Dragster to be Delivered to Winner of McIlvain Race Cars Super 64 presented by Mann Performance at Summit Motorsports Park
At the forefront of their respective fields, Mann Performance and McIlvain Race Cars have long catered to customers throughout the country, and now, the former is set to supply a sturdy engine and the latter a solid chassis for the McIlvain Race Cars Super 64 presented by Mann Performance program at Summit Motorsports Park.
Packing a lot of punch, the Mann Performance-built 565 cubic-inch Chevy engine will feature a Wiseco rotating assembly, Harland Sharp rocker arms and Trick Flow Specialties cylinder heads and intake. It will sip fuel via a Quick Fuel Technology carburetor, and an Abruzzi-built Powerglide and eight-inch converter will spin below it.
"We're very excited about being involved in building the engine for this program," said Doug Mann, owner of Mann Performance, who swiftly and spiritedly stepped up to the plate to take on the project. "It's a very popular engine for a dragster, and while we want it to be something that the average driver can handle, we don't want it to be slow, so it will be a nice compromise. It should be capable of 7.75 in the quarter-mile."
In addition to building engines for race cars, Newark, Ohio-based Mann Performance builds engines for street rods and boats, and offers machine work for diesel engines.
The McIlvain Race Cars-built swing-arm mono-shock dragster will feature powder-coating by Aesthetic Finishers and a Riggeal's Performance Fiberglass body painted by R&R Auto Body.
"Everyone on our team is extremely passionate about and proud of the products and services we offer," said Dean McIlvain, owner of McIlvain Race Cars. "It's a huge sense of accomplishment for us to be able to take raw materials and goods, shape them into a chassis and see all that they're capable of on-track. That's one of the reasons why taking part in this program really motivates us."
Based in New Carlisle, Ohio, McIlvain Race Cars also built the dragster won by John Boes as part of last year's Super 64 program, and was named 2014 Manufacturer of the Year during Summit Motorsports Park's 41st Annual Accel Banquet of Champions in January, 2015.
Additional specialty items for the engine and dragster come from AFCO, ATI Performance Products, RJS Racing Equipment, Accel Performance Group, B&M, DRE Engine Diapers, Mallory, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires and Wheels, Moroso, Moser, Mr. Gasket, MSD/RacePak, Russell Performance Products, Stainless Works, Summit Racing Equipment, Parts Distributors, Inc. (PDI) and White Safety Equipment.
In its fifth year, the super-aggressive Super 64 program boasts $70,000 in prizes and cash, for which the top sixteen drivers and riders in Super Pro, Pro, Super Bike and Sportsman will compete in the quarter-mile at the 38th Annual Kelly Services, Inc. Night Under Fire on Aug. 15-16, 2015. The winner of each bracket will advance to the final four, with the ultimate winner earning the turnkey 2015 McIlvain Race Cars dragster powered by a Mann Performance engine.
Additionally, cash to be awarded includes $1,500 for runner-up, $500 for semifinalists, $200 for quarterfinalists, $100 for eighth-finalists and $50 for sixteenth finalists.
Join the Finish Line Club (FLC) for just $65. Then have the "Super 64" decal on your race car or bike the entire 2015 season in order to be eligible to compete for this great prize!