In January 2011 Joey Arrington separated Virginia based Arrington Manufacturing’s Racing Engine operation into a new business entity – Race Engines Plus. The business was established in Concord, NC and is located on Weddington Road in the building previously occupied by the Gillett Evernham Motorsports Engine Shop.
Race Engines Plus (REP) provides Race Engines for the top three NASCAR Series as well as NHRA, ARCA, USAR and other short track racing. REP provides custom engine builds for the automotive enthusiast.
REP has built its reputation in the racing world thanks in large part to the Dodge engines it produced and the success those engines had in the NASCAR Truck Series. Arrington cranked out the power plants that earned the 2004 and 2005 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Manufactures Award and the 2002 and 2004 Engine Builder Awards. Championships were won with Ted Musgrave and the late Bobby Hamilton.
Now, the company is working toward extending its legacy by adding Toyota and Chevrolet engines to its stable. When Dodge announced it would pull out of the truck series for 2009 Arrington was ready to adjust. REP made an agreement with Toyota to build NASCAR race engines.
Being located in the heart of NASCAR Country, where the greatest concentration of NASCAR teams are headquartered, has allowed REP to staff its Concord facility with highly skilled engine builders. Cumulatively its employees represent over 150 years of racing experience.
Joey Arrington is the founder of Arrington Manufacturing, Arrington Engines, Arrington Performance, and ShopHemi. He is the developer of numerous performance products. Also partnerships were established to create “Arrington Edition” performance parts. The following are examples of some products (in addition to engines): Camshafts, HEMI Throttle Body (including Nitrous Injection), HEMI Roller Rockers, HEMI Supercharger Kit, Billet Engine Main Caps, Velocity Cold Air Intake, Performance Transmission Solutions, High Performance Brake Kits and War Hawk Performance Plus packages.