Sponsor Dyno Racing master championship

Dyno Control Room

October 2-6

Sixteen select race engine builders from around the country will gather to compete in the inaugural Race Engine Challenge  American Iron 2-Valve Shootout presented by VP Racing Fuels and VP Racing Lubricants to be held October 2-6, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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 the inaugural event a success and expand the contest in years to come!

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.

About Us

Greg Finnican, the building owner and promoter of Race Engine Challenge, has also been a contestant at the Engine Masters Challenge.

Greg has seen Charlotte become the undisputed capital of NASCAR so it makes sense that Charlotte can also become the East Coast Capital of Dyno Racing.

Greg’s passion, experience and commitment are the driving forces to assure the success and longevity of the Race Engine Challenge.

Technical Engine Conference

Contestants and their guests can also participate in the 2018 Technical Engine Conference (TEC) seminars at the same location as the Race Engine Challenge.

Technical experts and industry leaders will cover topics such as valve train dynamics, cam selection, exhaust header design, EFI systems, lubrication, cryogenics and more.

October 2-6, 2018



The winner of the competition will hold in their possession for one year the coveted Race Engine Challenge trophy plus receiving Industry Award Certificates. In addition, ALL teams will go home with a prize!

A feature article will be published in 2019 in Engine Builder magazine for select participants of the Race Engine Challenge.


We are proud to announce our media partner, Engine Builder Magazine/Speedville.com.


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2018 Technical Engine Conference
Presented by


10-11 am

What to Know When Using A Dyno
Harold Bettes
Power Technology Consultants

3-4 pm

Roger Schiradelly
Controlled Thermal Processing

4:45 pm until…

Valve Train Dynamics
Cecil Stevens
Illusions Engine Development


10-11 am

Racing Fuel
Freddie Turza
VP Racing Fuels

12-1 pm

Richard Glady
VP Racing Lubrication

3-4 pm

Leonard Warren
Tech Line Coatings

4:45 pm until…

Why Your Exhaust Primaries Are Too Big
Calvin Elston
Elston Exhaust, Inc


10-11 am

Exhaust System Designs
Steve Sousley/Andy Garris
Power Technology Consultants
Pro Fabrication Headers and Exhaust

3-4 pm

Cam Selection
Mike Jones
Jones Cams

Pass Prices
1-Day Pass $ 49
2-Day Pass $ 90
3-Day Pass $130

To Reserve A Pass
email: tech@raceenginechallenge.com

Conference Location
4913 Chastain Avenue, Charlotte, NC

Pass Prices
1-Day Pass $ 49
2-Day Pass $ 90
3-Day Pass $130

To Reserve A Pass
email: tech@raceenginechallenge.com

Conference Location
4913 Chastain Avenue, Charlotte, NC