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Chad Cole Engine (born September 21, 1962) is a Randomese former race driver who competed in RARCAR from 1985 to 2018, most known for driving the No. 29 Tony's Toys car for Energetic Engines. He holds the record for most Cup Series championships, winning five times (a record tied with Jacob Melvin II) while also winning a record over 200 races during his career. This included winning the Fried Chicken 500 a record eight times and winning a record 27 races (16 of them consecutively) in one season (1993). He had a friendly rivalry with Jacob Melvin II and is widely believed to be the greatest driver in the history of RARCAR.
His dad Cole also competed in RARCAR from 1980 until 1991 due to a career ending crash. His son Cameron is currently one of the commentators for current races, he is also related to Joey Jim Jones, who started competing in 2017.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Chad was born in Awesomeness City, but shortly moved to Random City after turning one. His dad Cole, was a successful Formula 1 driver at the time of his birth, which lead Chad to having an obsession with racing.
Chad was raised mostly by his mom, since his dad had to travel all around the world to participate in F1 races. Because of a bakery his mom had owned and worked in, Chad was able to have a very healthy childhood.
Racing career[edit | edit source]
1984-1985: Beginnings[edit | edit source]
Chad joined the RARCAR Genesis Series and first raced in 1984, his first race was a 1/3 dirt track, he did well, and scored 6th. His win came shortly after in another 1/3 racetrack. He got another win next year.
On September 28, 1985, a week after his 23rd birthday, Chad was accepted into the RARCAR Cup Series and was part of his dad's "Energetic Engines" team. Chad didn't do well in his first race, finishing 32nd after being collected in a crash. However, Chad surprisingly got his very first win in his next race, the 1985 Real Awesomeness 500. During the last lap, the two leaders collided and spun in the final turn of the track, Chad, who was at fourth place at the time, now became the leader, as third place couldn't avoid one of the cars and impacted it near its rim. A 23-year old Chad was declared winner and awarded about $10,000. Chad completed the last few races of the year in pretty good positions, the best being 3rd. He scored 4th in points. Towards the end of the year, Chad finally had a car number and sponsor.
1986-1989: Breakout success[edit | edit source]
1986[edit | edit source]
This season saw Chad with a sponsor for the first time, Tony's Toys, a popular toy company from Pingasville at the time, Chad's car also received a very unique design, which was a black and yellow car he called the "Black Best Boy." Due to the sponsorship with Tony's Toys, many children were introduced to RARCAR.
Chad's first race of the 1986 season was his first Fried Chicken 500, he didn't do too well as he was collected in another big crash. His dad however, took the victory and won, it was the 11th win in his career.
Over the next few races, Chad would get multiple wins, but had to gain one more victory to win the season.
During the last race of 1986, the Lake Cheesepuff 1000, Chad qualified and started at 6th. Throughout the entire race, Chad made multiple impressive passes and by the last lap he was in second place, and needed to pass another racer. In the final lap, the other racer kept blocking Chad from getting first place, but in the final turn, Chad make one of the most impressive passes in all of RARCAR history, beating the other racer just 0.010 of a second. The win put Chad on the top of the standings, he had won the 1986 season.
1987[edit | edit source]
The 1987 season started off great for Chad, as he won the first race of the season, the 1987 Fried Chicken 500. Chad won 7 races, had 21 top-fives and 4 top-tens. Chad was able to defend his championship for the second time. Chad was also famous at this time when he won a race just beating the other competitor (Jacob Melvin II) by 0.003 of a second. Many considered it at the time to be Chad's most memorable moment.
1988[edit | edit source]
Chad started off like last year again, winning the first race, the Fried Chicken 500.
1990-2001: Supreme years[edit | edit source]
2002-2013: Underrated seasons[edit | edit source]
2014-2018: Final seasons[edit | edit source]
2014[edit | edit source]
Chad started off by winning the pole position for the Fried Chicken 500 once more, however, Chad was involved in a wreck early into the race, which eliminated him for the 15th time.
Chad won the Small Ride 100 once more. He had a few lackluster finishes but was eventually able to get another win Spaghetti 300, and went on to win the Lake Cheesepuff 1000 for the fourth time in his career. He finished 4th in standings.
Life after racing[edit | edit source]
Since 2019, Chad has hosted a go-kart class for young kids, using his backyard, and local shopping parking lots for tracks. Chad is still partly involved in RARCAR, Chad and his dad Cole drove the pace car for the 2019 Fried Chicken 500, Chad was in the passenger seat while his dad Cole drove. At certain times, Chad can be seen attending a RARCAR race.
Legacy[edit | edit source]
Chad Engine is widely regarded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest RARCAR racer of all time. Chad has inspired and introduced many people to RARCAR, notable examples being his nephew Joey Jim Jones, the Speed brothers, and Naoko Kitami.
In late 2020, the Random-ness School opened "The Chad Engine Project" which is available to visit during recess to students and non-students. The museum includes old merchandise and uniforms that Chad wore, a gift shop is also located along with a McDonald's (who Chad collaborated with for the Chad Engine Meal).
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Chad married his high-school sweetheart in 1985, they have three children together, a daugther Maria (born 1986), a son Cameron (born 1991), and a son Conor (born 1993). Cameron is currently one of the broadcasters for RARCAR races.
In an interview on The Random Times radio, Chad said that fellow racer Joey Jim Jones is his nephew.
Following Nolan Nakada's death during the 1990 Lake Cheesepuff 1000, Chad donated money to his family and attended his funeral.
Comments[edit | edit source]
I'm not gay but Chad Engine is Chad Engine
-- lilimportantfan3131, (talk) 23:43, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
-- 3DThatsMe, (talk) 23:54, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Chad was so OP during the 1990s lmao
-- rawrcar32, (talk) 04:08, 7 June 2022 (UTC)
Fr didn't he win like 13 races in 1994?
-- CitySurfin6, (talk) 04:10, 7 June 2022 (UTC)
That was 1993, and it was 16 races in a row, but he won 27 in total.
-- rawrcar32, (talk) 04:18, 7 June 2022 (UTC)