MEET THE OWNER
Chris Barlow is the owner/operator of Holeshot Performance; he holds ASE Certifications as a Master Engine Machinist, Assembler and Automobile Technician. He has built Performance and Racing Engines for customers since 1996, but performance engines and racing is something he has grown up with. At twelve, he was Crew Chief on the family drag boat; by the time he was 18, he had his own Top Alcohol sand dragster which lead him into the arena of Top Fuel. Jim Dunn Racing approached him at this time to race with their Top Fuel funny car team, and he accepted the offer and has been racing with them since 2005. After gaining invaluable experience on the race team, Chris worked for Keith Black Racing Engines and started teaching performance engine classes at the local community college. Chris missed the challenge of owning and operating his own business, so along with instructing he returned to his role as business owner and resumed operation of his shop that he had started in 1996. Currently, Holeshot Performance provides performance auto part sales, engine rebuilds, performance and racing engine builds/rebuilds.