The AWR Crew

AWR (Anthony Woodford Racing) offers high performance aftermarket products, incomparable custom prototyping, racecar engineering, and restoration services to automotive manufacturers, car enthusiasts, racers and collectors.

Tony Woodford learned his craft from an old-world master… from restoring vintage sports cars and building one-off aluminum prototypes, to forming compound curves, molding fiberglass and carbon, and redesigning vintage racecars to compete against technologically advanced models, he developed technical expertise and meticulous fabrication skills that would be sought after by premiere auto racing operations and enthusiasts.
In 1986 Tony focused on the auto-racing field, joining various SCCA Racing Teams, including Overton Autosport — an IMSA GTU team. From 1989 to 1993, he worked with Nissan Performance Technology, which fielded a successful GTP Team with drivers such as Chip Robinson and Geoff Brabham. This was followed by heavy involvement with Formula Atlantic Professional teams.
Tony founded AWR in 1995, and quickly developed a relationship with MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development, a division of Mazda North American Operations, developing various parts for the grassroots racing industry. He then designed and prototyped a rotary powered Formula Atlantic racecar, creating a powerful, efficient, and affordable rotary solution to compete with Toyota power plants. There are now several Rotary-Powered Atlantic’s campaigning in the Sports Car Club of America.
AWR is now concentrating growth on advanced aftermarket performance products, race car engineering, and restoration. Under Tony’s watchful eye, and uncompromising standards AWR Racing, Incorporated makes many products for Mazda’s, Fords, and several more vehicles. 
AWR Racing is a family owned company. All of our products are proudly made in the USA – San Diego, California specifically. Tony designs all of our products which are street and track tested. After testing, we move onto production parts. Our products are laser cut, CNC folded, and machined in California. Colin Woodford oversees all of our fabrication and welding processes which are done in house. Our engine mounts are provided with Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings in 4 different durometer options that can be swapped out or replaced at any time to suit driver needs. The parts are then sent to our local powder coaters for a super durable finish. We back all of our parts up with a lifetime warranty on the steel fabricated unit.
Our design is what we believe in, what we created, and our passion. Our products are designed to suit daily drivers, modified drivers, autox, track builds and everything in between. The AWR Racing family greatly appreciates your support! 

What durometer Miata mounts are the best for you?

Which Durometer Polyurethane Bushings are right for you? In @driveitryan’s video, He explains what durometer means, how to choose the right ones for your application, and how to easily swap them out. He also performs a Before/After Vibration Test in his 1995 Mazda Mx5 Miata to see if softer bushings help with interior NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness).

@driveitryan on YouTube

Miata mounts in video:

Link to replacement bushings:

Rotary Powered Formula Atlantics

With @sevenstock approaching, how about we share a throwback of AWR history before social media was a thing.

12A rotary powered formula Atlantics? Sign us up!

Rotary package designed and built by Anthony Woodford, owner of AWR Racing. Find out more here:…/formula-atlantic-construction/




Miata Mounts since 95′

Looking for Mazda Miata engine mounts? At AWR Racing we have been making Miata mounts since 1995.

We manufacture several style mounts to suit driver needs. Standard and lowered options, interchangeable Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings in 4 different durometers, proudly made in the USA, provided with a lifetime warranty.

Install video by Extreme Daily Drivers

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Mazda Miata NB Rear Tow Hook by AWR Racing

Highly requested SCCA Legal rear tow hook for the NB Miata. Proudly made in the USA by AWR Racing. We hope you don’t ever have to use these tow hooks on track, but incase you do – AWR Racing has you covered.

In stock, same day shipping!


Laser cut
CNC folded
.187 / 7 gauge steel
Direct bolt on product
2″ tow loop

Included with every order:

Tow hook
Bolt plate
Instillation guide

Color options:

Gun metal gray powder coat
AWR yellow powder coat
Brilliant orange powder coat
Nickel flash plating


1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 NB Miata

Jake Hallinan


AWR’s left NB Miata rear tow hook is designed to be installed on the drivers side of the vehicle.

AWR’s right NB Miata rear tow hook is designed to be installed on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Product listings:

NB Rear Tow Hook

NB Tow Hook Kit

Do you own a Ford Explorer ST?

AWR Racing’s differential mount is a must have for every Explorer ST owner. There is no substitute for the quality, design, and benefits this piece transfers to your vehicle. Feel the support, smoother launches, security, and additional benefits once the mount is installed.

In stock, same day shipping! Order here:…/

This mount is proudly made in the USA. Designed, machined, built, tested, and shipped from San Diego, California. This one of a kind laser cut and CNC folded part is tig welded at our headquarters, provided with 88 durometer Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings, and powder coated gloss black or gloss red for a very durable finish.

Why is this part beneficial? Initially Ford mounted the rear differential with 4 large rubber bushings but eliminated the right rear bushing during production of the ST and base model vehicles. Why? Maybe it was a cost cutting procedure but over the years it has created traction launching issues, durability issues, as well as hardware failures for many ST owners. With the possibility of the OEM bolt breaking, this could contribute to a huge and expensive fix. Solve all these problems and worries with AWR Racing’s differential mount.

AWR’s design is easy to install. There is no drilling or modifications of the subframe or differential housing required! This mount comes complete and ready to install with all hardware included. No lift or jack is required, install this in your garage with the correct tools and you are good to go!

3rd gen Mazda 3, Mazda 6, and CX5 Rear Motor Mount by AWR Racing

We absolutely love hearing feedback about our products, thanks for the awesome review Jacob!…/awr-vs-corksport-rear…/

New to AWR’s product line:

2014 – 2017 Mazda 6 RMM:…/

2013 – 2017 Mazda CX5 Rear Motor Mount:…/

We have offered our 3rd gen Mazda 3 rear mount for over a year now, this mount replaces OEM part # GHP939040B…/