APerformanceTools was founded in 2020 as a distributor of SHINANO power tools. Established by Akinori Ogata who knows first hand the quality and reliability of SHINANO products. SHINANO products have been around since 1949 and in 1961 started making pneumatic products. In 1971 they released the worlds standard Ratchet Wrench.
Offering over 300 different products for automotive repair, general industry tools, construction, agricultural and more, all sold in over 40 countries.
Akinori started racing Motocross at 14 years old and his passion of racing grew while young. His first vist to the United States was his honeymoon when he was 22 years old. He was impressed by the greatness of America and also knew that NASCAR racing is one of the greatest sports and cultures in the United States.
Shortly after his honeymoon Akinori began starting races in the NASCAR grassroots series in North Carolina. He then moved permanently to the Tar Heel state to continue his focus on racing in 2010. His debut, back in 2004, was with the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Now, Akinori loves the challenge of being a Japanese native driver in the NASCAR series.