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2,600 HP ProCharged 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

BB&T Racing in South Haven, MS has been building high-performance domestic engines for 30 years. One of their latest builds is for a drag racing customer looking to go faster utilizing an F3 ProCharger. Check out this 2,600 hp ProCharged 540 big block Chevy engine!

BB&T Racing Shop Tour and ProCharged 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine Build

During a recent trip to Memphis, TN, we stopped in at BB&T Racing in South Haven, MS to meet with shop owner Derrick Bailey and check out the engine machine shop that opened in 1994. Derrick showed us around and walked us through the details of a ProCharged 540 cid big block Chevy engine he

615 cid Big Block Chevy Nitrous Engine

It’s no secret that turbochargers dominate the power adders seen in drag-and-drive events, and to a lesser degree, superchargers. However, very few competitors resort to nitrous. Graham Hayes is one of those nitrous believers, and his Buck Racing Engines-built 615 cid big block Chevy engine put on a strong performance all five days of Sick Week 2023. Check it out.

Graham Hayes’ 615 cid Big Block Chevy Nitrous Engine

As the last few remaining hours of Sick Week ticked away, we got a chance to speak with Graham Hayes about his 1966 Chevy Nova and its 615 cubic inch big block Chevy nitrous engine built by Buck Racing Engines. It’s our Engine of the Week!

Rebuilding Chevrolet’s Gen VI Big Block Engine

Following Chevy’s introduction of its popular small block V8 in 1955, the OEM needed something larger to power its medium-duty trucks and the heavier cars that were
on the drawing board at the time. Enter the big block!

1930 Ford Roadster and a 468 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Kevin Willms has owned this 1930 Ford Roadster since the age of 17. It started with a 396 Chevy engine and then a 454, and now, at the age of 62 and getting into the drag-and-drive scene, Kevin’s roadster features a 468 cid big block Chevy capable of 500+ horsepower. It’s our Engine of the

468 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Kevin Willms has owned this 1930 Ford Roadster since the age of 17. He’s now 62 and getting into the drag-and-drive scene with the roadster and its 468 cid big block Chevy engine. Check it out!

Naturally Aspirated 632 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Jerry Sweet’s 1976 Nova has been owned by his family for a long time. Despite it changing hands briefly, it it is once again Jerry’s, and he’s using it to its full potential with plenty of miles on the street and countless hours at the track, all thanks to a badass, naturally aspirated 632 cid big block Chevy engine built by Robbins Racecraft Inc.

1976 Chevy Nova with an NA 632 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

It seems more and more these days, you’re hard pressed to find a car that isn’t running some sort of boost. However, there’s something special about a naturally aspirated engine that can kick some ass on the track. For that reason, we were excited to learn more about Jerry Sweet’s 1976 Nova, not only because

Twin-Turbo 509 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Just one of only a few women competing at Sick Week this year, Tina Pierce of Tina Pierce Racing had her 1966 Chevy II Nova dialed in. Thanks to a twin-turbo 509 cid big block Chevy engine, the car ran some personal bests and nearly cracked the 200 mph mark. Check it out!

Tina Pierce’s Twin-Turbo 509 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Striving to make 200-mph passes during Sick Week, we came away impressed by Tina Pierce and her Chevy II Nova, which features a twin-turbo 509 cubic inch big block Chevy engine. The race veteran was attending her first Sick Week and we got the details of her drag-and-drive setup in this episode of Engine of

118mm Turbocharged 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

These days, a 200+ mph pass at a drag-and-drive event like Sick Week, is commonplace. However, it’s not every race you watch a competitor’s doors literally get blown off. Stefan Gustafsson did just that while running a PR of 6.43 at 218 mph thanks to his C4 Corvette and its turbocharged 540 cid big block Chevy engine. See what’s in this 2,100+ horsepower engine!