410 Sprint Car engines are pretty bad ass bullets that make more than 900 horsepower, naturally aspirated, on methanol. When you bolt one into a car that weighs just 1,400 lbs, you can imagine that the rate of acceleration is somewhere around “Oh Hell Yeah!” Or maybe it’s more like “No F’ing Way!”. I’m not sure, I haven’t driven one yet. But I can tell you that I’ve seen 410 sprint engines on several occasions and there is nothing about them that is left to chance. These engines are highly sophisticated works of art that feature mechanical fuel injection, trick aluminum heads, plenty of compression, and the ability to spin like none other so as to pull of the corner as hard as possible. They are works of art, and this is a rare glimpse into what really goes into making one tick.
Check out this great video from Speedway Motors, you’ll dig it.
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How do you build an engine capable of powering a Sprint Car on the Outlaw tour? Or one worthy of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame? Running at 8000rpm night after night requires a pretty trick set up. Engines in this class get the best of the best. Zach Woods, engine builder at Speedway Motors Racing Engines, built this beauty from the block up. We could listen to Zach talk engines all day. Zach starts with a beautiful aluminum Donovan 410 block, a Callies Magnum XL crankshaft, Clevite coated bearings, Dyer’s rods and CP Pistons. A Huggins camshaft actuates the Manley titanium valves in 1 Way Technologies’ Type 60 heads. Isky EZ-Roll Red-Zone Lifters, steel T&D Rocker Arms, Trend pushrods and Manley Super Finish valve springs get installed for guaranteed endurance and stability at high rpm’s. Zach tops this work of art with a Kinsler SBC Beast injector and Speedway Motors Racing Engines valve covers. Like just about every other sprint car on the Outlaw tour, Zach runs an MSD Pro Mag.