About Us

Why Us?

Paul Ceprnich is a highly experienced mechanical engineer with a lifetime of cutting-edge knowledge in the automotive and motor racing industry. Ceprnich heads a team of mechanical engineers and fabricators at PACE Innovations with the resources able to produce innovative designs and manufacture products across various industries, whether this be detailed components or complete turnkey solutions of the highest standard. Our goal is to provide cutting edge engineering solutions to clients using manufacturing techniques gained from our experience in both high and low volume production, especially in commercial and race car components. PACE Innovations has the staff and resources available to design and manufacture. With our history being primarily in motor racing, we utilise the competitive philosophy involved with motorsport to enhance the value and performance of various customers’ products and provide innovative solutions to problems that exceed expectations. Regardless of the industry, PACE Innovations can provide elegant and functional solutions efficiently.

Our History

PACE Innovations was founded by Paul Ceprnich in 2006. His experience, reputation and relationships acquired over after many years of commitment to motorsport lead PACE Innovations to being involved with the design process of various of V8 Supercar teams in the early stages of operation. During this time, Ceprnich continued to compete as a race engineer globally in all kinds of categories. The introduction of Project Blue Print into the V8 Supercar Championship and PACE Innovations’ involvement with the design of the new Ford Falcon FG led to company expansion and PACE Innovations employing fabricators to manufacture chassis for teams such as Ford Performance Racing, Stone Brothers Racing, Triple Eight Racing and Dick Johnson Racing. Since then, PACE Innovations has and continue to design and manufacture many one-off and production cars, with Championship-winning success, whether it be design, manufacturing or trackside assistance.  The success of our projects has also led to our involvement in other industries such as civil aviation, defense, commercial automotive, commercial building, mining and medical. In this short space of time we have grown to become one of the leading race engineering consultancy services in Australasia and known for providing leading design and manufacturing solutions for a range of industries.

February2020

The Team Johnson Ford Falcon XD completed a shakedown at Lakeside Raceway in from of hundreds, with both Steve Johnson and Dick Johnson offering fans the opportunity to ride along

October2019

After completing a suspension and aerodynamic upgrade on short notice, the improved WBT Racing Nissan Skyline R33 competed at the World time Attack Challenge at Sydney Motorsport Park

March2018

A field of SuperUtes lined up for the inaugural event of the SuperUte Series

February2018

Three of the new-generation MARC II Mustang debuted at the 2017 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

July2017

The SuperUte PACE-prototypes were launched at the Watpac Townsville 400.

June2017

After a dirt to tarmac conversion, Tony Quinn made his Pikes Peak debut in the Ford Focus Monster Tamer

February2016

The Stuntz Inc Chevrolet Camaro SS drift car was officially launched as a video highlighting its shakedown at Queensland Raceway was released to social media.

April2015

Tony Quinn’s Ford Focus Monster Tamer debuted at the 2014 Race to the Sky event in Cardrona, New Zealand.

February2014

The Ford Focus V8 was developed into the MARC I and three were entered into the 2014 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

July2013

Ford Focus V8 PACE-prototype completes a shakedown at Queensland Raceway.

March2013

The first V8 Supercars event with the new Car of the Future platform takes place on the streets of Adelaide at the Clipsal 500, with all chassis kits and the majority of the field’s chassis construction being supplied by PACE Innovations.

February2012

16 PACE Innovations-built chassis line up for the first ever New Zealand V8SuperTourers event.

December2011

V8 Supercars Car of the Future PACE-prototypes unveiled at Sydney Telstra 500 and completes first laps around the Homebush Street Circuit.

April2011

New Zealand V8SuperTourers PACE-prototype completed its first laps at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park.

September2008

PACE Innovations’ Motorised Louvre System design for Kennyfab wins the Trade Contractor Award – Metal Fabrication at the Master Builders Queensland’s’ Housing

June2008

FG01 V8 Supercar launched by Ford Australia at Sandown following its development through Project Blueprint.

July2006

Founded

Our Partners

bodytec Fahrzeugtechnik

bodytec Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH was founded in 1994 and is a company that mainly deals with tasks of well-known automobile manufacturers in the field of motorsport.

bodytec and Pace Innovations form a global link in the European and Australian market. 

Brebeck Composite

Brebeck Composite is a manufacturer of prepreg Autoclave carbon glass and aramid fiber components for automotive industry,  aerospace and motorsport.

 

Brembo Racing

Brembo Racing offers a complete range of products dedicated to Racing and designed to provide maximum performance in the most extreme conditions used by the best teams in the most important F1, Indy Car, NASCAR, Rally, MotoGP, Superbike, Enduro and Cross Championships.

Pace Innovations is an official Brembo Racing Technical Centre, offering parts, technical advice, and complete braking solutions.

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