American Race Cars is a growing company built on years of motorsports experience, combined with an unbridled passion and enthusiasm for sportsman drag racing. American Race Cars was originally based in Millbury, OH and recently moved to Port Clinton, Ohio. American Cars has used it's personnel, experience, and willpower to become a force in the sportsman dragster market in the companies brief history. The company was founded by Co-Owners Mark Horton and Travis Colangelo in 2004. Mark Horton is a former IHRA World Champion (Super Rod, 1999) with over twenty years of racing experience. His partner Travis Colangelo has several divisional, national, and big dollar E.T. bracket wins to his credit over the same time period. Mark Horton decided in September of 2018 he wanted to relax a little more and get back on the track. He is passing the day to day activities and company on to his partner Travis Colangelo. Travis has a passion for making these cars the most consistent, durable, and valued cars on the market. He prides himself on customer service, safety, and perfection of each piece. The two have combined their years of experience to develop a swing-arm, uni-shock design 4-link dragster that is easily adjusted to work as flawlessly with a 1,200 horsepower Big-Chief 632 as with a conventional headed 540 cid engine.
Since it’s inception in late 2004, American Race Cars has quickly become one of the premier chassis builders in sportsman racing. Several championship drivers and teams have made American Race Cars their weapon of choice for competition in Super Comp (Quick Rod), Top Dragster, and bracket categories. Pursuit of company growth and its customers success is the most exciting thing for the new ownership and we are amazed at the opportunities that have been put in front of us so far. We value each and every customer that purchases an American Chassis whether it be new from us or used they purchased from another racer, we consider them the American family. Exciting things are coming for everyone and we are appreciative of our entire #TeamARC family.