Drag Racing Engines Beaumont TX

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Alton Auto Sales
(409) 835-5378
1470 North Street
Beaumont, TX
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Used Cars
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays

Alton's Automotive, Inc.
(409) 835-5378, 001-2004
1470 North Street
Beaumont, TX
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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A T Pump & Well Service
(409) 786-1131
5650 Jefferson Street
Vidor, TX
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Water Well Drilling & Service, Gas Well Services, Pumps Parts & Supplies Dealers
Hours
24 Hours Service

Kountze Enterprises Inc.
(409) 246-2659, 001-2004
1035 Old Highway 69
Kountze, TX
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Beaumont Transmission & General Auto Repair
(409) 838-2234
680 N 11th Street
Beaumont, TX
 
AAMCO
(409) 840-9628
4935 College Street
Beaumont, TX
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Transmissions
Products
Cooling Systems & More
Payment Options
Financing Available (O.A.C.), Financing Available (O.A.C)

Car Depot
(409) 212-1331
1210 Washington Boulevard
Beaumont, TX
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Open Saturdays
Products
Mufflers, Chrome Tips

Dejean Automotive
(409) 962-6805
5213 N Twin City Highway
Port Arthur, TX
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Engine Rebuilding, Diesel Engine Parts Sales & Service
Payment Options
All Major Cards Accepted, Extended Warranties Accepted

Musselwhites Transmission Service
(409) 423-2371
West Fm 1013
Beaumont, TX
 
Hensley Paint & Body Shop
(409) 389-2796
336 N 9th St
Beaumont, TX
Services
Auto Body

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Drag Racing Engines

Brendan Baker

From the early days of drag racing up until the recent past, racers built everything for their cars themselves, from the engines and chassis to the shop equipment. Most racing teams pulled their racecars to the track behind the family station wagon or pickup truck. The personalities who participated in the sport were as colorful as they were resourceful.

Today, drag racing is as much business as it is sport. According to our select panel of experts, drag racing has become a turnkey business, which bodes well for engine builders who wish to reach the staging line of this niche market.

The first dragsters of the early 1950s were lightly modified production-based vehicles with virtually stock engines. By the mid 1970s, after “Big Daddy” Don Garlits lost part of a foot when his transmission exploded, Top Fuel dragsters began to take their current form with the engine in the back and big airfoil rear wings for aerodynamic downforce. Speeds soon climbed to the 270 mph mark, and by the late 1980s the 300 mph barrier had been broken.

Today the speeds are even greater, and drag racing continues to feed the speed culture of America. The sport today is a multi-million dollar industry and hundreds of engine suppliers test their products on the track on Sunday before selling them on Monday.

NASCAR’s billion-dollar industry – oval track stock car racing – may be getting a lot attention these days but drag racing has a dedicated fan base as well, with the largest amount of active participants of any of the motorsports disciplines. According to the Motorsports Industry Association, there are 155,000 active drag racers in the United States alone, and drag racing is gaining in popularity internationally, too. That’s a load of potential engine sales for performance engine builders who may be interested in building these fire-breathing monsters. The top levels of drag racing in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) are full of professional teams with large corporate sponsors and big dollar racing budgets. In most cases, these professional race teams have their own engine programs and often they build engines for some of the smaller teams as well. Top Fuel and Funny Car teams tear down their engines after every run because with 7,000-plus hp, drivers are basically sitting on controlled bombs.

Turnkey Racing
For the professional performance engine builder, the drag racing market offers the greatest potential at the grassroots level – think Sportsman and Bracket racing. These classes are where engine builder’s services are most in demand, according to drag racing experts.

“Ninety percent of what we do is build drag racing engines, and most of them are for Sportsman and Bracket racers,” says Dick Fox of Champion Racing Engines in McCordsville, IN. “We build a lot of big block and small block Chevy engines fo...

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