RCS/AMS Racing Engines

Pittsburgh, PA
499ci Big-Block Chevy

Qualifying score: 2,994
Team leader & members: Ronald Stanislawczyk, John McDonald,
Ron Welsh, Bob Goller
Engine type: big-block Chevy
Claimed displacement: 499 ci
>Block: Dart
Bore x stroke: 4.675 x 3.630
Compression ratio: 15:1
Crankshaft: Bryant Racing
Engine bearings: Speed-Pro
Connecting rods: GRP, 6.225 inches
Connecting rod bearings: Speed-Pro
Pistons & rings: JE, Total Seal
Compression & second ring: .043, .0625 inch
Camshaft: Bullet
Cam duration at .050: 276/286 degrees
Cam duration, adv.: 320/328 degrees
Valve lift:1.060/.953 inch
Head gasket: FelPro, .050 inch
Cylinder heads: Oldsmobile Pro-Stock
Valves (In/Ex): Manley, 2.450/1.860 inches
Valve lifters: Jesel
Pushrods: Smith Bros.
Rocker arms: Jesel, 1.8/1.65 ratio
Engine gasket set: Fel-Pro
Intake manifold: Sonny's Automotive
Carb: dual Holley 1,150 cfm
Carb spacer: Holley
Ignition system: MSD Performance 7AL2
Spark plugs: Autolite
Wires: MSD Performance
Fasteners: ARP
Engine damper: BHJ Dynamics
Water pump: Weiand
Headers: RCS custom
Valve covers: Moroso
AMSOIL oil viscosity: 10w30
Oil pump: Melling
Oil pan: RCS Custom
Mufflers: Flowmaster
Fuel: VP Racing Q16

On The Dyno

Best Qualifying Pull
RPM: TQ: HP:
4,000 529 403
4,200 545 436
4,400 590 495
4,600 636 557
4,800 699 639
5,000 721 687
5,200 624 717
5,400 734 754
5,600 752 801
5,800 767 847
6,000 775 886
6,100 777 902
6,200 776 916
6,400 771 939
6,600 761 957
6,800 753 975
7,000 742 989
7,200 725 993
7,400 699 984
7,600 666 964
7,800 631 937
8,000 600 914


Wise Performance Engineering (WPE)

Weaverville, NC
465ci Oldsmobile

Qualifying score: 2,885.3
Team leader & members: Brad Wise, John Martin
Engine type: Oldsmobile
Claimed displacement: 465 ci
Block: Oldsmobile diesel
Bore x stroke: 4.255 x 4.085
Compression ratio: 15:1
Compression height: 1.06 inches
Crankshaft: WPE prepped Olds
Engine bearings: Clevite
Connecting rods: GRP, 6.180 inches
Connecting rod bearings: Clevite
Pistons & rings: Ross Racing, Speed-Pro
Compression & second ring: 3mm, 3mm
Camshaft: Cam Motion
Cam duration at .050: 262/300 degrees
Valve lift: .849/.849 inch
Head gasket: Cometic, .040 inch
Cylinder heads: WPE-modified Batten
Valves (In/Ex): Victory, 2.25/1.60 inches
Valve lifters: Crower
Pushrods: Manley
Rocker arms: T&D Machine, 1.7/1.8 ratio
Engine gasket set: Cometic
Intake manifold: Edelbrock
Carb: Holley 1,050 cfm
Carb spacer: HVH
Ignition system: MSD Performance
Spark plugs: NGK
Wires: MSD Performance
Fasteners: ARP
Flywheel: JW Performance Trans
Engine damper: ATI
Water pump: Meziere
Headers: American Racing Headers, 1 7/8 inches
Valve covers: WPE
Hose & fittings: Aeroquip
AMSOIL oil viscosity: 0w20
Oil pump: Titan
Oil pan: WPE
Mufflers: Flowmaster
Fuel: VP Fuels Q16

On The Dyno

Best Qualifying Pull
RPM: TQ: HP:
4,000 558 425
4,200 583 466
4,400 579 485
4,600 574 503
4,800 597 545
5,000 617 588
5,200 634 628
5,400 652 683
5,600 657 701
5,800 663 733
6,000 669 765
6,200 672 794
6,400 671 817
6,600 667 839
6,800 661 856
7,000 653 870
7,200 637 874
7,400 622 876
7,600 602 871
7,800 580 861
8,000 558 850


Shelby Engine Co.

