Kyle Tucker is the co-founder of Detroit Speed. Founded in 2001 from a simple garage in Michigan, the company has since moved to the heart of the stock car racing community in Mooresville, NC, growing to become the industry-leading parts manufacturer it is today. Prior to founding the business, Kyle began his career at General Motors working as a test and development engineer at the GM Proving Grounds.
Kyle’s racing career began in his adolescent years when he started racing go-karts, late models and open wheel midgets. Since opening Detroit Speed, his racing career has turned to street machines, which he has won numerous championships for on the Goodguys Autocross and Optima USCA GTV Series in his 1970 Camaro. He has also competed in eight Baja 1000 races, scoring team wins in the Baja Challenge Class in 2012, 2015 and most recently in 2017. In 2014, Kyle became the first-ever winner of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Battle of the Builders competition. Kyle holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and has been a member of the BFGoodrich Performance Team for 13 years.
Jeff “Fuzzy” Horton
Jeff “Fuzzy” Horton is the Operations Manager at GearFX Driveline. Born and raised in Speedway, IN, Jeff fell in love with racing sprint cars, sportsman drag racing and Indy cars at an early age. He began his professional racing mechanic career in IMSA GTPs with Hotchkis Racing, later moving to the factory Nissan GTP effort of NPTI, specializing in gearboxes. Jeff then moved back to Indiana to work for the Team Menards IndyCar program and later moved to PacWest Racing as a gearbox mechanic and shop manager. From there, Jeff began working with Apex Racing’s Formula BMW Team, heading up the mechanical end of the team for Robert Wickens. In 2006, Jeff began working for (then) C&R Racing’s south location in Mooresville, NC as head of its NASCAR transmission and rear gear business. He now remains the Operations under the company’s new GearFX Driveline brand.
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