr. Klatt’s overnight event began cropping up in communities throughout the country, with participants bringing tents and sleeping bags and making an entire night out of it. In fact, nearly Continue reading