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Vote for Engine of the Year 2019

Engine of the Year is back for its third installment, and the nominees are better than ever! To help us choose the 2019 winner, we’re going to need your votes!

Engine of the Year is back for its third installment, and the nominees are better than ever! To help us choose the 2019 winner, we’re going to need your votes! Check out the Top 10 engines here and choose the engine you think deserves the title of Engine of the Year 2019, sponsored by PennGrade & Elring.

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