Earnhardt Childress Racing has been having an exciting year building racing engines. As of this writing, RCR?teammates Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton and Clint Bowyer sit 3rd, 8th and 12th, respectively, in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup.
ECR Engines, in Welcome, NC, also builds engines for NASCAR’s Nationwide and Camping World Truck series, as well as other racing series. If you follow racing, you know they do it pretty successfully.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have an engine built by these experts to call your own??Thanks to a partnership between?ECR?Engines and Sunnen Products, you can win a 600 hp, 415 cid engine built for UMP?Dirtcar Modified competition.
The Sunnen Rev It UP?raffle will be held during the upcoming International Motorsports Industry Show, Dec. 1-3 in Indianapolis. A?$3 raffle ticket gives you the chance to win the engine, valued at more than $30,000.
For a listing of the components used in the engine, you can read the news article in this month’s Coretalk section of Engine Builder (page 6). You’ll also be able to learn more about the actual steps involved in building this motor over the next few issues of our magazine, where we (and the ECR?Build Team) plan to give you complete backstage access to the steps involved in building this engine.
“A lot of shops will be able to look at this engine, built with off-the-shelf parts, and change one little thing to make it their own,” says Spenny Clendenen, ECR?Business Manager. With the ECR?pedigree behind it, you’ll be able to offer a quality racing engine to your customers as well.
Obviously, a winner is the one who gets his or her raffle ticket drawn in Indy. Likely, another winner is the one whose car the engine goes into. Even the readers of Engine Builder who take the information we provide as a recipe to build your own professional quality modified engine will be winners.
Most importantly, however, are the unheralded champs:?the charities the Sunnen Rev It UP raffle will benefit. This year, proceeds will benefit the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (www.childresspediatrictrauma.org) as well as The Victory Junction Gang (www.victoryjunction.org).
For information about the IMIS Show, visit www.imis-indy.com.
And keep an eye on the various iterations in Engine Builder magazine both in print and online over the next few months. This may be the only race where everyone comes out a winner.