Windsor, CA
428ci Ford Small-Block Hemi

Qualifying score: 2,787.4
Team leader & members: Lanny Trefz, Joe Felciano, Roger Gates
Engine type: Ford small-block
Claimed displacement: 428 ci
Block: Shelby
Bore x stroke: 4.123 x 4.00
Compression ratio: 16:1
Compression height: 1.284 inches
Crankshaft: Scat
Engine bearings: Clevite
Connecting rods: Carrillo, 6.200 inches
Connecting rod bearings: Clevite
Pistons & rings: Arias, Mahle
Compression & second ring: .8mm, .8mm
Camshaft: Elgin
Cam duration at .050: 268/264 degrees
Cam duration, adv.: 299/297 degrees
Valve lift: .780 inch
Head gasket: Cometic, .040 inch
Cylinder heads: Shelby hemi
Valves (In/Ex): Ferrea, 2.25/1.60 inches
Valve lifters: Isky Cams
Pushrods: Manton
Rocker arms: Shelby, 1.82/1.75 ratio
Engine gasket set: Fel-Pro
Intake manifold: Edelbrock
Carb: Book Racing-prepped Holley 1,150 cfm
Carb spacer: Moroso
Ignition system: MSD Performance
Spark plugs: Champion
Wires: MSD Performance
Fasteners: ARP
Engine damper: ATI
Water pump: CSR
Headers: SPD, 2.00-inch primary
Valve covers: Shelby
AMSOIL oil viscosity: 5w20
Oil pump: Melling
Oil pan: Stef's Fabrication
Mufflers: Flowmaster
Fuel: VP Fuels Q16

On The Dyno

Best Qualifying Pull
RPM: TQ: HP:
4,000 576 439
4,200 591 473
4,400 592 496
4,600 596 522
4,800 610 557
5,000 621 592
5,200 625 619
5,400 620 637
5,600 613 654
5,800 612 676
6,000 606 692
6,200 597 705
6,400 582 709
6,600 562 706
6,800 543 703
7,000 526 701
7,200 506 694
7,400 485 683
7,600 463 670
7,800 443 657
8,000 417 636


Automotive Machine & Performance (AMP)

Philpot, KY
466ci Big-Block Buick

Qualifying score: 2,779.4
Team leader & members: Mike Phillips, Shane Smith,
Bob Shrewsberry, Daniel Boshears
Engine type: Buick
Claimed displacement: 466 ci
Block: Buick
Bore x stroke: 4.360 x 3.90
Compression ratio: 14.1:1
Compression height: 1.005 inches
Crankshaft: Buick
Engine bearings: Clevite
Connecting rods: Manley, 6.800 inches
Connecting rod bearings: Clevite
Pistons & rings: JE, JE
Compression & second ring: 1/16, 3/16 inch
Camshaft: T/A Performance
Cam duration at .050: 272/280 degrees
Cam duration, adv.: 306/314 degrees
Valve lift: 673/.672 inch
Head gasket: T/A Performance, .051 inch
Cylinder heads: T/A Performance
Valves (In/Ex): T/A Performance, 2.25/1.75 inches
Valve lifters: T/A Performance
Pushrods: COMP Cams
Rocker arms: T/A Performance, 1.6 ratio
Engine gasket set: Fel-Pro
Intake manifold: T/A Performance
Carb: Quick Fuel 1,250 cfm
Carb spacer: Jomar
Ignition system: MSD Performance
Spark plugs: NGK
Wires: MSD Performance
Fasteners: ARP
Flywheel: Ram
Engine damper: T/A Performance
Water pump: T/A Performance
Headers: Montgomery
Valve covers: T/A Performance
AMSOIL oil viscosity: 10w40
Oil pump: custom-prepped AMP
Oil pan: SRE Fabrications
Mufflers: Flowmaster
Fuel: VP Fuels Q16

On The Dyno

Best Qualifying Pull
RPM: TQ: HP:
4,000 553 421
4,200 567 454
4,400 581 487
4,600 603 528
4,800 615 562
5,000 642 612
5,200 659 652
5,400 661 680
5,600 661 705
5,800 659 728
6,000 661 755
6,200 654 772
6,400 647 788
6,600 634 797
6,800 619 802
6,900 610 802
7,000 601 801
7,200 583 799
7,400 561 791
7,600 539 780
7,800 524 779
8,000 508 774


