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Old 28th-January-2011, 12:24 AM   #1
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Sonny’s Racing Components in Lynchburg, Va., is building what they say is the first drag racing engine over 1,000 cubic inches.

Craig Olson from CEO Racing in Seattle, Wash., will be the owner of the 1005 c.i. engine that is expected to make over 2150 horsepower.

The naturally aspirated engine will feature Sonny’s new fully in-house CNC ported Special Edition GM hemispherical cylinder heads with the Ultimate Pro Stock Porting. Other components will include SAR Custom Titanium valves; PSI springs; SAR Special Billet aluminum block with 2-inch raised cam to accommodate the custom 70 mm camshaft; Sonny Bryant billet crankshaft; GRP billet aluminum rods; mammoth SAR/ custom pistons with special ring package; SAR/CE 1.062 keyed lifters and 1.031 tool steel taper-wall pins; SAR/T&D/Jesel shaft-mounted rocker system; Jesel belt drive; custom Dailey 7 stage lightweight dry sump oiling system; ATI balancer; MSD Ignition; and SAR sheet metal Pro Stock intake. It also features SAR/Accufab throttle bodies, custom Big Stuff EFI, Sonny’s Billet valve covers, and an MSD Pro Series starter to turn over the beast.
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Old 28th-January-2011, 01:23 AM   #2
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I'd like to be the rod vendor! Craig is a great guy. I can't wait hear it run. I don't think I'd want to have the only one in existence though.
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Old 28th-January-2011, 12:27 PM   #4
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I'm guessing that there will be other's to follow suit, or go even bigger. As it states in the article, all it takes is money.
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Old 28th-January-2011, 01:32 PM   #5
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I like the idea it's naturally aspirated but this is not the first 1000hp motor I've heard of. There are lots of noname guys making good power with old technology. Actually old and new. I'd love to just hear this monster, and see it run. What state is he in?
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Old 28th-January-2011, 01:35 PM   #6
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As it states in the article, all it takes is money.
And a hell of a lot of it!
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Old 28th-January-2011, 03:11 PM   #7
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What state is he in?
He's up here in the Seattle area. He races Division 6 & 7 with both his door car and dragster (Top Sportsman & Comp)

Once they are 800ci or more they all sound pretty much the same. A good friend of ours has a 833ci, 892ci, & 932ci Sonny's...can't tell the difference when they are running.
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I like the idea it's naturally aspirated but this is not the first 1000hp motor I've heard of. There are lots of noname guys making good power with old technology. Actually old and new. I'd love to just hear this monster, and see it run. What state is he in?
its not 1000hp,, its 1005 CUBIC INCH!! how many of them have you seen or heard of? his engine makes over 2100HP!!
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its not 1000hp,, its 1005 CUBIC INCH!! how many of them have you seen or heard of? his engine makes over 2100HP!!
his motor doesent make over 2100hp yet,it is expected to make over 2150 hp hasent done it yet.
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his motor doesent make over 2100hp yet,it is expected to make over 2150 hp hasent done it yet.
2100 hp out of 1000ci is realistic. He already has his Pro Mod, 832 ci, motor making over 1900 horsepower now. Sean
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I can guarantee you it will make that power...our little 762ci engine makes 2,200 - 2,300 range.
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My buddy bought a couple old BBF pro stock Kasse motors. 700 plus cubic inch hemi motors that are obsolete by todays standards. He wanted to freshen them and run them in a grudge type car up but Kasse wouldn't sell him the rings and nobody else had them. Kasse said send them back and we'll freshen them. While these hugh combos are available the owner will be stuck with having to send them back to the origional builder for any repair work. Not something the average racer wants but pretty darn cool to look at......LOL.
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2100 hp out of 1000ci is realistic. He already has his Pro Mod, 832 ci, motor making over 1900 horsepower now. Sean
I thought I read that it made just under 1800 hp?
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The 832 makes 1,950hp and it's not a ProMod engine. Craig races in Top Sportsman and it's in a Sportsman type chassis which is pretty much a ProStock chassis.

To compete in ProMod you better have 2,100 - 3,500 hp or not show up.

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I was just looking up what I have read,, I didn't realize Sonny has got another motor... I was thinking of the 940 CI... I especialy liked that SAR sheetmetal intake. Another motor Now over 2000 hp with that 1000 plus CI... WOW!!
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