1986- Who would have thought a Go Kart Competition would lead to the future direction of a racing company? Owner of AWR RACING, Anthony Woodford met Lance Stewart and brothers Jim and Joe Jordan while racing at Malibu Grand Prix Go Kart Track. It wasn’t long before a new friendship was created! Jim Jordan introduced Anthony, (Tony) to John and Sandy Overton, team owners of Overton Autosport. Tony was hired to help run their Mazda IMSA GTU RX-7’s that were driven by John Overton, Lance Stewart, Jeff Alkazian and Ron Cortez. While working for Overton Autosport many new friendships were created in the Mazda community which inspired us to start our own racing company.

1995- AWR Racing officially opened. We started to produce race products directly for Mazda Competition and worked together with Tim Buck, Steve Sanders and many others. This led to other relationships in the racing community and we started to build and campaign various Rotary powered Formula Atlantic Cars which made a huge impact in the development of our company.

1998- Tony was awarded the Sports Car Club of America Mechanic of the year for his role in the Formula Atlantic Program.

1999- Our company teamed up with Proto3motive to campaign the Mazda Protégé in the SCCA World Challenge Touring Car Series with Charles Espenlaub as our premier driver. We built the first Mazda Protégé touring car during this time. Along with campaigning this car we were developing our Motor Mount line for the Mazda and Ford Compact Vehicles.

2000- The Spec Miata Class was created in 1999 with the first race in 2000. We are so proud to have been a part of the largest grassroots racing series.

2002- We were given a Protégé 5 from Mazda Competition to create a Pace Car for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This led to building a handful of other various Pace Cars for Mazda!

2005- AWR met with Mazda to discuss retrofitting a new MX-5 with a roll cage and Race Trim. This MX-5 was introduced to the world and promoted the new MX-5 Cup Series. We were designated to participate as an active vendor and supplier in the series for several years. Racing Cages, Inc. was our sister company and Tony along with his wife Sheree started this company. We specifically built roll cages for Spec Miatas, MX-5 Cup Series and a large amount of cages for Skip Barber Racing School.

2010 – CURRENT

We continue to focus on Mazda as our primary product line. To this day we continue innovating high performance products and we are proud to say all our products are manufactured in the USA and handcrafted in house with our family!

Mazda has been an enormous influence to AWR Racing and has kept our family safe and on the go throughout many years. We are so thankful to all who helped us get to this point!
We owe special thanks to all the brilliant people we’ve met, our loyal vendors and amazing customers who have all helped make so many wonderful memories over the years and have impacted our AWR Family so much. Thank you for continuing to support our family at AWR Racing, it absolutely means the world to us!

We are so excited to announce this is our 25th year in business and we are honored to be celebrating it alongside Mazda for the celebration of 100 years!
Congratulations to Mazda and everyone impacted by a truly awesome grassroots company that is seriously tied to the Motorsports community!

For all high performance products, please visit our website:


– AWR Racing

2016-2019 MX-5 ND and ND2 Mount Kit

AWR Racing is happy to introduce our new 2016-2019 MX-5 ND and ND2 mount kit. This is a complete kit with optional bushing durometer or hardness available.

  • 70 Durometer- Daily driving
  • 88 Durometer- Aggressive driving
  • 95 Durometer- Track use only

Replaces the fragile factory unit which include NA5F – 39 – 021 / 031 / 040 and 050. Comes with new hardware. Tig welded steel unit with Energy Suspension Urethane replaceable bushings. Powder coated for that durable finish.

More information for the complete kit can be found here: https://store.awrracing.com/2016-2019-mx5-motor-mount-set/

Upper brackets and lower mounts are also sold separately which will adapt to the OEM upper or lower aluminum brackets.

Upper Brackets: https://store.awrracing.com/2016-2019-mx5-upper-motor-mount-bracket-set/ (sold in pairs)

Upper brackets can be purchased nickle plated or powder coated in Orange, Silver, and Black!

Lower Mounts: https://store.awrracing.com/2016-2019-mx5-motor-mount-lower-set/ (sold in pairs)

AWR believes so strongly in our engine mounts we are now backing them with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

All of our products are made in the USA!

Thank you for continuing to support AWR Racing, it means the world to us!


Meet our team!

“When you buy from a family owned business, You are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family paying a mortgage, or a student pay for college.”


Meet our team- support our team!

Tony Woodford- CEO

Sheree Woodford- CFO

Jessie Woodford Lamb- Office Manager

Colin Woodford- Production Manager

Ali Woodford- Marketing Director

Lilah- Shop Dog

All our products are made in the USA.

Thank you for continuing to support AWR Racing, It means the world to us!

The best mounts just got better!

We have updated our motor mounts to a larger bushing size to HELP REDUCE NVH or specifically reduce cabin vibration over previous units sold with 70 durometer bushings. All soft bushing sets will now be offered with the new Large Black Energy Suspension bushings. The aggressive kit [88] and road race kit [95] will still be offered with the standard red bushings.

AWR Racing store is offering free shipping, a free t-shirt and decals on all miata motor mounts listed now through Memorial day- May 27th, 2019!

*add t-shirt size in notes box. *free shipping US only

Fabricated steel replacement motor mount with Energy Suspension polyurethane bushing that mounts in the factory location giving more secure engine support. These mounts are TIG welded and powder coated silver. Available in 3 durometers. 70 soft [daily driving], 88 medium [aggressive] and 95 hard [for track use only]. Kit comes with new metric mounting hardware.

Thank you for continuing to support AWR Racing, It means the world to us!

Best Mounts Around. #AWRRACING #TEAMAWR #madeintheUSA

Team AWR


July 09, 2018


How do you become part of #TEAMAWR?

  • Do you have AWR mounts?
  • Do you like our Facebook page? @awrracing
  • Do you follow us on Instagram? @awrracing

If so, we want you to be part of the AWR Family!

We are so grateful for our customers, without all of you we wouldn’t be the company we are today! We love to see what you are doing with your car, and want to feature you on our social media!

If you’re interested, shoot us a message on Facebook or Instagram, and we’ll make it happen!


Ford Focus Motor Mounts

AWR is now offering the Passenger side Motor / Engine Mount and Lower Dog Bone Mount for the Third Generation Ford Focus and FOCUS ST / RS from 2010 to Present day.

The complete kit will be available on September 1st / 2016.