Plan to attend this lively Q&A Session where four top engine builders covering the circle track, sprint car, dirt late model and drag racing segments will field questions from an audience of attendees.
Scheduled for 8:00 – 9:00 a.m., Friday, December 13, 2013, at the Indiana Convention Center, Meeting Room 231-232 panelists include Keith Dorton (Automotive Specialists); Jon Kaase (Jon Kaase Racing Engines); Vic Hill (Vic Hill Race Engines); and Ron Shaver (Shaver Racing Engines).
Theater-style seating for 200 will be available for this rare event and topics will cover “how to run a successful race engine business”, “tips of the trade”, and more. More importantly, questions can be submitted prior to the event via social media and email – look for news from the staff at PRI magazine.
Jon Kaase earned a degree in mechanical engineering, created race engines that won a dozen Pro Stock championships, succeeded in winning the Engine Masters Challenge four times, and has presided over the company that bears his name for almost 34 years.
Kaase, 60, started competing in drag racing while still at high school. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia at the beginning of 1977 to work for Dyno Don Nicholson and by year end celebrated the move by claiming the NHRA Pro Stock title.
In November 1979 in Norcross, Georgia, he formed his own company, Jon Kaase Racing Engines. Later in 1998 he designed a purpose-built shop and moved his business to Winder, Georgia, from where the company operates today.
Around 2007, the firm expanded its operations into the hot rod market when they introduced the Kaase Boss Nine—a high performance engine series developed from Ford’s big-block 385-series and equipped with hemi heads. In 2010 the P-38, a new high performance small-block series based on the Ford Windsor engine, was introduced. Both engine series continue to enjoy strong sales throughout the United States as well as down-under in the Australasia markets.