Ward Performance was founded in 1989 by Rick Ward.  His vision was to provide championship winning engines to motorcycle dragracers. Rick purchased his first CNC machine in 1993, and quickly established himself as the premier cylinder head machinist in the motorcycle industry.Ward Performance has since solidified this position by manufacturing the Vortex I and Vortex II Cylinder Heads.  These aftermarket cylinder heads are legal for NHRA, AMA and IDBA competition. 

Many racers are running a Vortex Cylinder Head or heads ported by us:

  • Angelle Savoie (NHRA Pro Stock Bike Champion)

  • Todd Doege (IDBA Pro Stock Bike Champion)

  • Larry McBride First ever in the 5's (Pro Star Top Fuel BikeChampion)

  • Bill Warner's Worlds fastest bike sit on bike at 311mph in 1.5 miles

  • Ashley Owens/ FBG ADRL ET record holder 3.964 in the 1/8th mile

  • Bill Vose ADRL MPH record holder 180.77 in the 1/8th mile

  • Dave Beck European record holder

  • Mark Pauquette Funny Bike record holder 4.0's at 183 in the 1/8th mile

  • Paul Gast, multi-time champion in Prostar Pro Stock Bike

  • Bud Yoder/Ronnie Mitchell Racing Pro Street Champion and record holder

  • Mike Slowe multi-time Pro Street Champion and record holder

  • ADRL Champion Eric McKinney




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