Keith Engling is now an official IHRA chassis inspector!

Come in or call SKRC for your appointment to get your chassis certified for the 2006 race season!

Announcing our New Location!

(12-19-05) COMMERCE, MI - Skinny Kid Race Cars is proud to announce our new Speed/Chassis Shop on Oakley Park Road in Commerce, Michigan. Located on the southwest corner of Oakley Park and Haggerty Roads, our new location is just minutes from the I-96 / I-696 / I-275 interchange. Just take the M-5 connector north to Pontiac Trail and turn right, then turn left on Haggerty Road. Come on in and visit our speed shop for your last minute Christmas shopping needs!

From Florida To Alaska and Back Again Brian Robbins and Keith Engling's 2005 Season "A Pro Street Odyssey"

Courtesy Of: Rob Kozak [image](10-18-05) HIGHLAND, MI - The Michigan based Duo of Brian Robbins and Keith Engling put on almost as many miles hauling their 72 Olds 442 this season as the car had on it before it was transformed into one of the baddest Pro Street cars on the planet. OK, not quite but damn close. (Yes! The Skinny Kid Race Cars built 442 started life as an all steel production model.) Beginning in January and ending in October while logging nearly 30,000 miles makes for a long season. Add to that two trips to Florida, one to Alaska, and the rebuilding of your race car makes the season feel even longer but, both Robbins and Engling wouldn't trade it for the world. The Michigan duo's season almost began and ended on their first outing of '05. At the US Street Nationals in late January when at the held at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton Florida veteran shoe Brian Robbins lost control of the 442 after fluid got under the rear tires. The slippery ride sent Robbins into the wall and nearly destroyed Engling's work of art. In the subsequent months that followed Engling and his talented crew at Skinny Kid Race Cars in Highland Michigan were able to resurrect the remains of the Olds and eventually return her to competition with Robbins at the wheel. Their first NMCA outing of the 05' season wasn't until the third event on the trail, the 4th Annual Lunati NMCA Hot Rod & Muscle Car Nationals, in Bowling Green, Kentucky where Robbins wheeled the repaired Olds into the winner's circle.

Engling and Robbins Off To Alaska After Disappointing Outing at the Torco Race Fuels Northern Nationals

Courtesy Of: Rob Kozak [image](08-17-05) HIGHLAND, MI - After their first IHRA Torco Race Fuels Pro Modified experience at the Motor City Nationals earlier this year the team of Keith Engling and Brian Robbins felt they had as good a chance as any to qualify for the 24th Annual Torco Race Fuels Northern Nationals. Engling and Robbins shocked many a fan and racer at Milan when they just missed the tough Pro Mod field by a mere 11 thousandths of a second. Planning to build on their IHRA legal 20 percent over tune up from the Milan event had team owner Engling and driver Robbins, very optimistic about their chances at Martin. "After running as well as we did in Milan we felt we could improve on what we did there and show everyone what his boat can do but, it just didn't work out like we had hoped," said Robbins referring to the team's unique '72 Hurst Olds.

Janis tightens points race with quarter- final finish at Torco Race Fuels Northern Nationals

Courtesy Of: Rob Kozak [image](8-16-2005) ELMA, NY - With just over 100 points separating the top five cars in points heading into the Torco Race Fuels Northern Nationals the Eaton sponsored Mike Janis team felt this was the race for them to gain ground on the leaders. With point’s leader Shannon Jenkins failing to qualify for the event that left the door open for Janis to gain some ground.
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