Lynn Peterson from Kustom Kemps is an AMC engine specialist, and he came to the competition with the only AMC engine. At 401 cubic inches it was at a displacement familiar to the AMC crowd. What really made it cook was the excellent Indy heads and induction, topped by a Holley carb. This engine from Kustom Kemps made excellent power for such a straightforward piece, turning the dial to 658 horsepower, with 581 lb-ft of torque at peak. It was definitely a job well done, with the engine finished qualifying eliminations posting a strong score of 2607.6.