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Sprint Car Racer Alyssa Riker Continues to Add Wins to Her 270 Micro Sprint Class Resume

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Alyssa Riker proved her merit as a racer with a first place finish at Hamlin Speedway for a 270 micro sprint this past season.
Alyssa Riker proved her merit as a racer with a first place finish at Hamlin Speedway for a 270 micro sprint this past season.
A passion for racing was sparked in 8-year-old Alyssa Riker when a friend introduced her to quarter midget racing. Nine years later, 17-year-old, New Jersey native Alyssa Riker has created a lengthy resume of racing triumphs, which spans from quarter midgets to her more current 270 micro sprints.
Alyssa Riker first stamped her name on the competitive racing map in 2007 when she pulled 5 feature wins for quarter midget racing in a month at West End Fairgrounds.
Alyssa Riker first stamped her name on the competitive racing map in 2007 when she pulled 5 feature wins for quarter midget racing in a month at West End Fairgrounds.


Most recently Alyssa Riker proved her merit as a racer at Hamlin Speedway for a 270 micro sprint this past season. Despite a rough start with engine issues, track unfamiliarity, and low initial placement, Alyssa Riker took advantage of every opportunity and raked in another first place finish.

"This win means a lot to us and shows a lot about us. It shows we have the ability to switch tracks and conditions at any time and still be competitive," said Riker. "We went into this race guessing how the car would handle the change throughout the night, and it ended up working out in our favor."

Alyssa Riker first stamped her name on the competitive racing map in 2007 at 11 years old when she pulled 5 feature wins for quarter midget racing in one month at West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert, Pennsylvania. She holds a record at West End Quarter Midget Racing Association for fastest lap in modified class. Now, in her third season of 270 micro sprints, Alyssa Riker has already claimed 5 feature wins.

Since the start of the K&N sponsorship in 2008, Alyssa Riker and her father, Jamie Riker, have been using K&N products in racecars and everyday vehicles.

"K&N has been a big part of our success as their help has given us the quality products we need to remain competitive week to week," said Riker. "All of our racecars from the quarter midgets to the micro use K&N filters. They allow us to keep our engines clean and reliable."

This September, Alyssa Riker will be a senior in high school and is currently college hunting. With the upcoming turn into adulthood, she wishes to continue racing for as long as possible.

"I hope to stay on the micro path with the 270s. I don't know if I currently have a plan after that; I'm just going to take it as it comes," said Riker. "If I were to ever get the opportunity to get into a different type of racing with good scholarships I would go for it!"

Related K&N News Articles about Alyssa Riker: K&N's Alyssa Riker Goes on a Four Race Win Streak in the Micro Rookie Class; Alyssa Riker Ready for 2011 Coming Off 12 Feature Wins Last Season; 13-Year-Old Quarter Midget Driver Alyssa Riker Owns First Race of 2009 Season; Quarter Midget Racer Alyssa Riker Dominates Two Classes at West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert, PA
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