Full NHRA Race Schedule Planned for K&N Vice President
Steve Williams, K&N’s Vice President of Product Development and Engineering is
planning a full race schedule in 2007.
Williams NHRA career began in 1990. His won Division Championships in 1991 and
1998 in Super Comp and Super Gas with 18 NHRA Career wins. He also has compiled
16 semi-final and 4 final round appearances, winning his last National Event at
Seattle in 2003.
Williams raced what he referred to as an abbreviated racing schedule in
2006. For 2007 he has a new car and will go after a championship
Steve William's Super Comp Dragster at Pomona
Steve Williams on his plans for the New Year:
“Ben Worthy built my new car and I’m very happy with it. This is the third
one he built for me and every one of them has been different. This one has the
exact dimensions that I wanted. It has good visibility; at 185-190 mph you’ve
got to have good visibility, and it’s stable. Worthy builds quality race cars.
K&N's V.P. of Product Development, Steve Williams
I’m going to take a shot at the World Championship in 2007. That’s the one thing
I haven’t done. I’ve been working on my schedule and my first race will be the
Winternationals. I usually run six races the first eight weeks of the year. I
pick it up back in the middle of the summer with six more races and plan to go
to Indy. At the end of the year I’ll wrap it up with a few more races.
K&N provides me with the opportunity and support equipment I need. We are
working on a new hood scoop, which we will debut in 2007. What we use on my car
is in a constant state of evolution and we are always trying to improve our
I work on my cars in the late evenings or on the weekends, also a lot of times
at the race tracks. If I start at Pomona, and go to Phoenix I have to do
maintenance by the third race. Sometimes I’ll pull the whole car apart at the
track and turn a negative into a positive if I don’t have a good weekend racing.
Out of 23 national events in 2006, there were at least ten events in Super Comp
in which the racers had K&N Intake Scoops, K&N Air Filters or K&N Oil Filters.
In the Sportsman Class on the semi-professional side of NHRA racing there are
thousands of people that race on a regular bases. It’s important for K&N to
interact with as many of those people as we can and let them know what we’re
working on and how it will benefit them.”
K&N Engineering has a long history of experience, combined with first-hand
knowledge that goes into every product sold. K&N Products are designed by people
whose way of life, inside and outside of K&N is racing.
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