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NHRA Drag Racing Series Win puts K&N V.P. in Running for World Championship

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A NHRA Lucas Oil World Championship is a sportsman class race away for Super Comp driver Steve Williams of Loma Linda, California. Williams defeated Ed Johnson at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series in Bakersfield, California and moved up to fifth nationally.

Super Comp win for Steve Williams at Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California
Super Comp win for Steve Williams at Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series win for Super Comp driver Steve Williams
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series win for Super Comp driver Steve Williams
Williams is Vice President of Product Development and Engineering for K&N Filters in Riverside, California. He drove his Ben Worthy built Super Comp dragster at Auto Club Famoso Raceway. Williams uses K&N Air and Oil Filters and the K&N Composite Intake Scoop on his vehicles.
Williams equipped his dragster with K&N air and oil filters and the K&N composite intake scoop
Williams equipped his dragster with K&N air and oil filters and the K&N composite intake scoop

Williams in 2006 Ben Worthy built Super Comp dragster
Williams in 2006 Ben Worthy built Super Comp dragster

Williams was consistent on the tree throughout the day. He ran four 8.90s out of seven rounds. The last race in Super Comp took place at 10:41 pm with the temperature at 77 degrees. In the final, Williams ran an 8.908 on the 8.90 index. He was .008 from a perfect ET (estimated time). Johnson had a .031 on the starting line and broke out with an 8.884 ET.

In the NHRA Lucas Oil Series, racers are allowed to run six national events and claim the best three along with 8 divisions and claim the best five events toward the championship. Williams has one division race left where he can claim points.

The Lucas Oil Drag Race at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be a key component for Williams National Championship chase. It will be an eight round race with an extra round of points. “Everyone in the country who has a shot at the World Championship will be at Vegas,” said Williams. “It will be a blood bath.”

K&N Filters provides Williams with the opportunity and support equipment for racing. He is a three time Division Champion in Super Gas and Super Comp and a fourteen time Divisional Event Champion. He is also a multiple National Event winner. Williams also races a Sarmento 1963 Corvette.

Williams manages to balance a corporate work schedule with a full race schedule. K&N is Williams primary sponsor, which allows him to develop products born out of racing for K&N customers. “It is an honor to work for a performance company that believes in its products and supports both professional and semi-professional racing of all kinds,” he said. “What we use on my cars is in a constant state of evolution. K&N has a long history of experience, combined with first-hand knowledge that goes into every product sold.”

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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K&N Engineering, Inc., with headquarters in Riverside, California, has been the world's leader in performance filter technology since 1969, serving the needs of the automotive, motorcycle, marine, industrial and military markets. K&N is heavily involved in nearly every form of motorsports from off-road and powersports to drag racing, stock cars and road racing. For more information about K&N Filters, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail tech@knfilters.com, or visit www.knfilters.com.