Special Guests

We have an ALLSTAR line-up of Industry Legends at The Race and Performance Expo.


Vic Edelbrock - President of Edelbrock Corporation and Russell Performance.

Rick Moroso - President of Moroso and Competition Engineering.

Steve Matusek- President of Aeromotive, and Driver of Record setting car in the PRO 5.0                      class in NMRA.



Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge

On Saturday 8 High Schools will compete against the Clock, disassembling and reassembling identical 350 Chevy Engines. These 8 Schools were the 8 qualifiers from the 14 High Schools who competed at our event @ 2008 Chevy Vettefest. Come cheer on all the local High Schools as the compete to be the winner at the 2009 RP Expo.


On Sunday 6 Illinois Jr Colleges will compete in the same event to become the best of the best. Check http://www.raceperformanceexpo.com/2009EngineChallengeSaturday.htm for the latest updates for the engine challenge.


Saturday Feb 14th

Heat 1 10:45 AM

Fremd High School “Team Hedman / Transdapt”

South Elgin High School “Team Motive Gear”

Joliet Central High School “Team Speed Pro / Fel-Pro”

Hoffman Estates High School “Team Competition Cams”


Heat 2 12:45 PM

Streamwood High School “Team Autometer”

Tech Center of DuPage “Team Edelbrock”

Lockport Township High School “Team Moroso”

Glenbrook North High School “Team MSD”


Sunday Feb 15th

Heat 1 10:45 AM

Trition College “Team Be-Cool”

Wabonsee Community College “Team Crane Cams”

Morton College “Team Painless Performance”


Heat 2 12:45 PM

Joliet Jr. College “Team K&N Filters”

Parkland College “Team QA1”

Carl Sandburg College “Team Magnaflow”


World Class Seminars

At Race and Performance Expo we believe and giving you the BEST in Technical Seminars. They way we achieve this is bring in experts from the manufactures who make and create the parts you use. ASK your questions you need answered for your car. LEARN the tips and tricks to allow you to gain the edge on your competition. All the seminars will have either a door prize or T-Shirts to be given away at the end of the Seminar. Make sure you are not late to these seminars, only the first 35 to the seminar will be allowed in. Check http://www.raceperformanceexpo.com/2009Seminars.htm for the latest times on the seminars.


Saturday Feb 14th Line-UP

Nitrous Express “Nitrous Basics” by Mike Wood

QA1 “Drag Racing with QA1” by Corey Flynn

Fel-Pro “What’s new in Gaskets” with Greg West

Competition Cams “Survival of the Fittest” by Tim Cole

Joe Gibbs Racing Oil “Save Money using Premium Racing Oil” by Scott Diehl

Jiffy-Tite “Pluming made Easy” by Duane LaFleur

Scat “Balancing: Myths and Truths” by Kirk Peters

Hawk & Powerslot “Brakes 101” by Tom Blough & John Marshall

JE Pistons “Piston Basics and Beyond” by Alan Stevenson

Edelbrock “2009 New Products & Russell ProClassic CRIMP” by Smitty Smith

Magnaflow “Selecting the Right Stainless Steel Exhaust System” by Brad Schenk

MSD Ignition “Proper Ignition Component Selection” by Steve Majar

TCI “Modern Overdrive in Racing” by Scott Miller


Sunday Feb 15th Line-UP

Mallory and Accel “Mallory Distributors and Accel Wires” by Shawn Umphries

Percy’s “Revolutionary new Hyperfiber Composite” by Jim Dunham

Keith Black Pistons “Understanding Pistons Alloys” by Scott Sulprizio

Hughes Engines “Secrets of Cylinder Head Porting” by Dave Hughes

K&N Filters “Make your Move” by Marti Herbage

Be-Cool “Cooling Solutions” by Mitch Drouillard

Crane Cams “What is Micronite? …..it’s advantage for you” by Roy Griffith

Painless Performance “Fuel Injection Technology” by Gary Wright

Powermaster “How to chose the correct Starter and Alternator” by Vince Sica


Location and Hotel Information

Pheasant Run Resort

4051 E. Main St.

Saint Charles, IL 60174

For Hotel Reservation Call 1-630-584-6300

Use the CODE “RPExpo” for a Special $111.00 rate per night



We have all the major racing/performance brands along with local speed shops on display. Talk with the experts who make the parts you need.


