About Westerfeld Enterprises Continued...

In the mid 1970's, Bill Westerfeld, was heavily involved in off road racing as both a competitor and innovator. Bill worked as head mechanic of the Off Road Center located in Cincinnati, Ohio, building high performance VW engines and transmissions. In June of 1988, Bill founded Westerfeld Enterprises (WE) in Harrison, Ohio. Westerfeld Enterprises was built upon the reputation earned from his career as a racer and experienced gained as head mechanic at Off Road Center. The business initially thrived off of quality VW engines and transmissions as well as custom suspension and chassis fabrication...

In 1995, the Westerfeld family attended a local kart race. A natural love for racing soon landed the family in the sport of kart racing. What began as a hobby soon evolved into an integral part of the business.

From the very beginning, Bill built and maintained his son's (pictured in the top right corner) kart racing engines. Quick success in local karting events spawned customer interest in Westerfeld Enterprise racing engines. Since beginning to build engines commercially in 1998, WE customers have had much success in both local and state level racing. WE engines have earned over twenty-five local track championships and six championship titles in the WKA Ohio Dirt Divisional Series.

By the year 2000, the business expanded and allowed WE to offer many parts and accessories to local racers. In 2001 WE purchased a Jones Motorsports tire lathe and opened a new dimension of racing for local racers. WE parts offering broadened in the 2002 race season and included sales and support at both the shop and trackside ant many local karting events. This caused a phenomenal growth of the WE customer base that is continually growing.

In 2003, the engine program advanced to the next level with the purchase of a Hewitt inertia dyno. The dyno has prompted the expansion of our engine business and allowed us to deliver better quality and more reliable race engines to customers. In 2004, Westerfeld Enterprises proudly announced the addition of authorized dealerships for Phantom Racing Chassis and Buller Built Clutches. Westerfeld Enterprises is now a full-service kart shop able to serve a kart racer is every need.