Drag Illustrated Issue 180, January / February 2023 | Page 36


True Powerhouse

KB Racing , Titan Racing Engines merge to form KB Titan Racing By Rob King

Ken Black had big dreams when he formed KB Racing in 2002 , and two decades later , his dreams were more than recognized with 176 total victories and nine world championships in the ultra-competitive Pro Stock category .

At the conclusion of 2022 , Black and his wife , Judy , elected to retire from drag racing to focus on family , and that decision opened up a tremendous opportunity – and one that the Titan Racing Engines partners , including drag racing mainstays Eric Latino and Jim Whiteley , could not pass up . On December 19 , the KB Racing and Titan Racing teams announced that they have joined forces to become KB Titan Racing ( KBTR ).
“ To partner with one of the most respected and successful teams in the history of Pro Stock is incredible ,” said Latino . “ We built a really good , respected , and proven brand with Titan Racing Engines – not just for Pro Stock but also for Pro Mod , sprint cars , and dirt track racing – and with the resources that we now have together , the capabilities are truly awesome . There are more announcements to come for KB Titan Racing , but we ’ re already beyond thrilled with this partnership .”
Last season in Pro Stock , Titan Racing Engines saw driver Camrie Caruso make her debut
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