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Blown 526 4.900” Chevy/Hemi Engine

Not all engines are created equal! Just check out this blown 526 4.900″ Chevy Hemi engine built by Nick Bacalis of Bullet Racing Engines for a Pro Mod application. This engine’s bells and whistles help it make 3,500 horsepower!

1,700-HP Supercharged Suzuki-Based Top Fuel Motorcycle Engine

Making a 1/4-mile pass in 5.50 seconds at nearly 270 mph requires zero mistakes by both the racer and the crew. That ET is the current Top Fuel motorcycle world record belonging to Larry “Spider-Man” McBride. We got to speak with him and learn more about his 1,700-hp supercharged Suzuki-based Top Fuel motorcycle engine.

Vortech Supercharged 572 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

When David Pearson of Little Evil Racing shows up at the track with his Pro 275 Foxbody Mustang, people fear him, and for good reason. David has set numerous 275 drag radial world records, and with a Vortech supercharged 572 cid big block Chevy in this Mustang, another record may fall!

422 cid Small Block Chevy Circle Track Engine

We were treated to a shop tour of Terry’s Machine Shop by owner Todd Gilliam. This old-school machine shop outside of St. Louis does a little bit of everything, and they had just wrapped up this badass 422 cubic inch small block Chevy engine for a circle track customer. Check it out!

Supercharged 500 cid Billet Hemi Engine

Doc Baker is a racer and builder who does things his own way. A perfect example of his work can be seen under the hood of his 1971 Dodge Demon – this supercharged 500 cubic inch billet Hemi engine. Check out what went into the build!

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!