Brief History

ACE Racing Engines was founded by Drag Racing enthusiast Stefan Rossi in 2010.  Stefan has 20 years experience building engines, he built his first engine at the age of 14 and later went on to work for some of the top engine shops in the UK & Canada. He also served in the British Army, seeing combat on the front line in Afghanistan in the summer of 2009.

After 9 years of business in the UK, Stefan and his partner Laura took the big step of relocating ACE from the UK to the USA. In 2019 the UK business was closed down, the Nova, machines and tools packed into a 40ft shipping container and shipped across the pond. Their goal was to focus more on building extreme drag racing engines, specializing in turbocharged engines for all forms of drag racing, from 1/8 mile radial tire drag racing to drag and drive cars – and where else better than to do that than the USA!

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Current  achievements of ACE built engines and  vehicles

Michael Westberg S10 – Sick Week 2023 Champions – 400ci LS Next2 engine – 4.16 @ 177 / 6.40 @ 218mph – Feb 2023

Tony Nixey 2332cc Turbo VW engine – VolksWorld Magazine front cover – Jan 2023

Dick Deason Hydraulic Roller 427ci LS Next 2 – 4.58 @ 160mph in testing – Bradenton FLorida – Dec 2023

Outlaw 8.5 final – 4.46 @ 167mph Chris Brenton – SCSN Streetcar Supernationals Las Vegas – Nov 2022

x275 semi final4.54 @ 164mph Chris BrentonSCSN Streetcar Supernationals Las Vegas – Nov 2022

Featured in Drag illustrated Magazine – Summer 2022

Tony Nixey 2332cc Turbo VW engine – VolksWorld Show Top 20 – March 2022

“Sickest of the Sick” – 1966 Chevrolet Nova 1/4 mile – 7.63 @ 144mph – Sick Week Florida – Feb 2022

V8 Hydraulic Roller World Record Holder 2312rwhp – 1966 Chevrolet Nova – FuelTech hub dyno – Jan 2022

ACE Racing Engines featured on the front cover of Engine Builder Magazine – January 2021

‘Engine of the Year 2020’ contestant for Engine Builder Magazine – December 2020

‘Engine of the Week’ for Engine Builder Magazine, showcasing a twin turbo LS 370ci engine – March 2020

Feature in Engine Builder Magazine – LS Edition – January 2020

1966 Chevy II Nova, 8 Second street car Featured in Hayburner Magazine – 2017

Fastest Streetcar @ Hot Rod Drags, 1966 Chevy II Nova – Shakespeare County Raceway – 2016

Michael westberg Winner Sick Week 2023 Average fastest in class and overall event

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