|Sonny Leonard and the team from Sonny’s World Class Racing in Lynchburg, Virginia, are building another high-performance engine for the Sunnen Engine Charity Sweepstakes taking place during the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis. |
Tickets are now available online for the 31st annual Sunnen Engine Charity Sweepstakes. All proceeds will go to Victory Junction, a camp founded by NASCAR’s Petty family for children living with serious medical conditions. The 2018 Sweepstakes raised more than $102,000, crushing the previous record of $59,000. This year’s engine—a 762-cubic inch, 1400 horsepower beast—is even bigger than last year’s custom-built 727-cu.in build.
“I got a message the other day from Kyle Petty thanking our company for building such an exotic engine,” said Leonard. “He told me to design the next engine even larger. I always try to build the best engine I can for every application, and we’re going to build another unique prize for 2019. It’s a special honor to build an engine when the donations we raise help so many children.”
The naturally-aspirated, hemispherical headed EFI build, which can be street or strip driven on 93 octane gasoline, will include Sonny’s fully in-house ported hemispherical cylinder heads, Sonny’s/Brodix 5.000˝ bore space block with 1.000˝ raised cam, special high-flow water jackets, a Bryant billet crank, CP-Carrillo steel billet rods and more.
For more information: sonnysracingengines.com or victoryjunction.org/sunnen-sweepstakes or pri2019.com.