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Opened for business: July 2005
Position: Owner / Bossman / Tuner / Driver
Responsibilities: Oversee the day-to-day business dealings for T1 Race Development and Injector Dynamics, Dyno Tuning, Race Car Driver, Product Development
As a teenager, Tony had always been mechanically inclined and heavily into BMX bikes…which naturally led to him scoring his first job working as a mechanic at a local bike shop. Soon after, he made the jump to working on cars. It all started in 1996, just after high school, when he purchased a set of lowering springs for his 93 Civic DX and installed them himself. The shop he had purchased them from was impressed with how quickly he performed the install and offered him a job on the spot. Upon entry to the import performance industry, things took off and he continually learned and grew his skills and experience from there. During his time at this shop, he became the crew chief for the record-breaking Hot Rod-class Honda Civic, the lead fabricator, and lead tuner. After 7 years had passed, Tony was offered a position to work as a chassis / race fabricator at Norwood Autocraft, where he spent 2 years building some of the most cutting-edge and forward thinking FWD drag cars to ever compete. In 2005, the decision was made to do his own thing and open up T1 Race Development. 8 years after opening the doors in July of 2005, things are going better than ever and T1 is experiencing continuous growth in all aspects of the business. In his time off, Tony enjoys spending time with his wife Amie, his daughter Lola, his little boy Kobe, and the rest of his family. He also enjoys working out, racing shifter karts, and hanging out at the pool on the weekends.
As a kid I really only wanted one profession as an adult; to be apart of a race team. A work release program in high school placed me in a local dealership at 16 and that is what got my automotive career rolling. From there I went onto UTI in Houston where I graduated in the top percentile of my class and was accepted to further my education with the Mercedes Benz Elite program. That summer at 19, I became an ASE master certified technician. I spent the next several years in dealerships specializing in all aspects of high end luxury and performance vehicles.
My current project is an Acura Integra GS-R that I have had since I was 16. It's come a long way and had many different setups in it and even belonged to a best friend for a few years. With the help of Tony and Matt it now makes 900hp and is ready to attend many IFO events in 2014, so keep an eye out for it and come and say hi if you happen to see me at an event!
T1 Race Development, to me, has been the standard for excellence in the performance industry. For several years I have followed and supported Tony as he continued to prove the undeniable talent of this shop. To now be apart of such an amazing team and be surrounded by the incredible knowledge and raw talent here can only mean great things for me as a technician. I am thoroughly excited every day for work can't wait to see what the future holds.
My dad taught me how to drive anything with wheels as soon as I could walk. I started competitive racing ATV's at five and moved to dirt track racing at thirteen. I started out running mini stocks, then modifieds, and eventually moved to sprint cars. My first import was a 2000 Civic SI, and I fell in love with Japanese vehicles. I began building and modifying Evo's and currently hold the Centerville, AR track record in Super Import as well as numerous wins in autocrossing. My focus was to build a street car that was consistent and fast, and that's exactly what I did.
My journey to T1 has been one of hard work and diligence. I always knew that working for Tony was my ultimate goal, and I put the work in to get here. My job encompasses my passion in life, so it doesn't even feel like work. It feels like an extension of what I was already doing in my free time.
I know with the experience I'm surrounded with everyday at T1 that I will become the best mechanic and driver that I can be. The wealth of knowledge is insurmountable.
Hello everyone! I love my job and getting my customers squared away. I’m also a car enthusiast as well. My dad has a 1970 Chevelle with a big block in it, so I was bound to get into cars when I got old enough to own one. It all started with a 93’ Honda Civic hatch. It was a stock auto D series when I got it but I soon converted it to manual. Next came a LS swap out of an Integra, and finally a turbo kit. It made 250 whp and 235 torque, which was pretty fast in 2006. Since then I've built a few more cars, but eventually got out of performance Hondas (I still love them though). My current car is a 01’ Lexus IS300. I did an LS swap in it in 2012, and in early 2016 I built a turbo kit for it and it makes 600 whp on a stock engine. I really enjoy driving it and I’m satisfied with how it turned out! Still needs some work, but don’t they always?!
