Learn the history of Randy Sweet

Randy Sweet started racing in 1963 by building a 1946 ford flathead Sedan. That year, he won his first trophy from a “Roll Over” contest at the Grand Rapids SpeedDrome. In the later 60s, Randy moved to the Super Modified class and continued to develop and build his own cars. Over time, he gained valuable automobile engineering and machining experience while working for an automobile developer in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In the 1970s, Randy drove cars for Glenn Miniat and Harry Obie. While touring the Midwest, he broke track records from Winchester, Indiana to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Randy continued to develop and test his own parts for the next several years as he ran locally and nationally. During that time, he developed many parts that advanced the technology of short track racing, including the creation of his innovative power steering system.

In 1978, Randy Sweet started Sweet Manufacturing with the main purpose of introducing fellow racers to the advancements and knowledge that he had gained from his trials and tribulations. To prove to the world that his parts could withstand the abuse of any car or track, Randy built the original “Rocket Car.” In 1984, he took a 2,200 pound stock car, built a plastic wall down its left side, and applied other aerodynamics to it. He set out to break track records all over the country. In the end, Randy established five track records on five different sized tracks.

Randy continued his career for the next thirty years by winning in every type of car. He became the only non-East Coast resident to win at Thompson Speedway in a Super Modified. Afterward, he continued to work with the nation’s drop drivers and engineers to improve every part that Sweet Manufacturing makes.

Sharing Randy Sweet’s background and desire to win, everyone at Sweet Manufacturing is proud to say that the parts we produce are built with experience and proven by performance.