Who is Dynotuned Performance? PDF Print E-mail

DTP has proven itself in the performance modification business for more than six years.  Combined, our staff sports more than 40 years experience.

That's 40 years of making power!

Our core team consists of Frank Cottone and Brent Hughes. 
All installations are performed on site by Sean Kelley of Kelley Performance. 

Below you will find a brief description of the DTP crew.

5.0 Mustang Cover Frank-  Raised in Georgia.  Joined the Navy at 17 and became a FC (Fire Control Tech) and worked on the Phalanx Close In Weapons System (CIWS).  After 6 years of service, was honorably discharged in 1989.  Started a paint contracting business in 89', opened "Cool Tan" tanning salon in 1992, sold the paint business in 1993.  Opened a second salon in 1998.

Cars have always been a passion and a hobby, starting with a 1971 Chevelle SS w/ a 402 BB.  Started autocrossing in 1989 with a Dodge Shelby GLH, then moved into a 90' Mustang.  After 5-6 years of autocrossing, got into open track (road racing) events.  The Mustang ended up being transformed into a 515 rwhp car with big brakes and a suspension capable of pulling over 1g on the skid pad.  In May 99' the car graced the cover of 5.0 Magazine. 

In late 02', along with friend/new business partner (Brent Hughes), opened Dyno Tuned Performance, Inc. as there was a need for a dyno tuning facility in Hampton Roads. Business took off quickly and required all of our attention, so the tanning salons were both sold so the shop could be the main focus. 

Current cars: 2006 Chrysler SRT8 300- slightly modded (415rwhp and 425rwtq), 1999 Corvette- heavily modded, 402 stroker motor, 6/4 piston brakes from 06+ Corvette Z06, suspension upgrades, custom paint, 2004 Infiniti G35- slightly modded, 19" staggered wheels, Tein coil over suspension, Brembo brakes.

Hobbies:  Road racing, a little drag racing, skateboarding(yep, even at my age...LOL), working out and spending time with family.


 

Brent- Born In Maryland, moved to Va. Beach in 1974.  Upon graduating Kellam HS, attended TCC with a major in Automotive Technology.  Worked at Household Finance as a senior collector for 6 years, then worked as an automotive tech for 2 years before working as a Transportation Officer and ERT member (Emergency Response Team) at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail for 5 years.

I have always enjoyed modifying cars, beginning with my first car, a 1974 Mustang. Shortly after that car, I purchased a 1965 Mustang coupe and a 1987 Plymouth Horizon that was "beaten daily".

A new 1989 Mustang 5.0 started a craving for more power, quickly modifying it with a Ford Racing (Powerdyne) supercharger.  Soon after, tuning became available in the form of the handheld Crane Interceptor, which came to be known as the PMS (Programmable Management System). This allowed me to make more power and thus began my passion for tuning cars.

Co-owner of Dyno Tuned Performance, Inc. with partner/friend Frank Cottone.  Since opening the business, I have become proficient in tuning Fords, Chevys and Dodges utilizing the latest software available from SCT, Diablosport and HP Tuners.

Current cars: 1999 Corvette- lots of mods, making 450rwhp, 2003 Audi RS6- stock with the exception of an APR (Audi Performance Racing) chip which bump power to 520hp/530tq (currently the fastest chip only RS6 in the country!), 2005 Ford F250 Harley Davidson 6.0 Diesel- 380rwhp/850rwtq, 2005 Ford Explorer 4.0- custom tuned for economy and better shifting.

Hobbies: Road racing, Drag racing, working out, reading, going to the movies and spending time with family.


 

Sean Kelley (Kelley Performance)- Born and raised on the Eastern shore of Maryland, I found a desire for cars and racing at an early age.  My father was interested in drag racing and street racing as well (sorry dad...lol) and he taught me a lot as a young boy.  It wasn't long before I was side by side , modding cars with him.  My first car was a 1972 Chevy Monte Carlo.  I owned several classic Chevrolet's early on and then made my way into the Mustang scene.

Moved to Virginia in 1991 and made a home here with my wife Angela, who has been a big supporter of my racing endeavours.  Kelley Performance was opened in January 2008, after years of working at MAS Racing in Va. Beach, which was one of the areas premier Mustang and performance shops until closing in 2007.  Several cars that I have built and/or owned have been in major publications such as Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords and some have even sold at the famous Barrett Jackson auto auctions.

I take great pride in the work that I do and look forward to serving this area for many years to come.

Updated ( Tuesday, 21 April 2009 )
 
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