Carlos started out with T1 back in 2009 as a shop tech…performing installs, doing motor swaps, and some light fabrication work. As the business grew, the need for a dedicated shipping manager arose, and Carlos was chosen as the man for the job. He manages the grouping, assembly, and packaging for the 30-50 packages that ship out of T1 on a daily basis. His attention to detail and high level of thoroughness are applied to every order, which means that you can count on Carlos to get your order right, every time. He started getting into the performance scene pretty heavily at the age of 16, while hitting up the local late-night street racing spots in his hometown. He has owned/built quite a few Hondas along the way, including: a GSR-swapped 95 Civic coupe, a black 93-model B20/VTEC-swapped Civic hatch, a white 93-model LS/VTEC-swapped Civic hatch, a white 97-model Integra with a fully-built B20/VTEC and Type R transmission, a red 99 Integra with a JDM front conversion and GSR motor, and most recently a turbo S2000 he built. Carlos currently pilots a 2013 STi with some big plans in mind. Outside of work, Carlos likes to hit the gym 3-4 times per week, spend quality time with his fiance, and check out the local car-meets.
Hire date:June 2014
Position:Product Assembly / Shipping
Responsibilities:Packaging all orders and product assembly
Growing up I've always had a thing for fast cars. As time went by I found myself always helping my dad work on his car; safe to say I was eager to lend a hand. I learned how to drive stick around the age of 12, and by the time I was 15 landed my first job and saved up for my first car. I bought a red Integra with a JDM front clip. By the age of 18 I had my handful of Hondas. If I wasn't in school I was outside working on my car or a friends' car constantly trying to learn something new. T1 has always been a dream job for me, I've always looked up to Tony as being the best at what he does! It's honestly a privilege and an honor to work for him. I am truly grateful to be surrounded by amazing co-workers that share a common passion for the sport of racing, and are there to share their raw knowledge. Excited about the future!
Hire date:May 2012
Position: Product Assembly
Responsibilities: Preparing injector tops, packaging of electrical connectors, and shipping assistance
As you may have guessed by the last name...he is Tony’s younger brother (and has an twin brother named Nick). Since he has been with T1, Frank has been building on the knowledge and experience that he has gained during his five years of prior experience in the automotive industry. He is always ready to assist Carlos with building assemblies and preparing orders. He also works with Matt and the crew in the shop, assisting wherever his help is most needed (including keeping things tidy), and also helps with local parts pick-up and delivery. Aside form working at T1, he also works as a bouncer at a local breastaurant…making sure no boobies step out of line. And in his free time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, working out, spending time with the family, and racing radio-controlled cars.
Hire date:November 2012
Position:Project Manager / Media Production / Accounting / Purchasing / Receiving / Sales
Responsibilities: Setting up customer builds, keeping project builds on track, customer relations, parts ordering and receiving, accounting, advertising, and media production
I have been interested in cars ever since I was young, probably due to learning to drive stick and riding shotgun in my Dad's 1970 Z28; which he still has. I didn't get much of a chance to start working on or racing cars until college when I got my first performance oriented car. It seems like a pretty small accomplishment now, but I modified my 2005 Cobalt SS (supercharged) with what I could afford through college; and too this day still hold the record for the fastest and quickest stock blower/stock motor car. I attended the University of Central Arkansas on a full academic scholarship and graduated in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. After college I started to get interested in the Honda world more, mainly due to my friends all drag racing them. Career wise I learned the service side of the auto industry through a couple jobs I held and was successful at. On the personal side of things, keeping in touch with my friends and family back in Arkansas is extremely important and I have an awesome lab/shepherd mix named Mia that is like my kid!
I respected Tony and his crew long before I received the opportunity to come work here, and I am ecstatic at the chance to help take this shop to the next level. He has an awesome group of guys already in place and I can see nothing but great things in the future. Keep an eye out for what T1 has in store for the future, you will not want to miss it!
Hire date:March 2013
Position:Sales / Injector Service
Responsibilities: Injector sales, customer relations, injector service, and technical support
I've always had a passion for cars since I was kid thanks to my dad. It started with toys and then moved on to reading his car magazines and remembering 0-60 and 1/4 mile times for pretty much any car out there. When I became old enough to drive I went straight to Hondas. My first car was a 1998 civic and then I went on to a GS-R with a supercharger on it. That then led to a swapped and boosted EG hatch and then a T1 built Evo with a custom GT35R setup on it which was featured in Dsport magazine. So that's my background with cars, now let's move on to my other passion. Along with cars came my interest in photography and photographing cars. I have a photo journalism degree from UNT and throughout college I did freelance work for Modified magazine, Modified Mustangs, Modified Luxury and Exotics, Dsport, and TunerZine.com with my first published work appearing in Dsport in May of 2005. Always keeping in touch with Tony and traveling to races along with the T1 crew I took the opportunity to join it in March of 2013 when growth led to an opening in the sales department.
