NHRA Winternationals Kick Off at Pomona Dragway

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The NHRA Winternationals get underway in Pomona, California the second weekend in February. K&N Engineering has several sponsored racers at the event and numerous competitors with K&N Engineering products. One of those sponsored racers is Del Worsham.

Del Worsham has raced in the NHRA Winternationals for 17 seasons
Del Worsham has raced in the NHRA Winternationals for 17 seasons
Pomona Raceway is Del Worsham's home track
Pomona Raceway is Del Worsham's home track
Worsham competed in his first NHRA Winternationals in 1991 and has two career victories at the historic Pomona Raceway. Despite those two trophies, Worsham remains winless in winter. Both of his Pomona victories came at the season-ending finals in November.
Worsham uses K&N oil filter HP-5001 Worsham uses K&N oil filter HP-5001
Del Worsham's NHRA Funny Car
Del Worsham's NHRA Funny Car

Worsham only lives 20 minutes from the Fairplex facility at Pomona and is looking forward to a home track victory. When the NHRA POWERade tour kicks off this weekend, it will be Worsham’s 18th shot at glory in the tour’s traditional season opener.

“We want to hit the track running well, get qualified solidly, and do our best on Sunday,” said Worsham. “It’s so hard to win one of these races. I try not to think in those terms before I’ve even made a qualifying run. The first challenge is getting qualified. We ran 4.79 in Pomona a year ago, and got bumped from the field. I have a great deal of respect for how hard it is to grab one of the 16 best times here. I know we’re fast enough to qualify solidly, even near the top. The first step is to get in solidly.”

Worsham said he has plans to take the Checker, Schuck’s Kragen car with K&N products back to the winner’s circle more than once in 2008. In the off-season Worsham spent all his energy on the construction of a new chassis for a single Funny Car, instead of the two he has owned and operated since 2000. “I did not want to reinvent the wheel,” he said. “I kept an eye on what kept my car running so well in the second half of 2007.”

Del Worsham and his CSK Team use K&N Engineering Oil Filters (HP-5001) every time they race. “The thick canister walls on the K&N Filters have extra strength and durability,” said Worsham. “It reduces the risk of damage from debris on the race track. We wouldn’t dream of entering a race without K&N Filters.”

Follow Del Worsham throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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