It’s with a heavy heart to inform our racers and fans of the passing of a great man within our sport. Jim Beattie, the founder of ATI Performance Products passed away last Friday.
Jim was not only a great supporter of Maple Grover Raceway since the early 1970’s but he supported many sportsman racers over the years with great contingency program offerings as well as great service to ATI’s many and loyal customers.
Beattie also owned one of the mid-70’s best nitro funny car operations, Black Magic, driven by Al Segrini and tuned by Bill Barrett. The car was a consistent runner and was a feature car at many of the east coast’s big funny car shows.
The family owned corporation will go on with son, JC Beattie, at the helm. JC has done a great job since assuming a major role within the Baltimore based company.
We’d like to pass our condolences to JC, Jim’s wife Lynn and the entire Beattie family. We’ll all miss him!