Legends Car Series Racer Wins Second Hard Charger Award

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Cody Swanson won the Hard Charger Award for the second time at Irwindale Speedway in the No.89 Speed Wong Racing Legend Car. It is given to the competitor who passes the most cars during a race. This was the 5th race of the season for the Legend Car Series.

Cody Swanson in No.89 Speed Wong Legend Car Cody Swanson in No.89 Speed Wong Legend Car
The Norco, California teen raced against 26 other competitors in a very eventful event. There were 5 cautions in the 30 lap main. “On the first lap I was able to pass five cars,” said Swanson. “I was moving through the field and by lap 8, I was 12th.”

No. 89 Legend Car at Irwindale Speedway
No. 89 Legend Car at Irwindale Speedway
The top ten cars were running very close and it was difficult to pass. “It was also very challenging to keep myself from getting passed,” said Swanson. “The last caution occurred on lap 24 and the rest of the way was a fast dash to the finish.”

On lap 25 the 16-year-old moved into 7th place and by lap 29 he moved into a very hard fought 6th place. “I was happy to finish just outside of the top 5,” said Swanson.

Swanson is sponsored by K&N Engineering. “The K&N Air Filter protects the high revving engine and allows it to breathe,” he said. “We also make awesome horsepower.”

Swanson rode his first dirt bike at 3-years-old. At 7, he was in his first go kart and began racing in competitions at 10. He is highly motivated and races at some of the most challenging tracks in the southwestern United States.

Follow Cody Swanson's progress throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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