In 1950, the Mexican government sponsored a race to inform the world that Mexico had a new system of roads known as the Pan-American Highway, which stretched across the country from north to south for commerce and tourism. That race was the original Pan-Am. Today, known as the La Carrera Panamericana, the race features up
If you’ve ever built an engine for a desert or endurance racing application, then you know it comes with a much different set of parameters than most other engines. Mike Hupertz of Ison Racing Engines knows all about those challenges after building Justin Lofton’s RY45 Trophy Truck engine for the Baja 1000.
Whether the race is based on time (24 hours, 12 hours, 6 hours) or distance (500 miles, 1000 kilometers), endurance racing events remain a unique challenge in motorsports. It is the ultimate test of man and machine, with engine durability playing a substantial role.