When we started
Ariel Castro was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1978. At the age of 7 he began practicing the sport of karting, where he quickly began winning various races and championships. He won 4 times the Argentinean Regional Championships, as well as, 3 Argentinean National Championships, among other races and tournaments in his native country. This put Ariel under the eye of several driver scouts from different countries, giving him the opportunity to begin his career as a professional driver in the United States. Ariel arrived to the United States, where he was able to win 5 Rotax Regional Championships, and in 2005 he became the Florida Winter Tour Rotax Senior Champion.
Apart from his racing career, Ariel possesses over 17 years of experience blueprinting, rebuilding, and tuning various types of engines like kart and motorcycle engines. He began working on kart engines independently about 3 years ago, when he founded A.M Engines. Due to the success, in major races, from a couple of drivers with A.M Engines powered-engines, local Florida drivers quickly realize the quality and superiority of the engines tuned and rebuilded by Ariel. This put A.M Engines under the radar of several major Kart teams, launching the company into the National market, and not too long after into the international Market, as the company currently receives engines from other countries to be tuned by Ariel and returned back to them.