United Kingdom Racer Lee Scott uses K&N Filters on Ford Fiesta XR2i

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Lydden Hill, in Kent, UK, hosts a small circuit similar to racing at Brands Hatch. Racer Lee Scott runs a 1990 Ford Fiesta XR2i with a 1.6CVH standard built engine.

Scott is in 8th place and 4th overall in his class. “I had a really close race with each competitor I passed,” said Scott. “The cars are evenly matched in my championship. They are balanced on weight, engine capacity (1600cc max) and must run standard/blueprinted engines.”

UK Racer Lee Scott's 1990 Ford Fiesta XR2i
UK Racer Lee Scott's 1990 Ford Fiesta XR2i
Scott lined up on the 5th row in 20th place during the final. “The cars screamed to another start,” he said. “Everyone let loose. There was some settling into position but not for long. I was chasing two cars but they tangled and slid across the track in front of me. I waited for them to spin into the scenery before nailing the throttle again. On the attack I battled it out with several cars, swapping positions corner after corner until I crossed the line in 8th place. It’s my best result yet. It was down to who would make a mistake first. I benefited from my competitor going too deep into a hairpin corner. I managed a cleaner exit giving me the edge down the so-called Hairy Hill.”

Hairy Hill gets its name due to a steep decent which claimed many victims over the event due to its high speed, changing camber and deep gravel trap. During the 16 lap event, it took Scott 10 laps to get to his final place.

“It was the right thing to wait after the cars tangled in front of me,” said Scott. “Cars that are penduluming are about to shoot into the scenery at some point, but you don’t know what direction they’ll take. In this case, there were 2 cars doing this. I placed my bet on waiting. You have to finish a race before you can win it.”

Scott runs a standard induction system and a K&N Engineering Air Filter in a standard air box. “You should see the muck that K&N filters out, particularly after a run through the gravel trap,” said Scott. “I have run other aftermarket filters before. I’ve had foams that caught fire due to carb backfire, clog or simply don’t breathe well on the rolling road. K&N gets the job done, is reliable and makes every BHP count on the track.”

Scott has 4 races left this season at Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Oulton Park and Snetterton. “I love the adrenalin rush and the competition,” he said. “ I’m one of those guys that is competitive about everything!”

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