Tom Foglesong is the '10 Engine Swap Drags King of the Hill. His car dipped into the 12s on a couple of runs and won it all when Mark Haller fouled in the final round. That's racin'. For his efforts, Foglesong got the only ESD winner jacket on the planet, a CC hat, and magazine glory. Tom Foglesong is the '10 Engine Swap Drags King of the Hill. His car dipped into the 12s o Everything about the Engine Swap Drags (ESD) was cool. Take King of the Hill winner Tom Foglesong for example. Driving his grandfather's '68 Camaro with a lightly modified 5.3 swapped in from an '05 Suburban, he beat the entire N/A field, then took out a 10-second nitrous Camaro for the overall win. These kinds of glorious underdog achievements are exactly what we were aiming for when we hatched the Engine Swap Drags concept. We wanted to turn over a rock and find the hard-core guys who use ingenuity and skill instead of dollars and professional builders to put together some fast cars using bitchin' new powerplants from Detroit. In the end, we found a lot of great cars, but only the most hard-core were willing to make it to Arizona for the race. Those heroes and their engine-swapping ideas are immortalized here. The fastest power-adder car was Mark Haller in his nitrous'd Chevy. He also won the fastest Chevy class, which bagged him an ignition controller gift certificate from MSD for LS-swapped engines that use a manifold and carburetor instead of fuel injection. The fastest power-adder car was Mark Haller in his nitrous'd Chevy. He also won the fastes Jeff Beck had never drag raced before but beat Rod Smokowski's '72 Nova by 0.060 in a heads-up battle for the N/A class. His '69 Skylark is powered by a 6.0L LQ9. Jeff Beck had never drag raced before but beat Rod Smokowski's '72 Nova by 0.060 in a head For the rest of you, we will be running this event again. If you have a pre-'92 American street car with a GM LS, Ford modular, or Chrysler 5.7 or 6.1L Hemi engine and can pass a basic NHRA tech inspection, you qualify. We're not looking for pure race cars or pro-built stuff-we want you to swing a new engine over an old fender and get out and race. Carbs are OK if you don't like fuel injection, and the final round uses a dial-in, so you don't even have to be rocket fast, just consistent. If you want to play, watch for updates in the magazine and check CarCraft.com to see what is happening. This is your chance to get involved and have some fun. We guarantee a spot in the magazine if you compete, and who knows, you might just win it all. Rod Smokowski was put out early when Beck squeezed by him in the lights, but he still had fun. We hope to see the low-13-second sleeper next year. Rod Smokowski was put out early when Beck squeezed by him in the lights, but he still had It's easy to be the fastest Ford when you are the only Ford at the race. It's easier when you have a Kenne Bell-blown four-valve 4.6L under the hood. Kevin Kenley made it look easy with a couple of low-11-second blasts. For his efforts, he scored a set of modular valve covers from Ford Racing. It's easy to be the fastest Ford when you are the only Ford at the race. It's easier when Thanks to MSD Ignition, Ford Racing, and Firebird Raceway. For some reason, no Mopars bothered to show, even though we had a prize for them, too. We gave the MSD certificate for a Mopar 5.7L/6.1L Hemi ignition controller to Beck for advancing on a holeshot with zero drag racing experience. If you had shown up with a Mopar, it would have been yours. For some reason, no Mopars bothered to show, even though we had a prize for them, too. We 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | View Full Article By Car Craft Staff Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!