More than thirty years ago, Richie Zul, a professional drag race car driver, had a vision to be a winner, and nothing less! Like all young drivers, Richie was eager to show his skill, working hard to become the best driver he could be. In racing, winning is the ultimate prize, and Richie's hard work would be rewarded with many victories.
In the years to follow, Richie, Hans Fusetel and "Big Mike" Gaisano of "The Richie Zul Team," went on to win various races in their class.
1980's and the Master Plan
After achieving his auto racing goals, Richie ventured into an industry for which he had always had a passion...boat racing. With the same enthusiasm he had shown for drag racing, Richie began developing high performance engines for racing boats...engines that would soon win races!
As the rest of the industry would soon learn, these weren't ordinary, run of the mill engines. Richie noticed specific areas of design that engineers in the past had not explored. He took the time necessary to develop engines with both broad power bands and good fuel management, and by the completion of the 1988 racing season, the Zul Racing Engine was perfected and was finishing and winning races regularly. Zul power plants were installed in the racing boats "Snake Bite," "Fever," "Extactor" and "Star Chaser," achieving several APBA divisional points championships as well as two world championships.
Today, Zul Racing Engines have earned their reputation as the most reliable and powerful engines in the boating industry. Richie's philosophy remains the same: to be a winner. Thirty-one years of experience tell the story...if you want to be a winner, you need to follow a winner. It's Zul or nothing!