The Joe Blow Challenge

15.02.21 05:46 PM By Joe Blow

Here at Joe Blow if there's one thing we love as much as boost, it's land speed racing, and even better, combining the two together. We did exactly this back in 2016 when we took an otherwise stock 1600 single-port stationary engine and bolted a Joe Blow supercharger kit to it and installed it in a ratty oval. We ran it at Speedweek at Lake Gairdner and ended up setting an Aussie record of 109.469mp in G/BGALT class. We even managed to scoop 'rookie of the year' too. What a blast.

With the recent growing interest in AMR superchargers and the prevalence of home grown blower conversions we thought it would be a bit of fun to sponsor a couple of classes in the 36hp and Big Block Challenge for AMR powered engines to encourage people to get involved in the sport and have-a-go at trying to set a land speed record. There are a variety of locations that hold timed Land Speed Racing events around the world, from the Bonneville Salt flats to various air strips and race tracks. It is an accessible sport for most people.

To help encourage participants we have put up a couple of our distributor-less ignition systems as prizes for the highest speeds attained each racing season. There are two classes, one based on the 36hp engine and one based on the later style 40/50hp engines. In both classes participants must use an AMR supercharger on an engine of no greater than 1776cc. Winners will receive one of our ignition systems, a dash plaque (grille badge) and a goodie bag as well as the opportunity to have their speed recorded as a record.

The two classes have been developed in conjunction with the 36hp and Big Block Challenge and the highest overall speeds attained by participants under the relevant class rules will be recorded as records under the 36hp and Big Block Challenge. The class designations and rules can be found at the following link -

So if you fancy having a bit of fun and treading in the footsteps of some seriously awesome racers without breaking the bank, competing in one of the Joe Blow Challenge classes could be just what you're looking for.

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