Pretend it was an all FE showdown just for fun with no flukes or broken parts... every run flawless. Hmm wouldn't we assume the winner would be so by the virtue of his driving ability and the sum of effort put in the car. No? Now put this winner up against a field of more widely used and researched engines you can buy parts for. No waiting six months hoping to get a call back, indefinite backorders, way less favors and custom made parts. Lol He's not doing this with a 445 and Edelbrock heads here guys.
"The he's smarter and knows every nuance of his combo" is exactly what I'm talking about. Without testing the range of IQ in S/S..
The guy earned it...You are aware of the PIE heads correct? Took a bit of effort to develop huh? While the Chevy guy could write check for a similar level part. I don't see anything easy or off the shelf there. I see testing and experience that makes for a winning car against stacked odds.