It takes a lot of skill and the right equipment to win big at the drag strip—but a little luck doesn't hurt either.
Rick Morley of Allendale, Michigan, had luck on his side when he won a $20,000 race engine at the Fifth Annual Engine Pro/Dart/Performance Engineering Engine Giveaway, held during the recent Funny Car Nationals event at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan.
Jim Sebright of Holland, Michigan, was the runner-up. Sebright won an intake manifold courtesy of Profiler Performance.
Kalamazoo driver Christine VanderSloot walked away with a six-switch panel with pig tails courtesy of R&R Wireloom.
Mark Boardman won valve covers powder coated from Pro Finish Powder Coating.
Participating sponsors of the engine giveaway include Engine Pro, Performance Engineering, Melling Engine Parts, Hastings Manufacturing, Pro-Finish and AERA.
In addition, many manufacturers contributed parts for the engine including Icon Forged Pistons, Comp Cams, Ferrea Racing Components, Oliver Connecting Rods, PRW Performance Products, and Victor Reinz Gaskets.
For more information on Engine Pro, visit www.engineproparts.com.