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Arlen Fadely

 
Arlen Fadely has been a force in motorsports since he attended opening night at Detroit Dragway in August 1959. A long and winding road in motorsports has taken Arlen from Daytona and Pomona to Indianapolis and Le Mans.
 
Fadely's association with fast Fords began in 1966 when he worked with an elite group of engineers who conducted Ford's in-house testing programs for
NASCAR, Indy Cars, Trans-Am and Drag Racing. He applied that knowledge to his own drag racing program as he campaigned winning entries in Modified and Competition eliminators.
 
Among his numerous racing accomplishments, his B/Super Modified Maverick won Modified at the 1977 U.S. Nationals and claimed the 1978 NHRA Division III Modified championship. Arlen also set 22 NHRA and IHRA national records. In 1986, he was elected into the NHRA Division 3 Hall of Fame. He and his race cars have been featured in numerous magazine articles over the years, including his Super Stock Magazine Maverick Project car.
 
After Arlen hung up his racing helmet, he worked for C.J. Batten Cylinder Heads where he developed race-winning induction systems.
In 1985 he became program manager for Oldsmobile Special Vehicle Operations' drag racing program that won 11 consecutive NHRA manufacturer championships, 22 NHRA driver championships, and 415 NHRA national event victories.
 
Fadely also managed Oldsmobile's marketing and promotion programs in the Indy Racing League, IMSA, SCCA, NASCAR, and NHRA.
Arlen has applied his expertise in production of cylinder heads and blocks,
dynamometer testing, and airflow development for OEM and aftermarket
companies. He's also managed an IndyCar team and worked as Executive
Director of the National Import Racing Association. Before he retired in 2011, Fadely was a consultant to GM Powertrain Advanced Engineering.
 
Throughout his racing career, Arlen always ran at one speed: flat-out!