After 52 weeks of engines presented in Engine Builder magazine’s Engine of the Week series sponsored by Penn Grade Motor Oil and Cometic Gasket, the Engine of the Year contest was narrowed down to 10 engines. Following a voting contest in November, Baldwin Racing Engines’ 440 LS Late-Model Dirt engine came away the winner!
We called up Jeff Baldwin, the owner of Baldwin Racing Engines in Freidheim, MO, to get the scoop on this 440 LS Dirt Late-Model engine he built for a customer in Australia. Find out all the details of this Engine of the Week sponsored by Cometic Gasket.
An unbelievably amazing jump by Scott Green in his Sail Truck at Rednecks With Paychecks!!! Congratulations to Scott Green on this absolutely incredible jump in SAIL at @redneckswithpaychecksoffroad How many of you think he could've cleared another row of trucks…?? 🤔#sail #rwp #megatruck #jump #sendit #texas #chevy #record #gointhedistance #doingthemost #triplexlife #showusyourtriplex #wemakeyoufamous Posted by…
Congratulation to Ryan Chivers in his $10,000.00 win last night in Nephi, Utah!
Congratulation to Bronson Twitchell in his $10,000.00 win last night at Kings of the Ring in Tooele, Utah with is brand new Baldwin Nitro Elite.
What an amazing jump by Scott Green in the SAIL Truck at Bricks! Definitely one for the records!!
The LS dirt track engines are finally gaining momentum in the dirt world and racers are getting to experience first-hand what we have been talking about since 2011; the power, flatter torque curves, half the cost (in most cases) and lighter all aluminum builds. There are so many bonuses to this engine platform.
What would you expect to pay for a 15° aluminum head with light weight 8mm valve stems (for a more stable valve train)? What about an aluminum head a with a 2.160 intake valve that will flow in the 350 cfm range with moderate porting? Or a shaft rocker system? Well, these are all factory pieces with the LS engine and, with minor upgrades, will make a lot of reliable power.
The LS cam core was increased from the traditional 1.868” to 2.165. This makes for a much stronger cam when running high pressure springs. It also allows the cam companies to get more aggressive on the cores. With its higher location in the block, a 4” stroke is easily achieved with the stock cam core. In fact, in an LS3 block a 4.125 stroke can be used (although we do not recommend this much stroke in our race engines). The bigger core allows more stable valve action and valve timing from cylinder to cylinder than the small base circle cams used in a traditional small block application with stoker cranks.
We are proud to announce that we added the Rottler F65m machine center to the shop. We now have the ability to blue print blocks, perform sleeving operations where center distances are critical, line bore, lifter bore, head and block surfacing, balancing, stroker clearance and many other performance related operations. All machine work is performed…
Another great weekend for BRE customers! Trey Harris on dual wins, Jacob Rexing on his wins Friday and Saturday night, Travis Goodman and Robby Layton. Great jobs guys, keep up the good work!