Weingartner Racing LLC
Eric Weingartner of Weingartner Racing came to the competition with a fat 541-inch big block Chevy topped with a set of RHS cylinder heads. The straightforward big block seemed poised to make serious power, with a sound of power that rattled the dyno cage. The engine pulled cleanly right to the top of the test rpm range, piling torque along the way. The Chevrolet put down the big numbers, with 866 peak horsepower and as much as 757 lb-ft of torque. Weingartner completed qualifying eliminations with a score of 2520 points.