Trick Flow Specialties will be building the engine for the Maddox Race Cars dragster that will be awarded to the 2013 IHRA Summit Racing SuperSeries Top Class Champion.

Trick Flow designed and assembled the 565 cubic inch big block Chevrolet engine that was part of the prize package awarded to Tim Butler, the 2012 Summit Racing SuperSeries Top Class Champion. Outfitted with Trick Flow PowerPort® 360 cylinder heads modified by two-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Jason Line, the big block Chevy made 1,103 peak horsepower and 770 ft.-lbs. of peak torque on Trick Flow’s SuperFlow dyno.

For 2013, Trick Flow will be going Blue Oval with a big block Ford. Based on a Ford Racing 460 siamesed-bore iron block, the engine will feature a pair of Trick Flow’s PowerPort® A460 360 cylinder heads. Other manufacturers featured in the engine build include Scat, Crower, Howards Cams, ARP, and Clevite. While the configuration of the engine has not been finalized, all of the parts used in the build will be off-the-shelf and readily available from suppliers like Summit Racing Equipment.

“We’re proud and excited to build another engine for the Summit Racing SuperSeries Top Class Champion prize package,” said Mike Downs, Trick Flow General Manager. “It’s an opportunity to showcase our cylinder heads and other products to IHRA sportsman racers, plus let people see how easy it is to build big power with off-the-shelf parts. In fact, our goal with this Ford big block is to surpass the horsepower we made with the Chevy—and by a substantial margin, too!”

The engine will be awarded to the 2013 Summit Racing SuperSeries Top Class champion at IHRA’s Summit Racing Equipment World Finals, October 11-12 at Memphis International Raceway. You can review Trick Flow’s build of the 565 Chevy for 2012’s IHRA SuperSeries Top Class Champion and look for build stories on the Ford engine from OnAllCylinders later this year.

Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.