► 2014 Winners ◄

First Place - Tom Nickerson, NVR Racing, Butler, WI

Tom Nickerson, owner of NVR Racing, in Butler, WI, was named the 2014 Performance Engine Builder of the Year, sponsored by Speed-Pro POWERFORGED Pistons and Engine Builder magazine. NVR is a race-oriented engine shop that builds mostly circle track and drag vehicle engines. With more than 40 years in the industry, Nickerson works with his wife Cindy handling mostly Chevrolet builds, as well as other nameplate engines, with the occasional Ferrari job. Read more about NVR Racing here.

Second Place

Kenny Duttweiler, Duttweiler Performance, Saticoy, CA

Third Place

Bruce Hogue, Hogue Engines, Akron, IN

► 2013 Winners ◄

First Place - Kevin Kroyer, Kroyer Racing Engines, Las Vegas

Kroyer Racing Engines (www.kroyerracingengines.com ) builds racing engine packages for a wide variety of racing series and classes. The performance shop was picked as this year’s recipient because of its quality of creativity and innovation, training and education, merchandising and promotion, professional standards and conduct, appearance, solid business management, community involvement, business growth, achievement and victories. Read more about Kroyer Racing Engines here.

Second Place

Matt Dickmeyer, Dickmeyer Automotive Engineering, South Whitley, IN

Third Place

Rich Olivier, TEM Machine Shop, Napa, CA

► 2012 Winners ◄

2012 winner frank honsowetz, ed pink racing engines

Frank Honsowetz, General Manager of Ed Pink Racing Engines in Van Nuys, CA accepted the award on behalf of company owner Thomas Malloy and company founder and active technical consultant Ed Pink.

“We intended The Performance Engine Builder of the Year Award to showcase the best example of creativity and innovation, training and education, merchandising and promotion, professional standards and conduct, appearance, solid business management, community involvement, business growth, achievement and victories,” explained Doug Kaufman, associate publisher/editor of Engine Builder magazine. “We believe Ed Pink Racing Engines exemplifies all those attributes.”

Accepting the second place award was Jeff Taylor, from Jeff Taylor Performance in Sellersburg, IN.

Accepting the third place award was Brad Lagman, from QMP Racing Engines, Chatsworth, CA.