VAST Racing Products is a division of Energy Products

Vast Racing Products’ parent company, Energy Products, Inc. acquires Reliable Batteries Inc. in Minnesota

Madison Heights, MI – May 20, 2024 – Energy Products Inc. announced today the acquisition Reliable Batteries Inc., a leading independent battery distributor based out of New Hope, MN. The acquisition marks a significant milestone for both companies.

Founded in 2006 by Tim and Jessi Sova, Reliable Batteries has evolved into one of the leading independent battery distributors in the Midwestern United States. Under their leadership, Reliable Batteries has established a strong presence and reputation for high quality products and services. Tim and Jessi Sova will continue to lead Reliable Batteries with Energy Products.

Energy Products Inc., has experienced incredible growth in recent years. This acquisition represents their sixth major expansion in recent years and second acquisition in 2024. The addition of Reliable Batteries further enhances Energy Products rapidly growing distribution network.

Brett Smith, President of Energy Products, expressed excitement stating, “We are thrilled with the opportunity to add Reliable Batteries to Energy Products. Tim and Jessi have built a wonderful team and a great business. We look forward to them staying onboard to continue their leadership roles. The acquisition of Reliable Batteries aligns perfectly with our strategic vision and will deliver exceptional value for our customers and continued strong results for our partners.”

Tim Sova of Reliable Batteries stated, “At Reliable Batteries we have always built the business on a foundation seeking to excel at customer service, offering quality products with competitive pricing, and building long term partnerships. I firmly believe that any long-term relationship must be good for both parties to be sustainable, and this requires communication, trust, and integrity. I am thrilled and excited to be joining Energy Products as I know they share the same values and ideals as we’ve founded our business on. I am looking forward to how this partnership will allow us to serve our customers even better in the future.”

For more information about Energy Products and its comprehensive range of battery solutions, please visit


Energy Products, Inc.

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Energy Products, Inc. Accelerates Expansion with Acquisition of Global Battery Direct

Madison Heights, Michigan – April 12, 2024 – Energy Products, Inc., the parent company of VAST Racing products and a leading battery distributor proudly announces the acquisition of Global Battery Direct, in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.

Energy Products, Inc. has experienced remarkable growth over the last five years, establishing locations in key states including Michigan, Indiana, Texas, Florida, and Mississippi. The addition of Global Battery Direct enhances Energy Products distribution network, reinforcing its dedication to customer satisfaction, quality, and growth.

Brett Smith, President of Energy Products, expressed enthusiasm, “This expansion aligns perfectly with our strategic vision of providing unparalleled support and a comprehensive portfolio of industry leading products to our valued partners and customers. By integrating Global Battery Direct into our network, we are poised to deliver exceptional results and customer experiences for our combined Battery Partners in the eastern United States.”

Bobby Caffese, Vice President of Eastern Regional Sales stated, “Today marks a historic and exciting milestone for all of us. The transaction to combine Energy Products and Global Battery Direct is complete. Together, we will form a stronger business, drive further growth and innovation, and create more value for our customers, employees, and vendors. I am very pleased to be on board to experience the success for many years ahead.”

Global Battery Direct, known for its commitment to quality and reliability, will now benefit from Energy Products’ extensive resources, industry expertise, and robust product portfolio. Together, the combination will offer customers the broadest selection of top-tier battery solutions, ensuring they have access to the latest innovations and technologies, at industry-leading prices.

For more information about Energy Products, Inc. and its comprehensive range of battery solutions, please visit

VAST Racing Products Erik Jones Snowball Derby Car #4



BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (Nov 10, 2023) – NASCAR Cup Series driver Erik Jones and Erik Jones Racing grow their partnership with Michigan-based company Energy Products to support the national launch of their new VAST Racing Products Division. Earlier this year, Energy Products combined with their home-state native, Jones to promote and support the new P1 Battery product line. P1 battery and additional racing related products can now be found on the recently launched VAST direct-to-consumer platform and will be represented as the primary paint partner on the No. 4 Super Late Model of Jones for the 56th running of the Snowball Derby in Pensacola, Florida on December 3rd.

VAST Racing Products are available through an ecommerce store selling hundreds of brands and 100,000+ part numbers related to racing, performance and off-road vehicles. This direct-to-consumer platform has full distribution in place to serve race fans nationwide.

To promote the company’s new division, Energy Products has teamed up again with the Byron, Michigan native for the marquee December race. On the expanded partnership, Jones remarked, “I’m fortunate to have a great partner in Energy Products. They are from my home state of Michigan, and they understand motorsports and the racing community. Earlier this year we worked together to launch the P1 Battery brand, and now it’s exciting to see the VAST Racing Products division grow with products offered online for a variety of race fans. I can’t wait to see the VAST colors on my car and try to get another Derby win.”

VAST Racing Products will have staff onsite at this year’s Snowball Derby. Their product display will be in the fan midway at Five Flags Speedway where fans can receive giveaways and learn about the new online platform.

“Energy Products is thrilled to partner with Erik Jones for the 56th running of the Snowball Derby, stated Tom Willhite, Director of Marketing for Energy Products. “After working with Erik to promote our P1 Battery brand, we knew he was the right person to team up with, to introduce our new motorsports division, VAST Racing Products. This event always brings out the best drivers in short track racing and we are excited to be riding along with a two-time Snowball Derby Champion.”

Jones has a storied history competing in the prestigious Snowball Derby. In 2013, he became the third driver in history to score back-to-back victories in the December late model spectacular at Five Flags Speedway. The win came one year after holding off NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch in a victory that propelled Jones into the spotlight and to the driver’s seat of Busch’s race team at the age of 16.

About VAST Racing Products and Energy Products

VAST Racing Products is a brand of Energy Products, a leading independent battery distributor since 1991. A family-owned business, Energy Products has distribution centers in Madison Heights and Grand Rapids, MI, Orlando, Dallas, and Byram, MS. For more information about VAST Racing Products or P1 Batteries introduced earlier this year, or to become an authorized P1 Battery retailer, visit or and follow along on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About Erik Jones 

Erik Jones is a 27-year-old professional racecar driver from Byron, Michigan who currently competes in the NASCAR Cup Series as the driver of the iconic No. 43 racecar, made famous by the legendary Richard ‘The King’ Petty, for LEGACY MOTOR CLUB.

At the age of 19, Jones wasted no time rewriting NASCAR history. In 2015, he captured his first NASCAR Truck Series Championship and Rookie of the Year honors, and still holds the record as the series’ youngest champion at 19 years, 5 months and 21 days. Jones moved up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the 2016 season, also winning Rookie of the Year honors. In 2017, Jones won his third straight Rookie of the Year honor, this time in the NASCAR Cup Series, becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to win the award in all three national touring series.

Jones has scored key victories at two of NASCAR’s most prestigious tracks and toughest races. His first NASCAR Cup Series victory came in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on July 7, 2018, at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, as he battled back from a lap down taking the lead on the final lap for the win. He also scored two victories in the prestigious Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway – his first in 2019 and again in 2022.

Jones’ family values and passion for giving back drove him to establish the Erik Jones Foundation (EJF) in 2021. The mission of the EJF is to help change lives by igniting the passion for reading in children, promoting animal welfare, and encouraging early cancer detection and care. Find more information at


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