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Charles Aman
Member since Jan 31 2018

My biggest influence is my father-in-law, Russ, who taught me a lot about the mechanics that make cars go. When I was 18, I started helping a few friends on their micro sprints. After I met my wife, Edie, in 2012, I started helping her dad maintain our cars out of his 6-stall garage. Between my job in the Speedway Motors call center and helping him, it turned out to be three years of learning about street cars/muscle cars.

Today, I can confidently rebuild an engine or do a frame-off restoration. I’ve rebuilt quite a few micro sprint engines, and have designed and built a few products for those engines over the years. In 2018, I started Aman Motorsports, making fabricated oil pans for micro sprints, as well as a few engine rebuilds and custom headers every year.

Sounds weird, I know, but failing at owning my own construction business was probably one of the more important achievements. Failing with CJ’s Remodeling allowed me to be extremely successful with Aman Motorsports.

I graduated from Southeast Community College with an AAS in Welding Technology in 2018. I’ve been with Speedway Motors since 2012, and today, I’m a production supervisor with EMi.

Racing History: 2012 - 2018 JayHusker Racing Outlaw 600 class Vision > Eagle > Stallard Chassis

To be honest, I don’t remember a whole lot of my finishes. But what I do remember from seven seasons are the great times and memories with friends/family that I made. Like the time we hid out in the trailer waiting for the downpour to stop so we could hop in the truck. Or the time it poured for an hour while we sat in the pits in our vehicles, never even unloading our car, then spending the next two hours trying to get out of the mud pit, and ending up getting pulled out of the pits onto the road by the track’s tractor. They cancelled our class for that night. I never won a feature or even a heat race. Came close a few times, but never did win. Even so, I made a lot of memories with a lot of people.

I’ve done quite a few PRI & Speedway Motors tech videos. The videos are doing better now than ever, too, as I’ve gotten an increasing amount of people ask, “Are you the Charles from all those tech videos on Speedway Motors?” when I answer calls here at EMi. Yep, that’s me!

Charles Aman's Articles

by Charles Aman - Posted in Tech
Choosing the right suspension products when building your street rod or custom car. A step by step on how to determine which parts are needed for installation, how to calculate the spring rate and other helpful tips along the way.
by Charles Aman - Posted in Tech
Having a difficult time deciding which racing harness to use? With many options to consider from size to closure type, this article will walk you through how to go about choosing the perfect one for you and your race car. Safety first!
by Charles Aman - Posted in Tech
Learn how to install and wire a digital tachometer. Speedway Motors covers the entire process with our installation of the Acewell 1100 Digital Tachometer.
by Charles Aman - Posted in Tech
How to install an electronic power steering unit in a micro sprint and the benefits of using power steering. This article includes which parts to use to complete your power steering installation.
by Charles Aman - Posted in Tech
How to prevent blowing a motor by keeping up with you weekly maintenance routine. Charles reviews how to install oil pressure and water temperature gauges to help prevent issues while racing.