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Old 12-13-2017
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Default New Engine Shop, "Nick Ferri Racing"

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to be the first to clear the air and avoid unnecessary rumors by letting you all in on some breaking news.

About a week ago, after discussing options to change positions within the company, I ultimately decided to part ways amicably with Elite Performance and explore other options for my future that would better suit my family.

I spent some holiday time at home with my family in Denver, and almost immediately I began to get calls and offers from various places and I arrived at an opportunity to start my own company called Nick Ferri Racing.

I will be based in Salt Lake City, Utah out of a new facility being built by Jeff Isbell, a racer who has enjoyed some success in the NHRA sportsman ranks in the TAD and AFD classes, as well as others.

Jeff is building a race shop to include a speed parts retail center and hot rod shop and we decided my engine shop would be a perfect addition.

I will occupy about 2900 Square feet to start with and will be looking for engine development opportunities in every available venue from sportsman to professional whether it be drag race, road race, circle track or tractor pulling.

One thing I learned during my time at Elite was that the future of racing will certainly include a lot of electronic fuel injection and I have decided to work closely with Ben Strader and his team at EFI University to develop winning combinations of engine controls for as many of my packages as possible. I will be doing some of our testing and development at their dyno facility in Arizona to ensure we always have the most power available regardless of geography or altitude.

Iím excited for the future of Nick Ferri Racing and for what it means to have my family firmly behind me on this new adventure.

Lastly, I do want to wish Elite the best with all their future endeavors.

Kyle, Jake, Casey, Lump, Kendal and Brett were all great guys to work with, great teammates and even better friends.

Richard, Royce Lee, Robert, Mrs. Sharron, Royce Sr., Ms. Sally, Mrs. Lois and Michael Brotherton were all great to work with and all of them became like family to me.

Iím also grateful for the chance to work side by side with such amazing and talented crew chiefís and drivers such as Rick and Rickie Jones, Mark Ingersoll, and of course the one and only, Erica Enders. Iíll always cherish our time together.

Winning Championships with these people in 2014 and 2015 along with back to back K&N Horsepower Challenges are great memories and great accomplishments that I wouldnít have wanted to happen with anyone else. I wish all the best for them moving forward.

Nick Ferri
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Old 12-14-2017
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all the luck in the world to mr. ferri. I always felt that, what pro stock always needed was a competitive engine builder, who does not race a car himself. customers will least a motor without the perception of getting an inferior piece, to that of a flagship car(s). in the 40 plus years pro stock I believe only twice a car won a championship without their own engine shop.
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Good luck Nick! Sounds exciting!!
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Hi Everyone,
I wanted to be the first to clear the air and avoid unnecessary rumors by letting you all in on some breaking news.

]About a week ago, after discussing options to change positions within the company, I ultimately decided to part ways amicably with Elite Performance and explore other options for my future that would better suit my family.

I spent some holiday time at home with my family in Denver, and almost immediately I began to get calls and offers from various places and I arrived at an opportunity to start my own company called Nick Ferri Racing.

I will be based in Salt Lake City, Utah out of a new facility being built by Jeff Isbell, a racer who has enjoyed some success in the NHRA sportsman ranks in the TAD and AFD classes, as well as others.

Jeff is building a race shop to include a speed parts retail center and hot rod shop and we decided my engine shop would be a perfect addition.

I will occupy about 2900 Square feet to start with and will be looking for engine development opportunities in every available venue from sportsman to professional whether it be drag race, road race, circle track or tractor pulling.

One thing I learned during my time at Elite was that the future of racing will certainly include a lot of electronic fuel injection and I have decided to work closely with Ben Strader and his team at EFI University to develop winning combinations of engine controls for as many of my packages as possible. I will be doing some of our testing and development at their dyno facility in Arizona to ensure we always have the most power available regardless of geography or altitude.

Iím excited for the future of Nick Ferri Racing and for what it means to have my family firmly behind me on this new adventure.

Lastly, I do want to wish Elite the best with all their future endeavors.

Kyle, Jake, Casey, Lump, Kendal and Brett were all great guys to work with, great teammates and even better friends.

Richard, Royce Lee, Robert, Mrs. Sharron, Royce Sr., Ms. Sally, Mrs. Lois and Michael Brotherton were all great to work with and all of them became like family to me.

Iím also grateful for the chance to work side by side with such amazing and talented crew chiefís and drivers such as Rick and Rickie Jones, Mark Ingersoll, and of course the one and only, Erica Enders. Iíll always cherish our time together.

Winning Championships with these people in 2014 and 2015 along with back to back K&N Horsepower Challenges are great memories and great accomplishments that I wouldnít have wanted to happen with anyone else. I wish all the best for them moving forward.

Nick Ferri

"Hi Everyone, I wanted to be the first to clear the air and avoid unnecessary rumors by letting you all in on some breaking news."

About a week ago, after discussing options to change positions within the company, I ultimately decided to part ways amicably with Elite Performance and explore other options for my future that would better suit my family.

This looks like there is some major re-structuring inside of Elite. I'm not sure if it will be in Elite's favor, but hope it will be the best for everyone involved.

Secondly: Lastly, I do want to wish Elite the best with all their future endeavors. You usually don't hear this generic statement from the party leaving a situation, so maybe that is why Nick started with "I wanted to be the first to clear the air and avoid unnecessary rumors by letting you all in on some breaking news". He is a Top Tier engine builder and by partnering with EFI University the whole deal will be able to produce a package on the level with the results Elite had before the NHRA EFI era as well as doing things with the Comp guys who are not hamstrung with 1980's Technology . It is a pretty good jump from Utah to Arizona so EFI's facility must be PRETTY good.
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I'll second what DynoGrump says.

Good luck Nick!
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good luck.i really hope it works out for you.man,what I neat deal
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Old 12-16-2017
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I guess the thought of one of his DRCE engines winding up in a Mustang was just too much....

Seriously, all the best, Nick. I have no doubt you'll do well.
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Thanks everyone for all the support! Iíll keep everyone posted as things develop.

Nick
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