K&N Horsepower Challenge Bonus Program for Pro Stock in NHRA POWERade Drag Racing
The K&N Horsepower Challenge is underway. The multiyear agreement between K&N
Engineering, Inc. and NHRA officials is a race-within-a-race for top Pro Stock
drivers in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.
The eight quickest Pro Stock drivers who accumulate the most points in
qualifying during the 23-race challenge will have a shot at the big bucks.
K&N V.P. Steve Williams and NHRA Announcer Bob Frey
Norwalk K&N HP Challenge winner Greg Anderson (C) with Kirk Heinbuch (L) and Steve
K&N's Jonathan Fiello with Bristol K&N HP Challenge winner Jeg Coughlin
Pro Stock drivers earn 2008 K&N Horsepower Challenge points throughout the year.
The winner will earn $50,000 at the Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in
Norwalk, Ohio. The runner-up will earn $10,000 and two semifinalists will earn
$3,000. The four first-round finishes will receive $2,500 each.
K&N has developed racing filters for every form of racing in the world. Handmade
in the USA since 1969, K&N Air Filters are designed to increase horsepower and
acceleration. “This class is about the delivery of air flow,” said K&N Vice
President Steve Williams. “K&N makes the World’s Best Air Filter and we have
been working very hard to create new technology for the NHRA Pro Stock category.
Now that we have both a new intake scoop and filter combination available for
the world’s fastest hot rods, we decided to put up the money to see who is
really the fastest.”
K&N is in a class of its own when it comes to hood scoops. The unique design of
the scoop is that it’s also coupled with the use of the K&N Air Filters. K&N is
proving with its patented design that K&N Air Filters actually increase
horsepower on race cars.
The overall purse of the K&N Horsepower Challenge is $145,000. In addition to
the $76,000 K&N Horsepower Challenge, K&N will also award $69,000 in qualifying
bonuses to quick Pro Stock qualifiers throughout the K&N Horsepower Challenge
series. Low qualifiers earn $3,000 at each of the 23 events in the Challenge
“The entire K&N Family is very proud to be working with the NHRA, Bill Bader and
the entire Pro Stock community to make the 2008 K&N Horsepower Challenge
something special,” said Williams. “We are also very excited to have this event
take place at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. It is an awesome
facility and should produce world-record performances.”
On June 28 - July 1 Greg Anderson was top qualifier in the K&N Horsepower
Challenge at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio. On
July 6 - July 8 Jeg Coughlin was top qualifier at the O'Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley
Nationals at Bristol, Tennessee.
Also check out the K&N Horsepower Challenge at the NHRA Finals video.
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