By SEMA Editors
The 2014 SEMA Scholarship Engine build—headed by Richard Maskin, a highly credentialed engine builder and NHRA Pro Stock Championship winning crew chief—will feature a Dart LS Next cast-iron block (a new variation of the standard LS). A highly effective combination has been developed for the LS Next that is dyno-proven to deliver more than 700 hp on pump gasoline. The engine will be finished to the needs of the buyer, for a competition or street application.
All proceeds will benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, which helps support the industry by offering financial scholarships to students pursuing a career in the automotive industry who are enrolled in two- and four-year programs, and by offering loan forgiveness awards to individuals employed by SEMA-member companies. Both Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness applications are currently being accepted until March 28, 2014.
This charity engine is made possible through the generous support of eBay motors, and the components from a number of highly respected aftermarket firms are being used for the build. They include: Allstar Performance, ARP, ATI, Callies, Champion, Clevite, Comp Cams, Dart, Diamond, Fel-Pro, Hedman Hedders, Holley, Joe Gibbs Driven, Melling, Meziere, Moroso, MSD, PowerMaster, Total Seal and Trend.