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48 Hour Corvette Build!

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 48HourCorvette MSD is excited to be part of the Forty Eight Hour Corvette build coming up live March 10, 11 and 12. Tune in and watch a Corvette get a complete performance build in 48 hours with our friends over at Ridetech! MSD will be supplying key components to get the Corvette street worthy. Get up to speed and watch last years build, the Forty Eight Hour Camaro below and see what an enormous effort this is. #48hourcorvette 

48 Hour Camaro Build Video Part 1


Team Racepak visits MSD

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teamracepak Team Racepak sent two employees from the marketing dept- Cameron and Brian on a 45 hour road trip from Cleveland, OH to Orange County, CA to pick up our new truck, trailer, and 740HP Mustang. On day five they stopped by MSD. Take a look at the day 5 video and make sure to follow their exploits along their journey! Click on the image to your left for the video or click here for the whole journey!

NHRA Phoenix Nationals

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CarQuestNHRA Tony Schumacher took the win light over Doug Kalitta in the Top Fuel final at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix, Arizona. Matt Hagan got to the stripe first taking out Del Worsham in the Funny Car final. Pro Stock had Rodger Brogdon take the win light over Erica Enders-Stevens in the final round. Congratulations to all the winners!

Back on the Road! NHRA Winter Nationals this Weekend!

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WinterNatsCAMSD is back on the road and heading to the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California! Stop by the MSD Performance Racer Support Semi to check out the latest from MSD! The 2015 NHRA Season kicks off this weekend! Good luck to all the racers!

Acquisition of Prominent Automotive Performance Parts Manufacturer to Accelerate Growth at MSDP

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MSDandAccelEL PASO, TX – January 5, 2015 – MSDP Group LLC (“MSDP” or the “Company”), a global leader in vehicle aftermarket performance ignition and tuning technology, today announced that the Company has acquired ACCEL Performance Group (“ACCEL”), a prominent performance aftermarket parts manufacturer, with brands including ACCEL, Mr. Gasket, Mallory Ignition, Lakewood, QuickTime and Hays brands. “The acquisition of ACCEL significantly enhances our position in ignition technology and allows MSDP to expand our product portfolio aimed squarely at diehard racing and street performance enthusiasts,” said Rick Ruebusch, Chief Executive Officer of MSDP. “ACCEL complements our existing brands, providing us with both increased capability and an unmatched footprint in the aftermarket platform. With this complementary acquisition and ACCEL’s impressive portfolio of brands, MSDP has an even greater ability to serve our customers with new, innovative product offerings and a higher level of personal service.” “The automotive aftermarket is a highly dynamic space with consumers that are deeply passionate about performance, reliability, and heritage as well as the challenges of next-generation vehicles and government regulations,” continued Mr. Ruebusch. “Adding ACCEL to the MSDP family gives us the bandwidth and brands to ensure that we continue delivering value to our customers and stakeholders.” “ACCEL is a natural fit for MSDP and a valuable addition to the Company’s product portfolio,” said James Zenni, Chairman of MSDP and Chief Executive Officer of Z Capital Partners, L.L.C. (“Z Capital”) “Since making our investment in December 2013, MSDP has experienced significant growth, as well as enhanced its product innovation, brand marketing and distribution strategies. We look forward to the Company’s continued success with the addition of ACCEL and its impressive collection of brands.” MSDP is a portfolio company of Z Capital.

About MSDP Group LLC
MSDP, headquartered in El Paso, Texas, operates in the street enthusiast, professional racer and powersports markets, where they maintain industry-leading market share positions across all of their product categories under the MSD®, Racepak®, Superchips® and Edge® brands.

About ACCEL Performance Group
ACCEL specializes in performance ignition coils, CD boxes, spark plugs, wires, fuel injectors, filters and pumps. Mr. Gasket is a trusted name, synonymous with engine sealing products and appearance accessories. Lakewood and QuickTime manufacture the world’s best and most complete line of bell housings and suspension products. Hays is a legendary clutch, flywheel and flexplate brand for both street cars and race applications. Mallory Ignition manufactures ignition products for American muscle cars and street rods.

About Z Capital Partners
Z Capital Partners, L.L.C. is a leading private equity firm with approximately $1.9 billion of regulatory assets under management and with offices in Lake Forest, IL and New York, NY. Z Capital pursues a value-oriented approach in private equity that includes making control investments in companies that may require growth capital, balance sheet and or operational improvements. Z Capital portfolio companies currently have aggregate worldwide annual revenues of approximately $1.5 billion, sell products in over 30 countries, and have in excess of 190,000 associates directly and through joint ventures. Z Capital's investors include prominent global sovereign wealth funds, endowments, pension funds, insurance companies, foundations, family offices, wealth management firms and other financial institutions in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. For more information, please visit
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