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K&N Filters to Sponsor Professional Race Team, Carlson Moto

Andrew Carlson races an off-road track at a TORC series event

Andrew Carlson battles the off-road track at a TORC series event.

K&N Filters will be sponsoring Carlson Moto as it pursues professional racing in the International Series of Champions (ISOC) national snocross series and the Off-Road Championship (TORC) off-road truck racing.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with K&N Filters,” said Carlson Moto Team Owner and Manager Chris Carlson. “They have an impressive history as a market leader in filtration and we’ve been using their products for many years with great success.”

“We continually look for partners that can help us get to the next level,” added Taylor Carlson Schroer, Marketing Manager for Carlson Moto. “We have been a lifetime user of K&N products. Their legacy in motorsports and racing ties into what we do on a day-to-day basis. We’ve seen them at races and it feels like a great fit. We’re really excited to represent K&N. We think we have a core advantage being a year round team. The demographics of both series is very similar and we think we can introduce more snowcross enthusiasts to K&N products.”

Carlson Moto is a family owned and operated racing team based in Elk River, Minnesota, that has 10 members including husband and wife team owners Chris and Deb Carlson, daughter Taylor and son Andrew, and Ryan Springer, Derek Ellis, Haley Pratt, Jayme Cheney, Jesse Heise, Race Stamper, and Josh Groen.

Andrew and Ryan are snocross pro open riders and Andrew also is a TORC off road Pro Light driver. Derek is the Snocross Program Manager, Haley is the Marketing Coordinator, Jayme is the Snocross Crew Chief, Jesse is the Off-Road Program Manager, and Josh and Race are the Team Mechanics. As Marketing Manager Taylor is also involved in promoting the team on social media.

Andrew chases the competition in an ISOC national snocross series event.

Andrew racing an ISOC national snocross series event on a Polaris FXR snowmobile.

“My brother Andrew and I started racing when we were 4 and 6 years old,” explained Taylor. “We started with snowmobiles. We’ve been racing at the national level for more than 10 years. Andrew is at the highest level in Snocross (pro open) and three years ago he started racing off-road trucks. We committed to it fulltime two years ago and now race professionally year round.”

2016 has proven to be a productive year for Carlson Moto. Andrew achieved the team’s first win in The Off-Road Championship series at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minnesota, the Carlson’s hometown track, in July. He also achieved podium finishes in The Off-Road Championship series in Crandon, Wisconsin in June and in Charlotte in August and at the inaugural Red Bull Snow Boundaries race at Elk River, Minnesota in February.

Besides K&N, the team’s other sponsors include:

• Polaris


• Sportech

• Walker Evans Racing (Snocross)

• FOX (Off-Road)


• Atturo Tires

• CDI Custom Curb Adapters

• Mnbolt

• Covestro

• Woody’s

• Doga

• Primex Plastic Corporation

• C&A Pro Skis

• Rox Speed FX

• NGK Spark Plugs

• Starting Line Products

The Carlson family and team use a number of K&N products on various vehicles including:

Race Hauler

HP-8002 oil filter

38-2018S air filter


HP-8003 oil filter

Andrew’s Truck

63-2592 air intake

PS-2011 oil filter

Andrew’s Polaris RZR

PL-1014 air filter

Race Trucks

60-1260 air cleaner

61-4010 flow control air cleaner

E-3031R air filter

25-5600 air filter foam wrap

E-3760 air filter

E-3750PK air filter

22-1440PK air filter wrap

66-1401 X-Stream top filter

85-6840 carbon fiber air filter top plate

HP-3001 oil filter

HP-5001 oil filter

99-0704 sealing grease

99-0551 cleaning oil

Shop Truck/Shop UTVs/Employee Vehicles

PS-1017 oil filter

E-1998 air filter

PL-5712 air filter

KN-198 oil filter

PS-3003 oil filter

33-2387 air filter

33-2233 air filter

PS-2009 oil filter

33-2466 air filter


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