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CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Katech now offers its popular cast aluminum, CNC-machined valve cover design for the Gen V “LT” small-block V-8 engine, as well as complementing coil relocation brackets, to enhance the underhood appearance of 2014+ Corvettes, 2016+ Camaros and 2014+ Chevrolet and GMC full-size trucks and SUVs.

More than stylish, the raised design of the covers provides clearance for high-performance valvetrain components such as larger valve springs and rocker arms. They are also designed with easy access to the cover fasteners without removal of the ignition coils.

“Katech’s Gen V valve covers build on the functional design and style introduced with our original LS-series covers,” said Jason Harding, director of aftermarket operations, Katech. “Gen V valve covers feature an edgier design with sharper corners, mimicking the design evolution from the more rounded C6 Corvette to the well-defined lines of the C7 Corvette.”

The new Gen V covers, which list for $429.99, are CNC-machined in-house at Katech and are offered for wet-sump (with fill hole and Mobil 1 oil fill cap) and dry-sump (no oil fill provision) applications, and include the fasteners, gaskets and necessary fittings. They are also offered with slots designed to accept machined inserts (sold separately). Katech-logo inserts are offered and customized inserts are also available.

Additionally, custom powder coating is offered, allowing customers to tailor the color of the covers to the paint scheme of their vehicle.

The available coil relocation kit ($229.99) enables the coil pack to be mounted above the valve cover, for a custom appearance that puts the gorgeous valve covers on full display. Katech offers MSD plug wires ($55) for a tailored fit with the relocated coils and a spark plug boot insulator sock ($6.99/each) for added heat protection.

Katech’s new valve covers join a growing list of engine parts and engine performance packages for the Gen V LT series, as well as complete engines, including the 700 hp, naturally-aspirated Street Attack 427 engine.

About Katech

Katech was founded in 1977 by Fritz Kayl and Warren Frieze and continues to offer innovative products and cutting edge technologies in the areas of racing engines, race program support, prototyping, testing, R&D, manufacturing, high performance parts and vehicle modifications for street and track. For more information call 866-KATECH1 or visit  Follow Katech:, Instagram: @Katech_Inc or Twitter: @KatechInc

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The Katech 550 Engine Package













Tested Performance, Proven Power


Going to the track on a budget but can’t afford nor want to sacrifice the power plant of your race day car? No need to worry because Katech has you and your team covered. The Katech Engineering and Motorsports team have been hard at work designing, developing and testing the newest addition to Katech’s engine package lineup and are proud to present the new “Katech 550 Engine Package.”


The Katech 550 Engine Package goes far beyond the developed and precisely tweaked 550hp 6.2L LS3 and delivers more than just an assembled engine to its new owner. The 550 Engine package brings only what a select few in the world can offer at the price you can afford. Don’t make the mistake of letting this great price fool you. Behind the Katech 550 Engine is over 30+ years of master engine building, designing, development and testing experience.


Power and durability is the heart and soul for the Katech 550 Engine Package and the Katech Engineering and Motorsports Team wanted to give it the spirit of affordability. Using every bit of our knowledge, we rigorously tested the Katech 550 Engine Package to make sure it would meet Katech’s relentless demands by passing through our multiple engine dyno cells and durability programs which are second to none worldwide. You may ask, “What are these durability programs Katech uses or why are they significant?” Well for starters, the 550 utilizes Katech CNC-ported cylinder heads with a matching valve train and was tested in the Katech Motoring Cell #1. Katech knows valve train is a critical system in any performance engine which is why Katech used every bit of the 7500+ RPM Cell #1 to make sure the 550’s valve train would prove stable and reliable. No corners were cut when the 550 faced Katech’s validation test. Twelve drums of fuel and 20 hours later, the 550 had passed validation on the Katech dyno while running the simulation of the 24 Hours of Daytona. Why Daytona? The track has great advantages for validation testing with its extended power pulls between the bus stop chicane thru the NASCAR turns three and four back to turn one and then blasting at wide open throttle.


To meet the Katech standard, an engine package must not just survive the demanding validation testing, it also must survive inspection. After tear down and all components passing inspection (Katech even considered reassembling the engine to run additional hours), not only did this package meet the Katech standard, it exceeded them and is why it has been named “The Katech 550 Engine Package.” By now you must be asking, “What is the price of the 550?” Well, Katech is over-joyed to announce the price of the fully validated, dry sump 550 Engine Package at $17,999! Power and reliability all offered with affordability and no sacrifices. Inquire today so you can be racing tomorrow with the 550 as your driving force and remember, the Katech Engineering Department will bring you the data and design you desire while the Katech Motorsports Department delivers you the support all the way to the finish line!

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Grand-Am Lime Rock recap, videos and more!


GRAND-AM Cooldown Lap: Lime Rock Park (Rolex)


Notes And Quotes




The Recap


Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli scored their third consecutive Daytona Prototype victory at Lime Rock Park, while Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas took their third straight DP championship with a seventh-place finish.


Taylor held off Antonio Garcia to win by .334 seconds, giving the No. 10 SunTrust Corvette DP its third victory of the season. Garcia and Richard Westbrook also ended the season as three-time winners in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP. Alex Gurney and Alex Gurney rounded out the podium in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Corvette DP, followed by the two Action Express entries (the No. 5 of David Donohue and Brian Frisselle, and the No. 9 of Darren Law and Joao Barbosa), giving the Corvette DP a sweep of the top five places to cap its first year of competition.


Needing a ninth-place finish, Pruett and Rojas iced their fourth DP title in five years by finishing seventh in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley. Ryan Dalziel entered the race with a mathematical shot at the championship, but finished sixth in the No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Ford/Riley started by Alex Popow.


Robin Liddell and John Edwards took their third GT victory of the season in the No. 57 Stevenson Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro. Liddell passed Andy Lally with three laps remaining, denying the No. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 started by John Potter its third triumph of 2012. Lally then had to pit for fuel, promoting the No. 51 APR Motorsport Audi R8 of Dion von Moltke and Jim Norman to a second-place finish.


While 2012 GT champions Emil Assentato and Jeff Segal had problems early in the race that resulted in an eighth-place finish for the No. 69 AIM Autosport/Team FXDD Ferrari 458 Italia, a third-place finish by the late-entered No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia of Allesandro Balzan and Johannes van Overbeek gave Ferrari the GT manufacturers championship.


The Stats



Final Points (Unofficial)


Rolex Series






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Coming Up:


The 2012 champs will be feted Monday evening at New York City’s Gotham Hall in the Rolex Champions Awards presented by SunTrust. The next scheduled Rolex Series test will be Oct. 27-28 at Kansas Speedway. The 2013 schedule will open with the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona, Jan. 26-27 at Daytona International Speedway.


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Katech 2012 Track Attack Video Compilation

Katech Track Attack 2012 video link


We put together this compilation video of Track Attack 2012.  For complete in-car videos visit or search “Katech Track Attack 2012” on YouTube.



New Katech Valve Cover Inserts



These new Katech valve cover inserts are manufactured with a different method to reduce cost and provide a broader range of styles for customers to choose from. Rather than CNC machining and filling with paint, these inserts are brushed, printed, and then clear coated.




Katech Street Attack Z06 at Summit Point


Check out this video of a Katech Street Attack Z06 customer showing all the Porsches who’s boss at a PCA event at Summit Point. This is not a radical racecar. It’s a Katech Street Attack Z06 vehicle package.



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