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Engine of the Year Contest

Engine of the Year is back for its fourth installment, and the nominees keep getting more impressive! To help us choose the 2020 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 2020.

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The Top 10 engines are the most popular engines from our Engine of the Week series, sponsored by PennGrade, 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, 2020. The winning engine and engine builder will be announced in December.

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Built by 1320 DTR
Engine Builder: Dan Cahalan
8-second 1/4-mile times
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Built by Southern Marine and Automotive
Engine Builder: Ray Klaver
300-310 horsepower
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Built by ACE Racing Engines
Engine Builder: Stefan Rossi
900+ Horsepower
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Built by Munich Icons
Engine Builder: Yves Decan
600 Horsepower
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Built by Domhoff Racing Engines
Engine Builder: Doug Domhoff
900 Horsepower
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Built by ASF Machine
Engine Builder: Joe Hanna
967 Horsepower and 780 ft.-lbs. of torque to the tires (1,200 hp at the crank)
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Built by Auto Machine Inc.
Engine Builder: John DeBates
285 Horsepower
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Built by Modern Airflow Dynamics
Engine Builder: Trey Sisk
1,800 Horsepower at the crank
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Built by Gibbons Motorsports
Engine Builder: Pete Gibbons
1,000 Horsepower N/A and 1,600-1,800 Horsepower on nitrous
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Built by Capps Performance Engineering
Engine Builder: Robbie Capps
565 Horsepower and 570 ft.-lbs. of torque
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