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Racing since 1983 Driskell lists being crowned the Division 5 Top Dragster Champion in 2007 near the top of his accomplishments.
Racing since 1983 Driskell lists being crowned the Division 5 Top Dragster Champion in 2007 near the top of his accomplishments.
It's been said that life is what happens while we're busy making other plans. For multi-time NHRA Division 5 Champion, Matt Driskell, the distraction from his racing plans continues to be building his successful Driskell Enterprises. The line between profession and obsession is a blurry one in Driskell's case though, as his countless runs down the racetrack have helped him to develop into one of the premier engine builders in all motorsports, and he now shares his nearly 30 years of racing experience with all Driskell Enterprises customers.
Matt's Driskell Enterprises has a sterling reputation as a custom engine builder and they take great pride in the fact that they don’t produce "cookie-cutter engines."
Matt's Driskell Enterprises has a sterling reputation as a custom engine builder and they take great pride in the fact that they don’t produce "cookie-cutter engines."


"Due to my growing business I am not able to travel to all the NHRA division/national events, but we race every weekend throughout the Midwest supporting our customers," said the Wellsville, Kansas driver.

Still in the allotted time Driskell does manage to set aside for racing, or "company research," he continues to leave his bold mark on the sport. Last year he finished second in the Super Pro points at Kansas City International Raceway (KCIR). He also finished second in the Central Drag Race Association (CDRA) Super Pro points, and was awarded the best appearing car of 2011 in a Topeka National Event.

Driskell began drag racing back in 1983 and he currently owns a 2011 Mullis 4-link dragster that he races in Top Dragster, Super Comp and bracket racing event. "I also have a 1967 Firebird that runs in Super Street and bracket races," he adds. As a multi-time NHRA Division 5 Champion, Driskell reached the pinnacle of NHRA racing when he won the Super Comp World Championship in 1996, and he was crowned the Division 5 Top Dragster Champion in 2007.
Driskell was using K&N filters in his own cars and at Driskell Racing Engines long before he got sponsored.
Driskell was using K&N filters in his own cars and at Driskell Racing Engines long before he got sponsored.


In summarizing his 2011 season Driskell says, "I won the first two Central Drag Racing Association (CDRA) Super Pro events, which put me in a sizeable lead, but a late season charge by another competitor left me in second place. In 2011 I got a new dragster from Mullis Race Cars which worked out great. One of our first races at the Great Bend NHRA Division 5 race we made it to the semi finals in Top Dragster."

For his most important racing accomplishments to date Driskell list his 1996 Super Comp World Champion, becoming the 1997 TRW All-Star Super Comp winner, and his victory in the1998 Mid-Michigan $100,000 bracket race. Also on that list is his Multi-Division 5 Super Comp Championship in Top Comp and Top Dragster. Then he adds "I'm still racing though."

In explaining how he became associated with K&N Driskell says, "I had been using K&N filters on my own race cars and at Driskell Racing Engines for some time, and I knew Mike Ferder and Steve Williams from the races. So, at the Topeka National Event in 2010, I stopped to talk with him and he was trailering with Steve Williams and Greg Boutte. In talking with Greg I mentioned how I used the K&N oil filters at Driskell Racing Engines and how impressed I was with their product, and that's how our relationship started."

When asked about his plans for the 2012 season Driskell says he's looking forward to his new trailer, which will allow him to haul both his cars to races. "I plan on attending a select number of division races and national events, plus continue to support our customers at various bracket races throughout the Midwest," he continues. "We will also race at Heartland Park in Topeka's weekly events which include Super Pro, Super Street, Super Comp, and the Super Quick series which Driskell Racing Engines helps to sponsor."

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