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K&N Filters Chevy Cobalt May Take NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Circuit
Brian Ballard has a foothold on first place in the Eastern Division of the NHRA Xplod Sport Compact circuit. Ballard won the Quick 16 category at West Palm Beach in his K&N Filters Chevy Cobalt.
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Brian Ballard and K&N Filters Chevy Cobalt
Ballard raced to his first sportsman victory in this class Sunday at the inaugural BFGoodrich Tires NHRA Sport Compact Nationals at Moroso Motorsports Park. After nine years of racing the Quick 16 is a new category for Ballard.
K&N Filters Chevy Cobalt for CSI Drag Racing Team
Ballard won Quick 16 Category at Moroso Motorsports Park
“Long before I was sponsored by K&N Engineering, I used K&N Products,” he said. “The quality of the products and the reputation of K&N are second to none. When you run 900 horsepower you run a very expensive engine. K&N Oil Filters protect my engines and the K&N Air Filters keep the rocks out of my turbo chargers. ”
The Sloatsburg, New York resident qualified in the No. 8 slot and started the race from the top half of the field. Ballard made his way through a field of challengers to capture his first win in the very competitive sportsman category. “We caught some lucky breaks,” said Ballard. “Plus, the car just ran consistent and fast. We were able to catch our competitors.”
Ballard said the full bodied unlimited modified Quick 16 cars have a different feel. “The win at Moroso gives me more confidence for the remainder of the NHRA season,” said Ballard. “I was a little sketchy at the first race since I wasn’t sure how I would be able to adapt to the new class. I feel that I will be much more comfortable at the next race and hope to ride the wave of success. I’m going to try my best to put the K&N Filters Chevy Cobalt in the winner’s circle again for the whole CSI Drag Racing Team.”
Ballard’s next race is the Virginia NHRA Sport Compact Nationals on April 21 and 22 at Richmond.
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