Q & A
What is Dyno Racing?
- Dyno racing is a competition to determine the most powerful engine in a controlled environment.
- An engine dynamometer (dyno) is used to measure torque, or power.
- A state-of-the-art, SF-Powermark Engine Dynamometer was installed last year.
- This event focuses on measuring average horsepower from 4,000-7,500 RPMs per cubic inch.
- Each competitor has up to ten ‘dyno pulls’ during their run.
- An average of a competitor’s best three pulls determines their final score.
- The top two engines battle it out on the final day of the competition.
- The winning engine is immediately torn down and inspected to verify compliance with the event rules.
What is The Race Engine Challenge?
- The Race Engine Challenge was created by engine builders, for engine builders.
- It’s a week of comradery, problem-solving and nail-biting rivalries.
- Up to sixteen competitors from around the country gather annually in Charlotte, NC.
- Specific rules are determined in advance and all engines entered must comply.
- The focus is on two classes of American V8 Engines: Inline Valve and Canted Valve/Hemi.
- The winner is determined in the American Iron 2-Valve Shootout.
What is The Technical Engine Conference (TEC)?
- TEC ticket holders will enjoy the perks of being around sophisticated engines without having to bring one! Bring a buddy instead (and receive that second ticket at half price).
- Hot Rodders who work on their own engines can appreciate the synergy created by a group of engine enthusiasts mingling for a week with the opportunity for 1-on-1 time with speakers and fellow engine builders.
- To hear horsepower being made and see live streaming dyno pulls on a wide screen TV just 40 feet from the roaring engine… you’ll feel as though you’re standing inside the control room.
- The Technical Engine Conference and Race Engine Challenge dovetail as perfectly as Batman & Robin; pretzels & beer; Thelma & Louise…