"Engines with an Attitude"



Welcome to 3V Performance home of one of the most successful high performance racing engine builders and high performance aftermarket parts suppliers in motorsports today. If you require quality, reliability and winning; 3V Performance can meet your needs. Whether it's Circle Track Racing, Drag Racing, Import/Sport Compact Racing, Truck/Tractor Pulls or Street Performance; we can help you beat the competition. Our roots began in Drag Racing but our knowledge, experience and expertise cuts across all major categories of motorsports.

We are a family owned business with over 30 years of experience building naturally aspirated, nitrous oxide assisted, supercharged and turbocharged high performance racing engines. There's no assembly line at 3V Performance. Every engine is built with pride, specifically to your needs. High Performance Engine Building, complete Machine Shop Services, and Performance Parts and Accessories are our specialty. 

Simply the best!

Our high performance racing engines are currently the most powerful and reliable anywhere in the world and we are committed to building the next generation of high performance engines. To insure performance and reliability we design, enhance and test in-house on state-of-the-art equipment.

The real proof of our work is demonstrated on the track across the country. Our customers are winning championships, top ten finishes, setting records and just plain having the fastest "hot rods" of their lives. Check out our Customer Pages and see for yourself.

News, Updates and Events


  January 6, 2009 Monroe, NC

Shawn Mangum from Monroe N.C. will run 3V Performance engine in 2009 and contend for a  championship at Motor Mile Speedway. Shawn is a multi-track champion and many time feature winner at Concord Speedway in N.C.

  December 1, 2008 Mooresville, NC

Ryan Moore will run 3V Performance engine in the PASS South Series in 2009.

  September 8, 2008 Scarborough, Maine

Sally Gherardi #77 clinches 2008 Sports Series Championship at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.  more..

  August 30, 2008 Hendersonville, NC

3V Performance receives "Competition Cams Engine Builder Award" from United Auto Racing Association STARS Touring Series (UARA) at Tri-County Speedway. 

3V Performance engine powers Matt McCall the 2005 UARA Champion to victory lane for the second time in a week. more..

  August 23, 2008 Hendersonville, NC

Matt McCall the 2005 United Auto Racing Association STARS Touring Series (UARA) Champion breaks Track Record with 3V Performance UARA custom engine at Tri-County Speedway.  more...

When asked how good the car was, Matt replied: "Well with a 4**+HP 3V Performance UARA custom engine with a 500cfm 2-barrel carburetor racing against cars with 450+HP "Super Crate" engines with a 650cfm 4-barrel carburetor that can run 50lbs less weight than we do; we set a new track record with a 16:12 second lap with the 500cfm 2-barrel carburetor."

  February 3, 2008 Auburn, ME

Joey Pole to run RMR #44 in PASS North Series

Richard Moody Racing (RMR) and Pole Motorsports announce a partnership that brings New Hampshire racing sensation Joey "Pole" Polwarczyk Jr. to RMR for select PASS North races in 2008! RMR and the Joey Pole race team confirmed that Joey Pole will be wheeling a RMR Prepared Super Late Model in 5 or 6 races.

Richard Moody: "Joey Pole has become a top notch driver for the ACT Tour and we are excited to welcome Joey and his team to become Ben Rowe's teammate. We are finishing up a brand new RMR Chassis and 3V Performance powered Super Late Model for Joey to in 5 or 6 select PASS North races at tracks including Wiscasset and Beech Ridge."


Customer Spotlight

 Paul Watts: www.hightmotorsports.com

 Matt McCall: www.mattmccallracing.com

Matt McCall a former Hickory Motor Speedway "Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars" Track Champion and United Auto Racing Association STARS Touring Series (UARA) Champion continues to pursue his career in the elite divisions of NASCAR driving for Robert Yates Racing in the NASCAR Busch Series in 2007.

This year Matt has teamed up with  Tom Pistone and have put together a Late-Model winning combination that includes the 2009 Pistone LTO and a 3V Performance  UARA custom engine.

 Dana Gagnon

Dana Gagnon's stout Street/Strip 358ci SBC "pump gas" engine pulls 626 hp @ 7100 rpm. more...

 Ricky Morse Motorsports 

Ricky Morse Motorsports will run a 3V Performance 358ci SBC in a Jonny Benson built car in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Series in 2008. more...

 Richard Moody: www.richardmoodyracing.com


Richard Moody Racing (RMR) is the 2007 Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North - Super Late Model championship team with driver Ben Rowe of the RMR #4.

Tom's NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing Resume

 TRD/Red Bull Racing - 5/1/2007

"Engine Tuner" on the #83 Red Bull Racing Toyota Team at Red Bull Racing for crew chief Doug Reichart and Kevin Hamlin and driver Brian Vickers. more...

 TRD/Michael Waltrip Racing - 1/1/2007

"Engine Tuner" on the #44 UPS Toyota Team at Michael Waltrip Racing Inc. for crew chief Matt Borland and Jason Burdett and driver Dale Jarrett. more...

 Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI) - 7/1/2006  

"Engine Tuner" and "Catch Can Man" on the #1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Team at Dale Earnhardt Inc. for crew chief Kevin "Bono" Manion and driver Martin Truex Jr. more...

During the 2006 season Tom participated in the restrictor plate program engineering new restrictor plate race engines for the #1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet. Tom's engine package was run in the #1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet car at Talladega which qualified 5th and finished the race in 3rd place. more...

 Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI) - 1/1/2005  

"Engine Tuner" and "Catch Can Man" on the #8 Budweiser Chevrolet Team at Dale Earnhardt Inc. for crew chief Pete Rondeau and driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. more...

 Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI) - 11/4/2003  

"Engine Tuner" on the #15 NAPA Chevrolet Team at Dale Earnhardt Inc. for crew chief Richard "Slugger" Labbe and driver Michael Waltrip. more...

  Roush Fenway Racing - 4/1/2003  

"Engine Builder" at Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR Cup series program specializing in carburetor and engine research and development. more...


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6515 Denver Industail Park RD, Denver NC 28037
Phone: 704-966-1030
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