CRA: Sealed Engine 2004 wrap-up

McGunegill Sealed Engine Has Successful First Season With The Sunoco Super Series Muncie, IN (November 1, 2004) - Two of the top six drivers in the final standings of the 2004 Sunoco Super Series choose to use a new experimental sealed engine...

McGunegill Sealed Engine Has Successful First Season With The Sunoco Super Series

Muncie, IN (November 1, 2004) - Two of the top six drivers in the final standings of the 2004 Sunoco Super Series choose to use a new experimental sealed engine that was tested by the Sunoco Super Series during the 2004 season. Series veterans Rick Turner and Jeff Lane both utilized the McGunegill Sealed Engine that was built by McGunegill Engine Performance of Muncie, Indiana. Prior to the 2004 season, the Sunoco Super Series saw the need to develop an economical alternative racing engine that was competitive with the present 9 to 1 engines that are utilized in the Sunoco Super Series.

The job at task was to develop the power plant and have it competitively equal to the present engine while being more affordable for the teams to purchase and race an entire season. They met with DeWaine McGunegill and the work began over the Winter of 2003/2004--In the Spring of 2004 the new engine was tested at Anderson Speedway and was found to be just as competitive as the 9 to 1 engines. Now the task was to see if it could be as dependable and cost efficient to run.

The verdict is now in and the McGunegill Sealed Engine performed flawlessly the entire season. Series veteran Rick Turner, in the Great Deals Coupon Magazine #26 Monte Carlo, was chosen by McGunegill Engine Performance to test the engine through out the 2004 season. Turner had 3 top 5's and 8 top 10 qualifying runs, while having 10 top10 finishes for the season and 2 top five runs to finish 6th in the 2004 Sunoco Super Series points. Turner said, "The McGunegill engine performed with out a hitch, the only thing we did all season was change the oil. We did not even replace the plugs." Turner continued. "We had just as much power and the cost of the engine at $13,000.00 complete is a saving for the racer." Late in the season Jeff Lane purchased one of the McGunegill engines and was able to capture a win at Bear Field Speedway in Fort Wayne, Indiana on October 17th on his way to finishing third in the final Sunoco Super Series point standings.

When asked about how he felt on the test season DeWaine McGunegill said, "The engine proved to be both dependable and powerful. The engine ran over 2500 laps and did not miss a beat and accomplished everything we were trying to get it to do."

Glenn Luckett from the Sunoco Super Series stated, " The McGunegill Sealed Engine test was a success, the engine proved to be very competitive and very reliable. We are not looking to replace the 9 to 1 engines, we are just looking to find an economical alternative that would make it more affordable for teams to race competitively in our series."

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Drivers Jeff Lane