Twin-Turbo 509 cid Big Block Chevy Engine
Just one of only a few women competing at Sick Week this year, Tina Pierce of Tina Pierce Racing had her 1966 Chevy II Nova dialed in. Thanks to a twin-turbo 509 cid big block Chevy engine, the car ran some personal bests and nearly cracked the 200 mph mark. Check it out!
Twin-Turbo 427 cid LS3-Swapped Buick Hearse
If you’re anything like us, when you see full station wagons drag racing, you stop and take notice. However, when you see a Hearse take to the start line, your brain explodes a little bit. Case in point is Jason Pickett’s 1993 Buick Roadmaster Hearse with a twin-turbo 427 cid LS3 engine capable of 8-second passes!
Hilborn-Injected 421 cid Small Block Chevy Engine
It doesn’t get much cooler than a bright red 1967 Chevy Nova… that is until you add a Hilborn stack-injected intake manifold onto a 421 cubic inch small block Chevy engine and stuff it between the frame rails! Built by David Senderhauf and Knowlton Thunderheads & Racing Engines and tuned by Starr Performance Tuning, Joshua Norris’ Nova is certified badass. Check it out.
Twin-Turbo 461 cid Pontiac Engine
If you’ve ever seen a properly built “Bandit-style” Trans Am, it’s likely one of your favorite cars. Our whole crew was jealous of Nick Weigand at this year’s Sick Week, as Nick showed up in Florida with a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am that was just built beautifully, and featured a twin-turbo 461 cubic inch Pontiac engine under the wing-adorned hood.
Turbocharged 388 cid LS Engine
When you look at a Volvo wagon, all sorts of things come to mind, but running quarter-mile passes of any speed usually isn’t one of them. However, Mikael Borggren’s 1987 Volvo with a turbocharged 388 cid LS engine capable of 6-second passes is definitely a sight to see! Read up about all the engine details!
118mm Turbocharged 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine
These days, a 200+ mph pass at a drag-and-drive event like Sick Week, is commonplace. However, it’s not every race you watch a competitor’s doors literally get blown off. Stefan Gustafsson did just that while running a PR of 6.43 at 218 mph thanks to his C4 Corvette and its turbocharged 540 cid big block Chevy engine. See what’s in this 2,100+ horsepower engine!
Twin-Turbo 400 cid LS Next Engine
Achieving five consecutive days of mid-6-second passes and 1,000 miles driven on the street earned Michael Westberg the 2023 Sick Week overall win. His Chevy S10 features a 400 cubic inch twin-turbo LS Next engine. See what’s in this engine build done by ACE Racing Engines!
Turbocharged 388 cid LS-Swapped 1973 Toyota Celica
Proof that cars from the ’70s were awesome is Steve Groenink’s 1973 Toyota Celica. Saved from a farmer’s field, this Celica features a turbocharged 388 cid LS engine capable of 6-second passes. Check it out!
Twin-Turbo 429 cid Ford Boss Engine
Earl Schexnayder of Schexnayder Racing is a Ford guy through and through. As such, he has been entering drag-and-drive events with his 2000 Cobra Mustang and a twin-turbo 429 Ford Boss engine since 2011. Check out what makes this Ford combo a sweet one!
Twin-Turbo 5.0L Coyote Engine
Brett LaSala’s first ever Sick Week in his 2012 Mustang named Snot Rocket was a huge success thanks to a new personal best ET, a class win in Modified, 3rd place overall and ‘Quickest Ford’ honors. It’s all thanks to a 2,500-horsepower, twin-turbo, 5.0L Coyote engine built by Fast Forward Race Engines. Check it out!
Nitrous-Powered 7.3L Ford Godzilla Engine
Looking to push the limits of a production Ford Godzilla engine, Paul Svinicki of Paul’s High Performance stuck the engine in his 2010 Cobra Jet, added some better components and some nitrous. Check out the result!
2,500-HP Twin-Turbo 427 cid LS Engine
Having done a lot of the paint and bodywork himself, Will Tetro’s 1968 Nova stood out at the 2022 PRI show. His shop, Harbor Auto Restoration, helped build the car to handle 2,500 horsepower, and making that power is a twin-turbo 427 cubic inch LS engine built by Ochs Performance.