The Pacific Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (POPRA) began its 2008 Super Series season at Lake
Havasu, Arizona. Twenty boats each ran ten laps around a 4.9 mile oval. K&N
sponsored boat Worthy Risk took first place with an average lap speed of 87.10
mph in the Production 3 class.
“There were more than 200 boats registered,” said Worthy Risk owner Brad
Johnson. “There was also a street party where many of the high end and extreme
race boats were on display. The engine hatches were open and we saw that many
boat owners are turning to K&N filters for their engine needs.”
Worthy Risk leads the competition in first race of POPRA Season
Worthy Risk took first place at an average lap speed of 87.10 mph
in production 3 class at Lake Havasu, Arizona
Team Worthy Risk noticed more boat owners are using K&N filters
for their engine needs
When it was time to hit the water, all bows lined up in a single row running
around 50 mph. “This is a standard offshore running start,” said Johnson. “The
Production 3 class began its run in a new two-by-two NASCAR style start.” Teams
are placed according to their finish in the previous race. Worthy Risk and the
No. 28 race team were in the front row ready to take on the competition.
“The entire Production 3 class had its sights on turn one which was about three
miles down the course,” said Johnson. “The first group went into turn one four
wide with only inches between them.” The Worthy Risk team narrowly missed the
No.10 boat and moved to the front of the line. Worthy Risk took the win.
“We use K&N Engineering air and oil filters,” said Johnson. “We can’t beat the
additional performance and filtration K&N gives us each time we race.” The
Worthy Risk team will be in Long Beach, California this coming July for the next POPRA
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