During our recent trip to Charlotte and Mooresville, NC, we got the opportunity to tour Pro Motor Engines with owner Dennis Borem. This engine machine shop has a rich 40-year history of building engines for all three top NASCAR Series as well as ARCA, SCCA and NHRA. PME focuses on high performance engine building and
Not to be confused with twin-turbocharging, twin-charging is the innovative combination of a supercharger and a turbocharger. It’s nothing new – Lancia, Nissan and Volkswagen were among the first to use the combination back in the ‘80s, but it’s hardly common today.
S&S is combining its brand new 129” and 132” bolt-in big bore kits with lots of goodies to achieve the ultimate engine build.
We recently visited Mooresville, NC and got a chance to see inside Gibbons Motorsports, an engine machine shop that does a lot of machining and engine building in-house. Anything from dirt track, circle track to drag racing and street engines, Pete Gibbons and his team can do it. Pete gives us a tour.
Guys like Cody Helms of HDP Performance prove that being competitive in diesel motorsports doesn’t have to be a pocket-emptying hobby. His 12-valve Cummins build made enough power for him to race competitively in the 5.90 class at UCC this year. Check it out!
Somewhere in the range of 1,500-1,700 horsepower, this LS-powered ’68 Chevelle made a new personal best pass for owner Tanner Stover at Sick Week this year. Check it out!
With increased technology in turbo systems as well as fuel systems, the final limits of the 6.4L Cummins have not yet been discovered. These engines are capable of being a competitor in any event, whether it be truck pulling, drag racing, or cruising the strip.
A Hearse isn’t your typical drag car, but that didn’t stop Jason Pickett from outfitting his 1993 Buick Roadmaster Hearse with all the necessities for the track and the street, including a twin-turbo LS3 engine. This Hearse is definitely “Haulin’ Ash” and it’s our Engine of the Week!
The former ATS Diesel race truck is now owned by Justin Lyons of RG Diesel, complete with an engine rebuild and ready to debut next month at the Thoroughbred Diesel Throwdown. Check it out!
The team at TKM Performance invites you on a tour of their Denton, NC engine and machine shop in our latest Instagram Takeover. Lots of cool engine work going on here! https://www.tkmperformance.com
Many of the biggest names in motorsports have built and used the 2JZ in their own racing machines, proving that the engine platform can be competitive in various formats.
In today’s world of supply chain disruptions, it is a big benefit to be able to source an entire engine system and not have to wait for that last back-ordered component to arrive.