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Inside the Coyote Den of Fast Forward Race Engines

Fast Forward Race Engines and shop owners Joe and Gina Irwin have been making big horsepower and well-performing engines for quite some time. Recently, the shop’s Coyote engine program has been gaining notoriety thanks to the work the shop does in conjunction with Brett LaSala and his record-setting Snot Rocket Mustang. That twin-turbo 5.0L Coyote

Turbocharged 5.0L Coyote Engine

This 50th anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet features a turbocharged 5.0L Coyote engine and it’s one of the fastest Mustangs in Mexico. That said, there’s still room for improvement, and Martin Martinez of Junior Performance plans to make it even faster!

Turbocharged 5.0L Coyote Engine in a 50th Anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet

For the last couple years of the PRI Show, Frankenstein Engine Dynamics has had an impressive booth space filled with cool product and cool cars. Case in point, during the 2023 show we stumbled upon a 50th anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet owned by Martin Martinez of Junior Performance. Martin has already made this a seriously

Melling Chromoly Oil Pump Steel Gerotors for Ford 5.0L DOHC

These chromoly steel gerotors offer increased tensile strength and toughness. Recommended for race and power-added applications.

melling oil pump gerator
The Winners of 25th Annual TX2K

After a week of racing, the 25th TX2K is in the books, and champions have been crowned in the 13 drag racing classes, as well as four roll racing classes. The event, which started in 2000, has become an annual proving ground to see where the mark stands in a multitude of classes, as well

Engine Builder Magazine Announces 2023 Engine of the Year Winner

Engine Builder magazine has announced its annual Engine of the Year winner for 2023 – a Twin-Turbo 5.0L Coyote engine – built by Joe Irwin of Fast Forward Race Engines in New Port Richey, FL. Joe Irwin and his team accepted the award at Engine Builder’s PRI Party, sponsored by The ArmaKleen Company and Safety-Kleen,

Tyler Hewett’s 6.0L Powerstroke Mustang

We love seeing something out of the ordinary, and at this past summer’s Ultimate Callout Challenge, we got to spend a few minutes with Tyler Hewett talking to him about his love for the Powerstroke platform and the reasons he stuffed a 6.0L into a Mustang. It’s our Diesel of the Week!

600-HP 427 cid Ford Engine

We recently visited Charlotte, NC to check out a few engine shops in the area, and one of the first was Prestige Motorsports. This engine machine shop also does a ton of car work too, and just finished upgrades to a 427 cid Ford engine for a 1968 Shelby Mustang. Check it out!

Shelby Mustang 427 cid Ford Engine

We were recently in Concord, NC and had the opportunity to visit Prestige Motorsports to see what the latest was with the engine and machine shop. Owner Doug Aitken walked us around, showed us some new developments and gave us the details of a customer’s 1968 Shelby Mustang with a Prestige-built 427 cubic inch Ford

Ford Unveils New Mustang GT4

Ford has unveiled the Mustang GT4 during a special event at the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in eastern Belgium. The GT4 is based on the all-new ’24 Mustang Dark Horse, just like its sibling, the Mustang GT3. With the reveal, Ford officially continues an uninterrupted tenure in the SRO-sanctioned

Ford Formally Unveils Mustang GT3

Ford has unveiled the Mustang GT3 race car, based on the all-new 2024 Mustang Dark Horse, during a special ceremony as part of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 10-11.  The automaker also announced plans to enter the GT3 into the iconic endurance race’s FIA GT3 category in 2024, along with an entry in

Ford and RTR Reveal Competition-Level, Formula Drift Mustangs

Ford and RTR Vehicles have revealed the newest Formula DRIFT Spec 5-FD competition Mustang based on the all-new, seventh-generation 2024 Ford Mustang. The unveiling was in conjunction with two-time FD champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. announcing his return to the sport after a year’s absence. He will compete in select events behind the wheel of the all-new