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Rick Braun's 2008 Chevy Cobalt driven by Dan Fletcher to his 4th straight Competition Eliminator Title at NHRA National Events
Rick Braun's 2008 Chevy Cobalt driven by Dan Fletcher to his 4th straight Competition Eliminator Title at NHRA National Events

Tom Bayer now has two Super Comp wins at NHRA National Events
Tom Bayer now has two Super Comp wins at NHRA National Events

Mike Ferderer's K&N Filters 2004 Pontiac Grand Am
Mike Ferderer's K&N Filters 2004 Pontiac Grand Am
K&N Sponsored Racer Dan Fletcher took his 58th NHRA National Win at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona
K&N Sponsored Racer Dan Fletcher took his 58th NHRA National Win at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona

Tom Bayer's Team Lucas Oil K&N Filters Super Comp Dragster at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 25th annual Lucas Oil Slick Mist NHRA Nationals
Tom Bayer's Team Lucas Oil K&N Filters Super Comp Dragster at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 25th annual Lucas Oil Slick Mist NHRA Nationals

NHRA Racer Mike Ferderer tied Sheldon Gecker aka King Kong with the most national event wins ever in Super Gas
NHRA Racer Mike Ferderer tied Sheldon Gecker aka King Kong with the most national event wins ever in Super Gas
Three K&N sponsored Sportsman racers picked up big wins at the Lucas Oil Slick Mist NHRA Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dan Fletcher won in Competition Eliminator, Mike Ferderer won in Super Gas and Tom Bayer won in Super Comp at Firebird International Raceway. “For two years in a row K&N has had great success at Phoenix,” said Steve Williams, K&N Vice President of Research and Development. “What a great start to the 2009 season for all our K&N drivers.”

Fletcher made his 58th NHRA National win at Phoenix and currently ranks No. 8 on the all time winning list. Fletcher drove Rick Braun’s 2008 Chevy Cobalt to his fourth straight Competition Eliminator Title at NHRA national events, something no one else has accomplished. “Thanks to K&N oil filters my engines have outlasted and outperformed,” said Fletcher. “K&N helps me win.”

Rick Braun is the owner of the cobalt and co-owner of R&B Auto Center in Fontana, California. “I don’t see how things could have worked out any better for us, Dan hasn’t stopped winning, and we’re in awe of his success,” he said. “I’ve been in the automotive industry for 25 years and I know cars. Competition Eliminator motors are high reviving, but thanks to K&N our bearings still look brand new after 40-50 runs.”

Thomas Bayer was trying to double up in Super Comp and Super Gas in Phoenix. “I was busted by Mike Ferderer in Super Gas,” said Bayer. “My air line on the throttle stop broke from the fitting and I didn’t have time to fix it. I could not give him any real competition. I like to think I would have beat Ferderer, but he’s tough and has been doing this for a long time. He’s one bad hombre. It would have been nice to give him a run for the money.” “Talk is cheap,” joked Mike Ferderer. “I think Tom broke his car on purpose so he’d have an excuse not to race me.”

Bayer was really excited to win in Super Comp. “It is a big deal to win a Lucas Oil National Event,” he said. “With my Lucas Oil and K&N products I can go round after round. K&N filters keep the debris from going into my motor. Along with my Toyo tires and B&M Racing Converters there were no flaws in the Super Comp race at Phoenix.”

Bayer said it’s hard to win a national event because it’s hard to outrace the teams who use the latest technology. “I had to be a little bit better than the guy in the next lane to move forward,” he said. “My Lucas Oil K&N Super Comp dragster outperformed everyone else in Super Comp.”

K&N sponsored driver Mike Ferderer beat Ryan Herem in the Super Gas final at Phoenix. He is currently tied with Sheldon Gecker, aka King Kong with the most national event wins in Super Gas. Ferderer drove the K&N Filters Pontiac Grand Am with a K&N hood scoop. “I get some of my best speeds on the track because of my K&N hood scoop,” he said. “K&N helps me get to the Winner’s Circle.”

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