AWR Racing, Incorporated has been in business since 1995, over the years we have received thousands of sponsorship requests. AWR is proud to announce our new sponsorship program. We have a limited amount of spots available within our sponsorship program, however we greatly encourage you to apply as everyone has an equal opportunity!
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!
The racing community has lost a truly amazing person this past week. Joe Jordan was an inspiration to so many and always made everyone feel like they were a part of the racing community. Whether you were on track, in the paddock, or cheering in the stands you would always hear his laugh and it would put the biggest smile on your face. He was a reminder to live life and enjoy every second of it!
Tony and Sheree met Joe at the Malibu Grand Prix in Azusa, California with his brother Jim starting an amazing friendship that has lasted 30+ years. This friendship created so many memories we will never forget.
Please join us in sending our love and condolences to the Jordan family, friends, and racing community.
At AWR Racing we use Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings in all of our engine mounts. We now have 4 different durometer options available!
Not sure what durometer to order? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use our new live chat feature on store.awrracing.com!
62 – 70 durometer is recommended for daily driving with little to no mods. 70 – 88 durometer is recommended for lightly to intermediate modification levels. 88 – 95 durometer is recommended for highly modified street and track builds. Don’t forget- you can always opt for a different durometer if your first choice doesn’t suit you needs, all of our bushings can be replaced!
In memory of Harry Woodford. June 30th, 1932 – March 15th, 2020.
Many of you may not know AWR Racing, Incorporated is a family owned company. AWR has been in business since 1995, but motorsports have been in our blood since 1960. Today, March 15th, 2021 we remember the multi-talented craftsmen, Harry Woodford. Harry, Tony’s father taught him everything he knows about racing, restoration, metal fabrication, and the automotive world.
Harry’s racing journey started in 1958 where he and Bill Hayes designed and built a car to race in what was known as Canada class. It specified various rules and price limits on the donor car.
They chose VW rear suspension and Morris Minor front, both with adjustable torsion bars; Ford 100E engine for it’s proven reliability, VW trans which was turned upside down to lower the engine and added 1-1 top gear. Mr. Woodford and Mr. Hayes gained a lot of experience with this car. They then thought that the Canada class was not competitive enough so decided to go to Formula Junior. Independent rear suspension was the only choice at that time. Fiat 500 trans, build their own arms, drive shafts and hub carriers, Herald front uprights, disc brakes, and even widening custom crafted steel wheels. They then decided to go into sports racing, building to international specs. At that time, it included a passenger seat and spare wheel. This time they went with 105E 1100, installing all the mods they could find. The next year they purchased a Holbay (Ford) 1100 and a Hewland 5 speed that didn’t have enough room for a reverse gear. All these cars used welded steel round tube for chassis and suspension; all were gas welded. Harry and Hayes were one of the first Canadian mid-engine race car builders. This car was never crashed and was sold to a Quebec motorsports fan.
Harry Woodford owned Monza Motors and was a British Layland dealer in Bronte, Ontario, Canada. Harry was very well known in racing and the MG restoration field. Dave Lawley, David Clubine, Phil Lamont, and Robert Mackenzie knew Harry through his restoration business, or were competitors of his at the track.
We remember Harry today, and everyday through the use of his equipment that was used to build the original scavengers. Tony Woodford imported Harry’s machinery from Canada to Southern California. We use these machines every day to keep our parts and restoration business rolling. We have a 1944 English Wheel that was built by Brown and Boggs in Hamilton, Ontario, A pair of Junior Niblers (metal shears), etc. And we use them to this day at our facility here in San Diego, California!
Stay tuned for the next segment of “How did we get here” The story of AWR Racing, Incorporated.
Thanks everyone for your continuous support of our families journey in the motorsports community.
Have you updated your rear motor mount on your Ford Focus ST or RS?
A highly popular modification is definitely a rear motor mount to replace the sloppy OEM one… but if you think about it, all three motor mounts work together as a TEAM!
A chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link, that being said shifting and wheel hop is reduced but not yet eliminated with just a rear mount. You have to build a solid foundation and even at lightly modified power levels the OEM mounts tend to wear out and fail fast. From what we have seen it’s not a matter of if with the Focus mounts, it’s a matter of when.
The three mounts together guarantee reliability and durability that the OEM pieces couldn’t dream of. If you are impressed with a rear motor mount, the other two will undoubtedly have you wishing you swapped them sooner!
Worried about NVH for daily driving? NO PROBLEM! All of AWR Racing’s polyurethane bushings are by Energy Suspension- what makes them so special? They can be swapped out at any time! Want a specific durometer? Just swap the bushings in your mount!
Made in the USA, tig welded, laser cut and CNC folded, provided with Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings, powder coated for that durable finish! All steel units are provided with a limited lifetime warranty!
AWR Racing is wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for continuing to support us throughout our 25 years in business. We couldn’t do it without the amazing support from all of you. You make the difference.
We are very excited for what’s to come in 2021. Stay tuned to our social media @awrracing for updates!
Do you own a Mazda Speed 6? AWR Racing’s Transmission Mount is a huge upgrade from OEM.
Want less wheel hop and slicker shifts? Look no further… AWR has you covered!
AWR Racing’s MazdaSpeed6 complete transmission mount is provided with the option of 70, 88, or 95 durometer solid urethane bushings. This improves drive line response by inhibiting driveline lash, putting all that motion to the task of moving the car along.
We recommend going no lower than 88 durometer for this specific product.