About AWR Racing

Precision Engineering and Old World Crafstmanship

AWR (Anthony Woodford Racing) offers incomparable custom prototyping, race car engineering and restoration services to automotive manufacturers, racers and collectors.

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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 racers 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. 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 race car, creating a powerful and efficient 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 suspension design and exhaust system technology. Under Tony’s watchful eye, and uncompromising standards, the Formula Atlantic project will be pushed to the next level. Meanwhile, grass roots developments continue to evolve with products for Touring and GT racing teams, and Formula One projects are expanding as well. AWR entered the Speed World Challenge Series with a 2001 Mazda Protege, driven by Charles Espenlaub a couple years ago, and has since built another beautiful example of a Touring Car for Gary Gist.

If your automotive project demands precision engineering and old world craftsmanship, you’ll find an expert resource in AWR. E-mail or call AWR today for all of your racing, prototyping and restoration needs.



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