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NEW Eliminator Spec engine powers through a WIN during USCA Las Vegas Season Opener!

Congratulations Jake Rozelle on taking home the WIN for the GTL Class.

What an incredible weekend! Lingenfelter’s first Eliminator Spec engine built this year and Jake Rozelle’s first race of the year! Nothing can stop this dynamic duo. Wishing the best of luck to Jake as he continues to conquer the rest of his racing season. 

A note from the driver himself “It’s purple and it’s a GTL winner!!! The last 2 weeks were a mad thrash and my first time ever driving the completed car was Friday night down Las Vegas Blvd. To finish with a win is beyond my expectations. The new Eliminator R Spec engine impressed me with not only the power numbers it made but also how driveable the new engine package is. The increased RPM range helped significantly in the speed stop segment of the event and the torque increase was fantasticon the road course where it allowed me to run a gear higher than before, eliminating extra shifts and allowing me as the driver to be smoother. I can’t wait for more testing to optimize this new setup! Lingenfelter Performance Engineering played a huge part in getting this car done. Thank you guys and what a way to debut the new Eliminator Spec engine in my car! Also to anyone else I’ve tagged thank you for your help this off-season, it takes a team!

I’d also like to thank all the companies whose support makes our program possible: Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, Ignite Race Fuel, Lucas Oil Products, Falken Tire, Centerforce, JRIShocks, Wilwood Brakes, Forgeline, Ultimate Performance, Van Steel Corvettes, Palmer Signs, LG Motorsports, JCG Restorations, Current Performance Wiring

Lingenfelter’s Eliminator Spec “R” Engine provides validated performance through intense competition and class-leading power! To get your hands on one of these bad boys give us a call! 260-724-2552

Mega Power: Lingenfelter’s Quadruple Digit GMC Sierra

– A highlight from LSX Magazine 

Lately, it seems like we are living in an alternate universe where factory vehicles are cranking out 700-plus horsepower with a warranty. As if that isn’t strange enough, if you’re not shooting to make 1,000 horsepower with your project car, it becomes a laughable offense. In all honesty, 2,000 is the new 1,000 when we’re talking about power numbers these days. And with the advancement in turbochargers and superchargers, this task has become easier than ever.

It didn’t take Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) long to catch on to this horsepower trend. The company has built its reputation on high-performance vehicles that are not only incredibly powerful but dependable, as well. But we have to admit that the company’s latest offering has dropped our jaws like a kid in the world’s largest toy store.

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering was founded over 47 years ago and is recognized for its performance. It develops, tests, and manufactures a slew of engine parts, electronics, and fuel systems, which ultimately wind up in the individual vehicles the company sells. And with high-powered cars in its arsenal, like the Cadillac CTS-V, Camaro ZL1, and Corvette C7 Z06, you might be wondering what car is next for the dynamic group.

It turns out it’s not a car at all. Instead, it’s a truck. You’re probably thinking, “Oh yeah, that’s right; they do have some pretty cool trucks.” And you would be correct, Lingenfelter does have some awesome vehicles other than the two-door sporty ones. Recently, we covered one of its new 2015-19 supercharged Escalade/Denali packages that produce an impressive 700 horsepower. While 700 is a good amount of power, remember that 1,000 is the magic number these days.

If you haven’t caught on yet, allow us to fill in the blanks for you: Lingenfelter recently showcased GMC Sierra truck that cranks out quadruple digits. Before we get into what the 2018 GMC actually made, let’s take a look at the build.

Lingenfelter is, of late, known for the use of superchargers on its high horsepower vehicles. What you may not know is that once upon a time, the company preferred turbos over the superchargers. As technology switched gears between the two forced induction rivals, the supercharger became the preferred method for force-feeding an engine. However, once again, the tide has begun to turn. Turbos are now being put to use at Lingenfelter’s headquarters, and the results are nothing short of staggering.

We spoke to Mark Rapson, COO/VP of Operations at Lingenfelter Performanceon how this transition came back around. Mark said, “With the evolution of supercharger technology, specifically Eaton’s TVS unit, it’s caused us to focus on superchargers for the last eight years. Recently the OEM’s have gotten more interested in turbochargers. This interest has allowed the turbo technology to evolve, which in return makes the aftermarket industry get involved. It’s for this reason that we have revived our interest in using turbochargers.”

While this may be one reason Lingenfelter started looking at turbochargers again, it’s not the only motivation. Mark explains, “As you know, the C8 Corvette is coming out, and the engine bay just begs to have turbochargers installed. We were looking for an avenue to explore the latest in turbo technology and test the waters. That’s how the GMC came about.” 

Click here to read the full story: https://www.lsxmag.com/features/mega-power-lingenfelters-quadruple-digit-gmc-sierra/

Dirk Stratton’s Drifting Career is a Family Affair with his Driftvette.

Dirk Stratton had his hands full at the Formula Drift 2019 season opener in Long Beach. After putting the whole right side of his Lingenfelter-powered C6 Corvette into the Turn 10 wall during practice, he, his dad, mom, and two buddies all began thrashing to fix the “Driftvette” before qualifying rounds began. These were the same people who originally helped build the car, and as a group, they maintain and modify it as needed during the racing season. “I built the transmission, rear ends, everything myself. It’s a long winter in Ohio and all of my buddies help me out,” said Dirk. As you can tell, Formula Drift (FD) is a family affair for team Stratton.

