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- Race Engine Technology Magazine -

"The World's Premier Engine Technology Publication"

If you are at all interested in high-performance engines, then RACE ENGINE TECHNOLOGY (RET) is a magazine you MUST know about.

RET is known as "The Communications Hub of the Racing Powertrain World". RET subscribers include technical people at the highest levels of motorsport, including Formula One, NASCAR, IndyCar, 12- and 24-hour Endurance Racing, NHRA Top Fuel and Funny-Car, World Rally, Moto-GP, and many more.

RACE ENGINE TECHNOLOGY is published 8 times per year by High Power Media. The magazine began publication in mid-2003, and from the very first issue, it has provided unprecedented access to the great minds in engine design and implementation. The editors and writers are highly knowledgeable and experienced, and cover the inner details of engine technology across a huge spectrum of the most refined engines in the world, including NASCAR Cup, Formula One, Le Mans and ALMS (both gasoline and diesel engines), IRL, Dirt-Late Model, Midgets, Sprinters, Top Fuel, Funny-Cars, World Rally Cars, MotoGP, and more.

Race Engine Technology presents an ever-expanding exposure to the thinking at the leading edge of engine design, including advances in cylinder heads, fuel injection, valves, pistons, liners, conrods, crankshafts, lubrication, as well as advanced processes in heat-treatment, coatings, cryogenic treatments, isotropic superfinishing.......... the list just goes on.

The magazine presents details about and pictures of engine hardware from manufacturers and racers including Audi, BMW, Childress, Cosworth, Ferrari, GM Motorsports, Hasselgren, Hendrick, Judd, Katech, Porsche, Ron Shaver, Roush-Yates, Sonny Leonard, Toyota Racing Development and many more.

As an added bonus, it also contains in-depth discussions with world-class engine designers and builders including Ulrich Baretzky, Gordon Blair, Simon Corbyn, Andy Cowell, Ken Duttweiler, Nick Hayes, Alex Hitzinger, Mario Illien, Rick Long, Charles McCartan, Ed Pink, Mario Theissen, Ron Shaver, Rob White, and many others.


Race Engine Technology BACK ISSUES

CLICK HERE to see a summary of the major features in all 97+ previous RET Issues. These gems form an indispensable library of contemporary engine technology. They are immensely valuable to engine designers, engine builders, component suppliers, and engine enthusiasts everywhere.


Race Engine Technology SPECIAL REPORTS

In addition to the periodical Race Engine Technology magazine, the editors periodically publish Special Reports which focus on specific areas of racing technology, Each of these series of Special Reports provides in-depth coverage of contemporary and evolving technology aspects of the title material. The content summaries and purchase information regarding ALL of these reports (current and back-issues) are available at High Power Media.

    Here is a summary of the Special Reports which are available.

  1. Seven volumes of NASCAR CUP Race Technology covering the highly technical aspects of today's NASCAR CUP race car, including aerodynamics, chassis, engines, transmissions, final drive, and more;
  2. Ten volumes of 24-HOUR Race Technology covering the race highlights and the technology behind the Le Mans and Daytona 24 hour races, including facinating information about the race-dominating Diesel technology developed by Audi and Peugeot;
  3. Five volumes of RALLY-RACE Technology covering the brutal competition in World Rally Cars, which features unbelievably-fast racing over non-closed course surfaces, varying from paved to loose, smooth to rutted, on tree-lined roads through forests, across deserts, and every other imaginable, unpredictable driving challenge.
  4. Ten volumes of FORMULA ONE Race Technology with amazing insights into the very closed world of F1 racecar development;
  5. Seven volumes of DRAG RACE Technology presenting revealing analyses of the engine, powertrain and chassis technology inside top fuel, funny car, pro-stock and motorcycle racing efforts.

RET Articles from EPI, Inc.

Occasionally, the chief engineer at EPI, Inc has contributed technical articles to Race Engine Technology magazine. Expanded versions of those articles appear in the Piston Engine Technology section of this site. The following is a brief description of each article, and a link to it.

  1. A comparison of V8 engines used in Formula One and NASCAR Cup (RET-029). Read Article
  2. A discussion of the properties and characteristics of hydrodynamic bearings (RET-030). Read Article
  3. A discussion of the technical aspects and challenges of crankshaft design (RET-033). Read Article
  4. A discussion of the basics of turbochargers and the current turbo technology (RET-034). Read Article
  5. A discussion of advanced materials being used in racing engines (RET-034). Read Article
  6. A discussion of current technology in racing exhaust systems (RET-036). Read Article


In May of 2009, the editors of Race Engine Technology launched a FREE, online supplement called RET Monitor. It contains a growing array of short articles on evolving technology from a host of highly-competent and well informed authors.

These articles ARE NOT a rehash of the magazine articles. They present fresh insight into new and evolving technology, AND THEY ARE FREE !

CHECK IT OUT................. HERE.