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Folk Race Cars' Million Dollar Race Weekend at Montgomery MotorSports Park in Alabama

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The family owned Folk Race Cars had another successful season of racing in 2011.
The family owned Folk Race Cars had another successful season of racing in 2011.
Montgomery MotorSports Park in Montgomery, Alabama hosted the 16th Annual Million Dollar Race Weekend. This year's car count came to 300 plus, and the combined pay-out exceeded the $600,000 mark over the four day racing schedule. K&N sponsored Folk Race Cars made the twenty-hour trip from their home in Durand, Illinois, where they maintain their family owned business, in an effort to claim a share of the loot. Three generations of successful racers make up Folk Race Cars, headed by patriarch Ron Folk, his son Brian and grandson Nick. As the youngest of the racing Folk Family, Nick is the last person any stock eliminator driver wants to see in the other lane, and he confirmed that status with his showing at Montgomery MotorSports Park.
The Folk Race Cars' office space may be cramped, but the view more than makes up for it.
The Folk Race Cars' office space may be cramped, but the view more than makes up for it.


"With five separate races in one weekend, let's just say it was action packed," Nick's dad Brian told K&N News. "In Thursday's $20K race Nick had a semi-finalist finish, and then he went on to win Friday's $20K race. In the actual Million Dollar Race we both went deep in rounds, but we couldn't find the winners circle. All-in-all we felt the weekend was a success for our race team."

"If you wondered what we do with all the great K&N filters we're supplied, our dragsters made over 65 runs each this weekend without needing an oil filter change! Thanks for the great product," said Nick. "Although 65 runs is on the high-end for a four day weekend race, more times than not we make 40 to 50 passes on a normal good weekend. Now that's good equipment," added Brian.
At the 16th Annual Million Dollar Race Weekend the Folk dragsters made over 65 runs each without needing a filter change.
At the 16th Annual Million Dollar Race Weekend the Folk dragsters made over 65 runs each without needing a filter change.


Since the Million Dollar weekend back in October the Folk Race Cars team has raced the Winter Series, starting in Adel, Georgia at South Georgia Motorplex, then onto Bradenton, Florida and then winding down to West Palm Beach at Moroso Motorsports Park. "We went a lot of rounds, quarter finalist three times, semi-finalist twice and runner-up in a dragster race," said Brian. "We've winterized everything and we're finished for the year." Nick finished NHRA in the top 10 in the Stock Class with his 1999 Chevrolet Camaro.

As for their plans for the 2012 season Brian reports, "We're building a 2004 Chevrolet Corvette for the B/SA Stock Class and we're hoping to campaign our 2006 Cobalt in the Super Stock Class. We also are assembling a new 'Dart' motor for one of the dragsters. Thanks again, K&N, for the continuing support!"

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