In the 80s, Vince could be found on the track running in Pro Stock, Pro Rear Wheel Drive, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster racecars. This gave him a platform from which to understand automatic transmissions from a driver’s to a builder’s point of view. Starting his career in the late 80s, Vince found himself at Montgomery Transmissions where he worked with Bobby Edwards, a friend of one of the founders of ATI, Jim Beattie. After Vince won the Bracket Finals in his dragster at Maple Grove using an ATI transmission and converter, he became a fan of ATI’s technology.
Vince opened his own transmission shop in 1998 and continued racing as well as his relationship with ATI. When ATI pushed toward designing and developing more bullet proof transmission parts and cases, Vince joined the company in a part-time capacity working with the team to advance the science of high-performance automatic transmissions. Five years later, Vince joined ATI in a full time capacity. “There are only a handful of really good builders in the country,“ JC Beattie, Jr. remarked, “and Vince is one of them. We are extremely lucky and thankful to have him join our team”.