Endurance Racing Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Nasr Victorious at Rolex 24 for Penske, Porsche

Felipe Nasr delivered the first Rolex 24 At Daytona overall win for team owner Roger Penske in 55 years, and the first for Porsche in 14 years, in an exciting conclusion Sunday to the iconic endurance sports car race. Driving the No. 7 Porsche Penske Motorsport Porsche 963 that he shared with co-drivers Dane Cameron,

Record Number of Manufacturers for 2024 WEC Entry List

The 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will feature a record-breaking 14 manufacturers across its Hypercar and LMGT3 classes. Manufacturers competing in WEC next year include Alpine, Aston Martin, BMW, Cadillac, Corvette, Ferrari, Ford, Isotta Fraschini, Lamborghini, Lexus, McLaren, Peugeot, Porsche, and Toyota. The LMGT3 class replaces the LMGTE class that has been on the

The Coolest Engine Shop Ever? Inside Noonan Race Engineering

Even before Noonan Race Engineering completed its new Engine Technology Facility, this was an engine shop we’ve been wanting to see inside for quite a while. If you’re at all familiar with Noonan Race Engineering, its engines and its components, then you already know it’s the the kind of stuff billet aluminum racing dreams are

Stroker 421 cid Small Block Chevy UMP Dirt Modified Engine

When it comes to Dirt Modified engines, customers are looking for an engine combo that is durable and produces good power. For those reasons, Gibbons Motorsports’ stroker 421 cubic inch small block Chevy engine is a go-to package, and has thrived in this segment of racing. Check it out!

Pro Motor Engines’ LS3 Engine Build for TA2 Racing

Pro Motor Engines in Mooresville, NC and owner Dennis Borem have a rich history in NASCAR and other forms of racing. We got to visit the shop earlier this summer, and the team was wrapping up a dyno session on a newly assembled LS3 engine for TA2 racing. We got the full details of the

Dodge R5P7 NASCAR Endurance Engine

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

SCCA Introduces Endurance Racing Program at Sebring

The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) is launching a new program at Sebring International Raceway – the first-ever SCCA Endurance Team National Championship set for March 31–April 2, 2022. The inaugural event is built around a 20-hour invitational race, broken into segments over two days. National Champions will be crowned under the lights Saturday

Justin Lofton’s RY45 Trophy Truck Engine

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.

Endurance Racing = Engine Punishment

Ten years ago, building an offshore powerboat engine was considered the most demanding job ever; Hands down. The combination of weight and size and the boat bouncing over waves causing the props to lunge in and out of the ocean, made for one tough customer. Until now.

Endurance Race Engine Market

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.