MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Pat Musi Racing Engines has announced the addition of experienced engine builder Paul Hoskins to its talented team.
Hoskins brings a wealth of drag racing and engine building knowledge to the company. He’s been part of four NHRA Pro Stock championship teams, including most recently with Tanner Gray and Gray Motorsports, where Hoskins served as the lead engine builder.
His expertise with naturally aspirated engines brings a valuable aspect to Pat Musi Racing Engines, and Hoskins is eager to tackle the challenges that await.
“I’m very excited to be doing something with Pat,” Hoskins said. “Pro Mod and Pro Nitrous have always been a passion of mine. I think there are a lot of things from the naturally aspirated cars that will apply to the Pro Mod world. It’s a steep learning curve, but it’s going to be interesting to work with the big engines and the Pro Nitrous cars.”
Before working at Gray Motorsports for six years, Hoskins spent more than five years working with Pro Stock veteran Mike Edwards. He was part of a championship-winning team there, too, while Hoskins was also part of championship teams for Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Jim Yates while spending 16 years with Dart Machinery.
Musi believes Hoskins’ knowledge of the naturally aspirated Pro Stock cars will be key for his company, especially when it comes to the 555 and 632 cubic-inch engines, allowing Musi Racing Engines to continue to cater to customers at all racing levels.
“Paul is obviously a top-level engine guy with a bunch of great experience in the sport, and we’re really happy to have him on our team,” Musi said. “Just seeing his knowledge and passion for the sport, I know he’s going to jump right in and help us continue to set the bar even higher for our customers. Everyone from the sportsman-level person all the way to the Pro Nitrous driver is going to benefit from having Paul as part of our group.”
That diversity and a chance to build engines for cars in a variety of classes and series was incredibly appealing for Hoskins. A tireless worker who is dedicated to research and development, he sees unlimited possibilities with the move to Pat Musi Racing Engines.
“The development end of things and the learning part of things, that’s what drives me,” Hoskins said. “When you stop learning, that’s when it’s not fun anymore. I see a lot of potential, and I just try to be well-rounded and keep working hard.
“Pat has a lot of different engine combinations, so it’s going to be very exciting to have all these opportunities to learn and develop new things. I’m really looking forward to it.”