White Performance owner, Fred White, is a former drag racer with a full-service 16,000-square-foot shop and eight employees located in Kingsport, Tennessee. "Our bread and butter is custom high-performance engines for street rods and circle track, and we've built a strong business in high-performance marine engines, too," White said. "We also build stock engines and ship crate motors all over the world, as well as provide machine services to other shops."
The dyno-equipped shop is self-sufficient, with five CNC machines, including EDM, along with crankshaft grinders, balancers, assorted manual machines and all types of gaging and measurement equipment. White Performance does it all, from contract machine work to engine installation. "We hone about 200 blocks per month for ourselves and others, including high nickel, CGI, Nickasil, aluminum, regular cast iron, GM Bow Tie, Dart, Honda, Toyota, along with big-bore Chevy and Ford blocks – whatever comes through the door, even air compressors with 7-inch bores," said Chris Webb, a 40-year-experienced machinist who came to White's shop two years ago from Morgan-McClure Racing, where he worked on Sprint Cup cars.