Race Sport Lighting Launches WPG to Offer PPE and Reopening Tools

RINGWOOD, IL (05.26.2020) – Race Sport Lighting has announced the launch of a brand new company Wholesale Product Group.

Pictured from Left: Steve Jergensen and Deputy Chief Thompson) WPG donates two gallons of hand sanitizer to Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office was thankful as they were running low and need to keep healthy and sanitized on the front line.

WPGsupply.com specializes in Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for small businesses to get back up running, including PPE kitsmasksglovesretail sneeze and cough shieldssocial distancing decals/stickers, and vehicle protection. WPGsupply.com is already serving customers from the mobile electronics and automotive industries and hired on several MFG reps firms to represent its products in their territories.

Orders from small shops, to large chain stores to WD’s have already been flowing in daily. The line up consists of about 50 products right now that 90% is in stock in our warehouse and shipping now.

“When we decided to launch WPG, our first concern was for the thousands of small businesses Race Sport Lighting has been in relationship with for over 13 years. We are all in this together and we want to help keep the people in our industry safe and healthy.”

“As the world goes back to work and gets their local and national economies moving again, we have the proper PPE safety equipment available for individuals and small businesses to remain compliant and protected. Also, when you support WPG you support US small business and healthcare and front-line workers. With 5% of our profits dedicated to front line workers, and 80%+ of our products supplied by US based small business”

-Steve Jergensen, WPG President

Visit wpgsupply.com and racesportinc.com for more.

Race Sport Lighting Appoints Midwest Sales Group for IL and WI Territory

RINGWOOD, IL (05.07.2020) – Race Sport Lighting is excited to announce the appointment of Midwest Sales Group as their Manufacturer Sales Rep Firm in the Illinois and Wisconsin markets. Steve Fahlmark, Principal, Midwest Sales Group, is charged with growing brand reach in the market, along with managing the existing business. Midwest Sales Group is an experienced and well-respected rep firm in the 12-Volt market that understands what dealers, distributors and end users want.

Steve Fahlmark-Midwest Sales, the new Race Sport Lighting Rep covering Illinois and Wisconsin, is already making dealer stops in the Chicago area.

Steve Fahlmark, Midwest Sales Group Principal said, “Race Sport is the perfect addition to the premium lines we represent. Now more than ever, diversification is critical for Car Technology dealers and LED lighting is the perfect compliment.”

“We look forward to working with Midwest Sales Group and further laying the groundwork to grow sales of our products in the territory. With over 25 years’ experience, and a proven track record for success in the Car Audio market, Midwest Sales Group is the right partner for our brand” said Ceasar Olaes, National Sales Manager, Race Sport Lighting

Midwest Sales Group will kick off this new line by introducing Race Sport, Inc. to its dealers and distributors and conduct product training and provide sales support.

Midwest Sales Group can be reached at 630.319.4925, or by emailing steve@midwestsalesgrp@aol.com.

For more info, visit www.racesportinc.com. 

Race Sport Lighting Takes LED Wheel Lights to the Next Level

RINGWOOD, IL (04.23.2020) – Race Sport Lighting, the undisputed leader of aftermarket lighting solutions for the automotive, truck accessories, marine, and power sports industries, has announced the release of updated features now available on the companies ColorSMART Led Wheel Light kits.

Rigidity of Frame

The first improvement was made to the frame thickness. We have increased the thickness of the aluminum frame to add rigidity. The stiffer frame eliminates movement of the product on the vehicle.

Turn Signal and Brake Function

The second new feature we added to these LED wheel lights is a turn signal and brake function. Now when you stop the rings can illuminate red. When you flip your turn signal on both rings on the corresponding side of the vehicle will illuminate amber. Brighter means safer while driving on the road.

Smartphone Controlled Chasing Patterns

The third feature to discuss about these LED wheel lights is that they DO feature our Chasing pattern technology. Pattern selection is made via Bluetooth on your smart device.

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RaceSportNation.com to Offer Lighting Training and Educational Materials

RINGWOOD, IL (04.02.2020) – Race Sport Lighting (RSL) has announced to all re-sellers to take advantage of multiple training and educational resources on their RaceSportNation.com support site during this national slow down due to COVID-19 crisis. This site has been up and running previous to the start of the crisis, but the traffic to this site has increased in the last 1-2 weeks, as counter salesman and installers have extra time to get educated on specific categories in the lighting category. Training and education on the lighting category has always been a high priority with Race Sport Lighting, and are convinced that dealers that package training knowledge with displays, simply sell more lighting that dealers without training and displays. Race Sport Lighting even has an online RS University where staff can get certifications in specific areas of lighting to become experts.

