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K&N GoodSport Evo Takes Silver at NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill

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It is the ultimate racing test of car and team where reliability and planning are critical for a win. The NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by the U.S. Air Force is considered the most extreme and severe endurance race on the planet by the professional teams who come from around the world to participate. 

Bongiovanni and Alexander driving duo at The 25
Bongiovanni and Alexander driving duo at The 25

K&N Engineering GoodSport Evo at Thunderhill
K&N Engineering GoodSport Evo at Thunderhill
Driving the K&N Engineering GoodSport Evo, David Bongiovanni and Ralph Alexander prepared by locking down every nut and bolt on the car. “We paid attention to every detail,” said Bongiovanni. “We also did a lot of physical conditioning. I rode my bike for miles every day before the event.”

The team of two covered a distance of nearly 2,000 miles of twists and turns in the rolling hills of northern California. Bongiovanni and Alexander each drove 12 and-a-half-hours during “The 25.” The two men were up against teams with several drivers. “We drove 3 and-a-half hours at a time,” said Bongiovanni. “We were reaching speeds of around 125 mph. I just get into a rhythm during a race, it’s comparable to dancing. It was so intense I had to go to the hospital at the end of the race to get IV fluids. I was very dehydrated.”

2nd place finish for Bongiovanni and Alexander
2nd place finish for Bongiovanni and Alexander
Both K&N Air and Oil Filters were used during the race
Both K&N Air and Oil Filters were used during the race
he adventure ultimately paid off. On December 4th, 48 cars out of 56 starters endured the longest night of Thunderhill and crossed the finish line.

Bongiovanni and Alexander took 2nd place in the highly competitive EO Tuner Class. The K&N Engineering GoodSport Evo is equipped with K&N Oil and Air Filters. “K&N improves the longevity and reliability of the engine,” said Bongiovanni. “Good fuel management and pit strategy allowed us to pass our opponents.” On December 4th, 48 cars out of 56 starters endured the longest night of Thunderhill and crossed the finish line.

Next for Bongiovanni is the AWD Challenge in February.

Follow the K&N Engineering GoodSport Evo' progress throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. 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.

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