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New CEO Morgan Lucas on the Future of Lucas Oil

Morgan Lucas has grown up in and around his family’s business, Lucas Oil Products, but as of February 2024, he took the helm as CEO of the Indianapolis, IN-based lubricants company. We sat down with Morgan to discuss his goals, challenges and next steps in this episode of Industry Insiders.

Morgan Lucas CEO Lucas Oil
Kevin Smith’s Turbocharged 388 cid LS Engine

Kevin Smith, owner of KSR Performance & Fabrication, has been a big part of the drag and drive community for a while now. His shop, in addition to all the performance and fab work it regularly does, stays open during events like Sick Week, so competitors can utilize the lifts and tools to get back

KSR LS engine
Alex Null’s 6.4L Ford Powerstroke Engine

During our trip to Dallas this year, we spent a day in Weatherford and visited Alex Null and Summit Diesel. We were treated to the details of Alex’s own 6.4L Ford Powerstroke engine build he is finishing up for a race application. It’s our Diesel of the Week brought to you by AMSOIL INC.

6.4L Ford Powerstroke
Kolby Bouck’s Twin-Turbo Gen II Coyote Engine

Kolby Bouck’s twin-turbo Gen II Coyote-powered Mustang was hard to miss at Sick Week 2024. Competing in the 1/8th-mile class, he was knocking out very low 5-second passes. Hear what’s inside his high-horsepower Coyote engine in this episode of Engine of the Week!

Gen II Coyote engine
Chris Patterson Shows Us Around Unrivaled Diesel

Chris Patterson has become one of our favorite diesel engine builders and competitors out there over the last few years. He tells it like it is and doesn’t hold back, and he’s also a pretty good guy who recently gave us some time to check out his Weatherford, TX-based diesel shop called Unrivaled Diesel, where

Unrivaled Diesel
There’s More Than Meets the Eye to Connecting Rods

We talk about the ins, the outs and the latest on connecting rods, and what Callies has been doing to push that engine component forward.

Callies connecting rods
Richard Guido’s Turbocharged 521 cid Pontiac Engine

Known by many as the Canadian Chuck Norris, Richard Guido has been a staple of the drag-and-drive scene for a long time. Not only does his Pontiac GTO, boasting a turbocharged 521 cid Pontiac engine, drive literally everywhere, the car gets it done on the track as well having won back-to-back Sick Week Stick Shift

Pontiac engine
Wagler’s CX Billet 6.7L Cummins Engine

We caught up with Jeremy Wagler of Wagler Competition Products at the 2023 PRI Show, where he had two new billet engines to show us. One was a Duramax, and the other was this Wagler CX – a billet 6.7L Cummins-based engine that was designed with specific enhancements over a factory Cummins block for drag

Wagler CX
Turbocharged 414 cid L8T Engine in a Honda S2000

As we’ve mentioned in other Sick Week interviews, there aren’t tons of import cars at the annual drag-and-drive event in Florida, so when we see something like RC Flint’s Honda S2000, we take notice. Upon further investigation, RC opted to forgo the 4-cylinder for a 414 cid L8T engine, and we got the full scoop

L8T engine
Big Wheels & Tires Make More Work for Your Engine & Transmission

There’s no denying that a big diesel truck with big, custom wheels and tires looks cool. But most people don’t look beyond the cool factor of that decision to understand what those larger wheels and tires could mean for the truck’s engine and transmission. We discuss the impact big wheels and tires can have in

FFRE’s Gen 3 Stage 3 Ford Coyote Engine

If you don’t already know, Fast Forward Race Engines has been making a name for itself in the Ford Coyote engine market. The New Port Richey, FL-based shop does engine and machine work on a few different platforms, but they specialize in the Coyote stuff, and thanks to that speciality, the shop has been a

Ford Coyote engine
Custom “Kingpin” Truck Features D&J’s Compound-Turbo 6.7L Cummins Engine

We had heard from D&J Precision Machine owner Drew Pumphrey that he’d have something special in the 2023 PRI booth, and he wasn’t lying. The custom-built “Kingpin” F600, done by Classic Car Studio, needed an engine. For that, they turned to Drew and the guys at D&J Precision Machine for a compound-turbo 6.7L Cummins engine.