When the deal was official that Eddie Marine parts were being offered at Summit Racing Equipment last fall, the optimism was apparent. Of course an existing multi-year relationship between Summit and Eddie Motorsports—the sister company to Eddie Marine, which was founded by Ed Borges in 1993—fueled much of that enthusiasm. Now, just a few months into the partnership and boating season for most of the country on the horizon, that optimism is even more substantial.
With four enormous retail outlets across the country, Summit Racing isn’t just an online parts supplier.
“We are very proud to be partnered with Summit Racing Equipment,” said Joe Rode, chief operating officer of the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., company. “Ed and I have been in this business for many years and Summit is by far the best company we’ve ever dealt with. And not just because the business volume is crazy, it’s that the team at Summit treats its vendors so well.
“The company has many resources and a huge online presence; we can’t say enough good things about Summit,” he continued. “It took some time to get the marine stuff rolling—Summit has been offering Eddie Motorsports parts since 2014—but we’re seeing it grow every month thanks to Summit’s national distribution and its four retail outlets.”