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Our History

Hendricks Motorsports LLC, is located at the World Center of Racing in Daytona Beach, FL. Owner and founder Buddy Hendricks turned his passion for automotive into successful business ventures for automotive services and professional auto racing industries. Buddy started racing go carts at the age of 9 in Miami, Fl and progressed into studing his engine machining, building and mechanical trade.

By 1981 he was working with professional race teams. Preparing and building engines for their Porsche 935, Carrera’s, Lola Prototype, Corvette and Mustang. Setting lap records at Daytona International Speedway, Miami Grand Prix and winning a multitude of races and championships. In the late 80s he opened Florida Hydros and Florida Performance Machine building drag racing boats; hydroplanes, alcohol powered, 1500hp blown gas flat, top fuel and the bad fast engines that powered them, all which set records and won many championships.

Through the 90s he built engines, prepared and lead Porsche and BMW teams in IMSA to many race wins with notable overall win at 12 hours of Sebring and Top 10 overall at 24 hours of Daytona. For many years he continued to build engines for professional teams in IMSA/Grand-am, building and repairing race cars for all levels, restoring old muscle cars to their former glory.

In 2008, he became the technical producer and co-host on Horse Power TV, teaching people how to build engines and work on their cars which generated the best ratings in the shows history on spike TV. Two years later, Buddy went back to leading and supporting historic sports cars and prototype teams, while taking daughter Kimberlee under his wing. Raised in the world of motorsports, Kimberlee naturally developed the trade skills to build and drive her own record breaking multiple championship winning mustang.

Buddy and Kimberlee began this first step into growing a new business Buddy Hendricks Motorsports in 2014 building, preparing and supporting a multitude of race clients winning races and championships as well as building custom high performance muscle cars and imports. In 2019, Kimberlee took on a new role as the race director and controller, desiring to reach a higher level and continuing Buddys' legacy. Hendricks Motorsports LLC now operating in the heart of racing is just the beginning of many opportunities to follow. 

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Kimberlee Hendricks

Race Director / Controller


Buddy Hendricks

Founder / Machinist