Hire date:April 2015
Responsibilities: Inventory parts fabrication and custom vehicle fabrication
My childhood began early by racing dirt bikes and ATV's. At 14 years old I became heavily involved in BMX racing and trail riding. Most of my friends were a few years older than me and had their licenses and cars at this point. Hanging around them after school watching them work and modify their cars is where I got bit by the car-bug early on. At 16 I had enough money saved up to buy my first car, a red 1992 Acura Integra LS. After countless N/A engine configurations, I learned that trying to go fast wasn't going to happen this way. I eventually built a top-mount SC-61 LS/VTEC setup for the car and that's where I got hooked!
While attending college at the University of Louisville I worked part-time at a local import performance shop as a tech. As time passed I couldn't help but to grow more and more interested into the welding & fabrication side of the business that the owner handled. I would watch when time allowed and I would read heavily into everything in the Welding/Fabrication section of Honda-Tech once I was home. It was a steep learning curve but I absolutely loved it. Something about tig welding is just so calming and rewarding to me. I knew this is what I wanted to do and I knew if I wanted to progress in this field, I would need to acquire my own machinery and tools.
For an early college graduation gift, my father presented me with a brand new Miller Syncrowave200 welder. I quickly got to practicing day in an day out after school and work. After I got the hang of it, and word got out, I was doing side jobs left and right for everyone around in my area. Everything from turbo manifolds, custom exhausts, custom metal art projects, and complete turbo kits were popping up left and right. I knew I was on to something at this point!
I have known and looked up to Tony Palo ever since I was 18 years old. He was always the innovator and the best at what he put his mind and hands to. There was no getting in his way or telling him something wasn't possible. We'd cross paths at races and events all the way up until now, 14 years later! He kept a distant but keen eye on me since I was younger and never would I have ever guessed he would offer me a position at T1 Race Development as the welder/fabricator several years later! Never would I have guessed that something that started off as just an interest and hobby would end up consuming my life and becoming my passion and land me where I am today!
I am honored to be apart of this business and team. Being surrounded daily by the best in the business definitely helps push myself and the team to be the best that we are at our craft! What a gift it is to have a 'job' that's actually our passion! Wouldn't change it for the world. Stay tuned for big things coming from the T1 camp in this upcoming race season!
Hire date:May 2016
Responsibilities: Assist in day to day operations, facility cleanliness, and order preparations
I have always been into fast cars, even before I did my first engine swap in a 1991 Honda Civic. My oldest brother Tony has been great in leading me along the right path with cars, but filling those shoes is pretty hard! I love working at T1 and look forward to helping out around the shop every day. In addition to keeping the shop clean for the awesome cars we are building I assist with injector assembly and shipping. On the weekends I enjoy going mudding with my twin brother Frank and our other friends!
Hire date:November 2016
Position:Product Assembly / Shop Assistant
Responsibilities: Assist in day to day operations, facility cleanliness, product assembly, and order preparations
I have been very interested in cars and electronics my entire life. When I was a kid my father restored a 1978 International fire truck which he bought decommissioned from a fire station in New York. The project was large and when he was finished it was updated and in better condition than it was new. Ever since I helped him with that project I have always loved making things faster and better than new. I often got into trouble for taking things apart but was always asked to fix things around the house, especially computers.
I attended Texas Tech University and graduated in 2012 with a bachelors degree in (RHIM) restaurant, hotel, institutional management. I was selected from my graduating class at Tech to help open a new restaurant brand in DFW which I was successful at and and later opened one more store for them. I have been in the service industry for 10 years and I know what it takes to take care of clients and guests. I hope to transfer my skill set to T1 but also learn from the many talented people that work for this company.
Working at T1 had always been a dream for me. My family has always been very supportive of me doing what I love, I think I have found that here at T1. Glad to be part of the team.
Being focused primarily on Full Project Builds means that you’ll find us turning wrenches on anywhere from 8 - 10 projects in the shop, on any given day. The unfortunate part of this is that unless you’re here…you don’t usually get to see them. We’ve decided to change that. Stay up to date on the progress of our project builds here, with photos and build-diaries updated often…
Whether you're in the process bringing a project to completion, or taking the next step in the path of upgrading your engine's performance, the most critical piece of the puzzle will always be the tuning. Countless hours and cubic dollars are invested in building a high performance vehicle (not to mention the blood & sweat). Time spent researching, obtaining, and assembling all of the best parts for your engine is important, but without optimization of the fuel and spark those parts can quickly become paperweights. Even the best symphony in the world is nothing without a conductor to orchestrate the events with flawless timing and perfection.
