What Do We Do?
DRP Performance Products designs, manufactures, and distributes hundreds of quality automotive racing parts & products for the professional automotive racing industry. We specialize in tools, drive line, brake, and suspension components that save our customers time and improve their performance.
Although our primary market is in the USA, our customers include national champions and race winners from series and tracks around the world. We invest heavily in research and development so that we’re able to offer innovative and proven products. We remain focused on serving discriminating clients with exceptional quality components and technical expertise to help them win races.
DRP Performance Products originated back in the early 1980s, when Jimmie Doughton owned a successful race team during the heyday of late model sportsman racing. A consummate businessman, Jimmie found a way to convert his expensive hobby into a revenue-generating business by selling racing tires and fuel at his local track. The success of this new venture led him to eventually disband the race team, even as he added racing parts to his trackside sales business.
The family business expanded to other regional tracks as Jimmie, wife Rita, son Lynnie, and their crew worked numerous events every weekend. Serving as parts manager, Rita trained her son in the business, emphasizing the importance of impeccable customer service.
Lynnie eventually pushed to expand the parts business into a retail location during the week, and then into mail order sales with the publication of their first parts catalog. The distribution business grew rapidly in both wholesale and retail markets. In the early 1990s, the family started a chassis building business based in North Carolina. Although the business was a success, the operation of this second remote location proved too time-consuming, and the chassis business was sold.
By the early 2000s, business was booming—DRP had grown to distribute over 100 product lines and thousands of items. In 2005, after a record year, Lynnie gathered his key management team, including Shelby Taylor and John Wigington, for a strategy meeting. The DRP staff then embarked on an audacious five-year plan to exit the distribution business and start manufacturing a completely new product line. Lynnie, current president of DRP, reflects: “The only way anyone can make such a crazy plan work is to have no idea what they’re getting into. When we purchased our first machining center, we didn’t even know how to turn it on! However, we have certainly been blessed and have no regrets about taking such a bold step.”
Once DRP began designing and manufacturing its own products, the creativity and innovation started to flow. DRP remains committed to producing the highest quality products available and providing customers with exceptional values and old-fashioned customer service. DRP also remains committed to its witness for Jesus Christ.
DRP currently manufactures over 150 innovative products for the high-performance racing industry. We offer over 800 unique items, with dozens of new products in research and development stages.
“Our products are really good, but they pale in comparison to the gift Jesus gave for us. It would be totally selfish of us not to share it,” says DRP president Lynnie Doughton.
As Christian businesspeople, we understand that this company is not ours. It is one of the countless blessings shared with us each day. Our duty is to be good stewards of His blessings and the opportunities they may create as we serve Christ in the marketplace in every way we are able.
We believe that Christ’s calling for us to share the Good News does not end at the doorstep of the church or our homes. Mark 16:15 tells us to “…go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Using the marketplace as part of our ministry brings an entirely new level of purpose to our work and lives.
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