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The 69th Running of the Lucas Oil Turkey Night Grand Prix is a Racing Tradition

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The 69th Running of the Lucas Oil Turkey Night Grand Prix will take place Thanksgiving night at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California. It is a racing tradition and a highlight for race fans across the United States.

Turkey Night is on Cody Swanson's racing agenda Thanksgiving Night at Irwindale Speedway in California
Turkey Night is on Cody Swanson's racing agenda Thanksgiving Night at Irwindale Speedway in California
The Speedway’s RV area is filling up with motor homes where many traveling fans will prepare Thanksgiving dinner in the parking lot before the race. The tripleheader will host some of the fastest cars to compete on half and third mile oval tracks.

K&N sponsored racer Cody Swanson was second in the USAC Ford Focus Dirt Nationals and second in USAC California Ford Focus Dirt Series points in the 2009 season
K&N sponsored racer Cody Swanson was second in the USAC Ford Focus Dirt Nationals and second in USAC California Ford Focus Dirt Series points in the 2009 season
Turkey Night also marks the conclusion of the 2009 North American Motorsports racing season. K&N sponsored racer Cody Swanson will drive for the VanDyne Engineering Racing Team in the USAC Western States Midget Series.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to race on Turkey Night,” said Swanson. “I ran last year and it was a great night of racing with the USAC Midgets, Sprint Cars and Ford Focus Midgets.”

Swanson competed in his final dirt race of the USAC California Ford Focus Dirt Series in Ventura, California. “The format for this event was different than anything the Ford Focus series had run previously,” he said. Each team ran an eight lap heat, a 12 lap qualifier and finally the 30 lap feature.

Swanson started the heat race in the 5th position and quickly raced to 2nd place. In the qualifier he finished 3rd. Swanson earned the most points in the heat and qualifier races, but with the 6 car invert he started the feature from the 6th position. It set the stage for a good battle between Swanson and the No. 81 car. He was not able to pass the No. 81 and took second position.

In the end, Swanson was second overall in USAC California Ford Focus Dirt Series points and second in the USAC Ford Focus Dirt Nationals.

“All in all it was a great season,” he said. “I want to thank all my sponsors including K&N. K&N protects our engines and allows them to breathe. Dirt is never a problem on the track with K&N.”

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