Racing Engine Design

Bret Bowers and the Racing Engine Design team brought another LS, this time a 417 cubic inch unit based on the LQ9 production engine. This high tech combination featured Holley’s impressive EFI induction. Bret had little run time prior to the event, and worked quickly to find a good calibration by starting with the Holley EFI working in the “self-learn” mode. The exceptionally detailed LS delivered 675 peak horsepower, and a peak torque reading of 615 lb-ft of torque. When the final qualifying score was added up, the team was a little short of qualifying with a score of 2630.7