For decades, when racers across America wanted reliable and powerful racing engines they made their way to Maysville, Ga., to the shops of James Lyle.
Many a driver already in the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, including Bud Lunsford and Doug Kenimer, got there by winning races in cars powered by Lyle engines. And when Bill Elliott was setting speed records on the NASCAR circuit in the 1980s, it was with engines that Lyle helped prepare.
“If it hadn’t been for those drivers and for the tracks they raced on and the other people who make the sport work, I couldn’t have gotten to this point,” Lyle said. “It’s a long list of people that made it happen, and I appreciate every one of them and all the hard work they’ve done.”