V8 racing, speedway, bike racing, 4WD off-roading are integral to the Short family history. Our name “TSR” represents Tom Short Racing.
Tom’s son Dylan was competing nationally on a dirt bike by age 4 and went on to race V8s by 12. He has literally grown up around performance vehicles. Now with over 10 years experience as a mechanic, Dylan is known around Taupo for extracting crazy amounts of power from turbo boosted motors. If you are looking to get the best performance/price trade-off for your pride & joy be sure to chat with Dylan.
Tom has been a key member of some of New Zealand’s top V8 racing teams – David Besnard, John Penny, Mat Lockwood, Dale Williams just to name a few. Beyond an understanding of racing mechanics Tom has lived the racing culture and had his fair share of glory on the track, winning the Taupo Group A Clubmans Championship 3 years in 2004, 2005, 2006, Tom still holds the old track record.
Whether you are at home on the race track, the drag strip or the open road, Tom & Dylan will help find the best solution. The sky is the limit for vehicle performance and vehicle cost, we will help you make the right trade-off and keep your car in top condition.
We have a network of professionals that have helped us with our own performance vehicles. We know when to call a specialist and how much it should cost – that is hard won experience that we’d love to share with you.
If getting from 0-100 is a priority you’ll enjoy a chat with Tom about electric drag cars too!!