When Jon Kaase looked at his numbers after his dyno run on day four of the 2014 AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge he seemed crestfallen. He brought a powerful engine to the game, but when all was said and done after Thursday's end of the day run his gut told him he'd be coming up short in the final showdown.
|Tony Bischoff (center) watches the numbers with BES Racing Engines on the block.|
Sure enough, his instincts were keenly attuned to what was going on, and when the final story had been told, he didn't have it this year. Tony Bischoff started the final day with ginormous numbers and by day's end his score was insurmountable.
Congratulations, Tony. 5X Engine Master has to feel pretty good.
There was still a lot of power on display in the finals. When all was said and done, here's how it all shook out.
1) SCORE: 3017.4
ENTRY: BES Racing Engines ENGINE: 401ci Gen III Hemi
AVERAGE PEAK POWER: 688.67 horsepower, 611.67 lb-ft
2) SCORE: 2920.9
ENTRY: Bradley Built Engines ENGINE: 417ci Gen III Hemi
AVERAGE PEAK POWER: 699.07 horsepower, 615.70 lb-ft
3) SCORE: 2913.5
ENTRY: “Also BES,” John Lohone ENGINE: 401 LS
AVERAGE PEAK POWER: 674.00 horsepower, 595.33 lb-ft
4) SCORE: 2904.1
ENTRY: School of Automotive Machinists ENGINE: 436ci LS
AVERAGE PEAK POWER: 725.33 horsepower, 644.00 lb-ft
5) SCORE: 2875.4
ENTRY: Jon Kasse Racing ENGINE: 404ci Kaase Boss 9
AVERAGE PEAK POWER: 677.33 horsepower, 597.00 lb-ft
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Here are some additional shots from Lima, Ohio last week.
|The Bradley Built Engine had some cool Brazilian technology affixed.|
|The local media dropped by to put our story on the evening news.|
|That's an oil pan, not a bed pan. All week the staff was exceedingly helpful.|
|John Lohone, like the other top guns, had double plugs per cylinder.|
|This was a first EMC for Hot Rod editor David Kennedy, here addressing the banquet.|
|The Brad Nagel made an impressive run, but came up short.|