A Portage, Michigan race car driver has won the 10th performance engine to be given away by Engine Pro and its partners at US 131 Motorsports Park. Scott Taylor used a .002 package to beat Jeff Green of Grand Haven, Michigan, in a final-round contest during the 12th annual Funny Car Nationals, presented by Discount Tire.
The $17,000 fully-assembled, race-ready engine was awarded to the winner of a special race between the eight most successful Top ET and Modified drivers in the track’s points series, according to Engine Pro.
The engine is equipped with high performance parts supplied by Engine Pro partners including Clevite bearings, Fel-Pro gaskets, Comp Cams valve train, Melling oil pump, JE pistons, Ferrea valves, Hastings piston rings, Milodon oil pan, Scat connecting rods and crankshaft, and Driven racing oil.
“The Race for the Engine program has been a tremendous success,” said US 131 General Manager Jason Peterson. “All of our racers look forward to it. It definitely is a big deal and we hope it means as much to Engine Pro, Pro-Filer and Performance Engineering as it means to the track and the racers.”
Taylor will install the new engine in the ARC dragster that won him the track championship in Top ET, according to Engine Pro. Taylor is the ninth different winner of the engine. Rick Morley of Holland, Michigan won twice-2012 and again in 2014.
Andy Wrobleski of South Bend, Indiana, won the contest last year. Other past winners include Tracy Muchler of Grass Lake, Michigan, Rick Baad of Mattawan, Michigan, Dave Lorentz of Benton Harbor, Michigan, Justin Wanamaker of Kalamazoo, Michigan and Dennis Geeting of Muskegon, Michigan.
Engine Pro is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Pro-Filer Performance Parts in New Carlisle, Ohio, and Performance Engineering, which built the engine, is located in Jenison, Michigan.