Ed Sunkin, Author at Engine Builder Magazine
Racing Engine Rule Issues for 2015

As a performance engine builder for customers driving in various racing associations, keeping up with rules changes from the numerous organizations can be a challenge. Josh Tennis, head technician at GPM Race Engines in Eagle Rock, MO, and one of Engine Builder magazine’s new advisory board members, said speaking from his experience, it’s up to the shop to investigate engine-related rule updates.

Honoring Horsepower History in Horse Country

Nestled next to King’s Florence Speedway in Walton, a half-mile, clay, oval track carved into the top of a hill, sits the Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame – a 2,500-sq. ft. building that seems to be bursting at the seams with racing late model history and memorabilia. Everything from helmets, clothing and trophies of racing legends to parts and complete vehicles themselves, pack this pole building.

Sunnen Introduces Digital SH-4000 Honing Machine

The horizontal SH-4000 introduces servo-precise, digitally repeatable performance, intuitive touchscreen HMI, infinite part program storage, larger workpiece capacity and operator-friendly safety features.

Danny Thompson’s Challenger II Duel Engine Testing

SpeedWeek at the Salt Flats in Bonneville was to be the first of several testing grounds as Danny Thompson (son of Speed King Mickey Thompson) hoped to push his little metal “cigar on wheels” Challenger II streamliner past 400 mph, past 450 mph, and maybe even past 500 mph. His attempt at a record was

2014 SpeedWeek in Bonneville Rained Out

Bonneville SpeedWeek Cancellation Final Report The 100th anniversary of racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats was rained out this earlier this month. This was the first time this has happened since 1992. The following is the press release from Scott C. Andrews, president of the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA). Dear SCTA-BNI Racers and Fans

Win $1,000, an iPad and Engine Builder Bragging Rights

If you haven’t nominated your shop to be recognized as tops in this industry, you better hurry. The deadline for online nominations in the annual Performance Engine Builder of the Year Award is Sept. 30! Just go to www.topperformanceshop.com and fill in the required fields.

GearWrench Introduces 120-Position Extra-Long Ratcheting Wrenches

GearWrench has announced its new 120XP Universal Spline XL Ratcheting Wrenches. The new ratcheting wrenches feature 120 positions for every full rotation and a swing arc of as little as 3 degrees. The new 120XP Ratcheting Wrenches from GearWrench deliver unparalleled access, allowing them to turn hard-to-reach fasteners in confined areas. Available in SAE and

Independent Study Confirms Safety of Shop Towels

TRSA, the leading global textile services trade association, announced that an independent study conducted earlier this year found workers who routinely use shop towels had no increased health risk above regulatory levels of concern. The study, commissioned by TRSA and conducted by Arcadis U.S., Inc., measured heavy metal exposures in laundered shop towels sampled from

PROFORM Introduces LSX Aluminum LS Valve Covers

A Personalized Look to Accommodate a Variety of Valve Train Applications LS enthusiasts now have the chance to take their generic stock LS engine to a whole new level with PROFORM’s new LSX Aluminum LS Valve Covers with a raised LSX emblem. Benefits Include: • Official GM License Product • Unique mounting studs and oil

Napa Earthquake Knocks Engine Shop Out of Balance

“Now we are in search of a light industrial commercial spot here in Napa. It’s a major challenge – but we won’t give up.” –Rich Oliver While much of the damage attention from the South Napa Earthquake centered around Napa’s wineries and related business, the racing and performance industry did not escape unscathed. According to

Thank You Notes: 392 Magnum Engine Charity Build Update

As we get closer to completion of Engine Builder magazine’s 392 Magnum Charity Engine Build project, we would like to take a moment and update the project status and thank all those responsible for this project.   First of all, we would like to thank Dave Sutton, contributing editor for Engine Builder for organizing this

John DiPaola Named Vice President-Group Publisher at Babcox Media

Babcox Media Inc. is pleased to announce that John DiPaola has joined the company as Vice President-Group Publisher. He joins Babcox from Penton Media, where he spent the past 25 years. In his most recent role with Penton, DiPaola served as Vice President and Market Leader — Manufacturing & Supply Chain Group. In this role,