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!
4.900˝ TKM Outlaw Hemi Engine
Looking to build a new race car to break records in 1/8th-mile drag racing, TKM Performance built this 4.900˝ Outlaw Hemi engine for a C7 Corvette. Find out how this engine makes well over 3,000 hp!
390 cid Ford FE Engine
After rooming together in college and going their separate ways following graduation, Kyle Whetsel and Brad Simoneau reconnected when Kyle purchased RPM Performance and Machine. The two good friends now build quality engine work like this recent 390 cid Ford FE engine. Find out what went into the build!
632 cid Big Block Chevy Nitrous Engine
Having retired as an automotive technician a few years back, John Messmore needed something fun to occupy his time. His love for building big block Chevys led him to opening his one-man engine shop, J Motorhead Racing Engines, in San Diego where he builds big cubic inch, big blocks like this 632 cid Chevy nitrous engine for grudge racing. Find out what goes into building this 2,000 horsepower beast!
Chevy SB2 Engine
When a turnkey opportunity with an established business on its last legs fell in the laps of Clayton and Christine Smith, it was too good to pass up. Today, what is now Fastime Racing Engines, builds all kinds of domestic V8 horsepower, including this Chevy SB2 engine for dirt modified. Find out what went into this build!
Suzuki GSX-R1000 Nitrous Engine
After meeting Angie McBride at the race track and building her motorcycle engines for Outlaw Pro Street back in the day, Landon Ingram’s engine shop, G-Force Race Engines, got put on the map. Today, he specializes in Hayabusa and Suzuki sport bike engines for drag racing applications, just like this nitrous GSX-R1000. Find out what goes into this G-Force custom build!
2.35L Subaru Stage X Closed-Deck Engine
Justin Anning and his engine shop, Nemesis Performance, don’t do things people normally do. He does things differently, and nothing is more proof of that than his recent build of a 2.35L Subaru Stage X Closed-Deck engine for drag racing. Find out why Justin is calling this his biggest and baddest engine yet!
428 cid Gen III Hemi Hellcat Engine
Ever since the Hellcat came out, Sampson Racing Engines has gotten into the 6.2L/6.4L BGE-based engines. The MN-based engine and machine shop recently completed a 428 cid Gen III Hemi Hellcat engine with some high horsepower capability. Find out what went into the machine work and build!
ProCharged Top Sportsman Engine
Scott Duggins of PAR Racing Engines will build anything from a 434 small block to a 860 cid big block, including this blown, ProCharged Top Sportsman engine. Find out what went into this fast, high-horsepower build!
GM 604 Engine
Steve Hendren can thank his dad, Bill Hendren, for teaching him everything he knows about engine building. In fact, the whole Hendren family is an integral part of the evolution of Hendren Racing Engines in Rutherfordton, NC. It’s that family formula that helps crank out 140-160 engines a year like this GM 604 engine. Find out what goes into making this a mean race engine!
358 cid National Late Model Chevy Engine
With an extensive background in building race engines, Mike Hedgecock has been running Eagle Racing Engines for nearly 40 years! He now runs the shop with his son and grandson churning out complete engine builds like this 358 cid National Late Model Chevy engine. Find out what goes into these race-ready builds!
Toyota/Lexus 1UZ-FE V8 Engine
Engine building isn’t necessarily rocket science, but having spent three years working for Rocket Lab, the New Zealand space program, as the leading hand of propulsion responsible for engine production certainly can’t hurt. That’s the background of Tom Hughes, which has translated into many high-end race engines being built throughout his career and at his new engine shop, Hughes Race Engineering. Find out what aerospace engineering went into this Toyota/Lexus 1UZ-FE V8 race engine!