About AWR Racing

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 Mazdas, Fords, and several other chassis. 

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. 

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  1. Hi.I am looking to know what other motorcycle engine would suit for Honda beat ,cbr 600 rr or something similar?.
    Is hayabusa the only suitable?.

    Thanks,Damien. Ireland

  2. can the engine brace for the nc mx 5 be used with the stock strut tower brace. i can’t find any instructions for installation,

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