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K&N is sponsoring six-time Pro Stock Champion Warren Johnson for the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Season. Johnson has 96 career NHRA national event wins. He is in his 38th year of competition. He has six NHRA Pro Stock championships and 136 No. 1 qualifying positions. He has made his place among the best in the history of the sport and was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Alabama in 2007. Only John Force has more career NHRA national event wins.

K&N Filters Pontiac GXP make it's professional debut at NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Winternationals
K&N Filters Pontiac GXP make it's professional debut at NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Winternationals

NHRA Pro Stock Racer Warren Johnson is known by his fans as The Professor of Pro Stock
NHRA Pro Stock Racer Warren Johnson is known by his fans as The Professor of Pro Stock
His K&N Filters Pontiac GXP made its debut at the Kragen O’Reilly Winternationals in Pomona, California. Johnson’s new K&N colors stood out when he qualified fifth on Saturday afternoon between rain storms.
K&N Oil Filter Design on K&N Filters Pontiac GXP stands out at Winternationals in Pomona, California
K&N Oil Filter Design on K&N Filters Pontiac GXP stands out at Winternationals in Pomona, California

Some of the fastest Pro Stock Cars in history are using hood scoops that have been jointly developed by K&N and Warren Johnson Racing
Some of the fastest Pro Stock Cars in history are using hood scoops that have been jointly developed by K&N and Warren Johnson Racing

With little zigzag off the line, his incremental times were 60ft at 0.995 seconds, 330ft at 2.785 seconds, 660ft at 4.271/165.58 mph and 1,000ft at 5.551. His left lane runs put him at 6.629 seconds at 208 mph. Johnson's desire to win remains as intense as it has ever been. He has his sites set on firmly earning the 2009 Pro Stock title.

Johnson has been instrumental in the evolution of the Pro Stock Race car from a vehicle based on an actual production vehicle to the competitive thoroughbred used today.

K&N has had a technical relationship with Johnson for many years and has developed some cutting edge products for air intake systems, including new hood scoop technology. “K&N decided to take our relationship to the next level primarily because of Warren’s tireless competitive spirit and unparalleled mechanical expertise,” said Steve Williams, K&N Vice President of Research and Development. "Some of the fastest Pro-Stock cars in history are using the hood scoops that have been jointly developed by K&N with Warren Johnson Racing.”

“It’s great to work with K&N to develop a more efficient hood scoop and supercharge these engines,” said Warren Johnson. “Our development takes us from the dyno room to the race track where we take our power and apply it to the car.”

Johnson will be back on the track in his K&N Filters Pontiac GXP at Pomona, weather permitting, later in the week. “It’s very exciting,” said Johnson. “It’s good to be back in black.”

“The look of the K&N GXP needed to be bold and represent the progressiveness of the company,” said Williams. “I believe it does. K&N wants to help Warren get to his 100th NHRA national event win.”

Johnson is one of his sport's most visible icons. Named as one of the NHRA's Top 50 drivers during its 50th anniversary celebration, this Hall of Famer continues to be a force at every race entered.

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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.