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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.

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!

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.

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!

Stefan Gustafsson’s Turbocharged Big Block Chevy Engine

We didn’t get the opportunity to speak with Stefan Gustafsson during the 2022 edition of Sick Week, and after he won the whole event that year, we knew we couldn’t attend the 2023 event and not talk to him this time. We got the chance to speak to Stefan about his C4 Corvette and its

MAHLE Motorsport PowerPak Options for Big Block Mopar Engines

Both the 383,400 (B) -8.1cc Flat Top and 440 (RB) -24.6cc Dish pistons are made of high strength 4032 alloy with a slipper skirt forging and are dual coated with MAHLE’s GRAFAL® skirt coating and Phosphate dry lubricant.

Vortech Supercharged 572 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

When David Pearson of Little Evil Racing shows up at the track with his Pro 275 Foxbody Mustang, people fear him, and for good reason. David has set numerous 275 drag radial world records, and with a Vortech supercharged 572 cid big block Chevy in this Mustang, another record may fall!