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500 cid Top Fuel Hemi Engine

Boasting 10,000-12,000 horsepower, Top Fuel dragsters run a supercharged, nitro-breathing, billet Hemi engine. To keep these engines living throughout the season, shops like Pro Motor Engines are part of the engine program. Shop owner Dennis Borem walks us through how he helps Rick Ware Racing and Clay Millican’s Top Fuel Hemi engines.

Stroker 421 cid Small Block Chevy UMP Dirt Modified Engine

When it comes to Dirt Modified engines, customers are looking for an engine combo that is durable and produces good power. For those reasons, Gibbons Motorsports’ stroker 421 cubic inch small block Chevy engine is a go-to package, and has thrived in this segment of racing. Check it out!

1,300-Plus HP 615 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

PAR Racing Engines is one of the most successful and well-respected shops on the East coast. When we visited earlier in 2023, we got to see the shop in all its glory, and a pair of 615 cubic inch big block Chevy engines that each crank out over 1,300 hp!

Ford 2.3L Duratec Engine

Poteat’s Engine Rebuilding is a shop that doesn’t shy away from any kind of engine work – gas or diesel. When a customer asked to have a Ford 2.3L Duratec short block built, the answer was an easy yes. Check out this stout little four cylinder!

Supercharged 4.900” Bore Space Hemi Engine

Building upon its 4.800″ bore space Hemi engine platform, Noonan Race Engineering made improvements to its 4.900″ bore space Hemi engine to the point that its now one of the engine shop’s bread and butter builds. Don’t let that fool you – this engine is packed with unique features and the performance to back it all up. Check it out.

5.3L LS Engine

Tony Paladino’s shop, Concord Engines, has been serving the Kannapolis, NC area with engine rebuilding and machining services since 2014. One engine platform they specialize in is the LS, and it is offered in three different power levels and configurations. Check it out!.

731 cid Outlaw 4.840 Bore Space Nitrous Engine

When it comes to building a 4.840″ bore space engine for drag racing, the class is limited on deck height and limited on bore space, but anything else pretty much goes. Pat Musi of Pat Musi Racing Engines recently finished development on his state-of-the-art 4.840 engine platform, and this 731 cid nitrous combo is freaking awesome!

632 cid Big Block Chevy Nitrous Engine

With a storied race history of his own, Sandy Wilkins has taken his passion for cars and engines and turned it into his life. From race teams to Roush Yates Performance to opening Wilkins Racing Engines, he knows how to build high-horsepower engines like this 632 cubic inch big block Chevy nitrous engine for No Prep drag racing. Check it out!

448 cid Billet LS Engine

Pete Harrell of Harrell Engine & Dyno is real good at doin’ stuff, like building turbocharged and forced induction high-powered engines such as this 448 cid billet LS engine for Limited Drag Radial. Check out what went into this 2,500+ HP engine!

Naturally Aspirated LS3-Based TA2 Engine

With a 40-year history in all sorts of racing, machining and engine building, Pro Motor Engines in Mooresville, NC can do just about anything in-house from NASCAR to drag racing and everything in between. Just check out this LS3-based TA2 spec engine!

Naturally Aspirated 598 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Pete and Jake Gibbons of Gibbons Motorsports are constantly cranking out high-quality engine builds. Occasionally, they get to build an engine for themselves, such as this 900 horsepower, 598 cubic inch, big block Chevy engine. Check out this naturally aspirated beast!

4 Piston Racing’s NA USAC Midget Honda Engine

The guys at 4 Piston Racing in Danville, IN crank out some seriously impressive Honda engines and components. We got to see the shop for ourselves this summer and we were treated to a full rundown of a naturally aspirated USAC Midget Honda engine they had in development. Check it out!