Drag Racing Engines Bryan TX

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City of Bryan-Fleet Services
(979) 209-5905, 001-2004
1111 Waco Street
Bryan, TX
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Aggieland Automotive
(979) 693-1000, 001-2004
107 Brentwood Drive East
College Station, TX
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Cardoc
(979) 693-8575
204A Harvey Road
College Station, TX
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tune Ups, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Alignment Frames & Axles Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri: 08: 00 AM-06: 00 PM
Sat 08: 00 AM-05: 00 PM
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American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA, Debit Cards, Personal Checks,

Bryan Drive Train & Diagnostics
(979) 268-2886, 001-2004
3605 South College Avenue
Bryan, TX
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Frank's Electric Motor Service
(979) 822-2024
2600 Maloney Avenue
Bryan, TX
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Water Well Drilling & Service, Electric Motor Parts & Repair
Products
Sales, Pumps, Electric Motors, MOTOR

Utility Fleet Sales
(979) 778-0700
2801 North Earl Rudder Freeway
Bryan, TX
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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CarDoc
(979) 693-8575, 001-2004
204-A Harvey Road
College Station, TX
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Chop's Auto Shop
(979) 774-2288
10700 State Highway 30
College Station, TX
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair, RVs & Campers Service & Repair
Products
Campers, Mufflers

Superior Auto Service
(979) 846-5344, 001-2004
3701 South College Avenue
Bryan, TX
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Asher Automotive
(979) 778-9111
1525 B Crosswind Dr.
Bryan, TX
Specialty
Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Machine Shop Service, Maintenance, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
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Cash

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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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