The Engine Swap Challenge pits two teams of two people each in a race against each other to see who can swap in LS1 engine into cars currently equipped with small block Chevrolet engines. Out of all the entries Holley received, they chose Kelium Griffin and Michael Edwards to compete against the team of Adam Leigh and Pete Eskew.
Kelium and Michael both reside in Alabama; Kelium is an IT Systems Administrator who drives an ’04 Pontiac GTO. His friend, Michael, is lead technician at Postles Tire Barn and drives a ’66 Chevrolet C-10.
Both Adam and Pete are technicians at GM dealerships, so they have plenty of experience with LS engines, and late model engines and technology in general. They’ve been friends for ten years and help each other out with personal projects of their own. Adam has an S-10 pickup with an LS swap that runs low 7’s at the track. Pete is currently working on swapping an LQ4 engine into a BMW. If he can tackle that job, we suspect the Engine Swap Challenge shouldn’t be too difficult for him, either.
The Holley LS Fest happens at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky September 6-8, 2013, and the Car Craft Engine Swap Challenge starts at 10:00 Saturday morning.