WYNNEWOOD, Okla. – Responding to the drastic rule changes in Pro Stock taking effect in 2016, Elite Motorsports and championship-winning team owner Richard Freeman have partnered with Ben Strader and EFI University to bring a wider base of knowledge to the Pro Stock and Sportsman ranks.
“Like everyone in Pro Stock, we are in the middle of quite possibly the largest transition in class history to take our four race cars from carburetors to fuel injection,” Freeman said. “We were fortunate enough to get together with Ben and all of his folks at EFI University, and they’ve been so incredibly helpful that we started thinking about a broader picture.
“As the back-to-back champions, we certainly want to do all we can to carry our program forward, but at the same time we feel a larger obligation to help the entire sport. So we are literally bringing the EFI University classroom to the racetrack, not just for our benefit but for everyone in the sport that is fuel injected, including our fellow competitors in Pro Stock. It’s all inclusive.”
Beginning in preseason testing through the season-opening Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., and subsequent national events, Strader and his staff will be available to all racers wishing to learn more about EFI and how it will benefit their racing programs.
The program can be as involved as each team desires, from consultation to hands-on training under the hood. Each client will only be charged for what specific needs they may have.
“These guys have a lot to offer,” Freeman said. “We’ve got a pretty darn good group of tuners and engine builders over here who have been around race cars their entire lives, and all of them have been very impressed with Ben and his staff’s ideas and techniques. These guys are first-rate all the way.
“We want to be good stewards of the sport. Part of that is helping out one another at times, and when you have something as big as this upcoming switch is going to be, it only makes sense to work together. We’re all on a learning curve. Plus, I think we can all agree that we want to continue to keep the fans’ interest up for our class and even grow our fan base now that our cars are more relatable to what people drive every day.”