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Twin-Turbo 5.0L Coyote Engine

Ryan Hargett of Hargett Automotive & Performance recently won the Super Street Small Block Power Adder class at the 2022 Summit Midwest Drags with an average ET of 7.577 at 185 mph, making him the 8th fastest drag-n-drive car in the top 100, and the fastest ever in that class. Helping achieve this feat is a 2011 Mustang with a twin-turbo 5.0L Coyote engine. You’ve got to see this!

Twin-Turbo 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Glenn Hunter has owned this 1956 Bel Air since he was in junior high school in 1979. Today, the car features a twin-turbo 540 cid big block Chevy engine and has been a certified drag-and-drive beast since 2010. Find out what helps this 7-second car get down the track!

Turbocharged 4.8L LS Engine

This orange ’71 Camaro with a license plate that reads “More PSI” is owned by Jamie Doller of Lowdoller Motorsports. The streetcar has a turbocharged 4.8L LS engine in it that was rescued from a junkyard and turned into an excellent drag-and-drive powerplant. Find out how much horsepower it makes!

565 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Looking to clinch a three peat at this year’s Summit Midwest Drags in the naturally aspirated class, Terry Miller was at the drag-and-drive event with his 1982 Pontiac Firebird that features a 565 cubic inch big block Chevy engine. Check out this 1,000-hp NA beast!

541 cid Chrysler Engine

Amongst a sea of colorful and powerful streetcars and hot rods at the Midwest Drags, Bob Larson’s “Prospector,” a 1938 Dodge coupe stood out. Under the hood is a 541 cubic inch Chrysler engine, making this coupe sound just as good as it looks. Check it out!

427 cid Small Block Chevy Engine

After purchasing this 1967 Nova on Craigslist for $3,000 over a decade ago, Corey Bohl has turned it into a formidable drag-and-drive gasser. That’s in large part thanks to its 427 cubic inch small block Chevy engine under the hood. Check it out!

496 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Mark Fisher has one badass ’32 Ford pickup. The hot rod has won twice at Drag Week and now twice at the Summit Midwest Drags, which is thanks to an 800+ horsepower Big Block Chevy engine. Check it out!

88mm Turbocharged 383 cid Gen II LT1 Engine

We recently got to catch up with Tyree Smith of TyTech Performance during the Summit Midwest Drags at Edgewater Motorsports Park where the drag-and-drive event kicked off. Tyree was there to support a few customers as well as compete with his own 1987 Chevy Camaro Berlinetta powered by a turbocharged 383 Gen II LT1 engine. Check it out!

94mm Turbocharged 427 LS-Powered Pontiac Trans Am

What started as a sad roller rescued from Kentucky has since turned into a turbocharged 427 LS monster capable of 6-second passes and 250 mph. Thanks to the Chechaks and Vinson Racing Engines, this 1998 Pontiac Trans Am is a serious drag-and-drive contender. Check out what went into this 2,000-hp LS engine build.

S471 Twin-Turbo 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

We can all relate to 650 horsepower eventually becoming boring. That was why Zack Gillespie decided to move from a naturally aspirated big block Chevy engine to a twin-turbo 540 cid big block Chevy capable of four-digit horsepower. Check it out!

A No Prep Kings Twin-Turbo 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

After Jeff Lutz wrecked his ’57 Chevy in 2021, he got to work on a new race car. The result is this ’04-’06 Pontiac GTO with a twin-turbo 540 cubic inch big block Chevy engine capable of a reliable 4,000 horsepower! Don’t miss the details!

509 cid Twin-Turbo W Series Big Block Chevy Engine

From front to back and side to side, not a single inch of this 1931 Chevy 5-window coupe was left untouched. Done by Bruce Harvey of Pro Comp Custom, Rick Bird’s ‘Sho Bird’ recently won the 2022 Don Ridler award and the car features a 509 cid twin-turbo W series big block Chevy engine done by Shafiroff Racing Engines as the cherry on top.