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1969 Camaro Stock car owned and driven by Dan Fletcher, who is one of the most recognizable sportsman class drivers in Drag Racing
1969 Camaro Stock car owned and driven by Dan Fletcher, who is one of the most recognizable sportsman class drivers in Drag Racing

Duane LaFleur's K&N Filters 1968 Chevrolet Camaro roadster built by Race Tech Race Cars will be at the most prestigious NHRA National event on the circuit in Indianapolis
Duane LaFleur's K&N Filters 1968 Chevrolet Camaro roadster built by Race Tech Race Cars will be at the most prestigious NHRA National event on the circuit in Indianapolis

1962 Corvette driven by Thomas Bayer to compete in the 55th anniversary of the MAC Tools U.S. Nationals at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis
1962 Corvette driven by Thomas Bayer to compete in the 55th anniversary of the MAC Tools U.S. Nationals at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis
K&N sponsored racer Warren Johnson is seeking his seventh win at the MAC Tools U.S. Nationals
K&N sponsored racer Warren Johnson is seeking his seventh win at the MAC Tools U.S. Nationals

K&N Horsepower Challenge 2009 victory for Jeg Coughlin at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Coughlin is looking for another victory at Indianapolis.
K&N Horsepower Challenge 2009 victory for Jeg Coughlin at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. Coughlin is looking for another victory at Indianapolis.

Sportsman class racer Brian Browell will compete in Competition Eliminator Labor Day Weekend in Indianapolis
Sportsman class racer Brian Browell will compete in Competition Eliminator Labor Day Weekend in Indianapolis
There is an edge inside many racers, and it’s not diffused until they win at the biggest race of the year, it’s not satisfied until they repeat that win, and it’s not complete until they walk among the legends at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis.

On Labor Day weekend, fans get a chance to watch, and racers get another shot at winning the most prestigious NHRA drag racing event on the circuit, the 55th anniversary of the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. This will be the 18th National Event of the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series where more than 1,000 competitors in 12 different racing categories will hit the fabled strip at drag racing’s grandest event.

K&N will have many supported racers in both the pro and sportsman categories in the four day marathon. The sportsman racers will battle for the U.S. Nationals Title as well as points for the year end championship. The pros will battle it out for the final open positions in the Top 10 to qualify for the Countdown to 1. All season long pro racers gather points, but once this event is over the top ten pros in each class have their points reset. They will compete until one champion is left in each class.

Three-time Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson is seeking his sixth overall Mac Tools U.S. Nationals victory and K&N sponsored legend Warren Johnson is going after his seventh win at the prestigious race.

Other K&N supported racers include:

Competition Eliminator

Dan Fletcher, reigning world champion, also currently third in the world
David Rampy, currently sixth in the world
Brian Browell, currently eighth in the world
Greg Kamplain
Larry Pritchett

Super Stock

Brad Zaskowski, currently second in the world
Gary Stinnett, currently ninth in the world
Slate Cummings
Larry Cummings
Peter Biondo
Michael Mans
Charles Forbes

Stock Eliminator

Peter Biondo
Dan Fletcher
David Rampy
David Forbes
Slate Cummings

Super Comp

Gary Stinett
Tommy Phillips, currently sixth in the world
Ray Connolly
Travis Prudhomme
Janice Swan
Dave Connoly
Greg Kamplain
Sheldon Gecker
Anthony Castillo

Super Gas

Ray Connolly, currently second in the world
Tommy Phillips, currently seventh in the world
Michael Ruff, defending champion
Duane LaFleur
Sheldon Gecker
Rick Prudhomme
Tracy Dennis
Thomas Bayer

K&N 2009 Horsepower Challenge Winner Jeg Coughlin is a two-time U.S. Nationals Pro Stock winner and the current Full Throttle Series Pro Stock Points leader. “There is no other series like Indy,” he said. “My goal was to race at Indy from a very young age, and second to win the greatest drag race on earth, the U.S. Nationals. There is no other race on earth like it.”

The first of five pro qualifying sessions is scheduled for 5:30 pm EST on Friday, September 4. Racing continues throughout the Labor Day Weekend and final eliminations begin at 11 am EST on Monday, September 7.

ESPN2 will televise more than ten hours of coverage. Check your local listings for times.

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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