Summit pulls Speedmaster products after finding counterfeit parts

Colin
By Colin Wood
Apr 19, 2024 | Summit Racing, Speedmaster

Following the discovery of counterfeit parts being sold through Summit Racing in Speedmaster-branded packaging, Summit has removed all Speedmaster products from its inventory and has cut ties with the brand.

[Fake Out: Spotting Counterfeit Speed Parts]

The discovery was made after Broader Performance founder Jay Robarge posted a video to YouTube addressing a customer who called to warranty a part sold through Summit Racing. In the video, Robarge pointed out that Broader Performance does not sell through third parties, yet the part in question boar the Broader Performance logo.

We take the issue of counterfeit and knock-off parts very seriously and we were unaware of the issue until seeing the video created and posted by Jay at Broader Performance. As soon as we learned about the valve body, we removed it from the website and sellable inventory," Summit posted on X, on April 17, "We have had dialogue with both Jay at Broader Performance and the team at Speedmaster.”

On April 18, Summit Racing elaborated further about the issue.

We are no longer selling ANY Speedmaster products after doing an investigation internally,” Summit Racing posted on X. “We will be contacting customers who purchased a Speedmaster valve body and we will work on a resolution with each customer. We are committed to only offering genuine parts from trusted manufacturers. …to prevent any possibility of them entering the supply chain through a marketplace or another distributor.”

 

Join Free Join our community to easily find more Summit Racing and Speedmaster news.
Comments
Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso UltraDork
4/19/24 10:58 a.m.

The nerve of some companies.  Speed master even copied the logo. 

Ranger50
Ranger50 MegaDork
4/19/24 10:59 a.m.

Sad part is Speedmaster actually makes a bunch of obsolete parts I've purchased and needed. Or they make a cheap replica part I can modify to fit and not worry if I ruin it.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/19/24 11:14 a.m.

sounds like Summit is trying to handle this honorably.  good on them.

ClearWaterMS
ClearWaterMS Reader
4/19/24 11:16 a.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:

sounds like Summit is trying to handle this honorably.  good on them.

do you think the public will ever get a comment from Speedmaster?

Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/19/24 11:53 a.m.

Good for Summit!  It is the correct thing to do.

RacetruckRon
RacetruckRon GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/19/24 12:20 p.m.

Summit pretending like they had no idea who Speedmaster is as a company or what they were selling is honestly hilarious.  They only are doing this because they got called out.

Speedmaster has been selling knockoff and blatant copies of intakes, head studs and valvetrain components for years.

Ranger50
Ranger50 MegaDork
4/19/24 12:33 p.m.

In reply to RacetruckRon :

No way is this to be construed as sticking up for Speedmaster, but a lot of what they copied is not exactly proprietary intellectual property or material. The valve body and turbo400 trans cases surely were tho...

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltimaDork
4/19/24 12:45 p.m.

Yes, Speedmaster has been selling cheap copies of other designs, but putting someone else's logo on them had been a line they supposedly wouldn't cross. Now it looks like they may have also been selling outright counterfeits through some other channel and got their inventory mixed up. At best, they may have been sourcing parts from a counterfeiting operation and didn't check whose logo was on the incoming parts, which would mean Speedmaster's QC department has oatmeal for brains (or outright doesn't exist).

RacetruckRon
RacetruckRon GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/19/24 12:49 p.m.

In reply to Ranger50 :

The valve body is a bit crass even for the Chinese. However, the branding on the knockoff part is the only thing new here. The Speedmaster LS2 intakes were exact copies of the early Weiand LS intakes.  Speedmaster has been stealing IP spitting out copies of parts for the last 10 years at least and Jegs and Summit have been complicit the whole time.  This is just a step further and is full blown fraud, trying to pass the Speedmaster part off as a Broader Perfomance part and the only reason it stopped is from the video that Broader Performance put out that gained some traction.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/19/24 12:50 p.m.

Speed master rebrand in 5... 4... 3...

You'll need to log in to post.

Our Preferred Partners
aDketZbwaybvqYkve5ov2iE5F5f3FHEVTp7MyHnTSbhcbRSYrLPk5W1OOp5DNzrO