Jon Kaase

Jon Kaase

Jon Kaase Race Engines

Jon Kaase
Owner, Jon Kaase Racing Engines

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BIO: Jon Kaase started competing in drag racing while still at high school. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia at the beginning of 1977 to work for Dyno Don Nicholson and by year end celebrated the move by claiming the NHRA Pro Stock title.

In November 1979 in Norcross, Georgia, the degreed engineer formed his own company, Jon Kaase Racing Engines. Later in 1998 he designed a purpose-built shop and moved his business to Winder, Georgia, from where the company operates today.

Around 2007, the firm expanded its operations into the hot rod market when they introduced the Kaase Boss Nine—a high performance engine series developed from Ford’s big-block 385-series and equipped with hemi heads. In 2010 the P-38, a new high performance small-block series based on the Ford Windsor engine, was introduced. Both engine series continue to enjoy strong sales throughout the United States as well as down-under in the Australia markets.

Jon Kaase has created race engines that won a dozen Pro Stock championships, succeeded in winning the Engine Masters Challenge five times, and has presided over the company that bears his name for almost 36 years.