Dove Manufacturing

Columbia Station,OH
427ci FE Big-Block Ford

Qualifying score: DNQ
Team leader: David Dove
Engine type: Ford FE
Claimed displacement: 427 ci
Block: Ford
Bore x stroke: 4.091 x 3.98
Compression ratio: 13.5:1
Compression height: 1.480 inches
Crankshaft: Moldex
Engine bearings: Clevite
Connecting rods: Carrillo, 6.675 inches
Connecting rod bearings: Clevite
Pistons & rings: Arias, Total Seal
Compression & second ring: 3/16, 1/16 inch
Camshaft: COMP Cams
Cam duration at .050: 266/272 degrees
Cam duration, adv.: 300/306 degrees
Valve lift: 700 inch
Head gasket: Fel-Pro, .042 inch
Cylinder heads: Dove
Valves (In/Ex): Manley
Valve lifters: COMP Cams
Pushrods: Dove
Rocker arms: Dove, 1.76 ratio
Engine gasket set: Fel-Pro
Intake manifold: Dove
Carb: Holley dual 1,050 cfm Dominator
Ignition system: ICE
Spark plugs: Autolite
Wires: ICE
Fasteners: ARP
Flywheel: 10,000 RPM
Engine damper: BHJ Performance
Water pump: Dove
Headers: Hedman
Valve covers: Dove
AMSOIL oil viscosity: 15w50
Oil pump: Melling
Oil pan: Moroso
Mufflers: Flowmaster
Fuel: VP Fuels Q16

On The Dyno

Best Qualifying Pull
RPM: TQ: HP:
4,000 471 359
4,200 472 377
4,400 470 394
4,600 474 415
4,800 504 461
5,000 524 499
5,200 536 530
5,400 536 552
5,600 532 567
5,800 527 582
6,000 518 592
6,200 506 597
6,400 495 604
6,600 484 608
6,800 471 610
7,000 462 607
7,200 427 585
7,400 398 561
7,600 369 533
7,800 N/A N/A
8,000 N/A N/A


Street Division

Our 2012 Street Winner
Bradley Built Engines

Laurel, IN
417ci Gen III Chrysler Hemi

Qualifying score: 2,485.8
Team leader & members: Bradley Nagel, Tony Bischoff,
John Lahone, Brian Harrison
Engine type: Gen III Hemi
Claimed displacement: 417 ci
Block: Chrysler
Bore x stroke: 3.950 x 4.250
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Compression height: .990 inch
Crankshaft: K1
Engine bearings: Clevite
Connecting rods: K1, 6.125
Connecting rod bearings: Clevite
Pistons & rings: Ross Racing, Speed-Pro
Compression & second ring: .043, .043 inch
Camshaft: COMP Cams
Cam duration at .050: 236/246 degrees
Cam duration, adv.: 248/265 degrees
Valve lift: 650 inch
Head gasket: Cometic, .060 inch
Cylinder heads: 5.7 Chrysler Hemi
Valves (In/Ex): Manley, 2.18/1.60 inches
Valve lifters: PBM
Pushrods: Manley
Rocker arms: Jesel, 1.7 ratio
Engine gasket set: Fel-Pro
Intake manifold: Mopar Performance
EFI (ECU): ACCEL DFI
Injector size: ACCEL 41 lb/hr
Throttle body: ACCEL
Throttle body spacer: Bradley Built Engines custom
Fuel rails: Aeromotive
Ignition system: ICE
Spark plugs: Brisk
Wires: ICE
Fasteners: ARP, Chrysler
Flywheel: Ram
Engine damper: Innovators West
Water pump: stock big-block Chevy
Headers: Schoenfeld 1.75- to 1.875-inch step
Valve covers: Chrysler
AMSOIL oil viscosity: 5w20
Oil pump: Chrysler
Oil pan: custom Bradley Built Engines
Mufflers: Flowmaster
Fuel: VP Fuels VP100

On The Dyno

Best Qualifying Pull
RPM: TQ: HP:
2,500 470 224
2,700 499 256
2,900 512 283
3,100 503 297
3,300 511 321
3,500 523 348
3,700 532 375
3,900 542 403
4,100 554 432
4,300 562 461
4,500 570 489
4,700 582 521
4,900 595 555
5,100 603 586
5,200 604 598
5,300 603 609
5,500 601 630
5,700 595 646
5,900 587 659
6,100 577 670
6,300 563 675
6,500 542 671


