Automotive Air Filters
Motorcycle / ATV Air Filters
Universal & Clamp-on Air Filters
Cabin Air Filters
Industrial / Small Engine Air Filters
Heavy Duty Diesel Air Filters
Racing and Custom Air Filters
Marine Flame Arrestors
Crankcase Vent Filters
Air Filter Facts
Air Filters by Vehicle Manufacturer
Cabin Air Filters by Vehicle Manufacturer
Automotive Air Intakes
Motorcycle / ATV Air Intakes
Diesel Truck Air Intakes
RV Air Intakes
Air Intake Installation Videos
Air Intake Installation Instructions
Air Intakes by Vehicle Manufacturer
Automotive Oil Filters
Motorcycle / ATV Oil Filters
Marine Oil Filters
Heavy Duty Diesel Oil Filters
Oil Filters by Vehicle Manufacturer
Automotive Performance Parts
Motorcycle / ATV Performance Parts
Diesel Fuel Filters
In-Line Fuel Filters
In-Line Fuel Pumps
Marine Performance Parts
Search by Vehicle
Search by Part
Search by Dimension
Search by VIN
Cross Reference Search
News and Events
SEARCH BY VEHICLE
Motorcycle & ATV
ALL or Unknown Year
K&N Filter Protects Engine During Blaze for Summit SuperSeries IHRA Racer
In the Summit SuperSeries Duck Tape Racing made its return to the track at Farmington Dragway in North Carolina. The team rewired its 1980 Volare 360, pulled the stock gas tank and tried another fuel pump hoping to cure the problem that has plagued it for months.
Duck Tape Racing's 1980 Volare 360
“When we started the car, the engine bay was engulfed in flames,” said racer Michael Beard. “A fuel check valve had been bumped partially open at some point by accident.”
A fire extinguisher doused the blaze quickly. “It’s a good thing we had a K&N Engineering Air Filter,” said Beard. “It prevented the carburetor from sucking in all the CO2 dust. Amazingly, the only thing torched was the distributor wires, which we quickly replaced. Also amazing, the K&N was unhurt, and a simple washing and re-oiling was all it needed to be pressed back into service. After that debacle, I replaced the spark plugs once again and swapped out the carburetor spacer, which I found had warped. It seemed to make a difference and it was off to the track.”
On Saturday, July 8th the stands were packed for a Pro Modified Quick 8 show and people lined the fences. “Other than one slow run where I tried something with the carburetor, the car made four out of five passes from 7.222 to 7.226,” said Beard. “During the first round of eliminations, I had a perfect .000 reaction time, my first of the season. I made it to the third round before breaking out by .009.”
On July 15th the 3rd round showing was repeated by Duck Tape Racing. Beard is currently in 3rd place in the Farmington Summit SuperSeries points, only four rounds out of the lead, with two less points races than the leaders.
Beard said he hopes to make the Top 10 in IHRA Division 9 this season.
Find K&N products for your vehicle using the
K&N application search
then use the
K&N dealer search
to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.
See What K&N Makes for Your Car!
Get the K&N Newsletter!
Did you like this story? Select 1 to 5 stars to rate it.
K&N Engineering, Inc., with headquarters in Riverside, California, has been the world''s leader in performance filter technology since 1969, serving the needs of the automotive, motorcycle, marine, industrial and military markets. K&N is heavily involved in nearly every form of motorsports from off-road and powersports to drag racing, stock cars and road racing. For more information about K&N Filters, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.knfilters.com.
K&N News Home