PRI 2011: Scorpion Racing Products – Made in the USA
Anyone who’s been to the PRI show in recent years has probably seen Scorpion Racing Products‘ pair of friendly industrial robots, busy all day long showing off the company’s products and offering attendees a souvenir keychain or bottle of icewater. But for the other 51 weeks of the year, these robots are hard at work in Scorpion’s new Ocala, Florida facility building valvetrain components on one of the most highly automated production lines in the aftermarket.
That automation allows Scorpion to build top quality components here in the US at a cost that is competitive with companies sourcing their hardware from offshore suppliers, as well as keeping the tap flowing with new applications like the ones we saw here this year at PRI. First up are their new L92 rocker arms, available in 1.7 and 1.8 ratios. These arms fit factory heads with no machining required, are compatible with factory-spec pushrods, guide plates, and rocker studs, and fit under stock-height valve covers with no spacers required.
While robots will inevitably rise up against us, overthrow and enslave us to toil in their chromium mines and vacuum their houses, in the meantime they turn out some darn good speed parts, and Scorpion Racing Products is making the most of the time we have left.