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K&N Signs Sponsorship for BluestarrMX.com Racing Team of Tarah Geiger and Sarah Whitmore

RIVERSIDE, CA - K&N Engineering, Inc. proudly announces a new partnership with one of the hottest duos in motorcycle racing - Tarah Gieger (#68) and Sarah Whitmore (#4) of BluestarrMX.com Racing. K&N, a company that started with innovative products for powersports, has never forgotten its roots and the sponsorship adds to the company's already impressive roster, which includes the Red Bull/KTM Supermoto team, the Proton MotoGP Team and many others.

Geiger and Whitmore made headlines during the 2004 season, competing in the Women's Motocross Association (WMA). Geiger won the 2004 Loretta Lynn National Championship, taking the title from Whitmore who was 1999, 2000 and 2003 Champion.

Racing is an important part of K&N's product development program. Consumers benefit from the ability to purchase filters that use the same proven technology trusted by race teams.

"Not only are these two young ladies very talented racers, they each have a proven track record and are both great ambassadors for our sport," commented K&N's Powersports Brand Manager, John Jump. "K&N is very excited to have our New MX Stream High Flow air filters and race proven K&N Performance Gold Oil Filters in their bikes and we are definitely looking forward to building a successful partnership with the BluestarrMX.com Team."

For additional details or photos contact the team at www.bluestarrMX.com.

NHRA and K&N Engineering HONOR multimedia CHALLENGE winners

POMONA, CA -- Winners of the 2004 K&N Filters High School Multi-Media Challenge were announced March 24, 2005 during an awards ceremony held at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. The ceremony was hosted by Kenny Sargent, of the SpeedFreaks radio and television show, as well as representatives from NHRA and K&N Engineering, Inc.

Students who attended the 16th annual NHRA Career Opportunities Fair presented by the U.S. Army at Pomona Raceway in November submitted photo and video entries taken during the event.

Cleveland High School took first place in the video competition. Team members included: Jeffrey Jackson, Raman Sarhad, Rameil Eaywazi and Edgar De Loera. Second place in the category went to San Bernardino County ROP at Victor Valley High School students Eyerly Dickerson, Amy Perry, Amber Ibarra and Diana Cansino. Chapman Hettinga Education Center CCROP was awarded third place. The team included Jesse Rodriguez, Jim Diaz, Tracy Romero, Wendy Portillo and Philip Blake.

In the color photo competition, Barstow High School scored twice. Abraham Valencia earned first place and Amanda Carter’s entry came in second. Third place went to Baldy View ROP’s Roberto Salinas.

Gabrielino High School student Rocky Wong claimed first place in the black and white photo category and Joeleen Sanchez of Monrovia High School earned second place.

Video competition teams were awarded $1,000 for first place, $500 for second and $250 for third place. Winners in the photos competition received savings bonds of $300 for first, $200 for second and $100 for third place.

The annual NHRA Career Opportunities Fair presented by the U.S. Army is held each year in conjunction with the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals. For more information on the K&N Filters High School Multi-Media Challenge, the NHRA Career Opportunities Fair presented by the U.S. Army, or the NHRA Youth & Education Services program, please contact NHRA at (626) 250-2208.

Following are the winners of the Video and Photo competition at NHRA Career Opportunities Fair presented by the U.S. Army:

Video Competition
1. Cleveland High School: Jeffrey Jackson, Raman Sarhad, Rameil Eaywazi, Edgar De Loera
2. San Bernardino County ROP at Victor Valley High School: Eyerly Dickerson, Amy Perry, Amber Ibarra, Diana Cansino
3. Chapman Hettinga Education Center CCROP: Jesse Rodriguez, Jim Diaz, Tracy Romero, Wendy Portillo, Philip Blake

Color Photo Competition
1. Abraham Valencia, Barstow High School
2. Amanda Carter, Barstow High School
3. Roberto Salinas, Baldy View ROP

Black & White Photo Competition
1. Rocky Wong, Gabrielino High School
2. Joeleen Sanchez, Monrovia High School

With Additional Categories, K&N Engineering Now Posts More Than $317,500 in NHRA Contingency

RIVERSIDE, CA - With the rising costs of many forms of racing, contingency awards are often a necessity for competitive racers.

