The Moment Of Truth
In a rare display of emotion, engine builder Jon Kaase (in black) gets high fives all around as his final dyno qualifying run is displayed on the big screen. As the winner of last year's Engine Master's Challenge, Kaase was given the number-one qualifying spot this year-meaning his engine would go last. Talk about tension in the air. All Kaase's competitors were on pins and needles, especially Tim Davis of Davis Racing Engines who was on the bump spot in dyno cell 3. No one, however, was more nervous than Jon Kaase, who felt the pressure of the large crowd gathered around for his runs.We congratulate Jon Kaase for his win in the 2004 Jeg's Engine Master's Challenge. His talent for building competitive engines is only outstripped by his willingness to help fellow competitors and his friendly, approachable demeanor. We are truly lucky to have him in our midst.