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Summer Vibes and a Dream Engine Giveaway

How can you not love summer? Sure, it gets hot, but it definitely beats the cold, and there’s so much going on to occupy your time. Here at Engine Builder, our team has stayed extremely busy attending racing events, shows, visiting manufacturers and engine shops, as well as our usual content work.

Derek Rose’s Triple-Turbo 6.7L Cummins Engine

Derek Rose of DNR Customs has one fast Cummins truck. In fact, it’s currently the fastest 4WD diesel truck in the world! Check out the triple-turbo 6.7L Cummins engine under the hood!

triple-turbo 6.7L Cummins
Deck-Plated Single-Turbo 6.7L Cummins Engine

Travis Trent’s F-250 race truck has since ditched the original 6.0L Powerstroke for a new, 1,800-horsepower 6.7L Cummins engine. Check out what makes it special!

6.7L Cummins
Blaney Scores All-Star Race Win at Texas

Ryan Blaney won big after an overtime restart this weekend at the 38th running of the All-Star Race, netting a $1 million dollar payout. This was Ryan Blaney’s first win of the season after 3 poles and the 4th All-Star race win for Team Penske.  “Congratulations to Ford Performance, Roger, Jonathan, Ryan, and everyone at

1,400-HP 6.4L Cummins Engine

Justin Zeigler of Ziegler Diesel Performance has proven time and time again he knows how to build an engine. This 6.4L Cummins he just finished for customer Travis Richards is one more example of that. Check it out!

6.7L Cummins
1,900-Plus HP LLY Duramax Engine

With aspirations of a 2,000-horsepower 6.6L LLY Duramax engine, Morey Logue of Interstate Diesel Performance is just on the verge of hitting his goal. Check out what’s helping him get there!

6.6L Duramax
Weiand Supercharged 454 Big Block Chevy Engine

For people like Jason Schaefer, making horsepower and enjoying performance is more about being the right mechanic than having the right billfold. He showcases that mentality in his 1929 Ford hot rod, which is equipped with a supercharged 454 big block Chevy engine. Find out what helps this thing rip down the track!

Ultimate Callout Challenge 2022 Preview

The biggest diesel competition event of the year is less than three months away; read more to learn what changes are happening this year and how the diesel world is preparing!

Ultimate Callout Challenge
Ferrari Challenge North America Set at Daytona International Speedway on April 9

Racing and car enthusiasts will get the chance to see some of the most powerful and high performance sports cars ever built at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, April 9, as part of the second round of the 30th anniversary of Ferrari Challenge. Two icons in motorsports – the World Center of Racing and Ferrari –

Turbocharged 6.5L GM Diesel Engine

You won’t see a lot of guys racing 6.5L trucks at the competitive level. Nonetheless, you’ll always find engine builders like Tyler Loewen of 23 Diesel and Off-Road who like a challenge. That’s why he’s building up what he hopes will be one of the baddest, turbocharged 6.5L GM engines out there. Check it out!

Climate Change’s Mechanical Injected 12-Valve Triple Turbo 6.7L Cummins Engine

Do you believe in Climate Change? Regardless of your scientific standpoint, we can all agree that this 2000 Dodge Dakota Pro Mod truck named Climate Change featuring a mechanical injected 12-valve triple turbo 6.7L Cummins engine is absolutely awesome! The guys at Warren County Diesel and Scheid Diesel are aiming to make this the fastest diesel truck on Earth.

Vintage Engines: Rebuilt to Drive

Classic and vintage car culture in is a diverse one. It’s more than just muscle cars. In addition to the unmistakable rumble of American V8 power, vintage European and Asian marques are part of the regular scenery too, and there are premium events around the world that bring out some of the most sought-after models

Vintage Engines
Turbocharged & Nitrous-Boosted 6.7L Cummins Engine

Looking for a badass street/strip truck, a customer recently chose LinCo Diesel Performance to do the engine, transmission and truck work. The result was this 6.7L Cummins build that goes a few steps beyond what LDP regularly churns out. Find out what went into the build.

Offshore Boat Engines

While not impossible to build, offshore marine engines are not the easiest to build either, so it takes a skilled and experienced engine builder to churn out the power levels most customers desire.

Race Boat
Holley High Voltage Experience Hits Sonoma Raceway

Holley’s “High Voltage Experience” took place last weekend (November 13-14th 2021) and offered the ultimate playground for EV owners, drivers, and enthusiasts alike. Set at Sonoma Raceway in CA Nov 13-14, the event offered multiple high-performance driving events and an opportunities for the emerging EV culture to come together. Motorsports events included autocross, road course,

Champion Race Car Driver Bob Bondurant Passes Away at 88

Friday, November 12, 2021, the world lost an iconic American racing hero, Bob Bondurant. Bondurant passed away at the age of 88 and is survived by his wife, Pat, President and CEO of the Bondurant Racing School, who vows to continue the legacy of Bob’s School. Robert Lewis Bondurant was born on April 27, 1933,

500+ HP Compound Turbo 4BT Cummins Engine

Known for automotive projects that push the limits of what’s possible, Hauk Designs recently teamed up with some of the best diesel shops in the business to turn a stock 105-hp 4BT Cummins engine into a 500+ horsepower, compound turbo, off-road, rock crawling beast. See what went into the build.

Supercharged 5.2L GT500 Mustang Engine

In 2010, Rebecca Starkey bought a brand new 2011 5.0L Mustang. It was the first vehicle that VMP Performance started hammering with R&D efforts, and after 11 years, it’s had a lot done to it. Find out what makes this supercharged 5.2L GT500 Mustang tick today!

Olivia Scaffidi, Engine Builder, Racer, Influencer

Olivia Scaffidi is not someone to pass up a good junkyard find. Currently working on a 1971 El Camino and a 1971 Firebird, Olivia has aspirations to expand her engine building knowledge and racing experience.

Stock 2005 LLY Duramax Engine with Nitrous

These days, it doesn’t take much to build a custom diesel engine capable of some serious horsepower. However, it takes a bit more effort to keep a diesel engine completely stock and make it live near 1,000 horsepower. That’s what Walt Schiemann and his shop Prime Diesel & Automotive are attempting to do with a stock LLY Duramax. Check it out!