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Podium over flowing with K&N drivers, at the Lucas Oil Off Road Silver State Showdown

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Four K&N Filter drivers battling for the lead going down the hill in Pro 2.

Four K&N Filter drivers battling for the lead going down the hill in Pro 2.

The K&N Filters team drivers made a statement at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Silver State Showdown in Reno, Nevada this past weekend. They were able to capture eighteen top five finishes with twelve of those being podiums. They were able to accomplish this at one of the most grueling tracks that has everything from huge elevation changes, large jumps, and flat turns while reaching speeds between 95-100 miles per hour as drivers launched off the front stretch jumps.

Kyle LeDuc and Bradley Morris standing tall on the Pro 4 podium

Kyle LeDuc and Bradley Morris standing tall on the Pro 4 podium

It all started in the very first race of the weekend in the Trophy Karts. Hailie Deegan showed all the boys how to drive a Trophy Kart while battling for the lead where she finished second on the first day and then won the next day, jumping her into first place in the 2016 season points.

The battle for the lead in Pro 4 with Carl Renezeder, Eric Barron, and Kyle LeDuc

The battle for the lead in Pro 4 with Carl Renezeder, Eric Barron, and Kyle LeDuc

The Pro Lite races were all over the place with amazing door-to-door action, flat tires, tangled cars, roll-overs and caution flags. The races came down to smart and fast driving, along with some luck. These drivers were pushing hard to get to the front, sometimes going up to five wide in the turns and off the jumps. Ryan Beat was on a mission, and he was able to stay out front battling for the lead while staying out of the mayhem behind him, but it still wasn’t safe up front. Even one of the leaders of the race lost a wheel and almost drove off the course down the hillside. Ryan was able to capture a win and a third place finish for the weekend. Jeremy Stenberg, who finished one position behind Ryan each day, had to work his way through all the mayhem to make it up to the leaders to get his second podium finish of the season.

This is why K&N air filters are so important in off road racing.

This is why K&N air filters are so important in off road racing.

The Pro 4 races were an all out battle with all the trucks flying around the track, throwing dirt and rocks fifty plus feet in the roost. This put the K&N Filters to the test, and also what helped many of the trucks make it to the top. Kyle LeDuc, Eric Barron, and Carl Renezeder put on a show for the crowds, showing them how fast and how far these trucks can be pushed. All three had misfortunes during the race weekend, from flat tires all the way up to rolling 4 times in a hard crash. Kyle dominated the second half of the first race to capture the win. He was able to get on the podium both days, even after having to change a tire during the race and then finishing on a flat. Eric Barron battled Kyle both days going faster than the other racers, but while getting a flat, Eric fell back to fourth on day one but came back strong to finish second for his first podium of the season. Bradley Morris battled his way from the back to the front during a late race charge, finishing third for his first Pro 4 career podium in his rookie year. Bradley said “It feels great that all the work my team and I have been putting in has finally started paying off. I can’t wait to improve on what we have begun to accomplish.” Greg Adler also had a great weekend with fourth and a sixth place finishes.

Hailie Deegan flying down the front stretch for the win.

Hailie Deegan flying down the front stretch for the win.

Ryan Beat and Jeremy Stenberg racing around the last turn battling for the win in Pro Lite.

Ryan Beat and Jeremy Stenberg racing around the last turn battling for the win in Pro Lite.

Racing fast is what the Pro 2 trucks did with not too many cautions, but still had some hard hitting action to give K&N drivers a finish in second, third, and fourth for the first day and third, fourth, sixth on the second. RJ Anderson battled with the leader and veteran driver the entire race each day, giving the leader more than he wanted but just barely missed it, finishing second and third in his races to move him into second place in the championship points. Rodrigo Ampudia battle hard mid-pack the majority of the race but slowly started making his move while flying through the air. Just missing the box, Rodrigo finished fourth both days to move him up to fifth in points. Carl Renezeder had some amazing battles after getting shuffled back a few times while making a charge back up to the podium for third and also finishing sixth on day two after crashing hard in his Pro 4.

The drivers all depend on the K&N Filters to keep their engines clean and allow the most airflow. With how much dirt and debris that is thrown their way, there is no better choice to help them get to the front, according to them.  The race teams will make the next stop in Lake Elsinore on September 23-24 where these drivers are going to be trying to get more wins and podiums, which is going to make for some great racing.


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