Toomey Racing USA was founded by Stuart Toomey in Harbor City, California, in 1974 as a high-end consulting, research, development and fabrication shop producing specially designed high performance exhaust systems and other racing parts, only for professional Factory racing teams.
These designs enjoyed great success at the national level, naturally creating even more demand.
In fact, in 1979, the year that Stuart Toomey, tuning for Dale Singleton, won the Daytona 200, the richest, most prestigious road race in America, 11 of the top 12 teams at Daytona were Toomey equipped (the one guy who wasn't, was the Yamaha factory machine, a DNF).
In the spring of 1979, the company created a production shop to help meet this rising demand. This production shop has since become the mainstay of the company.
AchievementsThe consulting side of the business had also grown so much by 1981, that even the Japanese Factory Teams (Honda and Yamaha) sought the services of Toomey Racing.
In January of 1982, Stuart Toomey signed an exclusive contract with Honda Motor Company, Ltd. (Japan) to provide technical services to their new World Championship Grand Prix Team, working directly on future multiple World Champion, Freddie Spencer's equipment. Stuart was one of only two technicians chosen to work with Freddie, under the direction of the world renown engine tuner, Erv Kanemoto.
Stuart Toomey started his racing career in 1973 as a race technician for some of the hottest southern California racers of the '70's like Harry Klinzmann who was A.F.M. Champion for many years. The frequent victories coming from this exclusive "skunk works" type of shop gained Stuart quite a bit of notoriety as well. By 1976, pros from all over the country sought the services of Toomey Racing USA. Among those are;
AMA National Champion #5 Gary Scott, (private contract), 1977Australian Champion and Kawasaki Factory Rider, Greg Hansford, 1978Three time Daytona 200 winner Dale Singleton, (private contract), 1979AMA 250 National Champion Freddie Spencer, (future world champion), 1980AMA National Champion #3 Gene Romero, (Yamaha Factory), 1981FIM 500cc World Champion, Freddie Spencer (Honda Factory), 1982US Road Race F1 Champion Richard Schlachter on the NS-500FIM 500cc World Champion, Wayne Rainey. (Yamaha Factory), 1985Four time World Champion, (250 & 350cc) Kork Ballington (of South Africa), 1986, 1987AMA Multi-National Champion #1 Bubba Shobert (Honda Factory Rider), 1988
Among other titles, in 1979, Stuart Toomey together with Dale Singleton, was the only private team in AMA history to ever win the world's richest and most prestigious race, the Daytona 200
MacLean Racing, (a Honda Factory sponsored, Toomey Racing exclusive contractor) was also crowned the "Winningest Team in AMA History" in 1985 with its two man team of Richard Schlachter and Wayne Rainey. (Now a 3 time World Champion)