K&N recently announced its 2005 NHRA contingency program and a new posting for the use of K&N Performance Air Intake Systems. The Program now boasts in excess of $317,500 in contingency funds available to racers who post top two finishes while using K&N products and display appropriate K&N decals. Part of K&N's 2005 program includes new payouts for Pro Stock Motorcycle racers running K&N Performance Gold Oil Filters. In addition to Air and Oil Filters, contingency awards have been added for Sportsman Class racers and Pro Stock racers who use K&N Performance Air Intake Systems on their racecar or support vehicle and display K&N Intake System decals on their racecar at NHRA National and Divisional Events.

K&N posts at National and Divisional Events for the following classes: Stock, Super Stock, Super Gas, Super Street, Comp, Super Comp, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle. K&N Engineering is the Official Air Filter, Oil Filter and Air Intake System for the NHRA Sport Compact Racing Series and posts contingency payouts for all of the sport compact series classes.

"Having raced in NHRA Sportsman competition for years I know how much contingency can help a racer's budget," commented Steve Williams, K&N's Executive Vice President of R&D. Williams races in NHRA Super Comp and Super Gas competition and has two National Event wins to his list of credits. "From a company perspective, K&N has supported racers from day one. Our best products have been made better from what we've learned at the track. From a marketing aspect, contingency is an important component of K&N's overall program. As an employee for K&N and as a racer I'm proud that we are able to offer such a high level of support - not just for the pro categories, most of our payouts go to sportsman racers."

Racers wishing to claim all three K&N contingency payouts must be running K&N Air Filters and Performance Gold Oil Filters on their race vehicle; and a K&N Performance Air Intake System on their racecar or support/tow vehicle. Appropriate K&N decal(s) must be displayed on both sides of the race vehicle during competition to be eligible for the program (contingency payouts are subject to verification and require specific decals for each category). Racers using K&N Intake Systems with supplied K&N Air Filter and both decals qualify for both payouts. Approved K&N contingency decals are available at the K&N product trailer, which can be found on the midway at most NHRA National events or by calling K&N's Customer Service Department at 1-800-858-3333.

K&N Gets XStream® with new Filter for 2003-2008 Honda CRF 450R and 2004-2009 CRF 250R

RIVERSIDE, CA, -- K&N Engineering's New XStream® Air Flow Top, two piece High-Flow Air Filter design for the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Honda CRF 450R and 2004 to 2009 CRF 250R (part number HA-4503XD) is already all the rage for Off-Roaders and Motocrossers alike. The innovative, patent-pending two-piece filter makes installation, changing and cleaning your filter a breeze.

K&N invented the pleated cotton filter more than 35 years ago for the powersports market. Since then the technology has been adapted to fit nearly every vehicle on the road. Designed to increase airflow, K&N Filters offer more surface area, increased filtration, and optimum air flow when compared to typically disposable replacement filters, K&N Filters allow for two to three times the filtration area of a foam filter -- meaning much longer service intervals (more riding, less cleaning).

With the current rage in 4 stroke technology, the K&N Filters are becoming increasingly popular with enthusiasts and racers who demand the best for their ride. Four strokes thrive on increased airflow and respond exceptionally well to the improved airflow K&N Filters provide (NOTE: because of the increase in Air-Flow, you may need to re-jet your bike). The Four layers of woven cotton media allows for increased filtration over typical stock two layer foam filters. Combining these elements with our built-in, protective backfire screen, the K&N offers optimum airflow for your 4-stroke motorcycle as well as your 2-stroke motorcycle.

Installation of the K&N XStream Filter is easy. With the top removed, you can easily press the sides together to slide it in between your frame rails and install it into the air-box without the oily mess associated with many other air filters. K&N ensures a perfect seal with its double beaded seal on the base. For optimum seal, K&N recommends a bead of grease around the base and the XStream® Top.

Cleaning is a simple process and K&N offers a Recharger® Kit (sold separately) with everything needed to clean and re-oil your filter numerous times.

IndyCar® Series Green Flag Tour, Racer Stop at K&N Engineering

IndyCar® Series Racer Dario Franchitti, Team Owner Michael Andretti
and ABC Sports Personality Jack Arute
Make Stop in Riverside at K&N Filters Headquarters
as Part of IndyCar® Series Green Flag Tour


RIVERSIDE, CA (2/24/2005) - As part of a cross country tour in preparation for the start of the 2005 season, the IndyCar® Racing Series Green Flag Tour made a stop Thursday afternoon at the world headquarters for K&N Engineering. Located in Riverside, California, K&N manufactures air filters and intake kits for most vehicles and for the past few years has been the only filter used in the IndyCar® Racing Series. K&N was recently named The Official Air Filter Used by the IndyCar® Series.

