Recently, while we were in Las Vegas for SEMA, associate editor Marc Christ participated in the Quaker State Engine Build-Off. Not only did his team complete the assembly of a NASCAR Sprint Cup engine, but completed it in just over 31 minutes, beating rivals Super Chevy magazine and GM High-Tech Performance magazine.
The contest, held at the Venetian, was a timed competition, with eight people per team. They worked in shifts of two until the engine was complete. Upon completion, Quaker State oil was poured in, and the teams fired up their engines. Both screamed to life and the onlookers and teams cheered.
We look forward to beating the GM guys again next year.