Super Comp National Win at Firebird for K&N Vice President

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The Firebird International Raceway is almost like home to Super Comp driver Steve Williams. It’s where he raced to his first National win of the season during Sunday’s finals at the Checker Shuck’s Kragen NHRA Nationals.

Steve Williams and Ken Mostowich in the final match Steve Williams and Ken Mostowich in final match, photo by Bob Johnson photography Steve Williams NHRA National Event Trophy
Steve Williams National Event Trophy, photo by Bob Johnson photography
The K&N Engineering Vice President of Product Development and Engineering, a two-time runner up in Arizona, busted it out in a big way for the victory over the weekend. Williams had two nearly perfect runs. He had his first race on Saturday and knocked out the competition six more times on Sunday. Williams was consistent on the tree all day.
Steve William's Ben Worthy built Super Comp Dragster Steve William's Ben Worthy built Super Comp dragster, photo by Bob Johnson photography
NHRA Super Comp Winner's Circle at Firebird International Raceway
NHRA Super Comp Winner's Circle at Firebird International Raceway, photo by Bob Johnson photography

Just before the final match between Williams and Ken Mostowich there was a lot of excess rubber on the starting line. The NHRA torched the rubber, scraped it and re-glued the surface for the final rounds.

“I got down there and pressed on the brake and Ken could not get on the inside,” said Williams. “The starting line was important. All the intangibles just fell into place and a big weight was taken off my shoulders with Travis Hodges, Mike Ferderer and Greg Boutte helping me win my first National event this early in the season.” Willams raced his Ben Worthy built Super Comp dragster to a final .008 on the starting line to Mostowich’s .032.

Williams began his NHRA career in 1990. This is his fourth National event appearance with two wins. He is a multiple Division Champion and National top 10 finisher. He now has his twenty-first Wally.

K&N provides Williams with the opportunity and support equipment for racing. He uses K&N Engineering Oil Filters, Air Filter and Dragster Scoop. “K&N is a company with a staff who builds, designs and races,” said Williams. “In the Sportsman Class on the semi-professional side of NHRA racing there are thousands of people that race on a regular basis. It is important for K&N to interact with as many of those people as we can and let them know what we’re working on and how it will benefit them. We are the real deal, we are an authentic company and racing gives us an edge when it comes to product development. Some people claim to be a performance air filter company, we really are.”

Williams next race will be the AC Delco Nationals in Las Vegas.

Follow K&N Vice President Steve Williams throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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