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Damon’s Big Block Chevy: A Fair or Unfair Advantage on No Prep Kings?

Damon, the number one racer on the No Prep Kings Invitational point standings, has been dominating the competition with his unique big block Chevy combination. But will his engine and blower setup be subject to a rule change next season? This is Street Outlaws No Prep Talk, and today we will discuss this controversial topic.


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Damon is one of my favorite racers on NPK. I really like him and he did extremely well this season. I was very happy for him and I always root for him. He doesn’t have the huge budgets that some of the other racers have, but he came out with a specific combination and destroyed the competition.

His engine is a billet block 484 ci big block Chevy with MBE wedge heads. These heads are very efficient and flow around 590-600 cfm on the intake port, which is insane. His blower is a ProCharger F4 136, which is one of the biggest and most powerful blowers on the market.


Photo by Damon Merchant

Now, every time I talk about rules on NPK, everybody thinks that I have something to do with the rules or that I have any insight on the new rules. The truth is that I’m just giving out my opinion. When there are official rules released, I always share them with you and give my opinion.

This year, there has been a big controversy regarding Damon’s big block Chevy combination. Some people think that he has an unfair advantage and that he should get more weight or run a smaller blower. Others think that he is following the rules and that he deserves to win.


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My personal opinion is that he should not get any weight or blower change for his combination. Yes, he is running a billet block, but he is not getting an additional 100 lb weight break like Jeff Lutz does for his cast aluminum block. His block is not a standard big block Chevy block, but neither are the hemis that are running on NPK. I don’t think his engine makes the same power as a hemi, even though his heads are very good. He still gets a weight break for running a wedge head instead of a hemispherical head, which is fair.


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I do think that the ProCharger F4 136 will get some weight next season, because it is a very big and powerful blower. But I don’t think that will stop Damon from running fast and winning races. He has a very good car and a very good team. He is a great racer and I respect him a lot.


Photo by Dean Images

So, that’s my opinion on Damon’s big block Chevy combination. What do you think? Do you think he should get a rule change or not? Let me know in the comments below. And don’t forget to subscribe and stay tuned for more videos coming all about the Street Outlaws No Prep Kings race series and all the other Street Outlaws shows. Thanks for watching and see you next time.


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