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K&N Supports Number One Dutch Endurance Kart Racing Team - SignMind Racing

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The team has now won a total of four races halfway through the season.
The team has now won a total of four races halfway through the season.
In the overall European motorsports scene endurance kart racing ranks high, both in popularity and prestige, and few teams are anymore the rage than the number one Dutch team of SignMind Racing.
Team SignMind Racing's K&N advantage became very obvious on the rain soaked Berghem circuit, where the team was able to keep their carburetor dry by casing the airfilter with a matching K&N rain cover.
Team SignMind Racing's K&N advantage became very obvious on the rain soaked Berghem circuit, where the team was able to keep their carburetor dry by casing the airfilter with a matching K&N rain cover.


"One of our teammates owns a company called SignMind. He does car-wrapping. Since he started sponsoring and driving five years ago, we decided to call our team SignMind Racing. This name is known by everyone in our karting scene right now, as also the blue color of our suits and kart-bodywork are very visible," explains team spokesman Dennis Kneckt.

In European endurance kart racing teams compete in five six-hour races and two three-hour races during a season. As Kneckt points out, it's very important to have your equipment in perfect condition at all times and to always finish races.
SignMind Racing is the only endurance race team currently being supported by K&N, they are also sit in first place in the championship points standing.
SignMind Racing is the only endurance race team currently being supported by K&N, they are also sit in first place in the championship points standing.
It's not surprising therefore that the team leading in points is currently the only team supported by K&N Filters.

"We had a sponsor who had a contact with K&N in the Netherlands and we were allowed to drive with a K&N airfilter. We liked them very much and asked for some material sponsoring, which was no problem. Hopefully we can extend our sponsoring and benefits with K&N for the next karting season," remarked Kneckt.

SignMind Racing kicked off their season on the Veldhoven circuit in the Netherlands, faced with difficult weather conditions ranging from dry to extremely wet, six total tire changes, and engine problems, the team still managed to pull out the first win of the season.

In the second event contested on the Berghem circuit, also in the Netherlands, rain once again clouded the race. Team SignMind racing credits K&N in large part for winning that event, as they were able to keep water out of their carburetor by covering their RC2310 airfilters with matching K&N rain covers. The other competitors didn't have that advantage in their parts bin.

The third and fourth races, a three-hour event and six-hour event, were contested on the same weekend on the Emsbüren circuit in Germany. SignMind nearly won the three-hour race on Saturday, finishing a close second. Then, in the four-hour race on Sunday, the team once again took the checked, despite having to overcome mechanical obstacles.

As Kneckt says, "We experienced heavy engine problems and had no time to fix them." The team's next closest competitors also experienced problems, which apparently were more severe, allowing SignMind Racing to roll away with their fourth race win of the season.

There are three races left, one at the scenic Spa Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, and two races at Hahn in Germany.

"We have some high expectations for the rest of this season since we are currently leading the board as the only team with support of K&N Air filters," adds Kneckt.

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