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Death Week is a Go!

The tracks are confirmed and pre-entries have begun flowing in for the first (and only) Death Week. Death Week will be a one-off, eighth-mile event featuring four days of racing across 2000 miles of the most beautiful and extreme landscapes this great country of ours has! As well as racing, we will be visiting the

EB Takeover: Mesa Balancing Racing Engines

We’ve been following Mesa Balancing Racing Engines and shop owner Lazaro Mesa for a number of years now, and the shop’s engine work never ceases to amaze us. We recently got Laz to takeover our Instagram account (@enginebuildermag) and showcase Mesa Balancing live. Join him on a tour of the shop to see what Mesa

Engine Builder Magazine & Autolite Honor 2022 America’s Best Engine Shop Winners

After more than 200 engine shop nominations, it was 4 Piston Racing, Choate Engineering Performance and H&H Flatheads that proved to be among the elite in their respective categories.

Engine Builder Magazine’s 2021 America’s Best Engine Shop Winners

Engine Builder magazine has announced the three winners of its 2021 America’s Best Engine Shops contest, sponsored by Autolite. The three winners, Moran Motorsports (Race), LinCo Diesel Performance (Diesel) and Workshop 5001 (Vintage), accepted their awards during Engine Builder’s PRI Party, sponsored by Autolite, at Tin Roof in Indianapolis on December 8. Engine Builder magazine

Engine Builder’s 2020 America’s Best Engine Shop Winners

Engine Builder has announced the three winners of its 2020 America’s Best Engine Shops contest, which is broken out into three categories – race, vintage and diesel. The three winners, Late Model Engines (Race), D&J Precision Machine (Diesel) and Precision Engine Machine Co. (Vintage), accepted their awards virtually this year. The Engine Builder brand has

Drift Car Engines Need Racing Attention Too

Drifting Market Offers Wide Open Engine Opportunities When drifting first started popping up in the United States, there was a lot of debate as to what it was and whether it could be considered racing. In Japan, where drifting was invented, the legitimacy of the sport has never been in doubt. Sometime in the mid-’80s,

Turbo Engine Technology Makes Sport Compacts Relevant

It’s been almost 20 years since the first of the many “Fast and Furious” films entered the public eye, leading to a renaissance for the sport compact car and engine market. That market has ebbed and flowed in the years since, but thanks to a resurgence of smaller displacement engines and turbocharging becoming mainstream today,

Honda K24 Engine

Once you’re a Honda guy, always a Honda guy. At least that’s the case for Ken Rodcharoen of Ken’s Race Engines. His Walnut, CA shop specializes in Honda/Acura work like this K24 engine for an Acura RSX Type S.

Building Stocks and Sprints

To be successful in the performance market, you need to deliver a product or service that a competitor not only needs, but will help make him a winner. To find that product or service, you need to spend time with them to understand the needs of the racers.

Racing Engine Rule Issues for 2015

As a performance engine builder for customers driving in various racing associations, keeping up with rules changes from the numerous organizations can be a challenge. Josh Tennis, head technician at GPM Race Engines in Eagle Rock, MO, and one of Engine Builder magazine’s new advisory board members, said speaking from his experience, it’s up to the shop to investigate engine-related rule updates.