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521 cid Blown Big Block Chevy Engine

According to owner Colin Jost, this 521 cubic inch blown big block Chevy engine doesn’t know it’s a Chevy since everything was built like a Hemi. Regardless, it’s 2,500 horsepower of awesomeness. Check it out!

Supercharged 526 cid Hemi Engine

With a long history of street cars and street racing, as well as experience with Top Fuel and Top Alcohol dragsters, Jamond Haug of Homewrecker Motorsports knows a thing or two about engine work. Check out his supercharged 526 cid Hemi, which sits inside a 1969 Z28 Camaro!

434 cid Small Block Chevy Nitrous Engine

Competing in the High 5 class at the 2022 Builder’s Brawl, Kyle Needham and his 1979 Camaro were relying on a 434 cid small block Chevy nitrous engine to help get the win. Check out the details of this build!

ProCharged 564 cid Hemi Engine

Craig and Sandra Shefchik made the drive from Green Bay, WI to World Wide Technology Raceway to showcase their 1966 Chevelle with a 3,300-hp ProCharged 564 cid AJPE Hemi engine built by Fowler Engines. Check out the details of the build!

F1X ProCharged 427 cid Small Block Ford

Seeing a 1986 Ford Mustang might make you think there’s an LS engine under the hood, but you’d be wrong about Jeremy Mifflin’s drag car. This Ford stays true to the blue oval thanks to an F1X ProCharged 427 cubic inch small block Ford engine. Check it out.

Screw-Blown 521 cid Hemi Engine

After getting blown backwards off the starting line from Jim Kilpatrick’s alcohol-fueled, screw-blown, 521 cubic inch Hemi engine at the 2022 Builder’s Brawl, we stopped by the Kilpatrick Racing Engines / Bad Judgement Racing pit the next morning to get the full details of this engine build. Don’t miss what’s in this engine!

Twin-Turbo 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Coming all the way from Colorado to St. Louis for the 2022 Builder’s Brawl was Justin Willis and his 1971 Nova, which features a twin-turbo 540 cid big block Chevy engine capable of 2,000 horsepower. Check out the details of this engine build!

5,000 HP Twin-Turbo 526 cid Hemi Engine

Nicknamed King of the Jungle II, this Trans Am is a Pro275 drag car built by Cory Clemens of Clemens Motorsports Unlimited LLC. The King of the Jungle features a roaring, 5,000 horsepower, twin-turbo, 526 cid Hemi engine from Brad Anderson Enterprises. Check it out!

Supercharged 477 cid Hemi Engine

Just five years ago, Brandon Sandlian was pretty green to drag racing and engine building. Today, the opposite is true. In just a short amount of time, Brandon has committed to being among the best, and thanks to a 1953 Studebaker with a blown alcohol 477 cid Hemi engine, he’s winning races. Check it out.

Nitrous-Powered 478 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Jason Chapman’s 1968 Camaro SS features a nitrous-powered 478 cubic inch big block Chevy engine complete with a Benjamin Franklin $100 wrapped intake manifold. See what else Jason has in this engine build!

632 Big Block Reher-Morrison Nitrous Engine

Swamp Thing is a well-known drag car, and thanks to Joey Baroni, the car is getting back out to race tracks across the country. Check out Swamp Thing’s 632 big block Reher-Morrison nitrous engine!

632 Big Block Chevy Nitrous Engine

Looking to run 5.75-5.80 in the High 5 class of the 2022 Builder’s Brawl, Mike McCoy showed up with his 1966 Chevy II Nova and a BluePrint Engines 632 big block Chevy nitrous engine under the hood. Check it out!