OUR STAFF AND HISTORY:
Headquartered in Dawsonville, Ga. and founded in 1993, MTI Racing was in Marietta, Ga. until June of 2020. Over the previous three years, MTI Racing acquired the former 35,000 sq ft facility of Ernie Elliott Inc., the legendary engine builder and brother of NASCAR racing legend Bill Elliott. MTI Racing has a tremendous personal commitment to being involved with our customers and their cars. Each member of our staff contributes with backgrounds in engineering, fabrication, professional racing, and expert troubleshooting and multiple years of experience. You can count on MTI Racing to develop, and in many cases, manufacture great products for your vehicle that are reliable and powerful.
Led by former World Challenge racer Reese Cox, MTI Racing grew during the pinnacle of rapidly advancing race technology. Reese's involvement in the Corvette Challenge Series paved the way to becoming team manager for Tommy Morrison Racing, preparing the team's ZR-1 Corvettes for the 24 HRS Of Daytona from 1991 to 1994. While acting as crew chief and engineer in the IMSA Invitational GT Series, Reese and crew clinched a SCCA GT-1 National Championship with GM engineer/pro driver John Heinricy. Reese's attention to detail soon opened doors to work with a number of notable pro road racing teams and pro drivers such as Johnny Rutherford, Tommy Kendall, Andy Pilgrim, and Boris Said.
In '96 and '97 Reese became the Southeast SCCA American Sedan Champion with his MTI Racing prepared Z28 Camaro. The next year, Reese started competing on the pro level driving in the SCCA World Challenge Series earning Rookie of the Year and placing 6th overall in the points of that series. In 1999 Reese became part of the C5-R factory development team, establishing the new Zo6-C5 Corvette package. His team was the first to campaign the C5 race car in the Speedvision World Challenge Series, and also race in the Motorola Cup that same year.
MTI Racing was also featured on "Dream Car Garage" for 13 episodes to highlight the latest innovations in the C6-Z06 Corvette. The viewers got an up-close view of the MTI Racing Stage 1 street engine upgrade, MTI Racing/Penske coilover suspension, MTI Racing Aero Package and our famous MTI Racing "Big Red" Sway Bar package. There was even a road course shootout between the host's all-out vintage racecar, and the MTI Racing street Corvette. Although the host gave it all he had, he was no match for the technology available from MTI Racing. (p.s. Hey Peter, next time, bring all you got, and more.)
Pinks All out...
The MTI Racing prepared C5 Corvette of Paul Smith won Pinks All Out at Atlanta Dragway. Several other corvettes were participating amongst the 450 entries shooting for the Final 16. Paul Smith Jr was competing with a field of seasoned racers that had all qualified between 10.32 and 10.35 for a heads up, arm-drop shootout with a $10,000 cash prize and an $8,000 set of tools and tool box. The tool box was slightly larger than Paul's first house! We were informed by the PINKS staff that a Corvette had never made it past the 1st round. Paul was focused, hit the groove and ran through the field winning EVERY pass during the weekend.
The final battle was to meet a Mustang in a hot lap competition with no stopping, no shutting the car off, and no exiting the vehicle. Man to man, heads up. The 1st car to win 2 out of 3 races was the Champion. The stands were PACKED with at least 30,000 people! After Rich dropped his hands, the Corvette screamed down the track to win race 1. We were told that the reaction times of Paul Jr were the best they had ever seen in a PINKS competition. With a normally aspirated footbrake car we were obviously in the minority. The Corvette waited for the Mustang to ready himself for another run down the track. They line up, the arms drop, and Paul Smith Jr. rockets down the drag for the WIN!!!
This was a major television victory for Corvette owners and drag racing enthusiasts. It takes Corvette Drag Racing to a new level. If you are serious about drag racing, MTI Racing can take you to the next level.
In 2020, MTI Racing turned our over 25 years of our R&D and dyno-tuning experience toward and new Dodge Challenger and Charger Project Car. We purchased a 2020 Dodge Charger “Wide Body” Scatpack and began developing an upgrade path for 5.7L, 6.1L, 6.4L and 7.0L Dodge engines. As of the time of this writing we have developed four upgrade packages, and two Supercharger levels of upgrades. The Stage 2 Level Upgrade for a Dodge 6.4 L engine with a new Supercharger by Edelbrock, produces 1000 horsepower.
Nowhere else in the “tuner” market are you going to find this level of experience, both on the track, and off, as you will find with MTI Racing.