The final day of qualifiers at the 2012 AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge is almost a wrap, and the top finishers will head to the finals taking place on Friday. Director of Advertising Ed Newman and Technical Product Manager Len Groom have been providing updates throughout the week, and things are getting serious in the final hours. Jon Kaase and team started the day jumping to the top of the ranks in all categories, but numbers haven’t yet been released.
More results will be available very soon. Photos from the event are below.
Wesley Roberson, the Competition Director, and Scott Main of MPG Head Service take a look at the numbers just minutes before their time is up in the dyno.
Naked Dyno... no engine attached
Setting up Team #2 on the dyno, the School of Automotive Machinists. The team won last year and has consistently been in the race for the 2012 title.
In the control room: Wesley Roberson (blue-and-yellow jacket; Jon Kaase, dyno operator; Sydney Bonnecarrere; and AMSOIL Technical Product Manager Len Groom crunching numbers after Kaase Racing's first pull.
In the control room with Judson and Kathy Massingill. All are in good spirits after the S.A.M. run that left them in first place. There are still some strong teams left to run today.
The School of Automotive Machinists, last year's winner of Street Division, getting hooked up to the dyno.
Tony Bischoff (right) explains to Engine Masters magazine editor Steve Dulcich the special challenge his team had to contend with this year. Tuesday morning the crank broke and needed to be re-built because it was a custom part. Bischoff was last year's Engine Master in the Xtreme Street division.
A member of Power Shop Racing Engines doing a carb jet change
Jon Kaasse Motor
BES Performance engine