The K&N Engineering sponsored racer did well in his second set of practice laps. “I worked up to speed and pushed the car a little harder each lap,” said Kaplan. “The V8 360 cubic inch engine can put out 780 horsepower.”
During the third and last practice set there was a problem with the throttle. “My crew chief found the problem and plans to change the springs before Madera,” said Kaplan. “I noticed great horsepower when I cornered because of our K&N Air Box. Our K&N Oil Filter also did really well. It helps keep debris out of the engine. I’m grateful to K&N for supplying us with the best Air and Oil Filters in the business.”
Kaplan tested well overall and said he is looking forward to the Gerhardt Classic, the first USAC event in Kaplan's 12 pavement only race schedule.
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