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1969 K&N Chevy Camaro in Winner's Circle During First Round of the NHRA Western Swing

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The number 61 is a good number, just ask Sportsman racer Dan Fletcher. The Churchville, New York resident took home his 61st NHRA Wally during the Mopar Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado.

Dan Fletcher holds his 61st NHRA Wally from the Mopar Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado
Dan Fletcher holds his 61st NHRA Wally from the Mopar Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado

K&N 1969 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Dan Fletcher
K&N 1969 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Dan Fletcher
Fletcher defeated Doug Young in the Stock final round, by nailing the tree at the start. He had a 0.008 reaction-time compared to Young’s 0.080. The K&N sponsored racer was proud to put his K&N sponsored 1969 Chevrolet Camaro in the Winner’s Circle.
Thanks to K&N my cars outlast and outperform, said Dan Fletcher
Thanks to K&N my cars outlast and outperform, said Dan Fletcher

Fletcher hopes to sweep the three race Western Swing again. Only seven other drivers have done this, including John Force, Greg Anderson, Cory McClenathan, Larry Dixon, Tony Schumacher and Joe Amato
Fletcher hopes to sweep the three race Western Swing again. Only seven other drivers have done this, including John Force, Greg Anderson, Cory McClenathan, Larry Dixon, Tony Schumacher and Joe Amato

“It’s about time I won in this car for K&N,” said Fletcher. “I’m certainly glad to reward K&N’s faith in me by knocking the door down with the K&N car. It’s an honor to have a company like K&N provide funding for me to race in this economic climate. I’m humbled by K&N’s support.”

Fletcher has won four 2009 NHRA National Events in Competition Eliminator. This was his first win in Stock. His matching 1969 Chevy Camaro’s made their debut at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California.

Fletcher hopes to sweep the three-race Western Swing again. Since the first Western Swing in 1969, only seven drivers, Joe Amato, John Force, Cory McClenathan, Larry Dixon, Greg Anderson, Tony Schumacher and Fletcher can put this accomplishment on their racing resumes.

The NHRA Western Swing is three mid-summer races that stretch from Denver, to Seattle, to Sonoma, California in three weeks. Teams travel more than two thousand miles during the 21 day racing marathon. Fletcher was on the road when K&N spoke with him by phone.

“I got the first leg of the journey done,” said Fletcher. “The first race is the hardest one. Denver is always tricky. The weather conditions change on a heartbeat. The wind will go from a head-wind to a tail-wind in a split second and it’s a difficult dial in. I hope to double up in Super Stock and Stock in Seattle, I don’t think that’s being too greedy.”

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