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NHRA Drag Racing Champions Spotlight K&N at World Finals in Pomona

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Shawn Langdon makes the NHRA history books with back to back Super Comp World Championships
Shawn Langdon makes the NHRA history books with back to back Super Comp World Championships

K&N Sponsored Mike Ferderer finished No. 2 in the world in Super Gas
K&N Sponsored Mike Ferderer finished No. 2 in the world in Super Gas

K&N Vice President of Research and Development Steve Williams finished No. 8 in the world in Super Comp
K&N Vice President of Research and Development Steve Williams finished No. 8 in the world in Super Comp
NHRA Competition Eliminator World Champion Dan Fletcher
NHRA Competition Eliminator World Champion Dan Fletcher

Gary Stinnett finished No. 3 in the world in Super Comp
Gary Stinnett finished No. 3 in the world in Super Comp

K&N sponsored racer Ray Connolly finished No. 7 in the world in Super Comp
K&N sponsored racer Ray Connolly finished No. 7 in the world in Super Comp
The 2008 NHRA Drag Racing Series season finale at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona rounded out one of K&N’s strongest years in NHRA racing.

“K&N sponsored drivers won National and Divisional events throughout the season which led to two National championships and ten Division championships throughout the seven NHRA Divisions,” said K&N Vice President of Research and Development Steve Williams. “The new pro stock hood scoop is being used on four top contending teams and set top speed at many events. The competitiveness of today’s racers in NHRA competition is at its all time high. Winning is so difficult that it really says a lot about the driver and the team when they can finish in the top ten Nationally these days.”

K&N sponsored racer Shawn Langdon was the first in NHRA history to win back-to-back Super Comp World Championships. “My K&N dragster scoop and air filter assembly (100-8505) keeps my motor clean, keeps dirt out of the carburetor and helps with engine performance,” he said. “The K&N oil filter (HP-3002) is the best I’ve ever used.”

Langdon started out the 2008 season with 17 consecutive round wins. In the middle of the season things slowed down. After Indy, he stepped it up. He finished 11 points ahead of the pack to earn his second World Championship. Langdon is also the 2008 Lucas Oil Division 3 Super Comp Champion. In addition to his national and divisional championships in Super Comp, Langdon also finished No. 8 in the world in Super Gas. Langdon showed off his true driving talent in Super Gas by racing with borrowed cars throughout the 2008 season.

K&N sponsored racer Dan Fletcher is NHRA Competition Eliminator World Champion as well as the NHRA Lucas Oil Division 7 Champion. He is also in the exclusive league of NHRA drivers who have won fifty or more races. “Thanks to K&N oil filters (HP-3002) my engines have outlasted and outperformed the competition,” he said.

Gary Stinnett, another K&N sponsored racer finished No. 3 in the World in Super Comp. He also finished No. 1 in NHRA Lucas Oil Division 5 points in Super Comp and Super Stock.

Aaron Kinard finished No. 7 in the world in Super Comp and was also the NHRA Division 7 Lucas Oil Super Comp Champion. K&N’s Steve Williams finished No. 8 in the world in Super Comp.

K&N sponsored racer Mike Ferderer finished No. 2 in the world in Super Gas and also earned the Lucas Oil Division 6 Super Gas championship. “My K&N Filters car has been deadly all year,” he said. “My K&N hood scoop and air filter are the reason for some of my best speeds and consistency.” K&N sponsored racer Ray Connolly finished No. 7 in the world in Super Gas.

K&N sponsored racer Jimmy DeFrank finished No. 2 in the World in Super Stock and is the NHRA Lucas Oil Division 7 Super Stock Champion. DeFrank also finished No. 4 in the world in Stock.

K&N is very proud of its relationship with the top racers in the world of drag racing and we are definitely looking forward to 2009, said Williams.

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