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NHRA K&N Horsepower Challenge Contested at Norwalk, Ohio

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2009 K&N Horsepower Challenge Championship Trophy
2009 K&N Horsepower Challenge Championship Trophy

Steve Williams, Allen Johnson and Greg Boutte at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio
Steve Williams, Allen Johnson and Greg Boutte at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio

K&N Horsepower Challenge Championship Ring for winning Pro Stock Driver in Norwalk, Ohio
K&N Horsepower Challenge Championship Ring for winning Pro Stock Driver in Norwalk, Ohio
Three time Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson will take the top spot for the 2009 NHRA K&N Horsepower Challenge
Three time Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson will take the top spot for the 2009 NHRA K&N Horsepower Challenge

Allen Johnson put a perfect light on the board which allowed him to beat Greg Anderson in the 2008 K&N Horsepower Challenge
Allen Johnson put a perfect light on the board which allowed him to beat Greg Anderson in the 2008 K&N Horsepower Challenge

Pro Stocker Allen Johnson won the 2008 K&N Horsepower Challenge
Pro Stocker Allen Johnson won the 2008 K&N Horsepower Challenge
The 2009 NHRA K&N Horsepower Challenge will be contested next weekend at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio.

The top eight Pro Stock drivers who accumulated the most points while qualifying during the 23-race NHRA series will have a shot at a big purse. The winner of the bonus event will earn $50,000 along with a championship ring and a trophy. The runner-up will pocket $10,000 and two semifinalists will receive $3,000 each. The four first round finishers will each earn $2,500.

Three-time Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson leads the pack and will take the top spot in the 2009 K&N Horsepower Challenge. He accumulated the most points while qualifying. Mike Edwards is in second place, followed by Allen Johnson, Jason Line, Kurt Johnson, Jeg Coughlin, Warren Johnson and Ron Krisher.

The Pro Stock class is about the delivery of air flow. K&N is in a class of its own when it comes to hood scoops. “K&N has worked hard to create new technology for the NHRA Pro Stock category,” said K&N Vice President of Research and Development Steve Williams. “We have an K&N Pro Stock Intake System available for the world’s fastest hot rods and we are putting up the money to see who is really the fastest.”

K&N has also developed racing filters for every form of racing in the world. K&N air filters are designed to increase horsepower and acceleration while providing excellent filtration.

In 2008, Allen Johnson put a perfect light on the board (.000) and beat Greg Anderson on a hole shot to take home the K&N Horsepower Challenge title along with the $50,000. “We appreciate the opportunity to qualify in the 2009 K&N Horsepower Challenge,” said Anderson. “Everything from K&N works great.”

Anderson is hoping for a reversal of fortune in 2009. “How can anyone win without K&N,” said Anderson. “We all use K&N products out here and are proud to do it. The K&N Pro Stock Intake System is important to the Pro Stock category. It’s a big advantage to get the maximum amount of air to the engine in this class.”

First round pairings for the 2009 K&N Horsepower Challenge are:

Greg Anderson vs. Ron Krisher
Mike Edwards vs. Warren Johnson
Allen Johnson vs. Jeg Coughlin
Jason Line vs. Kurt Johnson

The K&N Horsepower Challenge will be aired on Saturday June 27 on ESPN2 during the qualifying show from 5pm – 7 pm PST.

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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