bob , i respect your accomplishments in racing and the race shop that you manage/operate, but wouldn`t ya think that dss offers their best quailty motors to kurgan racing. i suspect while claiming to be built out of the same parts that are offered to the public kurgan race motors are a notch above. not so much quailty of parts but the attention to detail is greater. bob dss can`t have you scattering stuff across the track for 2 self evident reasons (1) it would just look bad on their part(2) kurgan motorsports would not put up with it.MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE is that I have never had a engine failure from DSS in the 16yrs ive been dealing with them. My engines are assembled at the same time as the other "cookie cutter" motors and by the same guy. I have gone as fast as 7.88 @ 176 weighing over 3300lbs on a drag radial with their pistons, RPM rods, and RPM crank. I had OVER 450 passes (400+ 8.30 and faster) and those pistons are on display in their booth at the PRI show.. I have never had any interaction with Probe, so i cant speak for them. OP, if you have any additional questions, feel free to contact me via email or phone!
congrats on the new shop - welcome to jaweorgia.