Founding and leadership.
For more than 30 years, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has been a globally recognized brand in the performance engineering industry.
The company offers engine building, engine and chassis tuning components and installation for vehicle owners; component product development; services to manufacturers, aftermarket and original equipment suppliers; prototype and preparation of product development vehicles; late product life-cycle performance improvements; durability testing; and show and media event vehicles.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering was founded by John Lingenfelter, a legend in the world of performance engineering and racing. John’s racing career spanned more than four decades where he raced everything from Super Stock and Comp door cars to Econo dragsters, Pro Stock Trucks and Sport Compact. John was the first Comp driver to break the six-second quarter-mile barrier. In his career, he won 13 NHRA national event titles – nine in Comp, three in Super Stock and one in Pro Stock Truck. In early 2002, John took on a new challenge: sport compact racing. In just a few months, he won one national event and had two runner-up finishes. In October 2002, at the Mazda NHRA Sport Compact World Finals in Pomona, Calif., John lost control of his vehicle and sustained serious injuries in the accident. He passed away as a result of complications from subsequent surgeries on December 25, 2003, at the age of 58.
Today, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, located in Decatur, Indiana, continues to build on the Lingenfelter tradition under the leadership of Ken Lingenfelter, a distant relative of John’s. As CEO, Ken is committed to investing in the technology, research, design and testing necessary to continue to target design excellence in engine packages and aftermarket components. An avid automotive enthusiast, Ken is also the owner of The Lingenfelter Collection – an ever-changing compilation of historically significant race cars, muscle cars, Corvettes and exotic cars. With the company’s full line of innovative products, talented employees and worldwide customer base, the Lingenfelter legend remains intact in every detail and is reflected in every Lingenfelter Performance Engineering vehicle through unrivaled power, speed and control.
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