CP-Carrillo acquires Arias Pistons brand
CP-Carrillo, Inc. and Arias Industries recently announced that CP-Carrillo will acquire the Arias Pistons brand name and trademark, and relocate their piston production to CP-Carrillo’s main manufacturing facility in Irvine, California. Arias Pistons' headquarters was previously located in Gardena, California, before the acquisition.
“Arias Pistons has endured the test of time, created a legendary history and we are beyond excited to continue this legacy," said Barry Calvert, CEO of CP-Carrillo. "Both companies strive to provide the best internal engine components to the customer, and combining the Arias product offering with our high-volume manufacturing capabilities is taking it to the next level."
In 1969, Nick Arias Jr. and Carmen Arias started Arias Pistons as a small, family-owned business in Gardena.
“With minimal staff and equipment, our parents began a journey that produced leading-edge and highly innovative products and most importantly, new client relations that the family still cherish today. Faced with the current industry consolidation, we have found in CP-Carrillo a strong partner to continue our mission to bring the highest quality, experience, performance and innovation to our customers,” said Nick Arias III, son of Carmen and the late Nick Arias Jr.
The Official Pistons & Rods of the USMTS, CP-Carrillo introduced the Bullet Series of high-performance pistons and rods in 2015 to stay current as the industry shifts to new directions. This series of pistons and rods are the flagship for this new venture and incorporate everything that has made CP-Carrillo the industry leader.
In addition to significant contributions to the USMTS points funds, CP-Carrillo will be awarding product certificates to all three USMTS regional champions Cade Dillard and Zack VanderBeek, Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year R.C. Whitwell and 2017 USMTS National Champion Jason Hughes at the USMTS Awards Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.
A record crowd of nearly 300 people attended last year’s gala, and this year’s party will once again be a joint effort for both the USMTS and United States Racing Association (USRA). Individual tickets are $40 each and are on sale now by calling the USMTS offices at (515) 832-7944 during normal business hours. The deadline to order tickets is Wednesday, Jan. 17.
The 20th anniversary season featuring the Best of the Best in dirt modified racing features a points fund of more than $160,000 highlighted by a record top prize of $50,000 awaiting the 2018 USMTS National Champion.
The action gets going with the first Summit Racing Equipment USMTS Southern Series event on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, at the South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas. The first points race in the USMTS Hunt for the Casey’s Cup happens two weeks later on Friday, March 9, at the Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., which will also be a Summit Racing Equipment USMTS Southern Series points race.
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