While we can't say last year's challenge went off without a hitch, we can say that all the competitors were good sports about the challenge and were eager to help each other out when needed. All the Hemis made impressive power, and there were no catastrophic engine failures to ruin anybody's fun. The folks at Comp Cams were generous hosts, providing lunch each day and giving tours of their impressive Memphis facility to anyone interested.

This year's challenge is shaping up to be even more impressive than last year; engine builders have utilized an even wider variety of parts and building techniques for their entries. Remember the contest is based on a combined score of horsepower and torque, divided by the cost of the parts that went into the engine, so the builder who makes the most power won't necessarily be the winner. Last year, it took a blend of stout power combined with an economical parts list to land Lofgren Auto Specialties in the winner's circle.

This year's dyno challenge should prove to be very interesting as we have a wide variety of parts on the wedge motors entered in the contest. Cylinder heads from Indy, Edelbrock, Bulldog, and Brodix will all be tested on Comp's Superflow engine dyno, and one competitor's engine is even sporting six-pack induction!

After the testing is complete, be sure to visit our web site where the challenge results will first be posted. Also stay tuned to future issues as we cover the challenge and also go in-depth into each engine, revealing the builder's power secrets!

SOURCE
J.D. Engine and Machine
900 Spencer Ave.
Columbia
MO  65203
5-73/-445-4550
Mopar Engines West
37530 Enterprise Ct. No. 4
Newark
CA  94560
5-10/-796-4313
MRL Performance
4651 Culley Ln.
Jackson
MI  49201
5-17/-569-2672
mrlperformance@peoplepc.com
Speed-O-Motive
131 W. Lang Ave.
West Covina
CA  91790
6-26/-869-0270
speedomotive.com
Hemi's Only
4131 South Main St.
Akron
OH  44319
3-30/-644-2000
Promax
30-A Gasoline Alley
Indianapolis
IN  46222
3-17/-484-1451
Lofgren Auto Specialties
18130 Dahlia St. NW
Cedar
MN  55011
7-63/-753-7573
Muscle Motors
2085 Glenn St.
Lansing
MI  48906
5-17/-482-4900
musclemotorsracing.com
Best Machine Racing Engines
24808 Romano St.
Warren
MI  48091
5-86/-759-2673
Hitech Motorsport
13915 Radium St. NW Ste C
Ramsey
MN  55303
7-63/-712-9088
Mid America
1945 W. 18th St.
Washington
IA  52353
3-19/-653-6282
Indy Cylinder Head
8621 Southeastern Ave.
Indianapolis
IN  46239
3-17/-862-3724
indyheads.com
Mid America Racing Engines
1945 W. 18th St.
Washington
IA  52353
3-19/-653-6282
midamericadb@lisco.com