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Score - 2221
Randy Malik brought a new Mopar engine combination to the Street Division to kick off our second day of qualifying eliminations. The engine is based on a production 383 low-deck big block with highly modified Procomp cylinder heads topped with an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake and Holley 4150 style carb. Randy's engine was well dialed-in right from the start, pulling cleanly through the first dyno trial. The 403 cubic inch Mopar wedge delivered a peak of 519 lb-ft of torque, making as much as 573 peak horsepower. The performance earned Malik a solid score of 2221 points.
KMF Racing Engines
Score - 3066.7
Our first Xtreme Street Division engine was the second on Tuesday's roster, featuring the 455-cubic inch SB2 Chevrolet from Kevin Fisher and KMF Racing Engines. In this year's AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge, the Xtreme division earn its name, with the test rpm range extended to 8000 rpm - the highest level in Engine Masters history. The stout Chevrolet exhibited tremendous power, showing peaks of 911 horsepower, and as much as 692 lb-ft of torque. Without a doubt, this category of competition will be one to watch for 2012. KMF finished qualifying without missing a beat, turning in a score of 3066.7.
Score - 2028.7
We had exotic hardware in test cell number one with our next engine in the Street Division. Dove Engineering came to compete with a stout Ford SOHC engine displacing 493 cubic inches. The fuel injected Ford sounded strong as it settled into an idle after start-up, and the numbers produced on the dyno confirmed that this thing made power. The engine was delivering 646 peak horsepower and 598 lb-ft of torque. David Dove worked the tune with several test pulls, finding the baseline setting were nearly optimal. Going into the scored qualifying pulls things were looking good until the third and final official scored pull. A knock developed somewhere in the engine, possibly as the result of a broken valvetrain component. The team completed the third pull nonetheless, but the injured engine was well down on power, finishing with a score of 2028.7
RCS Racing Engines
Score - 2994
Ron Stanislawczyk and the RCS Racing Engine’s team brought a very potent looking big block Chevy combination featuring “Oldsmobile” Pro-Stock style heads. Sitting on a displacement of 499 cubic inches and wearing a pair of Dominator carbs on a tunnel ram intake, this thing meant business. Right from the start the engine exhibited strong power, but Ron and his crew set upon the engine with an extensive tuning session, including a lash adjustment and two involved jet changes. The move they made were all correct, showing an improvement in power, but time was fast closing in on the deadline. The team was forced to crowd the three qualifying dyno pulls into the last few minutes before time ran out. The effort resulted in a score of 2994 points with a best power number of 993 horsepower, and 777 lb-ft of peak torque.
Hinkle Performance Engines
Score - DNF
Hinkle Performance Engines was next up on the dyno, running a beautiful Mopar wedge combination. The unusual engine configuration utilized a 361 block with a small 4.185-inch bore, stroked to a displacement of 412 cubic inches. The Mopar seemed off in air/fuel ratio, and Clark Hinkle worked the tune, picking up power with every move. The engine was delivering power in the mid 500 horsepower range when a freeze plug blew out of the block taking it out of the competition. The freeze plug failure resulted in a DNF for Hinkle Performance
Automotive Machine and Performance
Score - 2779.4
Automotive Machine and Performance came with a Buick to do battle in the Xtreme Division. Mike Philips and his team had prepared an incredible production style Buick, competing against exotic race only engine configurations. Though this GM powerplant might seem out of place in a category requiring over 8000 rpm for repeated dyno pulls, the beautifully detailed engine ran through the required qualifying pull without any sign of strain. Peak power produced during the qualifying session was an impressive 802 horsepower, while torque was also well represented, turning a maximum of 661 lb-ft. The engine finished qualifying with a score of 2779.4.
Score - 2104.7
Back to the Street Division dyno cell, Jesse Robinson and the rest of the crew from SKMFX Engines brought a small block Mopar displacing 417 cubic inches. Jesse is well experience with Mopar combinations, and chose to run a Magnum engine variation using the budget iron Enginequest cylinder heads. The point was to show what can be done with a combination of readily available and affordable components. The engine was equipped with an Edelbrock Super Victor intake, and showed very promising numbers in pre-event testing. It seemed as though the throttle body fuel injection was not cooperating, and the team experienced tuning difficulty hampering their score. Still the engine produced 555 horsepower at peak and as much as 539 lb-t of torque for a score of 2104.7
Score - DNF
Dove Engineering brought a FE engine based on the Ford 427 for competition in the Xtreme Division. The engine looked formidable, with twin Holley Dominator carbs atop a tunnel ram intake manifold. Bad luck plagued the team, first with a valve cover leak causing oil to leak onto the hot headers. Pulling to 8000 rpm proved problematic, with no indication of what could be causing the mysterious inability to reach the required rpm. Rather than risk damage to this classic Ford engine, the team elected to withdraw, resulting in a DNF.