Ladies and Gentlemen, start... your... engines! The 2004 Virtual Engine Masters Challenge is heating up and if you haven't already entered our newest contest, there's still time to get in before the September 30th deadline. If you're not familiar with the Virtual Engine Masters Challenge ("Virtual Challenge") here's the bottom line, we've created a unique software-based competition that will pay large sums of cold, hard, cash and media exposure to the thirty-three top competitors, including a nice $10,000 payout to the winner! As the name implies, it's an engine contest, one that's based on American, V-8, gasoline-powered, high-performance powerplants. So, whether you're a horsepower junkie, casual enthusiast, or a professional engine builder this contest was designed for you. Since it's software-based, there's no need to build a real engine, in fact, you don't even need to know how to build a real engine in order to win! The Virtual Challenge will be entertaining and educational, regardless of your skill level.
Turning our Virtual Challenge idea into reality was made possible with the support of our friends at Pro Racing Sim of Memphis, Tennessee. Their Dyno Sim software will allow you to easily design hundreds of virtual engine combinations then dyno test them with just a single mouse click. The software also has many "iterator" functions that will work on your behalf to maximize power where you need it. Need higher peak horsepower? Ask the iterator to find it for you. Need a broader torque curve? The iterator will quickly sort through hundreds of combinations to find the best curve for your particular application. One of the many benefits of entering the Virtual Challenge is that you will receive a free copy of Dyno Sim software, it's yours to keep and use long after the contest is over. You'll retain the capability to design and test the engine of your dreams before you turn a single wrench, thus saving you valuable time and money.
We've been receiving lots of inquiries about our Virtual Challenge, so we thought it would be beneficial to provide you with some insight on how to be competitive in this year's virtual rumble. To get started, you will need to visit www.enginemasters.com to receive a free copy of the entry information and contest rules. Once you arrive on the home page, click on the Virtual Engine Masters Challenge logo then scroll down to the menus at the bottom of the page. It will take a few minutes to print and review all of the contest related information, its important and the more you know about the contest the better your chances of winning the large $10,000 payout.
While visiting the Engine Masters Web site, you would be very wise to also check out the 2002 Jeg's Engine Masters Challenge ("Jeg's Challenge") winning engine designs and the 2004 Jeg's Challenge Contest Rules. As you will soon see, our Virtual Challenge is a software-based version of our popular Jeg's Challenge, so familiarizing oneself with both contests will assist immensely in the development of your winning virtual engine.
Since its inception in 2002, the Jeg's Challenge has gained the attention of our readers, the automotive aftermarket, and many of racing's best minds. Each year, 50 of the nation's finest engine builders are invited to compete in our "dyno racing" shootout. The competitors have nearly 6 months to design, build and test their powerplants based on a specific set of rules. In October, competing engines from around the nation will be shipped to the World Products dyno facility and loaded onto certified DTS dynamometers to determine who can produce the most average horsepower and torque over our specified rpm range of 2,500 to 6,500. With a grand prize worth over $100,000 in cash, the Jeg's Challenge has become one of the most closely watched motorsports competitions of the year.