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K&N Filters’ John Mickel Made UK Legends Championship History at Snetterton Circuit

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Legends Cars are 5/8 scale purpose built race cars powered by a 122 horsepower Yamaha 1200/1250 cc motorcycle engine & styled after pre-World War II Ford, Chevy or Dodge bodies

Legends Cars are 5/8 scale purpose built race cars powered by a 122 horsepower Yamaha 1200/1250 cc motorcycle engine & styled after pre-World War II Ford, Chevy or Dodge bodies

John Mickel was born with oval racing in his blood. His father competed in local UK stock car events before introducing John to Mini Stocks, running on quarter mile ovals, at the tender age of 10. Before the age of 19, John had already become a World and European Champion on short ovals with Superstox, an open wheeled racer similar to American Outlaws. In 2001, John became a UK and World Legends Champion on a road course as well as a European SCSA Champion, a sanctioning body equivalent to the American Speed Association, on large ovals.

John Mickel and the Mickel Motorsport Team rely on K&N filters to keep their 122 horsepower Yamaha 1200/1250 cc motorcycle engine powered Legends cars running at their best

John Mickel and the Mickel Motorsport Team rely on K&N filters to keep their 122 horsepower Yamaha 1200/1250 cc motorcycle engine powered Legends cars running at their best

Currently K&N sponsored driver John Mickel competes in the 2015 UK Legends Championship. Legends Cars are 5/8 scale purpose built race cars based on pre-World War II Ford, Chevy and Dodge bodies. Eight body styles are produced but each car is powered by a 122 horsepower Yamaha 1200/1250 cc motorcycle engine. With a full tube frame chassis, Bilstein coil over shocks, and 13” wide racing slicks, Legends cars accelerate like a rocket and stick to the track like a roller coaster.

K&N supported John Mickel arrived at Snetterton Circuit for round 14 of the 2015 UK Legends Championship on a high note following a full sweep of six race wins at Silverstone Circuit - Rod Tietjen (Motorsport Action) Photo

K&N supported John Mickel arrived at Snetterton Circuit for round 14 of the 2015 UK Legends Championship on a high note following a full sweep of six race wins at Silverstone Circuit - Rod Tietjen (Motorsport Action) Photo

K&N Air Filters supported John Mickel arrived at Snetterton Circuit for round 14 of the 2015 UK Legends Championship on a high note following a full sweep of six race wins out of six races at the last meeting at Silverstone Circuit. John’s good fortune continued with three race wins on day one at Snetterton Circuit followed by two more race wins the following day. Unfortunately John’s third race on day two at Snetterton ended with a DNF, but having set a new lap record of 2.14.869, John couldn’t complain.

John Mickel broke the existing record in UK Legends Championship history by winning 11 consecutive back to back races and smashed the Legends lap record at Snetterton Circuit - Rod Tietjen (Motorsport Action) Photo

John Mickel broke the existing record in UK Legends Championship history by winning 11 consecutive back to back races and smashed the Legends lap record at Snetterton Circuit - Rod Tietjen (Motorsport Action) Photo

John Mickel’s final race of the weekend ended because of another driver who was later penalized for driving dangerously. Despite this DNF John still finished third overall for the day. Further rule infringements for other drivers could possibly push John up into second place overall for the day. The decision is still pending. The official Championship points have not yet been published; however, the Mickel Motorsport Team believes that their points lead has been extended to over 700 points.

John Mickel drove every race at Snetterton Circuit like his number 4 K&N filters equipped K-Seal UK Legends Championship car was on rails. The handling and the setup of the K&N powered orange mean machine was untouchable by any other driver that weekend and no matter where John started on the grid, when he finished, he finished in first place.


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