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During Epsiode 2 of the  $10K Drag Shootout, we saw the cars getting stripped down, parts lists being made, and the teams scrambling to adjust their plans.

Now, in Episode 3, it’s time to build.

Remember, these teams have $10,000 and just 10 days to assemble what they hope will be the fastest quarter-mile car at the track versus their three competitors.

Read more about the Horsepower Wars $10K Drag Shootout, starting with Episode 1 here.

The four-team competition features a pair of Fox Body Mustangs, a Gen 3 Camaro, and a G-Body Regal—cars that respond well to 1/4-mile makeovers.

This episode shows the teams performing custom fabrication, doing some junkyard scavenging, dumpster diving, and stretching the competition rules to their breaking point.

You’ll see all sorts of new parts going in too, from popular performance brands like QA1, Moroso, BMR, Moser, and Strange.

Want to see what it takes to build a drag car with a razor-slim timetable and maxxed-out budget?

…and what it takes to work with ultra-competitive gearheads under that amount of stress?

If you’ve got 25 minutes, you can find out here:

VIDEO: Episode 3 of the $10K Drag Shootout here

Catch more videos and features at the Horsepower Wars page at OnAllCylinders.