Mike Kojima in Masters of Motors SEMA Video!

By Shelby Crackston

JE Pistons Continues Masters of Motors Competition at PRI 2018

Beginning at the 2018 SEMA show and continuing on to the PRI show, JE Pistons will once again be recognizing engine builders’ hard work, creativity, and commitment to combustion with the Masters of Motors competition. Judged by industry experts David Freiburger, Brian Lohnes, Jeff Smith, and our own Mike Kojima, the competition will pit the top engines of SEMA and PRI against each other on the grounds of creativity, style, engineering, as well as several other facets.

2018 Masters of Motors PRI Classes

  • Engine-uity (The overall winners of the 80 lb billet trophy)
  • Fan Favorite
  • Boosted
  • Nitrous
  • NA
  • Circle Track
  • Drag Race
  • Import
  • Best Appearing

The Master of Motors winner will receive the coveted, billet “Engine-uity” trophy as well as $4,500 in product certificates from supporting manufacturers. All class winners will receive a $1,000 JE Pistons product certificate to be used on any set of JE pistons, rings, or JE Pro Seal gaskets.

Judging for the PRI Masters of Motors will begin on Thursday, December 6th and competitors are encouraged to register online to let judges know where to find their engines. The crowning of the Masters of Motors champion will take place on December 7th at JE Pistons PRI booth  11:00 am.

Check out the SEMA Masters of Motors Video!


  1. Winning an award and gift certificate from a piston company with a pistonless engine might be a little awkward don’t you think?

    Cool award! Too bad road race didn’t get a class. That market must be a lot smaller than drag and circle though.

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