The DIRTcar W16 engine was developed by Carl Wegner and his team at Wegner Automotive to be a reliable and competitive LS race engine while still maintaining a reasonable price point. Track tested and proven by Bicknell Racing, the W16 has shown great success since it's release in 2015.
The W16 is distributed exclusively by Bicknell Racing Products in the US and Canada. BRP is the only approved vendor of the engine. Please visit the links below to learn more about this engine.
Engine Block (encrypted)
Engine: GM LS Wegner Race Prepped
Displacement: 327 (5.3L)
Rotating Assembly (encrypted)
Crankshaft: GM HD, Custom
lightened and balanced by Wegner, 3.625“ stroke
Rods: 4340 Steel
Pistons: Custom Wegner Forged with Dome
Valvetrain & Cylinder Heads
Cylinder Heads: GM Casting,
2” intake valve / 1.55” exhaust valve
CNC ported, 64cc Chambers
Camshaft: Hydraulic Roller (encrypted)
Rocker Arm: GM OE Steel,
Trunnion Upgrade, 1:7ratio (encrypted)
Lifters: GM Hydraulic Roller
Intake Manifold: Edelbrock carbureted, Unported #2809
Additional Engine Features
Mechanical Fuel Pump
Serpentine Front Dress
Wet Sump Oil Pump and Custom Pan
Engine Weight 415 lbs.
Engine is fully encrypted and sealed
The Wegner Automotive W16 Engine combination was tested and tuned throughout the 2015 season at Merrittville Speedway with the assistance of Randy Slack Racing, Bobby Slack at Bicknell Racing Products and former Super DIRT Week champion Billy Dunn. The group worked with Perrotte to find the right combination to make the engine competitive against other options available in the division. Their efforts proved successful as Dunn was able to capture three feature victories during the season.
“A lot of tinkering around went into this to get it where it needed to be,” Bobby Slack said of the combination. “It’s a middle-of-the-road priced engine and we wanted it to act like that. After getting some smart people involved we were able to sort things out and make this a viable solution.”