Engine Builder’s 2020 America’s Best Engine Shop Winners - Engine Builder Magazine

Engine Builder’s 2020 America’s Best Engine Shop Winners

Engine Builder has announced the three winners of its 2020 America’s Best Engine Shops contest, which is broken out into three categories – race, vintage and diesel. The three winners, Late Model Engines (Race), D&J Precision Machine (Diesel) and Precision Engine Machine Co. (Vintage), accepted their awards virtually this year.

Late Model Engines in Houston are the Race category winners in the 2020 America’s Best Engine Shops contest.

The Engine Builder brand has always made it a priority to recognize the hard work and amazing talents of engine builders. In fact, over the past eight years, the brand has placed the spotlight on dozens of successful engine builders who exemplify the key attributes of a well-run business.

Precision Engine Machine Co. in Hyattsville, MD is the Vintage category winner in the 2020 America’s Best Engine Shops contest.

This year, the America’s Best Engine Shops contest aimed to find the best engine shops out there operating in three different categories – Race, Vintage and Diesel. The contest, which is judged by a panel of industry experts and members of Engine Builder, look for shops that: celebrate creativity and innovation; encourage training and education; emphasize marketing, merchandising and promotion; maintain professional standards and conduct; take pride in appearance, business management, community involvement, business growth, achievement, and victories.

D&J Precision Machine in Cambridge, OH is the Diesel category winner in the 2020 America’s Best Engine Shops contest.

To give engine builders some well-deserved credit, people were asked to nominate worthy shops for the award or shops could nominate themselves. After sifting through hundreds of engine shop nominations, it was Late Model Engines, owned by Bryan Neelen and Pecos Loughlin in Houston that won the Race category; D&J Precision Machine, owned by Drew Pumphrey in Cambridge, OH, that won the Diesel category; and Precision Engine Machine Co., owned by Jan, Michael and Branden Norris in Hyattsville, MD, that won the Vintage category. Each of these shops proved to be among the elite in their respective categories. More information can be found on these shops in Engine Builder’s December 2020 issue.

You May Also Like

Four Pikes Peak Legends to Earn Hall of Fame Status

Ari Vatanen, Beck Bechtelheimer, Clint Vahsholtz and Ted Foltz will be inducted into the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Museum Hall of Fame on June 20th in Colorado Springs.

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb Museum Hall of Fame is pleased to announce four outstanding inductees for 2024, Ari Vatanen, Beck Bechtelheimer, Clint Vahsholtz and Ted Foltz. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on June 20th in Colorado Springs.

Founded in 1997, the PPIHC Hall of Fame is committed to honoring and preserving the achievements of individuals and/or organizations who have left an indelible mark on the Race to the Clouds – whether they are competitors, organizers, officials, members of the press or volunteers. Anyone who shares a passion for speed and competition, in addition to a great respect for Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, and plays a role as an ambassador for this famous race is eligible for a Hall of Fame nomination. A new group of inductees is welcomed every other year.

Race Winning Brands Names VP of Transmission Business

Race Winning Brands (RWB), a manufacturer of high-performance components based in Mentor, OH, has appointed Craig Stark as vice president of the transmission business unit. Stark joins the RWB team effective immediately and has experience in spearheading growth in the automotive manufacturing, distribution, and service sectors, including time as vice president of aftermarket sales at

Liberty Media Acquires MotoGP

The sale is worth $4.5 billion, according to the series.

Porsche Motorsport to Launch USAC-Sanctioned Endurance Series

Each round will feature a category for the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car and a class for the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport.

Moser Engineering Acquires GearFX From Holley

Moser Engineering, a provider of aftermarket driveline products, has acquired GearFX Driveline and its assets from Holley Performance Brands. GearFX assets and production will relocate to Moser Engineering’s facilities in Portland, IN. Related Articles – Fight Against ICE Bans Continue Amid New Emission Laws – McLaren Racing’s Zak Brown Signs Extended Contract – Formula 1

Other Posts

NHRA Has a New Series – Pingel Top Fuel Motorcycle

Top Fuel Motorcycles will officially compete for championship points at four NHRA Mission Food National Events in 2024.

King Bearings Adds Two to its US Sales Team

King Bearings welcomes Steven Washington as director of aftermarket sales and Shane Turner as regional sales manager.

BendPak Founder Don Henthorn Has Passed Away

Henthorn grew BendPak from a small machine shop to a global leader in car lifts and garage equipment.

Lucas Oil Promotes Three Executives to Drive Growth and Development

New roles reflect ongoing strategy to enhance operational efficiency, drive domestic and global sales and expand strategic growth initiatives.