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Alyssa Riker Ready for 2011 Coming Off 12 Feature Wins Last Season

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Alyssa new ride for 2011 is Dominator chassis powered by a 270cc stroked big-bore Honda engine.
Alyssa new ride for 2011 is Dominator chassis powered by a 270cc stroked big-bore Honda engine.
When last we caught up with K&N sponsored Alyssa Riker she was a 13-year-old 7th grader dominating the banked dirt oval tracks in the West End Quarter Midget Racing Association in her Senior Honda 120. The Milford, New Jersey teenager is now 15, and in 2010 she had one of Alyssa Riker Racing best seasons ever, winning the Modified Class Championship with 12 feature wins - very nearly a clean sweep. Last season she also competed in the 160 heavy class, where she took another three wins and many top-three finishes.
Alyssa Riker and her dad Jamie say they have been installing K&N air filters on their cars for over 22 years because they give them a consistent edge on the track every time.
Alyssa Riker and her dad Jamie say they have been installing K&N air filters on their cars for over 22 years because they give them a consistent edge on the track every time.


"Both cars were fast and a contender every week," her dad Jamie told us. "Coming from the back of the pack was a delight to watch, seeing Alyssa pass one, if not two cars, a lap was incredible. This is Alyssa Riker's 7th year racing Quarter Midgets.

Alyssa Riker began racing in the beginner 3.5 horsepower cars at the age of eight, and in 2010 she raced in the Modified Class with 18 plus horsepower cars.

"Quarter Midgets has been a great place for Alyssa to start her racing career," continued Jamie. "We would love to still race a couple races here and there, but the way these tracks are set up, you must be a member and be part of the weekly club for work details and weekly duties. We are not able to make that commitment anymore with the economy tightening the budgets, and the micro tracks also race Saturday nights."
Last season Alyssa Riker Racing won the Modified Class Championship with 12 feature wins.
Last season Alyssa Riker Racing won the Modified Class Championship with 12 feature wins.


Jamie says he feels the 2011 racing season will bring new and exciting challenges for Riker Racing.

"A 270 micro is her next car of choice. We were able to obtain a Dominator chassis powered by a 270cc stroked big-bore Honda power plant, these cars are faster and are able to be raced all over the country."
Carrying a checkered flag for her victory lap is a comfortable position for the 15-year-old teenager, one she plans on repeating again in 2011 in her new winged 270.
Carrying a checkered flag for her victory lap is a comfortable position for the 15-year-old teenager Alyssa Riker, one she plans on repeating again in 2011 in her new winged 270.


For the past couple of years, during her off season, Alyssa Riker and her family have attended the Special Olympics race in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It's an indoor race scheduled in November of each year and somewhere between 150 and 200 cars show up. To keep herself alert and on her toes, Alyssa Riker also plays basketball on her freshman and JV high school teams, and according to Jamie, the teams win a lot.

"For 2011 we plan on attending a couple of Pennsylvania dirt tracks, Borgers Speedway, Hamlin, Greenwood Valley to name a few," says Jamie. "My goal is for her to get comfortable driving, shifting, and recognizing how a winged 270 drives, compared to a Quarter Midget. Finishing all the entered races comes first, and then by season's end, possibly having a heat or feature win under her belt wouldn't be inconceivable."

And in closing Jamie adds, "Our K&N air filters continue to be consistently great. They give us added performance and excellent filtration on the track. We have been installing K&N products for over 22 years. They always fit the first time with no modifying or cutting."

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