The engine builders who assembled at UNOH this past week for the AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge each arrived with different goals in mind. Many came to experience the challenge, others to show their stuff, and some to match whits with top engine builders.
A half dozen made it to the final six in the quarantine, and five survived the cut to compete on Day 5. Only one would take home the title Engine Master. And in the end it was Jon Kaase with a Ford Mod motor powered by a FAST XFI 2.0 EFI system. It was a thing of beauty to look at and a beast on the dyno.
The finishing order for the top five went like this:
1) Jon Kaase Racing, 2961.7 points.
2) Accufab Inc., 2931
3) B.E.S. Racing, 2863.7
4) School of Automotive Machinists, 2858.6
5) Also B.E.S., 2853.7
Kaase came to win, which is why he says he chose the Mod motor because he thought the rules this year favored it more than others. For his efforts, Kaase was awarded a check for $66,500. Not too bad for a 5-time winner.