K&N Engineering decals and products were on 140 cars from all
over the world in Ely, Nevada for the Silver State Classic Challenge. It is an
Open Road Racing event that is run on Nevada State Route 318, a 90 mile stretch which
is closed to the public from 5 am on race day until at least 4 pm.
K&N 1955 Chevy and K&N Viper lead the Parade of Cars in Ely, Nevada
This was the 21st anniversary of the Silver State Classic Challenge and
the high desert was hot and dry. The Silver State Classic Challenge is also
known as the Nevada Open Road Challenge. The schedule of events took
place from May 15th through May 18th.
GearZ TV host Stacey David in the K&N 1955 Chevy
K&N Evo at registration before the Silver State Classic Challenge High Noon Shootout
Steve Waldman crosses the finish line in the Open Road Racing event at the Silver State Classic Challenge
“K&N was one of our first major sponsors,” said Steve Waldman, president and
chairman of the Silver State Classic Challenge. “This is the fastest road race
in the world and K&N recognized it as a unique event.”
K&N Engineering’s Chairman of the Board Jerry Mall took 2nd place in the
Speed-Stop Z2Z Challenge on Hwy 490. He raced the K&N Viper in the High Noon
Shootout and in the Silver State Classic Challenge Open Road Race 150 class.
Stacey David of GearZ TV also drove the K&N Evo in the High Noon Shootout. David
was invited by K&N to participate in the race. He is working on a segment for
his television show which will air on SPEED-TV. The High Noon Shootout is a pure
speed event, where Touring and Grand Touring cars have half a mile to accelerate
to the highest possible speed, and Grand Sports cars have a one mile straight.
Mall and David were also Grand Marshalls of the Parade of Cars event through
town. Everyone gathered at White Pine High School and Mall led the parade with
the K&N Viper right next to the K&N 1955 Chevy with Stacey David at the wheel.
People lined the streets to watch the Vipers, Corvettes and other types of
vehicles drive through town.
“Ely is a cool place and this is a cool event,” said Stacey David. “K&N is
everywhere out here. I was happy to drive the
1955 Chevy as Grand Marshall with
Jerry, and it was really great to drive the K&N Evo in the High Noon Shootout.”
On race day, K&N’s Jerry Mall drove his Viper in the 150 class. He had engine
problems and could not finish the race. “My safety equipment did its job,” he
said. “I’m lucky.”
Overall, the Silver State Classic Challenge is a great event for Ely. In 21
years, the event has generated millions in revenue.
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