Former NHRA Pro Stock World Champion Greg Anderson broke track records with his 2009 Summit Pontiac at Pomona, California
Dan Fletcher drove Rick Braun's Chevy Cobalt to his 57th National Event Win at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California
Warren Johnson raced his K&N Pontiac to the No. 5 spot in Pro Stock at the Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals
Dan Fletcher has winning on his mind in Super Stock at the NHRA Lucas Oil Slick Mist Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona
Thomas Fletcher, will drive the family 1969 Camaro in NHRA Stock at Phoenix, Arizona
Mike Ferderer's K&N Filters car with its K&N Hood Scoop and air filter will compete in Super Gas in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series in Phoenix, Arizona
Racers there faced changing track and air conditions as well as changes to their tune-ups at the season opener for the NHRA at the Auto Club Raceway. Despite the heavy downpours several K&N sponsored racers left Pomona with bragging rights.
Former Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson set the national ET record using a K&N Hood Scoop (100-8508) on his Summit Racing Equipment 2009 Pontiac GXP. He broke both ends of his own 6.615 at 209.39 mph track records with a 6.58 at 209.50 mph. By the end of the week Anderson reset the track and national ET record at 6.528. Anderson’s teammate Jason Line almost set the speed record. Line also has a K&N hood scoop on top of his Summit Racing 2008 Pontiac GXP.
“The K&N hood scoops are great,” said Greg Anderson. “Jason and I had them on our cars all weekend. Our track records using the K&N hood scoops speak for themselves. The hardest part was keeping it together for six days at Pomona while the rain came down. I only got one run until Tuesday, then on Wednesday I was able to make three runs and Jason made four.” Anderson said he is excited about Phoenix and looking forward to dry weather.
Warren Johnson raced his K&N Pontiac to the No. 5 qualifying spot in Pro Stock with a 6.629 at 208.62 mph. His son Kurt Johnson qualified seventh. He is also looking forward to Phoenix.
Dan Fletcher, the NHRA Lucas Oil Competition Eliminator World Champion, continued from where he left off in 2008 and beat Doug Lambeck in the final round at Pomona. Fletcher drove Rick Braun’s Chevy Cobalt with an 8.03 on the 8.66 index to his 57th national event win.
“I’m going to Phoenix to win Super Stock in my K&N sponsored 1969 Chevy Camaro,” said Fletcher. “My son Thomas will drive our matching K&N sponsored 1969 Chevy Camaro in Stock Eliminator.” Fletcher will also drive the Chevy Cobalt in Competition Eliminator.
K&N sponsored racers Mark Faul will also compete in Super Stock and Stock Eliminator. Rock Haas and Gary Stinnett will also compete in Stock Eliminator. In Super Comp K&N sponsored racers at Phoenix include Aaron Kinard, Jonathan Fiello, Sheldon Gecker Sr., Max Tafoya Jr., Andrew Madrid and Thomas Bayer.
K&N sponsored racer Shawn Langdon will compete in Top Fuel in the Lucas Oil Top Fuel Dragster along with Del Cox Junior who will drive the L.A. King’s RG Industries Dragster. Langdon and Cox have championships in Sportsman Class competition, but they are both rookies in Top Fuel. Langdon and Cox use K&N oil filter HP-5001.
Mike Ferderer will compete in Super Gas in Phoenix. “My K&N Filters car is deadly on the track,” he said. “K&N is the reason for some of my best speeds and consistency.” Other K&N sponsored racers in Super Gas at Phoenix include Sheldon Gecker Sr., Max Tafoya Jr., Jim Momjian and Thomas Bayer.
In Competition Eliminator, other K&N sponsored racers in Phoenix include Brian Browell.
K&N is very proud of its relationship with the top racers in the world of drag racing and is looking forward to the 2009 season. The Lucas Oil Slick Mist NHRA Nationals take place from February 20-22.
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