|Student rolls Joe Carroll's #6 engine to the staging area.|
The rules change of note is that instead of competitors doing three warm up dyno runs and three actual runs, the builders this year have 27 minutes to do as many runs as they would like and to choose their best three from whatever should come. It's intriguing because some builders know what they want and set up for those three top tier efforts. Others, however, get a chance to do three runs, then tinker, do another run, tinker a little more and keep making modifications till their time runs out. It has certainly made an impact on the strategy.
|Publisher Ed Zinke|
Total to Date
|Putting together a winning engine means a lot of attention to detail.|
HOW THEY STAND
After three days of competition the six engines currently residing in the locked quarantine area are as follows, listed in order of highest numbers and most stout performance.
#23 John Milhovetz, Accufab Inc.
#20 Greg Brown, Greg Brown Race Engines
#38 Mark Dalquist, Throttle's Performance
#13 Ron Stanislawck, RCS Racing Engines/RCS/ AMS Vortech
#37 Chris Henderson, Henderson Power Sports
#11 Adney Brown, Performance Crankshaft Inc.
How they finish will be another story. At the end of tomorrow the teams left standing will remain through Friday for the playoff finals and, of course, an awards ceremony where only one team will be again be declared Engine Master.
|Engines in quarantine cannot be touched or tinkered with.|