• After a long layoff from racing and having retired my car and trailer, I anyway decided to renew my SCCA license in 2008. So after some thought and research I decided the best way was to rent a Miata from RP Performance. And what a smart decision that turned out to be. I was able to have Bret, Brian and their crew take...  -Al DeFazio  Read more
  • I have been using RP Performance to support my Spec Miatas since 2003 and have been very happy with Bret and his team’s service. I have used the best racing organizations in the country to support my non-Miata race cars, and it’s no exception when it comes to my Spec Miatas. Bret’s multiple championships, both as a driver...  -Bill Loomis  Read more
  • Grant attended a National Auto Sport Association, NASA, driving instruction weekend at Summit Point West Virginia. The event was organized by the Mid-Atlantic Region of NASA. During a NASA race weekend, the driving instruction sessions run in between race sessions. There is both on track and classroom instruction. Grant...  -Cain Motorsports  Read more
  • I recently purchased a Spec RX7 from a friend of mine and had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was referred to Bret at RP Performance by the Spec RX7 community while trying to figure out my new toy. Bret was very patient with me and my lack of general car knowledge. His team got my car prepped for each event...  -Kevin Hutchens  Read more
  • I've rented cars from RP Performance for several driving events at Summit Point and they have always been well prep'd. Prior to each event Bret went out of his way to setup the car to my driving preferences and provided a detailed briefing on the car's capabilities. One event was during Hurricane Hannah, and while it...  -Kris Teutsch  Read more
  • I can attest to RP Performance as being one of the best Spec Miata race car builders in the country. Bret built two Spec Miatas for me and he has never let me down. Both race cars were fast right out of the box. The service and support I get from Bret DePedro, Kenny Zalner, and Brian Zalner (three class winning champions)...  -Louis Interdonato  Read more
  • Coming from the world of Porsche Club DE and Club Racing; I had no idea what to expect with the SCCA and spec miata, other than the racing looked like a blast. I spent my first few events with some other DC area shops doing 'arrive and drive' rentals then supporting my own car, but struggled to find the attention to detail...  -Mitch Reading  Read more
  • RP Performance has been one of the primary reasons I've stayed interested in racing a Spec Miata. Bret de Pedro and his staff's intimate knowledge of these cars and their dedication to RP Performance's customers has been excellent. RP Performance has made it easy to travel to neighboring track events with both their logistical...  -Rick Race  Read more
  • I've been using RP Performances services for over a decade and they just keep getting better and better. Bret and his team are not only knowledgeable championship caliber racers but are fun and friendly to work with.  -Tom Sweeten  Read more
For almost 15 years now, RP Performance has been the leader in Mazda racecar preparation in the Washington DC area. We have accumulated over 30 years of racing experience with winning results. Our team has won over 18 championships and has had over 100 wins during our never ending quest to be the best there is.

We have the experience and the knowledge to fulfill all of your Mazda racecar needs. RP Performance has the distinction of servicing and repairing Mazdas on a daily basis. Others claim to be Spec Miata experts but no other team to date has produced the results that RP Performance has. In addition to Spec Miatas we also build and prepare ITA Miatas, Spec RX-7s, ITA RX-7s, ITS RX-7s and EP RX-7s. No one else in the DC region can offer you more Learn more about our services...

RP Performance has become a permanent fixture at Gasoline Alley at Summit Point Raceway. We have closed our Manassas, VA shop in favor of being able to best serve our customers and team members by being "at the track" all the time. Yes that’s right, we are here Monday through Saturday every week!

Being at the track all time means that we have ALL of our equipment, parts, labor and expertise under one roof and by your side during ALL of your on-track endeavors at Summit Point Raceway. From Mazda track days and FATTs to SCCA and NASA events, and even private test days, you can count on us. We'll be there in any capacity you need us in. Stay up to date with racing news...