Ask The Experts: Introducing Ben Strader, Founder Of EFI University

The next round of EngineLabs’ acclaimed series—Ask The Experts—is upon us, with one Ben Strader, founder of EFI University, offering up his considerable knowledge base to you. Ben is prepared to answer questions which are within his expertise, which is wide-ranging across the disciplines of electronic fuel injection calibration, motorsports wiring and configuration, along with engine machining and assembly. Once we have all of the submissions, we’ll go through them and pass the final questions along to Ben for his input, then we’ll be posting them back here on EngineLabs. So stay tuned!

Previous Ask The Experts sessions have included Nolan Jamora of Isky Cams and David Fussner of JE Pistons along with Keith Jones of Total Seal Piston Rings, which will be publishing soon.

As with past editions of the Ask The Experts series, submissions will be accepted from 3/21/18 through 4/11/18. Submissions must be emailed to

Ben’s Bio:

After spending nearly a decade working on performance engines and EFI systems, Ben Strader started the world’s first motorsports-based training academy—EFI University—in 2003. Over the last 15 years, the courses Ben has developed have taught close to 10,000 people in dozens of countries to build and tune high performance engines and fuel injection systems. He is an expert in the theory and operation of the internal combustion engine and its related systems specializing in electronic engine management.

Ben has also worked as a performance tuner and consultant in nearly every venue of amateur and professional racing to include road race, off shore power boats, and even racing aircraft. He has worked for teams in NHRA Pro Stock and Pro Mod doing engine development and tuning work. In 2012 several NASCAR teams sent engineers to EFI University for training as they made the switch to EFI from carburetors. Currently, Ben works on cutting edge engine development programs using the facility at EFI University to compliment the research and development efforts of major aftermarket companies, and also helps to evaluate the capabilities of new products and techniques before they are released to the public.

When not working, Ben races a fox-body Mustang using engines from his school that are built by students. In addition, Ben campaigns a pair of NHRA Junior Dragsters, along with his two daughters and his wife. The family also enjoys camping in their RV and flying in the family plane. Ben holds every available Fixed-Wing FAA rating, which include an Airline Transport Pilot’s license for both single and multi-engine aircraft, as well as FAA Certified Flight Instructor ratings for fixed wing aircraft in VFR and IFR conditions.

We look forward to his input on those tough questions we know you readers have for him!

Remember, you have from 3/21/18 through 4/11/18 to submit your questions for Ben. Submissions must be emailed to We look forward to hearing from you!

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