"Every IndyCar® Series team relies on K&N Filters to keep dirt and debris from damaging the engines on these impressive racecars. With an engine that costs roughly $125,000 you want the protection of a great filter and K&N provides that … they were an obvious choice for a stop on our tour," noted John Stewart, IndyCar® Series Senior Director of Sales & Business Development.

A bright yellow Chevrolet SSR Pace Truck arrived with K&N CEO Steve Rogers and Chief Administrative Officer, Melody Van Aken at the wheel while a helicopter carrying IndyCar® Series driver, Dario Franchitti, his team owner, Michael Andretti and ABC Sports Announcer, Jack Arute landed across the street at Johnson Machinery. The group made a brief tour of K&N's 280,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, and then took time to meet with K&N employees before departing to Los Angeles for the continuation of the Green Flag Tour.

"We were very excited to have the IndyCar® Series Green Flag Tour stop here at K&N. Our employees take great pride in the products we make here and this was an awesome opportunity for them to meet the people who race with K&N filters," commented K&N CEO Steve Rogers.

The IRL IndyCar® Series opens its 10th season of competition with the Toyota Indy 300 at 2 p.m. (EST) on March 6, 2005 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The race will be televised live on ESPN and the IMS Radio Network. The 2005 Menards Infiniti Pro Series season also opens on March 6 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The race will be televised by ESPN2 at 4 p.m. (EST) on March 17.

K&N Names Series Sponsor for SCSEA

The Southern California Super Eliminator Association is pleased to announce that K&N Filters will be the series sponsor for the 2005 racing season. The SCSEA will kick off it’s 9th season of heads-up 7.90 racing on March 12th and 13th with the K&N Filters Super E Series at LACR. Saturday’s race sponsor is Engle Cams and Sunday’s sponsor is Charles Johnson Roofing, with K&N Filters sponsoring the entire 9 event series. Each race has a guaranteed purse of $1000 to the winner with a 12 car minimum, and the gates open at 7:30 am each day. Visit the SCSE website (http://www.super-eliminator.com) for more details.

K&N-Supported Team Zip-Ty Goes Two for Two

Team Zip-Ty Reports on their two recent victories February 5th was the opening round of the AMA District 37 Big 6 Series. The series always draws a very large field of racers and spectators - this year's race, held in Taft, California was no exception. The Pro Team Race (with a large payback) gated over 40 Teams. Nathan Woods started for the team, and at the end of his 12 minute loop brought the bike in for Ty in 5th place. Ty left the pits and quickly started working his magic on the field. Nathan got back on the bike in a close 4th and once again rode a strong loop. On Ty's second loop he passed 3rd and 2nd places and pitted the bike on the heels of the Kurt Caselli's KTM. Nathan remained close, giving the bike back to Ty and allowing him to move the Team into the lead. At the end of the 90 minute race it was the Zip-Ty Racing Team in front and on top of the podium.

One week later, February 12th and 13th, was Round 2 of the WORCS series, held in Mesquite, Nevada. With close to 1000 entries, it was a great weekend for racing (other than a little rain from Mother Nature). In the Pro Main event on Sunday Ty Davis and Nathan Woods both Gated in the top 10 (Nathan - 4th and TY - 9th). And, by the end of the third lap it was Ty and Nathan leading the way. The two teammates rode strongly together, consistently pulling away from the field. Offroad racing is an exciting sport because the race is never over until it's over; and so it was on this day, that at about the 75 minute mark of the race Ty hit a large branch with his front caliper, rendering his front binders useless. Ty pitted, but it was decided that to repair the problem would take more time than was needed, so he rode the rest of the race with virtually "NO" front brake. At the end of the race it was Zip-Ty Racing's Nathan Woods on top of the podium, and Ty hanging on for a well-deserved 5th overall.

In the near future things don't readily slow down for the Team - in two weeks we are racing the Adalanto Grands Prix in California, and Round 3 of the WORCS series in Texas.

K&N Filters celebrates 5th Anniversary in Hooters Pro Cup

LONGS, SC -- The traditional gift for a five-year anniversary is something made of wood. However, please don't offer K&N Filters such a gift during its fifth consecutive season of involvement in the Hooters Pro Cup Series, because you will not find any pulp in its product.

The unique design of the K&N air filter, featuring multiple layers of oiled cotton fabric which captures airborne dirt particles, extends the life of an air filter nearly tenfold over the traditional disposable paper filters.

