As they have done in years past, King Engine Bearings is once again hosting an Engine Builder Roundtable seminar at the 2019 PRI Show. The roundtable seminar will take place Friday, December 13 from 11 am until 12 pm in room 238 of the Indiana Convention center, and is free to attend.
This year’s discussion topic will focus on coated bearings — specifically King’s pMaxKote bearings — and how their use has helped the members of the panel in their respective motorsports disciplines. The panel’s varied competition experiences are united by the fact that all of them use coated bearings in their competition engines.
This year’s panelists are:
Will Au-Yeung of PZ Tuning. Au-Yeung is a Global Time Attack competitor, taking on the fastest front-wheel drive vehicles on the planet in the Unlimited FWD class, as well as setting the overall top-time of the event several times in his expertly prepped Honda Civic powered by a turbocharged K24A2 engine.
Jeff Lutz of Lutz Race Cars. While most may know Lutz as a driver on the wildly popular Street Outlaws television show, Lutz has a long, successful history in Pro Modified drag racing along with the grueling torture test that is Drag Week. His wide range of experiences making huge power successfully gives him a unique insight into what it takes to make an engine perform.
Eric Malone of Malone Racing. Malone is a grudge racer through and through who also has a TV show, but with a twist. He and his team focus on rebuilding and improving other teams’ grudge cars. That unique format gives Malone a lot of exposure to different engine combinations, and knowledge on what consistently works, across the board.
Mike Kojima of MotoIQ Garage. Kojima has been around engines in a lot of different capacities throughout his career, from engineer to media to engine builder and author for road racing, time attack, and professional drifting efforts. His long and varied resume covers some of the most intense forms of sport compact competition around, and his engineering background gives him a unique view into the technology of sport compact performance.
Wes Spry of Wes Spry Racing. Spry is a drag racer, through and through, campaigning a Sport FWD Integra with a 1,300-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Making a four-cylinder engine live at those power levels is no small feat and requires serious knowledge on engine theory to make happen.
The discussion will start by focusing on polymer coatings for engine bearings along with other engine building topics and will feature a question and answer session open to the audience. King Bearings asks that you RSVP for the free seminar at THIS LINK to ensure your spot at the seminar.