MotoIQ’s Mike Kojima to be a Judge for JE Piston’s Masters of Motors Competition at the 2019 PRI Show


JE Pistons is proud to announce the Masters of Motors competition will return to the PRI show in 2019 and registration is officially open! The first of its kind, Masters of Motors pits the country’s top-engine builders against each other to win the coveted “Engine-uity” award! More information on rules, regs, and how to enter inside.

Click Here to Register for Masters of Motors PRI 2019
(PRI Registration will open November 15th)

What Is Masters of Motors 

Masters of Motors, which was first unveiled at the 2018 SEMA and PRI shows, was a huge success and will take place again next at the 2019 PRI show. Have a winning engine that will be at the show? Read the contest details below and be ready to enter your engine as soon as registration opens!

PRI, is one of the biggest gatherings of racers, and motorsports centric builders and is in fact our favorite trade show, all performance with none of the bing and non-fuctional stuff you see at other industry trade shows.

Check out the videos featuring the Judging and how it was all done last year!

Episode 1 

Episode 2 

What Can I Win?

Enter JE Pistons’ Masters of Motors, the first engine-only competition that will judge on the artistry, uniqueness, and craftsmanship of engine building. Masters of Motors will put engine builders front and center, rewarding the hard work and delicate skill of engine building on a national stage!

Masters of Motors will be judged by four of the biggest names in horsepower, drag racing, and engine tech, including David Freiburger, Steve Brulé, Mike Kojima, and Brian Lohnes. These heroes of horsepower will combine forces, scouring the PRI show to find the best motors of the year. One deserving, overall winner (at each show) will receive the coveted Masters of Motors “Engine-uity Trophy,” an 85-pound, billet-work of art awarded to the best overall engine of PRI 2019. In addition to the overall trophy, winners will also be crowned in the following classes.

 2019 PRI Classes (Subject to change)

  • Overall Winner (Engine-uity)
  • Drag Race
  • Circle Track
  • Boosted
  • Nitrous
  • Naturally Aspirated
  • Import
  • Best Appearing

All 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. In addition, the winner of the Engine-uity award will receive the following from supporting manufacturers, a $4,500 sum across all brands.

  • Dart Machinery- $2,500 toward a cylinder block.
  • K1 Technologies- $750 toward a crankshaft and connecting rods.
  • Trend Performance- $250 toward a set of custom pushrods.

Who Can Win? 

In order to win the 2019 Masters of Motors competition(s), your engine must be present at the 2019 PRI show for the judges to see. Of course, PRI is a very, very big landscape. To make sure your engine gets noticed you can officially enter the competition to let the judges know where to look!

When Will the Master be Crowned?

Masters of Motors competition will take place at the 2019 PRI show. Awards time and date to be announced at a later date.

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