Gold for the podium
"I enjoy building all the engines myself. I feel that the process from tear-down, cleaning, blue printing, assembly to install allows me to really educate myself on the intricacies of each and every part that we use from companies that partner with us. When I speak to fans and prospective buyers of their product, I want to speak from first hand experience and knowledge. If someone has a question about installing lifters, main studs, head bolts, bearing clearances, I can help them on the spot with correct information and recommend a product that I know has worked for me, I know that these one on one interactions are some of the best opportunities to educate and suggest wonderful brands/products that I TRUST and use myself. I strongly believe that personal accountability from the motor all the way to the completed car has been the main ingredient to our partners' success." - Spike
The engine is finished and ready to install. With great flowing Air Flow Research heads, CP pistons, Carrillo Rods, stage 3 boosted camshaft custom grind profile, Comp Cam lifters, push rods, springs secured with ARP hardware, this motor is going to scream!
This ls1 is going into the Spike Chen Racing, Formula Drift 240SX
"Long before our partnership with Mahle, Clevite brand of engine bearings and rods bearings were the only bearings I used on all of my LS engines. One of my greatest success story came in April of 2018. After 5 years of track abuse and over 1000 drift runs, after tear-down and inspection, the set of Clevite rod and main bearings came out of my ls1 motor looking great!
From F1 to Drag Trucks, Mahle Motorsports is at home on the racetrack with quality, performance and reliability.
Since 1920, Mahle has been a leading innovator of high performance engines, OEM and aftermarket performance automotive parts.
With a new focus by Mahle Motorsports on their line up of air filters, thermostats, gaskets sets, turbos, aftermarket pistons rings, Spike Chen Racing is looking forward to bring brand awareness, product education through on and off track interactions with automotive enthusiasts.
With close to 100 years of automotive experience, we are excited with Mahle's participation and partnership with the Spike Chen Racing team.
Ready for engine plate fabrication
Mocking up the engine with Flowtech LS turbo headers
LS7 dry sump pan fits like a glove.
Spike Chen Motorsports partners with ARP bolts - the world leader in fastener technology
"Since 2001 when I built my first 3SGTE turbo engine from my 1993 Turbo MR2, ARP has always been a part of our success." Spike
With the incredible stress of high revving engines, ever increasing piston speeds, tremendous forces on the main caps and the ever increasing forces acting to lift the heads, ARP has never failed Spike in 17 years of racing. With 30lbs of boost under management in that 3sgte Spike built 17 years ago, he knew that ARP would be always be the go to fastener company.
It is with tremendous pride that Spike Chen Racing team announces our partnership with ARP.
ARP is the official fastener supplier for the Super 8 Supra build.
- SCR Team
Running and testing back in 2014 at All Star Bash. Upgrading the engine from LS1 to a LS7 for the Formula Drift debut in Q3 2018
K&N Filters - Partership
We are very happy to announce the partnership with K&N Performance Filters for our Formula Drift 2 car team in 2018. Having the K&N head quarters located a 5 minute drive from the SCR HQ, this partnership is a natural step forward for both organizations.
We look forward to a tremendous partnership !