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K&N Calendar Spotlight: Lance Coury & Courtney Coury February 2016

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Lance Coury 2013 Summer X-Games Gold Medal

Freestyle Motocross athlete Lance Coury says winning a gold medal at the 2013 Summer X-Games has been the highlight of his career so far

Lance Coury in 2011 when K&N Filters first sponsored him

In 2011 when Lance Coury first signed on with K&N, he was only 20 years old and already recognized as a heavy hitter in the FMX world

K&N has produced an ultra-high-quality limited edition calendar since 2011. One of the best parts about the K&N calendar is that each year it highlights some of K&N’s sponsored racers, high-profile custom vehicle builders, and even several vehicles belonging to employees of K&N Filters. Coincidentally, the February 2016 page of the K&N calendar features a K&N sponsored athlete who first partnered with K&N in 2011. At the time Freestyle Motocross (FMX) sensation Lance Coury first signed on with K&N, he was only 20 years old and already recognized as a heavy hitter in the FMX world.

Lance has been riding motorcycles since he was 4 years old. “I grew up with cousins who rode, when I was finally old enough to get on and go, I was in love,” said Coury. He has always been competitive, but not always in freestyle. He started his career racing motocross before he shifted gears to FMX at around 15 years old. “I started to enjoy jumping more than anything. So I reached out to FMX riders to start hitting ramps and learning tricks,” recalled Coury.

Lance’s passion for all things two-wheeled, as well as his faith in K&N air filters, has been unwavering since before his professional FMX career. “I have been using K&N filters since I was 12 years old on my Go-Peds. Then [I] graduated to K&N Filters on my first truck, a Chevy Silverado. I have now been using K&N Filters on my dirtbikes for over 5 years. Great durable filters that are easy to clean,” said Coury.

Lance Coury and his wife Courtney at Wyvern Ranch

Participating in the photoshoot for the 2016 K&N calendar may sound like fun and games, but Lance Coury and his wife Courtney spent all day shooting on his Harley and at Wyvern Ranch

Lance Coury’s current weapon of choice for freestyle competition is an RCH racing 2016 Suzuki RMZ450. Not a whole lot needed to be changed in order to transform a showroom stock 2016 RMZ450 into a serious FMX threat. Lance runs RG3 suspension, as well as a GPR stabilizer, for better control. Coury uses stronger than stock Rad Manufacturing wheels, and cuts out grab holes in the factory RMZ number plates. Other than that Lance said “I have a K&N air filter YA-2506XD for improved airflow and a Yoshimura Exhaust to go along with it.”

Lance said his most memorable moment of his career to date is winning a gold medal at the 2013 Summer X-Games for the Speed and Style event in Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil. “Riding the X Games was always a career goal, and to come in and win a Gold medal was just insane! Definitely a career highlight,” declared Coury. While being chosen to appear in the 2016 K&N calendar pales in comparison to winning X-Games gold, Coury said “Shooting for the Calendar was rad. It was cool to have Courtney involved.”

Lance Coury started Thrashin Supply a Harley-Davidson parts brand

Courtney Coury travels with her husband Lance around the world for his freestyle career and she also helps Lance with his Harley-Davidson parts brand, Thrashin Supply

Participating in the photoshoot for the 2016 K&N calendar may sound like it’s all fun and games, but Coury is quick to point out “We had a long day, the morning was on the Harley doing wheelies and burn outs, and the evening we sessioned my FMX part at Wyvern Ranch.” As Lance indicated, not only was he part of the 2016 K&N calendar, but so was his wife Courtney Coury. Lance laughingly said, “Courtney and I met in 6th grade when we were 11. I asked her to be my girlfriend and she walked away.” He continued, “We stayed friends and got married when we were 22.”

While Mrs. Coury is easy on the eyes, its elements beyond what the eyes can see that are most impressive. Lance revealed, “She [Courtney] went to the University of Utah, and even worked as a CFO at an aerospace machine shop for a couple of years.” These days Courtney is focused on promoting Lance’s freestyle career. “We travel a lot. We have traveled around the world for my freestyle career, all over Europe, Dubai, America, South America, to name a few,” said Lance. Plus, while Courtney doesn’t have a background in motorcycles she helps Lance with his Harley-Davidson parts business, Thrashin Supply.

The February 2016 K&N calendar desktop wallpaper images are available to download in a standard screen or widescreen format on the Free K&N Racing Wallpaper for Computer Desktops page. The K&N 2016 calendar is currently available for sale and can be purchased directly at knfilters.com/calendar. These calendars have been printed in limited quantities, so once they're gone, they're gone.

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Lance and Courtney Coury in the 2016 K&N Calendar

Standard Screen download of Lance and Courtney Coury in the 2016 K&N Calendar

Lance and Courtney Coury in the 2016 K&N Calendar

Widescreen download of Lance and Courtney Coury in the 2016 K&N Calendar


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