It was a very successful weekend for BILSTEIN racers in all forms of Motorsports. On the off road side, BILSTEIN Racers secured 6 podium finishes in rounds 3 and 4 of the Lucas Oil Off Road racing series. During round 3, Team BILSTEIN racers Jerett Brooks took 1st place in Pro Lite, Taylor Atchison took […]

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The Southern Illinois Center hosted the inaugural Junior Knepper 55 on Saturday, December 19th, 2015. The USAC Honda Midget event saw an epic battle in the feature as Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rallied from the tail to overtake teammate, Bryan Clauson, in the closing laps to take the lead and ultimately the win. Scott Frazier Photography […]


Making the best of a difficult situation. That’s exactly what Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway is doing after the recently weather-plagued 28th edition of its popular COMP Cams Short Track Nationals winged 360-ci Sprint Car event atop the ¼-mile clay oval. Denied the annual full dose of beyond-intense racing action in 2015, racers and fans alike […]


The NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series announced on Friday at the Performance Racing Industry Show an eight-race Winter Shootout to begin the 2016 racing season. The Winter Shootout will be separate from the regular National Touring season and will payout its own point fund. The new split series format will give more NeSmith Chevrolet […]

The 2016 Show Me 100 will show racers and fans something different. (CB Race Photos)

One of dirt-track racing’s biggest weekends is growing. The 24th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by at Lucas Oil Speedway is adding about $60,000 in total purse money for the three-night event, next May 26-28. A feature on the middle night is being added, meaning two $6,000-to-win preliminary events leading into the $30,000-to-win […]


Piston manufacturers ask for a lot of information about your engine when ordering a set of custom pistons, and for good reason. Brad Green of Mahle told the AETC audience that because every engine is a special project. The conference then closed out with a panel discussion that covered “mistakes” among the topics.


Computer simulation offers tremendous potential for engine design, but there are current drawbacks in terms of cost and time needed to evaluate the data. Dr. Robert Prucka and Justin Callies from Clemson University provided demonstrations and overviews of these powerful tools to the AETC audience.


Finding hidden horsepower is just as effective as making horsepower. Lake Speed, Jr, filling in for Joe Gibbs’ lead engine builder Mark Cronquist, offered several suggestions in reducing parasitic losses during Tuesday’s Advanced Engine Technology Conference (AETC).


Three afternoon speakers at AETC offered tips and advice regarding the benefits of data acquisition for both drag and close-course racers; upgrading late-model, crank-driven oil pumps; and helping single 4-barrel engines improve air-fuel distribution with a NASCAR-style camshaft.


The 2012 Advanced Engine Technology Conference kicked off Monday, November 26, with two related topics: oil and bearings. Scott Diehl of Driven Racing Oil and Rod Sledge of King Engine Bearings spoke on the advancements in synthetic oils and trends in tighter bearing clearances.


Day 2 of the Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC) continued the 2011 theme of the latest advancements and developments in engine performance technology by attacking a variety of themes. Throughout the day we would hear a variety of issues discussed. Read here for more.


After 22 years the annual Advanced Engineering Technology Conference might still be the best kept secret within the performance industry. Around 100 individuals from across the nation filed in today for a chance at hearing some of the most highly respected technical experts within engine technology.


The third and final day of the 2010 Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC) ended with a couple of high notes. The final speaker of the conference light the house up with his stories about burning things and a roundtable session with some of circle track’s greatest living engineering legends.


The eagerly awaited second day of the AETC conference got underway with a schedule of Hall of Fame engine builders, award winning product engineers and even a College Professor of Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University.

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