SPENCERPORT, N.Y. – Wayne Wispelaere, founder of one of the all-time leading American go-kart chassis manufacturers Coyote Products, passed away last week, September 25, at age 66.
Wispelaere founded KIM Associates in 1972 and several years later the company would become Coyote Products, featuring its leading chassis model, the Coyote “Bullet.” With the help of his brother, Ed, Wispelaere started the business working out of his garage and basement at his Spencerport, N.Y., home near Rochester.
In the early 1990s Wispelaere moved Coyote into a state-of-the-art building on Turner Drive in Spencerport. Mark and Jim Lipari purchased the building from Wispelaere in 2007, and the father-son duo continues to operate Coyote at the Turner Drive location today as Bullet Industries, DBA Coyote Motorsports.
Wayne Wispelaere was inducted into the World Karting Association Hall of Fame in 1999.