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K&N Gears Up for the 34th K&N Horsepower Challenge at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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The 34th running of the K&N Horsepower Challenge will be contested this Saturday, April 7th at the newly renovated Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.

The K&N Horsepower Challenge, a race-within-a-race, brings the top 7 Pro Stock drivers together for a three-round shootout offering nothing but glory and a $50,000 paycheck. The drivers have accumulated points since the previous K&N Horsepower Challenge and the top 7 in points lock in a spot to compete, then the 8th driver is voted in by the fans.

The Fans have spoken and they want to see Vincent Nobile, the driver of the Mountain View Tire Chevy Camaro, in the 8th spot.

top 8 K&N Horsepower Challenge drivers on stage in 2017 before the race

The top 8 Pro Stock drivers get ready to face off in the K&N HPC in 2017

Here are the first-round Match-ups and some fast facts about each driver’s history in the K&N Horsepower Challenge:

Vincent Nobile vs. Bo Butner

  • Vincent was the youngest K&N Horsepower Challenge Champion back in 2012, then he went on to win the main event, as well
  • Bo Butner is just coming off his best season as the 2017 Pro Stock Champion, which helped him get to the No. 1 Qualifier position in the K&N Horsepower Challenge

Greg Anderson vs. Erica Enders

Vincent Nobile wins the K&N Horsepower Challenge in 2012

Vincent Nobile takes the 8th spot in the HPC being voted in as the fan-favorite

  • Greg has won the K&N Horsepower Challenge the past two years and has 6 titles overall
  • Erica won back-to-back K&N Horsepower Challenge titles starting in 2014, where both years she doubled-up by winning the event title, as well

Jason Line vs. Jeg Coughlin

  • Jason has been close to winning the K&N Horsepower Challenge, but has never hoisted the trophy
  • Jeg Coughlin clearly knows how to rally his fans, as he has won the K&N Horsepower Challenge Fan Vote 3 times and won the event in 2009

Drew Skillman vs. Tanner Gray

Greg Anderson wins his 6th K&N Horsepower Challenge in 2017

Greg Anderson celebrates his record 6th K&N HPC win in 2017

  • Drew and Tanner were 4th and 5th in the K&N Horsepower Challenge standings
  • Tanner Gray won the DENSO NHRA Nationals last season

Tune in to see which driver comes out on top! K&N Horsepower Challenge rounds are scheduled for noon, 2:40 and 3:20 p.m. on Saturday, April 7.


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