DIRTcar Announces W16 Engine Option

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W-16 Engine Approved for Competition in DIRTcar 358-Modified Division

$10,000 engine option opens doors for new teams in division

By Mike Mallett

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – Dec. 29, 2015 – After a full year of testing, the Wegner Motorsports W-16 Engine is approved and ready for implementation in the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. For less than $10,000, the engine will be legal at all DIRTcar sanctioned facilities as well as in the 358-Modified Series in 2016.

The new combination will allow drivers to enter the division while giving those already in competition an economical option.

“What we wanted was an alternative for the Sportsman guys moving up as well as for drivers who are already in the division and looking for an economical option,” said Mike Perrotte, DIRTcar director, series and sanctioning. “This isn’t for everyone, but it is affordable and will keep more people racing. We’ve seen what the GM Performance option has done to grow the Sportsman ranks and we hope to help some of them move up to the 358-Modified division.”

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The DIRTcar W16 is an option engine for the DIRTcar 358 Division Engine

What is the DIRTcar W16 Option?

The W16 engine option is a motor developed by Carl Wegner of Wegner Motorsports to be used in the DIRTcar 358 Division. The W16 is based on the GM LS Series engines that are standard production in almost all V 8 GM passenger vehicles today. Wegner Motorsports is the company that NASCAR chose to develop the LS motor for competition originally in the K&N Series and now is used on the Modified Tour and many tracks and sanctions throughout the country. The W16 is developed from these applications.

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