Charles's biggest influence is his father-in-law, Russ, who taught him a lot about the mechanics that make cars go. When he was 18, he started helping a few friends on their micro sprints. After meeting his wife, Edie, in 2012, Charles started helping her dad maintain cars out of his 6-stall garage. Between his job in the Speedway Motors call center and helping his father-in-law, Charles turned out three years of education learning about street cars/muscle cars.
Today, Charles can confidently rebuild an engine or do a frame-off restoration. He has rebuilt quite a few micro sprint engines, and has designed and built a few products for those engines over the years. In 2018, he 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."
Graduating from Southeast Community College with an AAS in Welding Technology in 2018, Charles has been with Speedway Motors since 2012. Today he is a production supervisorwith EMi.
"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 canceled 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."
Charles has done quite a few PRI & Speedway Motors tech videos. The videos are doing better now than ever, too, as an increasing amount of people ask him, “Are you the Charles from all those tech videos on Speedway Motors?” when he answers calls here at EMi he's proud to say, "Yep, that’s me!"
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