I’m writing this from the tower of Lucas Oil Raceway outside of Indy during the US Nationals. Today is Thursday and what’s cool about that is the fact we’ll witness stock class eliminations and competition eliminator will appear for the first time of the week. There are more than 50 comp cars here this weekend which is awesome. NHRA’s most mechanically diverse class is filled with interesting cars, altereds, dragsters, and engines galore. There are a pile of little inch, screaming engines that are used and they turn RPM that make even the bravest among us cringe at times. While we do not know the specific end location where this engine landed, we’re guessing it is in a small, light competition eliminator car.
This dyno pull starts somewhere around 8,000 RPM and as you can just see the corner of the computer screen, it rips right into the five digit territory that tests literally every aspect of the engine from its physical construction to the quality of the pieces inside. This is no place for the nervous or those lacking in intestinal fortitude. You better know what the hell you are doing is what we’re trying to say if you are gong to build and sell an engine that can spin a tach like this one repeatedly.
The SB-2 is a piece that was developed for stock car racing and the heads are magic stuff. They are not the cutting edge they once were but as the age and the price keeps coming down they are still being used to make great power in small packages. This is awesome.