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Harold Goldberg is the Grand Prize Winner in the 2011 K&N Horsepower Challenge Sweepstakes

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The 2011 K&N Horsepower Challenge Sweepstakes Prize was a 2011 Ford Explorer won by Harold Goldberg
The 2011 K&N Horsepower Challenge Sweepstakes Prize was a 2011 Ford Explorer won by Harold Goldberg
Out of the thousands to enter the 2011 K&N Horsepower Challenge Sweepstakes, eight lucky finalists were selected and flown to Ohio in late June for an experience of a lifetime. The eight folks from all over the US, were then paired during a random drawing with one of the eight NHRA Pro Stock drivers who would be vying for the K&N Horsepower Challenge Championship that was held during the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals, in Norwalk, Ohio.
Harold Goldberg wins the 2011 K&N Horsepower Challenge Sweepstakes
Harold Goldberg wins the 2011 K&N Horsepower Challenge Sweepstakes


Harold Goldberg, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, who notes that he is an avid fan of all types of motorsports, was one of the lucky eight finalists selected for a shot to win a 2011 Ford Explorer in the Sweepstakes. When the Pro Stock drivers were paired with the finalists, Goldberg learned that he would be cheering hard for last year's Champion, Greg Anderson to win the event again and in the process win a brand new Ford for himself.

"I was actually on my exercise bike when I got the call that I was selected as one of the eight finalists," Goldberg smiled as he reflected. "I knew some of the names of the Pro Stock drivers who were in for the shootout. I didn't know all of them, but when I drew Greg Anderson, well, I knew who he was. I thought, this is awesome I felt like I had a really good chance."

The drawing to pair drivers and finalists took place at the K&N display on the midway where Goldberg got a chance to meet and chat with Anderson. "It was really nice to get to speak to Greg," he said. "He was the event defending champion and I just felt really good about our chances at winning."
Harold Goldberg celebrates with Greg Anderson who's event win brought him a new Ford Explorer.
Harold Goldberg celebrates with Greg Anderson who's event win brought him a new Ford Explorer.


During each round of the Challenge, Goldberg was burning up the cell towers making calls back to his wife in New Mexico, who was unable to make the trip with him, passing along the good news of each of Anderson's winning laps.

"While I'm retired, unfortunately my wife isn't yet," he explained. "With such short notice, she was unable to take off from work. It was a bummer that she couldn't be there with all the emotions that were flying. When we won the first round, I called her and said, 'well, we are in the semi-finals' and then called her again and told her we were going to the finals."

As the rounds went and Anderson made his way to the final of the K&N Horsepower Challenge, Goldberg knew he was also getting closer to winning as well. For the final, Goldberg and his fellow finalist were taken to the top end of the track to witness history in the making and who would come out as not only the 2011 K&N Horsepower Challenge Champion, but who of the two remaining finalist that would be driving away in a brand new 2011 Ford.

"One of the officials had a little radio that they carried with them so we were able to hear the track announcer," said Goldberg of the intense moments of the final round. "When I heard that Greg had won, it was just awesome. I knew before he even came around the corner in his car. I mean, I'm sixty-six years old but I was acting like a two-year-old, you know jumping up and down and so on."

"Being a part of the K&N Horsepower Challenge was just an awesome weekend," says the new 2011 Ford owner. "I now have a brand new Ford sitting in my driveway thanks to K&N, Ford and of course Greg Anderson and his team."

"After all the yelling and screaming I did when I won, my voice was really raspy for about two days," he chuckled. "I'm so excited to have my new 2011 Ford. And you know I have been a K&N product user for years so I can't wait for K&N to come out with their upgrades so I can add them to this new vehicle, too."

Congratulations to all the finalists and to Harold Goldberg, the 2011 K&N Horsepower Challenge Sweepstakes Grand Prize winner!

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