Antigua and Barbuda
Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
French Southern Territories
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Isle of Man
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Micronesia, Federated States of
Moldova, Republic of
Northern Mariana Islands
Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Papua New Guinea
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Martin (French part)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Tanzania, United Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Virgin Islands, British
Wallis and Futuna
Automotive Air Filters
Motorcycle / ATV Air Filters
Universal & Clamp-on Air Filters
Cabin Air Filters
Industrial / Small Engine Air Filters
Heavy Duty Diesel Air Filters
Racing and Custom Air Filters
Marine Flame Arrestors
Crankcase Vent Filters
Air Filter Facts
Air Filters by Vehicle Manufacturer
Cabin Air Filters by Vehicle Manufacturer
Automotive Air Intakes
Motorcycle / ATV Air Intakes
Diesel Truck Air Intakes
RV Air Intakes
Air Intake Installation Videos
Air Intake Installation Instructions
Air Intakes by Vehicle Manufacturer
Automotive Oil Filters
Motorcycle / ATV Oil Filters
Marine Oil Filters
Heavy Duty Diesel Oil Filters
Oil Filters by Vehicle Manufacturer
Automotive Performance Parts
Motorcycle / ATV Performance Parts
Diesel Fuel Filters
In-Line Fuel Filters
In-Line Fuel Pumps
Marine Performance Parts
Search by Vehicle
Search by Part
Search by Dimension
Search by VIN
Cross Reference Search
News and Events
SEARCH BY VEHICLE
Motorcycle & ATV
ALL or Unknown Year
Del Worsham and John Force Face Off at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California
Del Worsham was prepared for a big NHRA weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. Despite a great history of strong runs, he was denied the giant payoff as the sun set on Sunday.
Del Worsham and blue CSK Team
He defeated Ron Capps in round one, defeated Jeff Arend in round two, defeated Robert Hight in the semi-final and lost to John Force in the final round. Worsham paced the sport’s greatest icon for the length of the 1,320 foot Sonoma track, only to come up inches short of this first win since late in the 2005 season.
Jeff Arend in blue CSK Funny Car
Del Worsham and Jeff Arend use K&N Products
Worsham went into the race 11th in points and wasted no time qualifying. On Friday, the Checker, Schuck’s, Kragen driver scored his fastest qualifying time of the year, a 4.774 at 322.04 mph.
The Funny Car driver paced the class in his blue CSK car with K&N Engineering products. Worsham finished fifth on the ladder Saturday and equaled his best qualifying effort of the season. He was matched with points leader Ron Capps for a first round date.
“We haven’t had many easy rounds all year,” said Worsham. “But to finally come out here and really get a great handle on it, and qualify as well as we did, and still get the points leader in round one, it seemed to me that we could have a great day in front of us if we could get out of round one. Ron and I are great friends, but he usually wears me out when we race each other.”
Capps got off the line with a microscopic edge, but Worsham won the round. He powered to a clean 4.889 to take the big win with room to spare over Capps’ 4.986. “It was a huge win, no matter how you cut it,” said Worsham. “It was nothing but huge.”
Teammates Jeff Arend and Del Worsham ran against each other in round two. Light prize fighters, both teams plotted their strategy independently in their respective corners and both teams came out firing. Worsham managed a sizable jump at the tree, grabbing a 22-thousandths edge as the two cars left the line. Worsham took a hole-shot victory, taking the round with a solid 4.929 to win by technically 5-thousandths of a second.
Arend defeated Tony Pedregon in round one but lost to his teammate in round two. “Jeff is one of the best at the line,” said Worsham. “Our blue team is running well. They put a great lap on the board and it was pretty major for all of us to be headed to the semi-final.”
In the semi, Robert Hight came into the race in the No. 2 spot on the points list. But Worsham once again, got off the line first at the flash of amber and rocketed to a clean 4.898. Worsham moved up to his second final round of the season and he would be up against legend John Force.
“It felt like our day,” said Worsham. “We went up there to beat John.” It didn’t work out that way. Force managed to pull away in the last 300 feet, after Worsham led for most of the lap. A dropped cylinder was the problem.
“We did just about everything right, but we came up a few inches short at the end,” he said. “Our day will come.”
Follow Del Worsham and Jeff Arend 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.
See What K&N Makes for Your Car!
Get the K&N Newsletter!
Did you like this story? Select 1 to 5 stars to rate it.
K&N Engineering, Inc., with headquarters in Riverside, California, has been the world's leader in performance filter technology since 1969, serving the needs of the automotive, motorcycle, marine, industrial and military markets. K&N is heavily involved in nearly every form of motorsports from off-road and powersports to drag racing, stock cars and road racing. For more information about K&N Filters, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.knfilters.com.
K&N News Home