Where It All Started—EXEDY Racing Clutches

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of the manufacturer Originally established in 1923 as a private business led by Kazuma Adachi, the company now known as EXEDY has undergone an incredible global transformation nearly a century in the making. Adachi’s company was originally based in Ikuno-ward in the Osaka prefecture of Japan. By

Where It All Started—Callies Performance Products

Photography courtesy of the manufacturer Owning a world-class manufacturing business is in Callies Performance Products founder Rick Norton’s blood. The pioneer of aftermarket crankshaft technology was born into a family legacy of machining, but he had the vision to take things to a new level. Growing up in Ohio, Norton’s grandfather, Harold,

Where It All Started—Baer Brakes

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of Baer Brakes Performance breeds innovation, and Hal Baer’s love of road racing ultimately led him to start a company that services many areas other of motorsports, too. Since its inception, Baer Brakes has grown to become a name synonymous with the pinnacle of stopping power. Growing

Where It All Started—RAM Clutches

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of the manufacturer A premier manufacturer of performance clutch systems since 1971, RAM Clutches’ roots extend back nearly 100 years. From its humble beginnings to earning its reputation in the drag racing and circle track markets, RAM’s rich history played a key role in the family-owned-and-operated

Where It All Started—Central Florida Motorsports

Written byAinsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of Central Florida Motorsports  When motivation meets determination, great things happen. Driven by his entrepreneurial nature and his performance passion, Hector Navarro started Central Florida Motorsports in 1996 with nothing more than a little idea and a lot of dedication. His story isn’t the typical started-in-a-home-garage one, as

Where It All Started—Frankenstein Engine Dynamics

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of Frankenstein Engine Dynamics  From his teenage days porting cylinder heads and learning theory from a NASCAR veteran, Frankenstein Engine Dynamics’ mastermind Christopher Frank has been involved with practically every form of professional motorsport and his company is rapidly gaining popularity as a result. Originally from Florida,

Where It All Started—Stroud Safety

By Ainsley Jacobs The Stroud Safety name is synonymous with top-quality safety gear in drag racing and in motorsports, but despite the company’s global distribution, Stroud Safety still proudly offers personalized attention that can be traced to its racer roots. A motorsports enthusiast since his teenage years growing up in Oklahoma, founder