School of Automotive Machinists

Next up in final elimination was the SAMs Chevrolet LS engine. This engine stood in fourth place in qualifying, and was the most powerful pushrod engine of the field. The SAMs team is known for exceptional organization and discipline in the test cell, and these guys went to work like a professional team. Methodically working the fine tune on the Holley EFI clearly improved the score in a progression of changes. The team paid strict attention the optimizing the air inlet and in controlling the engine’s operating temperature. When the final score was calculated, SAMs was clearly playing the game well, bumping their final score by nearly fourteen points to 2858.