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Engine of the Year Contest

Now in a milestone fifth year, our Engine of the Year contest is back, and the nominees keep getting more impressive! To help us choose the 2021 winner, we’re going to need your votes! Simply scroll down through the Top 10 engines below and choose the engine you think deserves the title of Engine of the Year 2021.

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The Top 10 engines are the most popular engines from our Engine of the Week series, sponsored by PennGrade1, Scat Crankshafts and Elring, and one will be named Engine of the Year with your help. Vote below by clicking the circle under the engine you think should win, then hit submit at the bottom of the page. Your name and email is required. Voting ends at 12am EST on November 22, 2021. The winning engine and engine builder will be announced in December.

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Shop: Hartwig Performance Engines, LLC
Engine Builder: Adam Hartwig
Location: Hutchinson, MN
Performance: 750-800 horsepower, 13.5:1 compression
Application: ‘86 Foxbody Mustang for 1/8th mile bracket racing
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Shop: iCraveBoost Performance
Engine Builder: Nicole & Schiller Murphy
Location: Denver, CO
Performance: 1,100 horsepower
Application: The shop’s Evo IX, which is a street/strip car
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Shop: SDPC Raceshop
Location: Lubbock, TX
Performance: This setup is running 100% race fuel down low and blending to 100% methanol once the boost hits a pre-determined point, making over 1,600 hp and still climbing at 7,500 rpm
Application: Jason Enfinger’s Miller Race Cars-built drag race chassis
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Shop: Late Model Engines
Engine Builder: Bryan Neelen
Location: Houston, TX
Performance: 2,000 HP, 10.5:1 compression ratio
Application: Race
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Shop: R&R Automotive Restorations
Engine Builder: Randy Elber
Location: Mt. Kisco, NY
Performance: 230 horsepower
Application: 1955 300 SL Gullwing
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Shop: 31G Shop
Engine Builder: Johnny Gardner
Location: Little Rock, AR
Performance: 180 horsepower
Application: Sprint Car-inspired motorcycle
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Shop: Radial Motion / Bespoke Engineering
Engine Builder: Todd Ramsay
Location: Lonsdale, South Australia, Australia
Performance: 200 horsepower
Application: NA or boosted – car, motorcycle or aircraft
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Shop: INDY Cylinder Heads
Engine Builder: Ken Lazzeri
Location: Xenia, OH
Performance: high horsepower
Application: a fast bracket Cuda
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Engine Builder: Phil Wasinger
Location: Fairfax, VA
Performance: 650 horsepower, 12:1 compression
Application: 1994 ZR-1 Corvette
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Shop: Arrington Performance
Engine Builder: Mike Copeland
Location: Brighton, MI
Performance: 650 horsepower and 580 ft.-lbs. of torque
Application: ‘84 Dodge Rampage nicknamed Outrage
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