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Jonathan Allard Wins First King of the West Series Race at Antioch Speedway

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Allard's other main focus for the 2011 season is making the cut for the Knoxville Nationals.
Allard's other main focus for the 2011 season is making the cut for the Knoxville Nationals.
Veteran racer and Chico, California native, Jonathan Michael Allard, told K&N Race News "Our goals for this season include winning the King of the West title, as well as making the Knoxville Nationals. For us its always one race at a time, that's how we have able to win two Golden State titles. If you're able to win races - the championships will take care of themselves."
Veteran racer Jonathan Allard took one big step towards winning the King of the West Series Race title by capturing the first race at Antioch Speedway.
Veteran racer Jonathan Allard took one big step towards winning the King of the West Series Race title by capturing the first race at Antioch Speedway.


That's the sort of sound racing advice you'd expect from the seasoned K&N sponsored driver. Following that logic, Allard took a major step toward fulfilling his number one goal for 2011 by winning the opening race of the Golden State King of the West Sprint Car Series, and in the process setting the time to beat in the 30-lap A-main at Antioch Speedway.

This was Allard's 25th career Golden State 410 victory, and it kicks things off nicely for his team's chances at the champion's share of the $125,000, King of the West Series bounty.
The added reliability K&N products deliver to Allard Motorsports has helped them to win championships, says Allard.
The added reliability K&N products deliver to Allard Motorsports has helped them to win championships, says Allard.


"It's great to come out here and win the first King of the West race tonight and I just can't thank my guys enough," said Allard, who joins Brent Kaeding, Tim Kaeding and Steve Kent as the only drivers who have won at least 25 races with the Golden State Series. "Getting fast time and winning the main event is a tremendous way to begin the season. We had been close to a win many times at Antioch but with no result. We'll try to do it again this coming week in Tulare."

"Our schedule is great this year," continued Allard, "We are going to support the new series in California, as well as going to the Nationals in August. We are very excited about the opportunity to run the new King of the West series here at home. Being able to put on a great show on for the fans is the focus of this series, and we want to be a part of that."

Allard says the off-season was an amazing time for him, filled with exciting racing and career highlights.

"I was able to race in two countries, and win two championships. I have a great team in New Zealand, and we ran a few races in Australia as well. Being away from home is tough during the holidays, but well worth it! We were the first non-New Zealand resident to bring home the New Zealand title, as well as the North Island title. It was a great experience and I'm already looking forward to next year over there."

A few of Allard's other many accomplishments include being the only three time winner of Dave Bradway Memorial, winning the Cotton Classic, the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup Championship, and the Spanky Mathews Memorial.

In discussing his relationship with K&N Allard says, "K&N provides great products that have been developed with the racer in mind. K&N has provided us with a product that we don't ever have to think about .Our turnaround time has been cut in half, and our reliability has won us championships. These products have changed the face of racing, look though the pits, everyone is using the washable cotton air box that K&N developed. When it comes to performance K&N is on top!"

Allard Motorsports' next King of the West Series race is this Saturday, May 21, at Santa Maria Speedway in Santa Maria, California.

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