Kaase had gained a substantial lead on the field, with just one competitor that could still challenge for the crown. Bischoff's four-valve Ford qualified Third, and although it produced the most peak horsepower of the three Mod motors, the others produced a fatter torque curve and a greater score. Bischoff went in with retimed intake cams to try and improve the overall power curve, but the move cost them horsepower on the top and brought down the overall score. With just minutes on the clock, Bischoff and crew yanked the cam covers and moved the cams back to their previous clocking and buttoned everything back up without a hitch. The lost power came back, but the final score of 2,863.7 was down a few points from their qualifying score and was not high enough to catch the four-valve Fords fielded by Kaase and Accufab. It was, however, good enough to secure a Third Place standing.

The 2013 AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge 2013 proved to be one of the most remarkable competitions we have seen in recent years. From the incredible output of the pushrod LS engines, to the outright domination of the wild card four-valve Mod Fords, the competition kept us riveted throughout the event. In the end, Kaase once again proved his supreme ability to capture the title of "Engine Master." Look for a full feature spilling the details on his game-changing Ford four-valve in the next issue of Popular Hot Rodding.

Thursday Night Banquet

At the conclusion of qualifying eliminations on Thursday night, students, staff, sponsors, guests, and competitors gather for the AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge banquet and qualifying awards ceremony sponsored by Competition Cams. Here, Freelander Race Engines receives the Torque Monster award from AMSOIL's Ed Newman (right). This was the first time the banquet was hosted at UNOH's new on-campus UNOH Motorsports Team Racing Complex.

Category: Winner:
Popular Hot Rodding Editor's Pick Throttle's Performance
Engine Masters Magazine Editor's Pick Accufab Inc.
Announcer's Pick (The "Clarence" Award) Chuck Keech (KTC)
Spirit of the Competition Award Scott Clark
"Meet The Field" by SuperFlow Henderson Power Sports
Horsepower King Freelander Race Engines
Torque Monster Freelander Race Engines

Place Team Score
First Jon Kaase Racing 2,961.7
Second Accufab Inc. 2,931
Third BES Racing Engines 2,863.7
Fourth School of Automotive Machinists 2,858.6
Fifth Also BES 2,853.7