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Women in Motorsports: Johnna Dunn

She got her drag racing license before she got her regular license, and that tells you everything you need to know about Johnna Dunn. She’s a drag racer and clutch specialist for her grandfather’s NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car team, Jim Dunn Racing.

Women in Motorsports: Kayla Blood

A veteran of the military, a former track star, an MMA fighter, Motocross and ATV racer, and now a Monster Jam driver, Kayla Blood has packed a lot into her still growing career. Now the driver of Soldier Fortune, she strives to make a name for herself and for other women looking to make motorsports a career.

Women in Motorsports: Felicia Smith

Felicia Smith was never a huge gear head. However, following her first taste of speed at the track, she’s been living a life of cars and racing ever since. She’s taken the past six years to build up her CTS-V and her own car/engine skills in an effort to share it all with the car community.

Women in Motorsports: Jillian McLaughlin

Not all of us start out in this industry. Take Jillian McLaughlin for example. The once hairdresser is now an engine builder helping do a little bit of everything at Precision Machine Engine in California.

Summer Vibes and a Dream Engine Giveaway

How can you not love summer? Sure, it gets hot, but it definitely beats the cold, and there’s so much going on to occupy your time. Here at Engine Builder, our team has stayed extremely busy attending racing events, shows, visiting manufacturers and engine shops, as well as our usual content work.

Women in Motorsports: Katie Coleman

Katie is an engine builder and cylinder head specialist for LinCo Diesel Performance (LDP) who has more than 15 years of engine shop experience. Her level of experience, knowledge and talent is always in high demand.

Women in Motorsports: Hannah Maloof

Hannah Maloof of Maloof Racing Engines is always looking to better herself whether it’s more impressive stunts, faster drag racing or building more horsepower. Everything she does is positioning herself to take further advantage of what this industry can offer.

Women in Motorsports: Tricia Musi

Despite the life-long education given to her by her dad Pat and others in the sport, Tricia isn’t one to think she knows it all and can’t learn more. In fact, she’s always seeking to learn more and become better at what she does.

DNR Custom’s Billet 6.7L Cummins Engine

At the end of April, the performance diesel crowd gathered at Wagler Motorsports Park in Lyons, IN for a weekend of racing, which included the Outlaw Diesel Super Series. Among the notable competitors was Derek Rose of DNR Customs and his brand-new, billet, 6.7L Cummins-based engine named Billet Bitch 2.0. According to Derek, this new

S471 Twin-Turbo 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

We can all relate to 650 horsepower eventually becoming boring. That was why Zack Gillespie decided to move from a naturally aspirated big block Chevy engine to a twin-turbo 540 cid big block Chevy capable of four-digit horsepower. Check it out!

Zack Gillespie’s Twin-Turbo 540 Big Block Chevy Engine

Walking through a car show is like a kid in a candy shop. Amongst the cool car/engine setups we saw at the 2022 Piston Powered Autorama in Cleveland, we came across Zack Gillespie and his 1970 Chevelle with a brand-new, twin-turbo 540 big block Chevy.

A No Prep Kings Twin-Turbo 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

After Jeff Lutz wrecked his ’57 Chevy in 2021, he got to work on a new race car. The result is this ’04-’06 Pontiac GTO with a twin-turbo 540 cubic inch big block Chevy engine capable of a reliable 4,000 horsepower! Don’t miss the details!