Power Shop Racing Engines

Stonewall, LA
402ci Small-Block Chevy

Qualifying score: 2,425.9
Team leader & members: Joe Carroll, Keith Malmay, John McClemore
Engine type: small-block Chevy
Claimed displacement: 402 ci
Block: Dart
Bore x stroke: 4.126 x 3.750
Compression ratio: 10.4:1
Compression height: 1.36 inches
Crankshaft: Eagle
Engine bearings: Clevite
Connecting rods: Eagle
Connecting rod bearings: Clevite
Pistons & rings: J.E.
Compression & second ring: 1mm, 1mm
Camshaft: COMP Cams
Cam duration at .050: 240/240 degrees
Cam duration, adv.: 242/242 degrees
Valve lift: .720 inch
Head Gasket: Fel-Pro, .042 inch
Cylinder heads: Racer Pro
Valves (In/Ex): Ferrea, 2.190/1.600 inch
Valve lifters: Morel
Pushrods: Manley
Rocker arms: Harland Sharp, 1.7 ratio
Engine gasket set: Fel-Pro
Intake manifold: Edelbrock Performer RPM: Air-Gap
Carb: Power Shop modified PTS 1,050 cfm
Carb spacer: Jegs .5 inch
Ignition system: ICE
Spark plugs: Champion
Wires: ICE
Fasteners: ARP
Flywheel: PRW
Engine damper: Innovators West
Water pump: Stewart
Headers: Schoenfeld
Valve covers: ProForm
Hose & fittings: Russell
AMSOIL oil viscosity: 5w20
Oil pump: Melling M-55
Oil pan: Stef's Fabrication
Mufflers: Flowmaster
Fuel: VP Fuels VP100

On The Dyno

Best Qualifying Pull
RPM: TQ: HP:
2,500 468 223
2,700 490 252
2,900 492 272
3,100 500 295
3,300 516 324
3,500 534 356
3,700 545 384
3,900 551 409
4,000 553 421
4,100 552 431
4,300 547 448
4,500 553 473
4,700 555 497
4,900 554 516
5,100 551 535
5,300 545 550
5,500 538 563
5,700 531 576
5,900 521 585
6,100 507 589
6,300 493 592
6,500 475 588

Hot Heads/Gene Adams Performance/Smithberg Racing

Chico,CA
385ci First-Gen Chrysler Hemi

Qualifying score: 2,423.4
Team leader & members: Bob Holmes, Elaine Miller, Scott Clark, Bob Walker,
Scott Courtney, Andrew Peterson, Stacey Dalzell, Nick Smithberg
Engine type: first-gen Hemi
Claimed displacement: 385 ci
Block: Chrysler
Bore x stroke: 4.002 x 3.825
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Compression height: 1.473 inches
Crankshaft: Bryant
Engine bearings: King
Connecting rods: Pawter, 6.990 inches
Connecting rod bearings: Akerly & Childs
Pistons & rings: Ross Racing, Total Seal
Compression & second ring: .043, .043 inch
Camshaft: Racer Brown
Cam duration at .050: 259/259 degrees
Valve lift: .790 inch
Head gasket: Fel-Pro, .040 inch
Cylinder heads: Hot Heads
Valves (In/Ex): Ferrea, 2.20/1.65 inches
Valve lifters: Johnson
Pushrods: Smith Bros.
Rocker arms: Rocker Arm Specialties, 1.91/1.57 ratio
Engine gasket set: Fel-Pro, Best
Intake manifold: Hot Heads
EFI (ECU): Megasquirt
Injector size: 70 lb/hr
Throttle body: custom Hilborn stack by Hot Heads
Fuel rails: Hot Heads custom
Ignition system: Megasquirt/LS1 coils
Spark plugs: Champion
Wires: GM LS1
Fasteners: ARP
Flywheel: custom
Engine damper: Fluidampr
Water pump: Weiand
Headers: custom Hot Heads
Valve covers: Hot Heads
Hose & fittings: XRP
AMSOIL oil viscosity: 5w20
Oil pump: Chrysler
Oil pan: Stef's Fabrication
Mufflers: Flowmaster
Fuel: VP Fuels VP100

On The Dyno

Best Qualifying Pull
RPM: TQ: HP:
2,500 364 173
2,700 408 210
2,900 437 241
3,100 448 264
3,300 460 289
3,500 470 313
3,700 475 335
3,900 481 357
4,100 497 388
4,300 518 424
4,500 534 458
4,700 544 487
4,900 552 515
5,100 559 543
5,300 563 568
5,500 558 585
5,700 549 596
5,900 533 599
6,100 520 604
6,300 506 607
6,500 481 595