Matt Hensley vs Bob Reed

Mopars at the Rock 2015

About Us


Hensley Performance

After 23 years at our Clinton Hwy location we have started a new chapter of Hensley Performance just off I-40E at exit 412. We look forward to the future including more work with Gen III and other late model engines. 

We still believe in personal service and speaking to a live person when you call. Ken, our owner, still answers most every phone call. His son Matt runs the machine shop and engine building. We pride ourselves in unparalleled experience with Mopars, but we have experience with Chevy, Ford, and others. 


Ken Hensley

Ken grew up working at his dads Dodge dealership in Morristown, TN. He started racing a factory 68' Hemi Cuda in the early 70's. He was class winner at Bristol and Rockingham, as well as winning several races with 600+ cars. Ken earned his ASE certification in 6 areas. In addition to 25 years of experience racing Mopars, he has been here running Hensley Performance since 1996. When you call, he will be the person to answer any questions.


Matt Hensley

Matt grew up at the race track. He started working on engines as soon as he could walk. He worked at Eagle Racing for 5 years, working on Pro-Mod engines for the likes of Scotty Cannon and Robbie Vandergriff. He was here at Hensley's when the whole family came together in 1996 to start the business. In 2008 he left to work for Roy and Allen Johnson doing assembly, dyno, and race track tuning. During his time there, the Allen Johnson team won a World Championship. Their engine in a Jeg's car also won a World Championship the following year. He started racing his 68' SS Hemi Cuda in the early 90's. He has set 3 IHRA records. He also won an IHRA national event at Bristol, along with numerous other accolades. We are proud he is back home at Hensley Performance running our shop.