Cornett Race Engines Collects Second Compstar/JE Pistons USMTS Engine Builder Award

SOMERSET, Kentucky (October 31) — With the Summit USMTS National Championship presented by RacinDirt ending on Saturday, October 29, at the 81 Speedway, Cornett Race Engines has officially earned the Compstar/JE Pistons USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Award for the 2022 season.

This is the second straight USMTS powerplant prize for the company based out of Somerset, Kentucky. After securing the title last year with 15 feature wins, that was nearly topped this year as Cornett Racing Engines captured 14 USMTS main event wins.

Most of the points scored for Cornett in the USMTS contest were earned by 2021 USMTS National Champion Dereck Ramirez and Jake O'Neil.

Established in 1948 by I.J. “Red” Cornett, the business has evolved in its 70+ years of existence. He was just inducted in the Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in August 2019 along with his son, Jack Cornett. Former Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee Jack Roush was a close friend of the Cornetts, who built the first engine for Roush’s racecar.

Cornett Racing Engines is also an eight-time Engine Builder of the Year recipient with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. To learn more, check out

Mullins Race Engines leads all former winners with five titles. Sput's Racing Engines has won it three times, Hatfield Racing Engines has two and the award has been bestowed one time to Durham Racing Engines, Geddes Racing Engines and Pro Power Racing.

Compstar/JE Pistons USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Award

Final 2022 Standings & Statistics
1. Cornett Race Engines, Somerset, Ky. ... 265 (14 wins)
2. Action Engineering, Rochester, Minn. ... 229 (5 wins)
2. Stoen Racing Engines, Medford, Minn. ... 229 (3 wins)
4. Durham Racing Engines, Mt. Olive, Ill. ... 202 (3 wins)
5. Mullens Racing Engines, Wichita, Kan. ... 198 (1 win)
6. Hatfield Racing Engines, Joplin, Mo. ... 188 (2 wins)
7. Mullins Race Engines, High Point, N.C. ... 152 (2 wins)
8. Driskell Race Engines, Stilwell, Kan. ... 131 (1 win)
8. Pro Power Racing, Sullivan, Wis. ... 131 (1 win)
10. Kevin Stoa Engineering, Albert Lea, Minn. ... 122 (3 wins)
Other winners:
OFI Performance, Minnesota City, Minn. (2 wins)
Hanson Racing Engines, Columbus, Minn. (1 win)

Points are awarded by finishing position in each USMTS "A" Main. The highest-finishing engine builder earns 10 points, the second-highest earns 9 points and so forth down to 1 point for each engine builder that started the "A" Main.

Compstar/JE Pistons USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Award winners:

2022 – Cornett Racing Engines, Somerset, Ky. (14 wins)
2021 – Cornett Racing Engines, Somerset, Ky. (15 wins)
2020 – Hatfield Racing Engines, Joplin, Mo. (10 wins)
2019 – Hatfield Racing Engines, Joplin, Mo. (10 wins)
2018 – Durham Racing Engines, High Point, N.C. (14 wins)
2017 – Mullins Race Engines, Mt. Olive, Ill. (22 wins)
2016 – Mullins Race Engines, Mt. Olive, Ill. (20 wins)
2015 – Geddes Racing Engines, Colorado Springs, Colo. (19 wins)
2014 – Sput's Racing Engines, Owatonna, Minn. (8 wins)
2013 – Pro Power Racing, Sullivan, Wis. (14 wins)
2012 – Mullins Race Engines, Mt. Olive, Ill. (21 wins)
2011 – Mullins Race Engines, Mt. Olive, Ill. (34 wins)
2010 – Mullins Race Engines, Mt. Olive, Ill. (22 wins)
2009 – Sput's Racing Engines, Owatonna, Minn. (23 wins)
2008 – Sput's Racing Engines, Owatonna, Minn. (23 wins)

Compstar Engine Components by Callies Performance Products and JE Pistons are the co-sponsors of the USMTS Engine Builder of the Year Award. Both companies are awarding USMTS competitors with year-end awards as well as contributing cash to the points funds.

About Compstar: Compstar components were introduced in 2004 as a product line designed to meet and exceed the requirements of today’s racer at a sensible price point. Callies’ value driven approach is to design and engineer here in the U.S., then source through long-term vendors, supported by Callie engineers to give them a distinct technical and quality advantage.

Coupled with their American craftsmen that finish the components at their facility in Fostoria, Ohio, Compstar creates a combination that is considerably more robust and stable than their competitors. They are not just an importer of product. They are a manufacturer that brings products to their customers at all price points.

For more information on Callies Compstar line you can call (419) 435-2711, visit and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

About JE Pistons: With racing roots dating back over 70 years, JE Pistons is the industry leader in high-performance forged pistons. Their performance and quality is the result of decades of experience gained working with elite engine builders and racers from almost all types of motorsports competition, and is proven in their victories, championships and innovations.

JE Pistons controls every step of the manufacturing process: designing, forging and machining all of their pistons in-house in their USA manufacturing facility in Cypress, Calif.

For more information, call (714) 898-9763 and visit them online at You can also connect with JE Pistons through social media on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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