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K&N Helps Santa Make His Yearly Trip Around the Globe

Santa and elf on track at orange show speedway

Santa and his #1 elf were out at Orange Show Speedway getting their new vehicles prepared

Christmas is a magical time of year. Carolers are singing, snow is falling, children are making their lists, and tires are being destroyed by Santa. Well, that last part may not always be totally true, but over here at K&N, Santa is excited for the big day this year and is showing it by making tire smoke clouds and giving the gift of horsepower.

Many people don’t know this, but Formula Drift driver Dylan Hughes moonlights as jolly old St. Nick once a year. This year though, he decided to give the reindeer a rest and deliver the toys to all the good girls and boys with his Mustang. K&N caught up with Dylan during his test run in the Mustang to see what he had to say. “It’s an honor to be able to come out and push my comfort zone with an entirely new chassis. Thanks to K&N the car ran flawlessly all day, many tires were burned and many smiles were made.”

Santa posing with his 2017 Ford Mustang 5.0L at Orange show speedway

After a successful shakedown session, jolly old St. Nick was ready for his round the world adventure

Santa even brought out one of his elves. K&N Account Manager and legendary bike builder, Nick O’Kane, gets his 2002 Suzuki TL1000R warmed up as this year, he is going to accompany Dylan on his worldwide adventure. After a quick shakedown of the car and bike, Dylan and Nick laid down some “Ho Ho Hos” and then made their way up north to pick up the presents from the North Pole for global distribution.

One of Santa's elves doing a burnout on his 2002 Suzuki TL1000R at Orange Show Speedway

Even Santa's elf got in on the action and warmed up the tires on his 2002 Suzuki TL1000R

Thanks to the K&N 69-3535TP cold air intake system on the 5.0L, Dylan’s Mustang makes an estimated almost 20 HP over stock. His allergies are also kept in check thanks to a K&N VF2053 cabin air filter, and his engine is fed a constant supply of clean oil courtesy of a K&N HP-2011 oil filter.

This Christmas, if you want to breathe some new life and added performance into your vehicle, use the K&N search by vehicle tool to find just the right products for your wish list. Thanks to K&N’s five decades of experience and research, you can be sure that your engine will be protected from dirt, dust, and other particles. And all K&N replacement air filters and intake systems come with a 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty, so you can be sure your investment in filtration will last for many winters to come!

Rear tire of 2002 Suzuki TL1000R after burnout session

After this shakedown session, it is apparent that the Suzuki will need some new rubber on the rear

Santa drifting his 2017 Ford Mustang around Christmas tree at Orange Show Speedway

K&N has all of your performance induction filtration needs covered for this Christmas

Santa drifting at orange show speedway in 2017 Ford Mustang 5.0L

K&N was on hand to capture Santa getting sideways in his 2017 Ford Mustang 5.0L

Santa drifting his 2017 Ford Mustang 5.0L at Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino

Santa even practiced delivering K&N cold air intakes under the Christmas tree


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