Automotive performance entrepreneur and long-time racer Kyle Tucker announced today his acquisition of the driveline division of C&R Racing (South), known for performance-quality radiators, transmissions, and driveline components. Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, with headquarters in Indianapolis, C&R Racing (South) is a division of PWR Performance Products. Tucker is the owner and co-founder of automotive aftermarket chassis and suspension parts manufacturer Detroit Speed Inc., an industry leader for nearly two decades.
Now under the same leadership as the trusted Detroit Speed family of products and services, C&R Racing’s driveline division has been renamed GearFX Driveline, LLC, effective immediately. While holding the same ownership and high-quality standards of the Detroit Speed brand, GearFX will operate independently and retain its original C&R Racing staff.
“Throughout my relationship with C&R Racing, they have proven their reliability and commitment to quality through their long-time racing expertise,” said Kyle Tucker, president of Detroit Speed. “Now, I’m excited to bring that knowledge and racing technology to the street market.”
GearFX will strive to produce the industry’s quietest, high-quality rear gears by offering dyno break-in and testing them for the highest performance and customer satisfaction. The company also handpicks each component based on track-tested quality and function and assigns a unique serial number and “birth certificate” to each new unit. This one-of-a-kind origin-labeling process allows the customer to know exactly when and by whom the component was built.
While maintaining the foundation of service, quality, and people that C&R Racing built, GearFX plans to expand its current menu of services by offering REM polishing; dyno break-in; and quiet, durable gears. The company also has plans to expand its reach into the off-road market and other new areas of the industry.
“Detroit Speed has always been known for pushing the envelope in the high-performance aftermarket,” said Jeff “Fuzzy” Horton, general manager and technical director for GearFX. “This new combination of driveline specialization is just another great addition to the Detroit Speed arsenal, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”
To see Kyle talk about the acquisition and what his plans are for GearFX, check out this video on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urj3iIctTas&feature=youtu.be