“We designed the RaceSportNation.com website to be a separate site for our dealers and distributors to go to for the specific reason to get training, tools, sell sheets, marketing tools, and anything they really need to be a successful Race Sport Lighting re-seller. The rich resources on the nation site are the same resources we send out internally after they are developed for our staff to get knowledgeable, and then to our Sales reps on the road, and ultimately to our re-sellers to be successful selling and installing the products. Our goal has always been over the last 13 years to be the leader of the lighting category, and that is more than great products, its offering tools, training, and resources that our competitors don’t. Value added services is what sets us apart,” stated RSL President Steve Jergensen

Link to Training site: racesportnation.com

Tools available on site:

RS University – racesportnation.com/race-sport-lighting-university/
Lighting Resources – racesportnation.com/lighting-resources/
Video Resources – racesportnation.com/rides/
Whats New with RSL – racesportnation.com/blog/
Dealer MAP to Success – racesportnation.com/new-dealers-map-to-success/
Find my Rep – racesportnation.com/find-my-rep/

Race Sport Lighting Dealer of the Year Award to Tint World Jacksonville NC

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (03.06.2020) – Tint World Store 079 received the Race Sport Lighting Tint World Store of the Year Award at the recent Tint World Franchise Convention in Fort Lauderdale. Race Sport Lighting CEO Steve Jergensen presented the award to David Pelletier in the Race Sport Lighting booth on the show floor. Team members Cameron Pelletier and Tyler Oingler, from the award winning Jacksonville store, were also present along with Neil Halprin-NH Sales and Marketing, Race Sport Lighting Account Manager.

Tint World Store 079 received the Race Sport Lighting Tint World Store of the Year Award. Race Sport Lighting CEO Steve Jergensen (R) with David and Cameron Pelletier ( 2nd & 3rd R) holding the Award. Tyler Oingler (L) from Store 079 is pictured with Neil Halprin-NH Sales and Paul Pirro from Tint World HQ (3rd L).

Halprin stated “The Jacksonville Tint World Store 79 really embraced the lighting category. It was a real pleasure to present their team with the Race Sport Lighting Tint World Store of the Year Award.”

Mike Perkins (R) and Mike Butler pictured by the Race Sport display with the Tint World Award in the Store 079 showroom. Mike and Mike make the lighting magic happen.

David Pellletier related to 12volt News “This was our first Tint World Conference and it was a terrific experience as we spent time with other franchise store personnel, attended presentations and spent time seeing vendors on the show floor. We see Race Sport as the lighting category leader and feature the category in our showroom. Race Sport Lighting displays, and banners, grab the attention of customers in the store. The lighting category offers so much potential for growth. LED headlights, underbody and interior lighting are all seeing strong sales at our store.”

Tyler Gentry (L) and Ruel Hinds pictured with the Tint World Social Media Achievement Award they helped Store 079 earn at the Tint World Conference.

To drive the lighting category the Jacksonville NC store hosts a ‘Get Lit Cruise’ event in the evening of the 2nd Saturday of each month. Customers meet at the store and, as a group, cruise to popular spots in the area. The store also actively engages with area car clubs and at events.

David Pelletier pictured at the sales counter in Tint World Store 079 in Jacksonville, NC.

Tint World Store 079 is proactive in their approach to marketing. A strong social media initiative earned the store a second Tint World Award during the Fort Lauderdale Convention… an Award for Social Media Achievement. Store events, like the ‘Get Lit Cruise,’ definitely drive consumer awareness and sales.

Great to see Store 079 ‘Get Their Shine On!’

Visit racesportinc.com and tintworld.com for more.

Race Sport Lighting Awards, Trainings, and New Products at CES

RINGWOOD, IL. (12.30.2019) – Race Sport Lighting will recognize their top performing dealers, distributors, and sales representatives at their Annual Meeting held on Monday, January 6th, during The CES Show in Las Vegas. Winners will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to CES.

Here are this year’s award categories:

  • Dealer of the Year
  • Rep Firm of the Year
  • Distributor of the Year
  • Tint World Dealer of the Year
  • MESA Dealer of the Year
  • The AAM Group Distributor of the Year

The meeting will also include a rep calibration training. This training will update the Race Sport Lighting sales force on industry trends and deep dive specifically into the lighting category. The training also will cover new technologies and tools Race Sport Lighting will be equipping their reps with in 2020 to continue to deliver valuable assistance to their dealers and distributing partners.

NEW PRODUCTS AT CES

Race Sport will also be releasing three new products at CES. Namely, their new “chasing” LED strips (RS5M5050IP68-C), mini LED spotlights (RS10WMP-S, RS10WMP-F, RS2LED3120), and 7 inch round headlight conversion with multi-color LED accents (RS7RGBBC).

Visit www.racesportinc.com for more.

Car-Tunes, Inc. Gives Away $1,000 in Free Race Sport Lighting

RINGWOOD, IL (12.03.2019) – Race Sport Lighting has announced in partnership with Car-Tunes, Inc., MESA Dealer and MEA recognized TOP 50 Retailer, that JT Harmon has won Car-Tunes’ give away contest for $1,000 in free Race Sport Lighting products. The contest took place back in October as a part of Car-Tunes’ “Kick off to Lighting Season” campaign. Participants gained entries by engaging with the companies on social media.

Race Sport Lighting President Steve Jergensen commented, “At Race Sport Lighting we enjoy any opportunity to partner with our dealers, like Car Tunes, Inc., but we get extra excited when we get to hook up a member of the Race Sport Nation with free product. JT is an EMT, a firefighter, a lighting fan and all around great guy! Congrats JT!

Kimberly Trainer, for Car Tunes, related to 12volt News “Working with RaceSport and Henry Jasper on this Lighting Contest was terrific. Any promotions that we can do to create consumer interest is important. Showcasing a very good customer like JT is even more special. We are making very frequent social media posts which is drawing business from several hours away from our store in Greenville MS. We even have followers from as far away as Chicago commenting on posts we make. Lighting has so many facets. Automotive, marine, Powersports and farming lighting plus the safety aspects of HID headlights. Overall lighting is certainly an important and growing category for us at Car Tunes.”

Visit racesportnation.com for more.