Growing up in a family of car enthusiasts, Dirk caught the racing bug at a young age. “I grew up traveling to all of the NHRA races with [my parents],” said Dirk. “I’d get all my homework from school and take it with me.” When he chose to go the drifting route and not follow in his family’s footsteps on the quarter-mile, it was a bit of a tough pill for Dirk’s parents to swallow. “This was hard for them to be ok with the decision. I did a full season of drifting at local events, and they never came.” But after seeing how much Dirk enjoyed the driving and after his father Don got to ride shotgun at full-lock a few times, the family couldn’t help but support Dirk’s racing efforts.

Dirk got his start in drifting in 2012. He was first exposed to the driving style while attending a motorcycle racing event that was running at the adjacent track. After getting a ride in a buddy’s car, he was hooked. His first drift car was a 1990 240SX hatchback into which he dropped a 5.3L LS engine. “We entered a competition in Michigan just to try it out. We had no idea what we were doing,” chuckled Dirk. “I showed up to grid with no spares- no extra tires or anything! LS Fest was my second competition ever and I podiumed.” As he got more serious about competition Dirk got involved in the Midwest Drift Union, a feeder series for drivers trying to get into FD. His S-chassis lasted for a time, but he got to the point where he either wanted to completely rebuild it or start on a fresh platform.

Since 1928, the Stratton family has owned Stratton Chevrolet in Boyd, Ohio, making Dirk the fourth generation of the family involved in the business. When he decided to switch to a new chassis, he didn’t have to look far for the 2009 C6 he’s driving now. “The Corvette made the most sense,” said Dirk. “It’s a sports car right off the bat. You can build it simple, and it works well.” It may be simple when compared to other FD cars, however, this is the same car he drove to qualify for his FD Pro 2 license, as well as the car he used to win Pro 2 Rookie of the Year in 2017 and Pro Rookie of the Year in 2018. All the while, the car has been upgraded as his driving improves, allowing him to remain competitive with the rest of the grid.

To read the full article visit: https://www.hotrod.com/articles/dirk-strattons-drifting-career-family-affair-driftvette/

NEW RACE WINNING Carbon pTR Manifold – Featured on our Eliminator Spec Engine Builds.

Lingenfelter aligns with Performance Design LLC to distribute and use their products.

We are excited to announce our strategic alliance with Performance Design LLC, the industry leader in developing and manufacturing composite intake manifolds and carbon fiber components for the racing and aftermarket high-performance industry.

Over the last year of engineering and development to create our new Eliminator Spec Engine program we recognized the intake system was critical to achieving big horsepower at high RPM for our “R” Spec naturally aspirated motors.

The Performance Design Carbon pTR manifold was the solution, allowing us to build broad torque curves while making maximum high RPM power and maintaining a forward-facing throttle body. The large plenum volume along with interchangeable runner lengths allows us to tune the intake port volume to specific engine displacements and cam profiles.

The pTR manifolds composite and Carbon construction is strong, lightweight, and insulates against heat-soak to maintain cooler air intake temperatures. The versatile manifold has provisions for other power adders like NOS and can withstand over 40psi continuous pressure.

The Carbon pTR is engineered and has been tested to meet the extreme performance demands of our Eliminator Spec motors!  Check out the details and combinations below! ⬇️

📲Call our sales team for more information  260-724-2552

The Carbon pTR Intake Manifold combines the best materials into a flexible and powerful tunnel ram architecture. Glass reinforced nylon lower and carbon fiber upper shell combine for lightweight, strong and heat resistant performance.  Offering unique modular velocity stacks enabling 6.5 – 9” runners, multiple accessory port and sensor options along with other custom features, this manifold offers easy configuring for any LS3 or LS7 hot rod setup.

Shipping with the longer runner, optional velocity stacks offer different lengths.  Tuning of the intake runner length to match the cam, head and exhaust combo gives the ultimate way to optimize your engine’s power curve.  Shorter runners support high RPM drag applications or longer runners for improved torque in the mid-range.  Mixing lengths can help smooth out the torque curve.

The plenum is constructed from high strength carbon fiber with high temp epoxy for improved strength to weight ratio and reduced heat soak to the fresh air charge. The polymer lower runner pack resists heat soak from the heads and houses all ports/sensors hidden in the valley.  The combination of materials offers a 10 lb weight savings over competitive aluminum tunnel ram manifolds.

Specifications & Features

  • LS3 and LS7 port applications
  • Modular velocity stacks for 6.5”, 8.0” and 9.0” runner lengths
  • Raised velocity stack runner entries
  • PA6GF30 Glass filled nylon lower manifold for light weight and low heat soak
  • Carbon fiber plenum with 5 layers of carbon and foam core flange
  • 105mm forward facing throttle body flange
  • Two MAP sensor locations (front and back)
  • Two 1/4 NPT ports for PCV, purge solenoid, etc.
  • One 1/2 NPT port for brake booster or IAT
  • Includes stainless steel hardware for installation
  • NOS bosses on outboard and valley side of each runner (16 total)
  • Provisions to run 3 injector body lengths
  • Includes molded port, plenum and throttle seals
  • Intake can be reversed on the engine
  • Anodized billet throttle flange; red and black standard colors
  • Optional custom color throttle flange
  • Optional PD ultralight billet -8 fuel rails

Carbon pTR Manifold as seen on Jake Rozelle’s Eliminator R Spec Engine. 

For more details and to shop: https://www.lingenfelter.com/product/PD70515.html#.XqHpsFNKjs0

 

 


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