Ron Quarnstrom, owner of an engine dyno and machine shop called R&R Performance, knows a thing or two about engine testing. After 32 years of engine building and tuning, Quarnstrom tested his 10,000th engine on a SuperFlow 902S Performance Engine Dynamometer in April.
Quarnstrom celebrated the accomplishment at his facility in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota with friends, customers, and representatives from SuperFlow onsite to tour the facility. Visitors were also audience to a number of pulls on the SuperFlow dyno with Quarnstrom showcasing its many applications in the engine building world.
"I started dyno-ing 32 years ago, April 11, 1987, and back then we didn't know we'd get to 10,000 engines," Quarnstrom said. "The dyno has been a good investment. This is the third one I've had in my 32 years."
Alan Petelinsek, owner of Power Test Inc. and SuperFlow, was on hand to congratulate Quarnstrom and see the dyno in operation.
"10,000 engines over 32 years is an amazing accomplishment,” he said. “It's not just the engines, it's the knowledge that he's acquired over the years. Ron shows what can be done with a dyno and with the passion that comes with the industry. This event is about the experience that he's gained and the relationships that he's built. We want to congratulate Ron, thank him for being a loyal customer of SuperFlow, and for giving us a taste of the knowledge he's acquired over these 10,000 engines."
When asked what's next for R&R Performance, Ron was modest in targeting future milestones.
"I don't know about going for 15,000, but I'll be doing this for a while."