K&N Chairman Will Race in 2007 K&N Silver State Classic Challenge
The K&N Silver State Classic Challenge has a legacy that goes back nearly two
decades. It is a legal open-road rally where drivers pick a speed and a personal
adrenaline level to go all out on a public highway twice a year.
Jerry Mall in his ViperNevada closes down 90 miles of Route 318 as hundreds from around the world
converge on the event. The race is for people from all walks of life that pursue
the dream of speed, horsepower and performance.
Jerry Mall at K&N Silver State Classic
K&N Engineering Chairman and CEO Jerry Mall
“The bottom line is you go out and you go as fast as you can. The fastest one
wins,” said Steve Williams, K&N Engineering Vice President of Product
Development. “It’s one of the last great outlaw events where there are basically
no rules. Anyone can show up with practically anything on the planet. It’s an
The cars run in classes at 5 mph increments, from 95 mph to more than 200
mph. The class is determined by the vehicle’s safety equipment, the driver’s
experience level and the driver comfort level. There is also an Unlimited
Division for very experienced drives with full race-equipped cars.
K&N Engineering Chairman and CEO Jerry Mall has raced in the Silver State Classic for nearly 10 years.
“I run my Viper just over 200 mph,” said Mall. “I could run faster but I don’t
want to press my luck..”
There is also a High Noon Shootout at the event. It is a one mile acceleration
contest on SR-490 in Ely, Nevada. “I hope to get the fastest speed at the
shootout,” said Mall. “We’re making some changes on the Viper at K&N and I hope
to take the record. I’ve won the Unlimited Class twice and came in second place
“On the core level it’s what a performance company like K&N is about,” said
Williams. There are many different kinds of cars for our performance products
and we decided the Silver State Classic is a great event to sponsor and
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