Applications Open for the COMP Cams Dream Team

Applications Open for the COMP Cams Dream Team

Now that team applications are closed for the 2019 $10K Drag Shootout, it is time to start the application process for the COMP Cams Dream Team. Last year’s team, lead by TCI‘s Jeff Reed, was comprised of a killer group of fabricators, builders, and drivers that certainly lived up to its name. Their turbocharged LSX-powered ’90 Fox-body Mustang made it all the way to the final round of competition against Team Bigun’s similarly equipped Fox-body. The race was not without controversy, but the Dream Team clicked off some of the fastest passes of the weekend. With a better reaction time, the Dream Team could have easily taken home the $10,000 in cash.

If the idea of building an 8-second car in just 10 days with a $10,000-budget excites you, then it is time to apply for the COMP Cams Dream Team. Join an all-star cast in competition against last year’s champion, Team Bigun, and two other formidable teams as they square off at No Mercy 10, streamed live on SpeedVideo. Preliminary rules are now available (click here), however, the highlights of various changes from last year can be found here. More details about this year’s competition will be released closer to the filming dates in May. See below for more information on COMP Cams Dream Team, including the link to apply at the bottom.

The Details

Overview of Shootout: Teams will compete against each other to see who can build the quickest drag racing car (“Vehicle”) over a period of 10 days, with a budget of $10,000 — which will consist of $3,000 in cash and a $7,000 Summit Racing Equipment Gift Card. Each Team (“Team”) will consist of six people: One (1) Team leader (“Team Leader”), and five (5) crew (“Crew”) members. Among the Team of six (6) people, one driver (“Driver”) must be pre-identified. Team Leader shall be the original Applicant for the Competition; and will lead the Team and be the final decision maker for all decisions during the Competition. During the Competition, there will be surprise bonuses, competitions, and challenges that can assist, or hurt, the chances of each Team’s ability to build their vehicle and win.

Prizes: The winning Team will win their vehicle and shall be awarded $10,000 in cash, payable at the conclusion of the 2019 Duck X Productions No Mercy Race in Valdosta, Georgia.

Build Location & Details: The 10-day build period is May 8 – May 18, 2019 in Riverside, California. All  Team members must be present by 1:00 pm on May 7, 2019 for orientation. Teams will work May 8-May 11, 2019 (including Saturday). Teams will get Sunday May 12, 2019 off, and will resume building on May 13, 2019. All team members must stay in California through, May 19, from 8:00 am through 3:00 pm for final wrap up, filming, interviews. Teams will be released at 3:00 pm on May 19.

Build Details: Each Team will have ten (10) days to build their vehicle in accordance with the Rules of the Shootout. The entire build will be done by each Team in Riverside, CA. Each Team will be provided a lift, and access to basic tools, equipment (including welding equipment), and shall have access to a chassis dyno in the Facility. After the ten day build process, each vehicle will be impounded prior to the race portion of the competition. The studio will be closed to the public and the public will NOT be permitted to observe the builds and/or filming at the facility.

How to Apply


  • The $10K Drag Shootout 2 “Dream Team” is sponsored by COMP Cams.
  • COMP stepped up as the lead sponsor of the fourth HORSEPOWER WARS team called the Dream Team which will be comprised of 5 individuals.
  • COMP will be giving $2,000 to each member of the Dream team to help offset travel, hotel and food expenses, plus COMP’s team will be there as team captain(s) to help coordinate all the logistics and team work.
  • COMP and Horsepower Wars are looking for five of the best people to enter the $10K Shootout competition:
    • Driver
    • Engine Builder
    • Driveline (Transmission/Rear End)
    • Fabricator
    • Mechanic/Tuner
  • You must apply for a primary and a backup positions. MUST LIST/RANK THEM as part of your application.
  • COMP Cams and Horsepower Wars staff will work together to narrow down the list to the top choices per position. A soon to be announced expert panel of drag racing experts will help determine the final picks.
  • If your team win(s), the Driver will take home the car, and the $10,000 cash will be split among the other 4 members of the crew.


Please submit application by clicking here on this URL

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Scott Parker

Scott dreamed of being in the automotive media in high school, growing up around car shows and just down the street from Atco Raceway. The technology, performance capability, and craftsmanship that goes into builds fuels his passion.
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