The Five Best Read Stories of 2013

by Moore Good Ink   1. Emperor of Engine Masters Challenge: Kaase claims purse It takes uncommon pluck to enter an engine performance contest—what happens if you finish 39th? Developing racing engines is a serious business. Your reputation, your record of success and your credentials are constantly on the... read more

How to make a Street Stock racing clutch survive

By Freddie Heaney, Photos by Moore Good Ink: Racers frequently face the inconvenient fact that some clutch-flywheel assemblies are so light they fail prematurely, often during the taxing process of getting the car into the trailer. Curiously, most professional clutch makers agree that you quickly reach a point where... read more

Dart unveils aluminum LS Next engine block

By Ben Mozart There are many ways to move forward but only one to stand still:                                                                                                                                 -Franklin D. Roosevelt It’s PRI 2013 and Richard Maskin exudes a glow of satisfaction. He began thinking about the potential of the LS engine around 6 years ago and initially itched to... read more


By Fergus Ogilvy Understanding factory clutch hydraulics in late model vehicles. Whenever working with hydraulic release systems, taking the extra few minutes to verify slave cylinder measurements is more than worth it.  Factory hydraulics depend on a proper amount of preload for the clutch to disengage properly, yet not... read more

Limited-edition Ariel Atom track day car: TMI puts you at the front

By Bertie Scott Brown Alton, VA: Last year TMI Autotech released a new limited-edition Ariel Atom track day car. In a technical partnership with Honda Racing, a mere 10 uniquely numbered cars, known as the Ariel Atom Honda Racing Edition, were produced at TMI’s Virginia factory. Capitalizing on the opportunity... read more

John Force: His formative years

By: Titus Bloom   A 16-time NHRA Funny Car title holder, Force is the most successful auto racer, in any category, of our time. Yet Tom “Mongoose” McEwen insists he possesses other qualities that may transcend his prowess at the drag strip: he rarely forgets old friends and does... read more

Best of SEMA 2013

By Martha Maglone Photography by Moore Good Ink Las Vegas, Nevada: Industry analysts estimated SEMA attendees would exceed 165,000 this year.  As it turned out, their reckonings were probably close to the mark: some coach journeys from hotels just three miles distance from the Convention Center took between an... read more