In 2005, Hooters Pro Cup drivers will continue to benefit from the cutting-edge filter company's involvement as K&N remains an "Official Contingency Sponsor" of the HPC Series.

"This season will be K&N's 5th Anniversary as a contingency sponsor with the Hooters Pro Cup Series, and we're proud of it," said Jeremy Subriar, K&N corporate race manager. "We know the series is an excellent breeding ground for the future stars of auto racing, and we are very excited to be part of such a competitive series."

As part of its ongoing contingency program, K&N will award the highest finisher using its products a $75 product certificate.

"K&N Filters continued involvement in the Hooters Pro Cup Series over the last five years is a prime example of its dedication to excellence in motorsports," said Tony Cox, USAR director of operations. "Through the years, we have enjoyed a good, mutually-beneficial relationship with K&N, and we see no reason the association will not continue-and grow-for many years to come."

K&N Named Official Air Filter and Oil Filter of Ivan Ironman Stewart's Protruck Racing Series

RIVERSIDE, CA, (1/21/2005) - K&N Filters and Ivan Stewart have signed a multi-year agreement that positions K&N as the Official Air Filter and Oil Filter of the Ivan "Ironman" Stewart Protruck® Racing Series.

The agreement officially took effect at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, January 13-16th.

"K&N's earliest products were designed for off-road racing more than 35 years ago and we have worked with Ivan "Ironman" Stewart many times in the past," commented K&N CEO Steve Rogers. "When Ivan came to us and said he wanted K&N to be the Official Air Filter and Oil Filter of his Protruck Racing Series we were excited about the opportunity to work together. Racers provide valuable input on the performance of our products and off-road racing is probably the most demanding proving ground for any product - especially filters. K&N uses feedback and testing from our racing efforts in the development and improvement of our products for street vehicles so we view partnerships like ours with the Protruck Racing Series as a natural extension of our research and development efforts and a vital part of our goal in keeping K&N as The World's Best Air Filter."

Ivan "Ironman" Stewart added, "Everyone knows K&N is the best choice for off-road filters. Their reputation has been top notch for decades and we are proud to have the K&N name associated with the Protruck Racing Series."

Ivan "Ironman" Stewart is the series founder of Protruck Racing Organization (PRO). Protruck is a "spec" racing series with the highest potential purse rewards of any dessert style racing class. The Protruck uses the latest technology in space frame construction to provide a high performance race truck, disguised under a stock appearing body, with body specific V-8 engine combinations. The trucks are designed as durable, cost efficient, dual purpose racing vehicles that work both as a short course and long course, high-speed racers. The popular Protrucks race as a special class at various events including the Best In The Desert, SCORE and the 500 & 1000-mile Mexico races, as well as in stand alone "Protruck Only" events. For information on PROTRUCK RACING ORGANIZATION, INC., please contact them at: 14402 Bond Ct., El Cajon, CA 92021, Phone (619) 390-6252, Fax (619) 390-6470, or online at http://www.protruck.com.

Guaranteed Horsepower for the 2003 and 2004 Chevy SSR with K&N's Newest Air Intake

RIVERSIDE, CA - Chevrolet's 2003 and 2004 SSR's are pure modern hot rods. The whole point of driving a hot rod is to make a personal statement. One of the best ways to personalize a SSR is with bolt-on performance upgrades. K&N's 57-Series Fuel Injection Performance Kit (FIPK 57-3046) is exactly what you need. It pumps up the horsepower and torque for the already impressive 5.3L V8, plus sharpens throttle response throughout the rpm band. Best of all, you can install an FIPK in your own driveway with hand tools in just a couple of hours.

K&N's 57-Series FIPK replaces the restrictive factory air box, filter and intake tube. In its place a K&N High-Flow Air Filter, smooth-flowing composite intake tube and heat shield team up to increase cooler airflow to the engine. The result is a denser charge, more power and a much better looking engine bay. Plus your engine is more efficient at cruise rpm because it doesn't have to work as hard sucking air through a restrictive filter.

You'll be proud to pop the hood on your Chevy SSR and show off your FIPK . It carries a K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty and the K&N filter is washable and can be re-used with K&N's Recharger® Kit (sold seperately) meaning you'll probably never buy another air filter as long as you own your car.

For more information, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail tech@knfilters.com or visit www.knfilters.com.

* Applicaton for CARB exemption was pending at the time this press release was written. If CARB exemption is required for your application, please contact K&N for current information on the status of its CARB application.

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