Schedule of Events

The October Agenda

The January Agenda

Day 1October 13, 2021
Time
(EST / GMT -5)
Subject
9:30 – 10:00AM Online Expo Center opens
10:00AM Welcome and Introduction of the show format
Host: Joe Castello, NHRA track announcer, columnist for National Dragster magazine, social media host and owner of media production company, Castello Media, LLC.
10:10 – 10:35AM Featured Engine Build
Get Boosted – What will it take to make 1,000 HP with a stock stroke?
10:40 – 10:55AM Tech 101
Align Boring Vs. Align Honing
11:00 – 11:55AM Engine Builder Interview
Jon Kaase
12:00 – 12:25PM Advanced Technology Feature
Anatomy of a Hydraulic Roller Lifter with John Callies
12:30 – 12:55PM Business Operations Feature
Engine Business Opportunities with Chris Straub
1:00 – 1:55PM Engine Builder Interview
Roy Johnson
2:00 – 2:55PM Tech 101
How Feeds, Speeds and Lube Influence Surface Finish with Q&A
3:00 – 3:25PM Advanced Technology Feature
REM Finishing
3:30 – 3:55PM Diesel of the Day
Pros and Cons of the Duramax Platform with Guy Tripp of SoCal Diesel
4:00 – 4:25PM Featured Engine Build
Blockwork
4:30 – 4:55PM Career Path Feature
SAM Tech – Racing Program students porting heads, CNC work, working back to Mastercam
5:00 – 5:55PM Engine Builder Interview
Larry Clark
6:00 – 6:25PM

Daily Roundtable

6:30PM Day 2 Preview and Expo Close

Day 2October 14, 2021
Time
(EST / GMT -5)
Subject
9:30 – 10:00AM Online Expo Center opens
10:00AM Welcome and Introduction of the show format
Host: Joe Castello, NHRA track announcer, columnist for National Dragster magazine, social media host and owner of media production company, Castello Media, LLC.
10:10 – 10:25AM Tech 101
Bore Geometry
10:30 – 10:55AM Featured Engine Build
Balancing the short block
11:00 – 11:55AM Engine Builder Interview
Scooter Brothers
12:00 – 12:20PM Advanced Technology Feature
3D Printing & Digitize – Saving Spindle Time & Speeding Development
12:25PM Lifetime Achievement Award
Ed Isky
12:30 – 12:55PM Business Operations Feature
Time Is Money – Putting Automotion & Tech To Work – Tips and Tricks
1:00 – 1:55PM Engine Builder Interview
Warren & Kurt Johnson
2:00 – 2:25PM Tech 101
Welding 101 – Do’s and Dont’s of Aluminum Welding – Block Repair with Jeff Jacobs @ Tim Wilkerson’s
2:30 – 2:55PM Tech 101
Engine Bearings with Dan Begle
3:00 – 3:25PM Advanced Technology Feature
V-Twin with George Bryce
3:30 – 3:55PM Diesel of the Day
Pros and Cons of the Powerstroke with Cass Choate
4:00 – 4:25PM Parts Supply Roundtable
Roundtable with engine builders on overcoming parts supply issues
4:30 – 4:55PM Career Path Feature
AERA ERF / Free Online Resources, programs, podcasts, etc.
5:00 – 5:55PM Engine Builder Interview
George Bryce
6:00 – 6:25PM Daily Roundtable
6:30PM Day 3 Preview and Expo Close

Day 3JANUARY 13, 2022

Time
(EST / GMT -5)
Subject
9:30 – 10:00AM Online Expo Center opens
10:00AM Welcome and Introduction of the show format
Host: Joe Castello, NHRA track announcer, columnist for National Dragster magazine, social media host and owner of media production company, Castello Media, LLC.
10:10 – 10:25AM Tech 101
Head Porting, Valve Grinding, Seats & Guides
10:30 – 10:55AM Featured Engine Build
Short Block Engine Assembly with Jimmy Barton & David Lewis
11:00 – 11:55AM Engine Builder Interview
Mark Cronquist
12:00 – 12:25PM Advanced Technology Feature
Reverse Blueprinting – Visual Inspection, Going Beyond The Naked Eye & Piston Ring Metalurgy Comparisons
12:30 – 12:55PM Piston Measuring
Brad Lagman
1:00 – 1:55PM Engine Builder Interview
Keith & Jeff Dorton
2:00 – 2:25PM Tech 101
Motor Oil 101 – Lubrication fundamentals
2:30 – 2:55PM Tech 101
Mechanical Fuel Injection – components, tuning, dos and don’ts
3:0 – 3:25PM Featured Engine Build
Heads & Valvetrain with Billy Godbold and Ben Strader
3:30 – 3:55PM Featured Engine Build
Long Block Engine Assembly with Jimmy Barton and David Lewis
4:00 – 4:10PM Coolant Control
Maintaining your machine’s coolant
4:10 – 4:25PM Career Path Feature
In person classes with Ben Strader
4:30 – 5:15PM Engine Builder Interview
Joe Patelle
5:30 – 6:00PM Daily Roundtable
6:00PM Wrap Up and Expo Close

Day 4JANUARY 14, 2022

Time
(EST / GMT -5)
Subject
9:30 – 10:00AM Online Expo Center opens
10:00AM Welcome and Introduction of the show format
Host: Joe Castello, NHRA track announcer, columnist for National Dragster magazine, social media host and owner of media production company, Castello Media, LLC.
10:10 – 10:25AM Featured Engine Build
EFI Install
10:30 – 10:55AM Featured Engine Build
Prodecures: Break-in Oil and Used Oil Analysis
11:00 – 11:55AM Engine Builder Interview
Bill Godbold
12:00 – 12:25PM Featured Engine Build
Dyno tuning: Air to Fuel Ratio Monitoring, Knock Sensors, Fuel Mapping, Wide Open vs Transient
12:30 – 12:55PM Featured Engine Build
Procharger Install
1:00 – 1:55PM Engine Builder Interview
Vic Hill
2:00 – 2:25PM New Rottler Machine Demo
Demonstration of the latest Rottler CNC technology
2:30 – 2:55PM Advanced Technology Feature
CNC Tube Bending with Jamie Abraham
3:00 – 3:25PM Cross Hatch Angle
Tools for checking: Total Seal tool, Optical tool, and examples of stroke length to CHA
3:30 – 3:45PM Advanced Technology Feature
Profilometer Setup
3:45 – 3:55PM Free Resources
Webinars, online resources at your disposal
4:00 – 4:25PM Featured Engine Build
Dyno tuning with Procharger
4:30 – 5:25PM Engine Builder Interview
Tony Bischoff
5:30 – 5:55PM Daily Roundtable
6:00PM Wrap Up and Expo Close