J.D. Engine and Machine, Columbia, MOAnother of our returning competitors was J.D. Engine and Machine. Everyone expected big numbers as engine builder Jeff Dickey made the most power of our initial Hemi engine challenge last year, and they weren't disappointed as Jeff's power was enough for a second place finish. Knowing the wedge engine's propensity for torque, Jeff deftly tuned his 500-inch wedge to the biggest torque numbers of any Edelbrock-headed engine, and the second highest torque of the contest.
HiTech Motorsport, Ramsey, MNEngine builder Bart Wells and his crew from HiTech Motorsport are no strangers to power. By luck of the draw, the HiTech entry was the first engine on the dyno, setting the standard high by quickly making more power and torque than even the most powerful Hemi in last year's challenge. Professionally built from a cost effective list of parts, the HiTech entry placed a close third, just points away from a higher finish.