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Sick Week 2024 Results

Sick Week 2024 definitely didn’t disappoint! See the results.

615 cid Big Block Chevy Nitrous Engine

It’s no secret that turbochargers dominate the power adders seen in drag-and-drive events, and to a lesser degree, superchargers. However, very few competitors resort to nitrous. Graham Hayes is one of those nitrous believers, and his Buck Racing Engines-built 615 cid big block Chevy engine put on a strong performance all five days of Sick Week 2023. Check it out.

Graham Hayes’ 615 cid Big Block Chevy Nitrous Engine

As the last few remaining hours of Sick Week ticked away, we got a chance to speak with Graham Hayes about his 1966 Chevy Nova and its 615 cubic inch big block Chevy nitrous engine built by Buck Racing Engines. It’s our Engine of the Week!

1930 Ford Roadster and a 468 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Kevin Willms has owned this 1930 Ford Roadster since the age of 17. It started with a 396 Chevy engine and then a 454, and now, at the age of 62 and getting into the drag-and-drive scene, Kevin’s roadster features a 468 cid big block Chevy capable of 500+ horsepower. It’s our Engine of the

468 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Kevin Willms has owned this 1930 Ford Roadster since the age of 17. He’s now 62 and getting into the drag-and-drive scene with the roadster and its 468 cid big block Chevy engine. Check it out!

Sick Week’s Fastest 4-Cylinder – a Turbocharged 2.0L 4G63 Engine

Tony Niemczyk has owned his 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse since 2001. Over the years, it’s been a constant evolution to get the car from a regular commuter to the point it is today – a streetable race machine with the claim of Sick Week’s Fastest 4-Cylinder and back-to-back Sick Week Freaks class wins. That’s thanks to a turbocharged 2.0L 4G63 engine. Check out the details!

Tony Niemczyk’s Turbocharged 4G63 Engine

In a domestic engine dominated field of drag racers, Tony Niemczyk’s 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse with a turbocharged 2.0L 4G63 engine stood out from the crowd – in a good way. This high-powered import won the Sick Week Freaks class, repeating as class champ, and is capable of blistering, mid-8-second passes. It’s our Engine of the

Chris Hein’s Twin-Turbo 6.2L LSA Engine

In just over 3 months time, Chris Hein got this 1933 Factory Five Racing Ford 3-window coupe put together with a twin-turbo 6.2L LSA engine to tackle his first Sick Week. Not only did Chris’ combo finish the week without any issues, but he captured a 3rd place finish in the Stick Shift class. Hear

1,000-Plus HP Twin-Turbo 6.2L LSA Engine

Chris Hein’s 1933 Factory Five Racing Ford 3-window coupe and its twin-turbo 6.2L LSA engine were put together in the span of three months. The combo not only survived Sick Week 2023, but it thrived in the Stick Shift class, securing a 3rd-place finish. Check it out!

416 cid Nitrous-Powered LS Engine

Amongst a sea of Novas, Camaros, Mustangs and other popular muscle cars typically at drag-and-drive events, Bryan Anders’ 1977 Chevy Chevette was something more unique. Equipped with a 416 cid nitrous-powered LS engine, the car is capable of 1,000-plus horsepower. Check it out for yourself!

1977 Chevy Chevette with a 416 cid Nitrous LS Engine

Amongst a sea of Novas, Camaros and Mustangs, Bryan Anders’ 1977 Chevy Chevette stood out at Sick Week 2023 in the best way possible. Powered by a 416 cid nitrous LS engine, this Chevette can boogie. We spoke to Bryan about the drag-and-drive combo during day four of the event at Gainesville Raceway. It’s our

ProCharged 406 cid Small Block Chevy Engine

In an effort to keep his 1957 Bel Air mostly original, Stew Hill kept the car primarily steel, but opted for a fiberglass hood. Under the hood, however, is a ProCharged 406 cid small block Chevy built by Riegel Engines. Check it out!