Nelson's theories are his own, and his philosophies are evolving with the Challenge itself. He explains:"The dyno will tell me where to go. It'll either be awesome everywhere from the bottom through the mid-range, then taper off at the top, or, it'll be great down low and really scream at the top, but might be a little lazy in the middle. Since this is the first Mopar wedge I've designed, I'll need some dyno time to really dial it in. I still feel it has an advantage over the other makes."What does he feel it'll take to win the Engine Masters Challenge?"I think it'll take at least 775 peak horsepower and at least 700 foot-pounds of torque to win. I intend to be a serious contender by playing with the averages once the engine is running. I should be able to maintain 675-plus foot-pounds and 750-plus horsepower throughout the rpm range, which should make for some solid averages. If all goes as planned, I'll have a very high final score, and I could win this deal."Time will tell, and we'll see how Tom finishes on dyno day! Tune in next month for another inside look at an Engine Masters Challenge competitor!