2 Wheel Speed .Com


Accessible Technologies, Inc.


Aeroquip Performance Products


Allstar performance Products

Alston Race Cars

Altronics, Inc.

A-Plus Distributing

ARP Inc.

Aurora Bearing Company

Auto Meter Products

B & M Automotive

Barry Grant Inc

Battery Service Corporation


Billet Specialties Inc.

Bradley Speed & Sport

Bullseye Power

Burseth Racing, LLC

Butler Performance Inc.

Byron Dragway

C & S Specialties

Canton Racing Products

Cedar Falls Raceway


Champion Spark Plugs

Clark Copper Head Gaskets, Inc.

Classic Auto Restoration Supplies

Clevite 77

Cloyes Gear & Products

Comp Cams

Competition Engineering

Computech Systems, Inc

Cordova Dragway Park

Crane Cams Inc.

CV Products


Dart Machinery

Dedenbear Products

Demon Carburetion

Design Engineeing, Inc.

Disc Brakes Australia - USA

Doug's Headers

DriveShaft Services, Inc.

Dyer's Top Rods LLC

Eagle Specialty Products

Eddyville Raceway Park

Edelbrock Corporation

Edge Products

Elgin Industries

Energy Suspension


Fast Forward Race Cars, Inc

Federal Mogul


Flaming River Industries

Flatout Gaskets

Flitz International, LTD

Flowmaster, Inc.

Fragola Performance Systems

Gear Head News

G-Force Racing Gear


Grant Products

Great Lakes Dragaway

H3R Performance

Harlow Racing Tires & Wheels

Hawk Performance


Hedman Hedders

Holley Performance Products

Howards Cams

Hughes Engines, Inc.



Impact Racing

Indy Cylinder Head

Ivan Gandrud Chevrolet

J.E. Pistons

Jiffy Tite

Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil

Jomar Performance Products

Jones Exhaust Systems

K & N Engineering

Keith Black Performance Pistons


Lefthander Chassis

M & M Competition Engines

MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust

Mahle Motorsports


Mateer Oil, Inc.

Maxx Performance Inc.

Melling Select Performance

Meziere Enterprises

Midwest Control Products

Midwest Converters, Inc.

Midwest Council Sports Car Clubs

Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool

Modified Superstock Assoc.

Moroso Performance

Motive Gear

Mr. Gasket

MSD Performance Group

NHRA North Central Division

Nitrous Express

Painless Performance


Percy's High Performance

Pertronix, Inc.

Power Slot


Probst Motorsport

Procar By Scat


Professional Products

PRW Industries


Quarter-Max Chassis

R & R Racing Products

R2C Performance Products

Racers For Christ

Ram Clutches

RHS Heads


RJ Race Cars

Ross Racing Pistons

Route 66 Raceway

Royal Purple Ltd


Scat Crank & Rods

Schumann's Sales & Service

Sealed Power

Snug Harbor Hot Rods, Inc

Speed Pro

SRP Pistons

Stainless Steel Brakes

Strange Engineering


Taylor Cable Products

TCI Automotive

Team Stradale, Inc

The Hot Rod Barn

Total Seal

Trans -Dapt

Trickflow Specialties

Valco Cincinnati Consumer Products

Vertex Magnetos

VFN Fiberglass

Weld Racing

Wicks Aircraft & Motorsports

Winner's Circle

Worth Oil

Xtreme Motorsports Gear




Hope to see you all there! For more Information go to www.RPExpo.com.