We pride ourselves in providing the best tuning solutions available. With over 15 years of experience in tuning electronic fuel injection systems, we have the track record and reputation to prove our capabilities. DSport Magazine thought so too, when they named Tony Palo to their 'Top 10 Tuners of the Past 10 Years' feature (Sept. 2012).
As our primary tuning tool, we utilize a state-of-the-art Mainline Pro Hub 4,000hp Dyno. Data analysis and recording is important for tuning and especially troublshooting. Our dyno is fitted with fuel flow meters (in and out), an ethanol content analyzer, multiple pressure and temperature sensors, voltage inputs (handy for logging fuel pump voltage during a run), etc.
We also work closely with EFI University to educate tuners about fuel injection and have hosted both EFI 101 and EFI 102 (Advanced Tuning Concepts) classes, as well as attending Motec's Version 3 and M1 tuning courses.
At this time we are focusing on the R35 GT-R platform and only tuning on that application. Please contact us for pricing.
Perfection doesn't always come in a 'bolt on' format. We have the tools, experience, and ability to tackle any fabrication necessary for our project builds. You can feel safe knowing your project will be handled under one roof from beginning to end and you will receive nothing but top quality service in all regards.
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Items will be shipped via United Parcel Service (UPS) unless prohibited by size or weight, in which case a motor freight carrier will be used. Expedited shipping may be available at additional cost upon request. Once your order is shipped, please allow 5-7 days for delivery unless expedited / guaranteed service was selected at the time of purchase. T1 Race Development is not responsible for any packages once in transit, so please carefully check all packages before accepting delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to receive the package at the given address.
T1 Race Development properly checks items before shipment is released and delivers merchandise to UPS couriers secured, protected and in a safely packaged manor. If a package appears damaged when you receive it, indicate the condition of the package upon your receipt of goods from UPS along with your validation. If damage is discovered after opening the package, notify the UPS immediately. Claims for damage must be handled through the shipping courier, not with T1 Race Development.
T1 Race Development does not accept unauthorized returns. All returns require a Return Merchandise Authorization number from T1 Race Development. Please contact us at 214-607-9022 and ask to obtain a RMA. All returns must be shipped back in new condition and original packaging within 30 days of delivery and are subject to a 15% restocking fee. Returns will not be accepted for used or special order items, electrical devices or items which have been modified in any way - no exceptions will be made.
T1 Race Development stocks most items in order to facilitate the quickest possible delivery to our customers. However, due to high demand and the 'custom' nature of certain parts, particular items may not be in stock. If a certain item is not in stock, it will be shipped at the earliest possible date. Prepayment in full is required for special order items. Special order items are non refundable.
T1 Race Development has carefully chosen its product offerings, and all products are guaranteed to be first quality merchandise. Many products carry a manufacturer's warranty. T1 Race Development will pass this warranty on to the original buyer. Parts purchased used or purchased through unauthorized distribution channels will no longer carry a warranty whatsoever. There is no warranty, expressed or implied, on any parts used for competition or track events. Additionally, there is no warranty on electrical parts. Buyer shall notify T1 Race Development immediately upon discovery of any product defect.
Defective items must be returned for replacement in accordance with our return policy and at buyer's expense. We will replace all defective items that meet our return/replacement requirements, but will not accept any liability for loss or inconvenience caused by their use or failure. All warranties are voided if defect has been caused in whole or in part by improper installation, abuse or misuse. We reserve the right to withhold issuance of credit until returned defective part has been examined and tested.
INJECTOR DYNAMICS WARRANTY :
The warranty period is 1 year from the date of purchase, and ONLY covers manufacturer defects. As with any aftermarket fuel injector, in order to have the expected longevity the customer must use the proper type of fuel and filtration in the fuel system. Failure to do so will decrease fuel flow, longevity, and reliability. Instances where the customer has failed to take the proper filtration measures or ignored warnings about fuel types will not be covered under warranty.
The purchaser of any product releases the manufacturer of the part, T1 Race Development, and Injector Dynamics from all liabilities pertaining to the use of the part; buyer assumes all liability and risk associated with the use of all products. The purchaser recognizes that any alteration or modification to any motor vehicle may increase the risk of injury or accident and may render the vehicle illegal for use on public roads and highways.