My name is Ben Futral: The CEO of Turbo Timer, LLC and the drive behind it’s business ventures like our website, garage, and podcast. As the host of The Turbo Timer Podcast I love being able to go on the mic with my buddies and bull shit cars for an hour twice a week. For some reason I make it available for others to listen to and people are actually listening around the world. I’m an automotive enthusiast that loves to talk car politics. I particularly enjoy talking with people as informed and enthusiastic as I am, but can also handle talking with uninformed individuals. However, I have to grit my teeth while talking to the very ignorant “car guys”, who talk about how their buddy has a “cammed” RX-8 that sounds so, “throaty at idle”. It’s this love that inspired me to start The Turbo Timer Podcast.
I completed the automotive program at Utah Valley University. I’m a member of their race team where we have completely built a spec Miata out of a stock chassis, and currently compete it in time attack and Spec Miata races.
I am a self taught welder but have gotten a lot of time under my belt. I have completed many jobs including swapping a ford 8.8 into a Tj jeep with the Atec bracket kit and the roll cage in the Miata. I brought this knowledge into my profession as a structural steel welder.
I have TONS of enthusiasm for anything auto, and you can always find me researching, watching, or tinkering with cars. I have taken the steps towards my goal of opening a performance shop, and am working towards having it rival the big names out on the market today. I also have a huge passion for rallying and will be opening a rally school here in Utah to teach others how to safely drive on dirt.