Ralph Smith – Owner: Ralph’s Racing Engines
I started building engines in 1972 while attending Metro Youth Education Center. The first engine I rebuilt was a 250 HP 327 which belonged to my brother, hate to say it but it didn’t last long.
Since that time I have built over 480 engines ranging from 250 HP to over 1800 HP with Nitrous. From motorhomes to school busses, tow trucks to pick up trucks – street rods, circle track and drag racing.
I’ve had a good amount of success with my racing program.
I raced in Super Gas throughout the 90’s and was able to win the 1997 Division 5 Super Gas Championship. This is by far my greatest accomplishment.
Currently, I drive one of the fastest normally aspirated ’57 Chevy’s on the circuit. I race in NHRA Top Sportsman class and Quick 16 events at Bandimere Speedway and other local tracks.
I’ve built several championship winning combinations for other drivers.
I stand behind every engine that I build. References available upon request.