With a storied race history of his own, Sandy Wilkins has taken his passion for cars and engines and turned it into his life. From race teams to Roush Yates Performance to opening Wilkins Racing Engines, he knows how to build high-horsepower engines like this 632 cubic inch big block Chevy nitrous engine for No Prep drag racing. Check it out!
Sandy Wilkins of Wilkins Racing Engines recently allowed us to visit his engine and machine shop in Mooresville, NC. We were thoroughly impressed by how clean and organized his shop was and the caliber of the engines his shop churns out. We got the full details of this big block Chevy nitrous engine he built
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!
After nine model years in the market, with hundreds of thousands sold, the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro will retire after the model year 2024. The final sixth-generation Camaros will come off the assembly line at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Michigan in January 2024. Chevrolet campaigns the sixth-generation Camaro in a variety of series,
Chevrolet has debuted the new Corvette Z06 GT3.R racecar, a year before it makes its competition debut at the 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Making its public debut at Daytona International Speedway ahead of last Saturday’s Rolex 24, the Corvette Z06 GT3.R is Chevrolet’s first racecar that fully meets FIA technical regulations for GT3 cars.
Goodguys, the organizer of America’s favorite car show, has announced the extension of a deal with General Motors to present the Chevrolet Performance GM Iron Builder of the Year and the Chevrolet Performance Retro Iron Builder of the Year awards through the 2024 show calendar. Each show season, Goodguys and Chevrolet Performance will recognize two
General Motors has announced plans for a hybrid Chevrolet Corvette sports car, followed by a fully electric model, as GM President Mark Reuss announced in a LinkedIn post. The hybrid Corvette is expected in 2023. The fully electric Corvette will feature GM’s Ultium-powered batteries. In addition, it will likely feature Ultium Platform’s energy recovery system, a
The Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals continues its partnership in 2022 with Chevrolet Performance. Chevrolet Performance is co-sponsoring the LSX-based categories in the NMCA championship drag racing program, the 16th annual LSX Shootout (World Wide Technology Raceway May 12—15), the 4th annual COPO Camaro Shootout (Summit Motorsports Park August 25—28), and a presenting
This week, we’re featuring a diesel-powered rat rod that is sure to draw attention on and off the drag strip. Introducing ‘Burnie,’ Robert Berry’s ‘45 Chevrolet pickup powered by a 5.9L HO Compound Turbo Common Rail Cummins engine built by Industrial Injection. Find out how ‘Burnie’ got its name and what the lofty goals are for the engine/truck combination.
“The new Corvette Z06 defines the American supercar,” said General Motors President Mark Reuss. “It builds on the distinctive design and groundbreaking dynamics introduced with the mid-engine Corvette and elevates them to deliver refined but uncompromising track capability with world-class performance.” The Z06 features an all-new 5.5L LT6, the highest horsepower, naturally-aspirated V-8 to hit
These cylinder heads are manufactured using a proprietary process employing permanent molds and a dense aluminum alloy.
Karl Kustoms, a national retailer of GM crate engines and a specialist in Chevrolet Performance, is the new title sponsor for the Bristol Dirt Nationals in Bristol, TN. The dirt race is taking place March 15-20. The Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals will showcase more than 1,200 racers throughout eight racing classes and multiple sanctioning