Race Engine Challenge & Technical Engine Conference

Contestants, their guests and ticket holders have the opportunity to learn from technical experts and industry leaders at the Technical Engine Conference taking place at the same facility, during the Race Engine Challenge. The conference will pause to broadcast a live stream of each dyno pull.

Feel the excitement as the power builds to a roar with engines competing a mere 40 feet from your conference seat. Watch engines during the dyno pull and see dyno readouts live.

In addition to discussing dyno racing results, conference topics include valve train dynamics, cam selection, exhaust header design, EFI systems, fuel & lubrication, cryogenics and more.

Seating will be limited! Ticket availability, pricing and conference schedule will be published soon.

Video Recap

2018 Race Engine Challenge


September 16 – 20, 2019

Select race engine builders from around the country will gather to compete in the second year of the Race Engine Challenge American Iron 2-Valve Shootout to be held September 16 – 20, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dyno Control Room

NASCAR Capital

soon to be

East Coast Dyno Racing Capital

Why Charlotte?


NASCAR and motorsports – it just seems fitting to establish a premier dyno racing competition here in Charlotte.

Charlotte Douglas Airport

Charlotte’s airport is a major hub with hundreds of nonstop flights and over 700 arrivals and departures daily.

Ten Minutes

Our dyno testing facility is located only seven miles from your arrival gate to our front door.

Why This Facility?

Future Events

This dyno facility is well equipped and ideally located and Greg Finnican, the building owner and promoter of the REC, is committed to making all future events a great success!

Walking Distance

There’s a wide range of hotels, dining options and shopping all within a five minute walk.

Downtown Charlotte

If you think this location couldn’t get any better, it does. Charlotte’s Center City and the NASCAR Hall of Fame are only a short ride on the light rail, boarding just a half block from the dyno testing location.

Contact Information

Greg Finnican
Mobile: (704) 408-7356

4525 Hedgemore Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28209-3235


Contest Location
4913 Chastain Ave
Charlotte, NC 28217

Event Location

Entrance to the Race Engine Challenge facility.

The Race Engine Challenge facility is located just two blocks from I-77 & Woodlawn Rd (exit 6A) and only minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Limited parking is available at the facility (4913 Chastain Ave) however plenty of free parking is a short walk from the Lynx Light Rail parking lot (Woodlawn Station – entrance is on Old Pineville Road).

Although there’s a wide variety of hotels and eateries within walking distance of the REC & TEC, the Lynx light rail is a quick and inexpensive way to explore an array of hotels, restaurants and nightlife in Charlotte’s historic SouthEnd, Uptown & EpiCenter, the University of NC area and more.