Ed Ferree has been the president of Frankland Racing Supply since he acquired the company and moved it to Saxonburg, Pennsylvania in 1991. It was a combination of Ed’s involvement in racing at many levels and his experience as the owner of machining company Pulva Corporation that drew him to Frankland Racing Supply.
Plus, he had used the Frankland rear end on his cars, and he knew it was a product he would feel good about producing and endorsing.
Ed, born in 1952, hails from Saxonburg, and got his start in racing in the area in 1972. Ed spent over 20 years racing on dirt tracks, and he’d amassed over 300 career wins and track championships at Lernerville Speedway and Motordrome Speedway. Ed collected 300 victories in a variety of types of racing, including 4WD, drag racing, and hill climbing.
In 1988, Ed took his racing to the NASCAR level, where he would compete for the next 7 years. Ed ran in three NASCAR Sprint Cup series races including Watkins Glen International. He also earned two top 5 and five top 10 finishes in 49 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, plus two top 5 and four top 10 finishes in 19 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races.
Throughout his NASCAR career, Ed and his wife Gayle have owned and sponsored his racecars, and he even raced a few times under the Frankland Racing Supply banner.
In 1994, Ed retired from NASCAR and returned to Saxonburg to focus on growing Frankland Racing Supply, and to spend more time with his family.
This didn’t mean a total retirement from racing, though. Ed continues to race on dirt tracks in western PA. In 2014, at age 62, he became the oldest driver ever to take the checkered flag in a race at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. He’s still got it!
Ed and his wife Gayle have three daughters, Caroline, Catie, and Aimee, and one son, Alex. Racing runs in the Ferree family—Alex is an accomplished driver himself, winning back to back late model points championships at both Lernerville Speedway and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.