Jon Kaase Racing
All eyes were glued to the test cell as the outrageous 409 cubic inch Ford four-valve modular engine of Jon Kaase moved in for qualifying eliminations. With 16 header pipes snaking off the split exhaust ports, to the innovative injection system controlled by FAST electronic, this engine was extremely highly developed from top to bottom. The power numbers, especially down at lower rpm’s were unreal, with over 600 lb-ft on tap by 3500 rpm. The engine went on to post peak numbers of 720 horsepower and 666 lb-ft of torque. When the numbers were computed for the final score, Kaase had earned 2916.9 points, enough for second place in the current qualifying standings and well within striking distance of the leader.