NHRA POWERade Drag Racers with Record Wins Face Off in Topeka, Kansas

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Two top sportsman class drivers faced off in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series in Topeka, Kansas. In Competition Eliminator, the first racer to the finish line wins. David Rampy and Dan Fletcher, both K&N Engineering sponsored racers, have 129 NHRA National Event wins between them.

David Rampy and Dan Fletcher in Competition Eliminator at NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series in Kansas
David Rampy and Dan Fletcher in Competition Eliminator at NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series in Kansas
Rampy won this round, bringing his total National event wins to 86. Fletcher has 51. Both each have five Division Championships along with eight World Championships. Rampy has six World and Fletcher has two World.

David Rampy now has 68 National Event wins
David Rampy now has 68 National Event wins
“The bottom line was there was a bad ass pair in the finals at Topeka,” said Dan Fletcher. “The race was there for the taking. I didn’t hit the tree the way I should have. I watched him coming at me at that was it. He won and I was schooled by the Comp Eliminator King, David Rampy.”

The conditions were hot and windy that day. The air temperature was 89 degrees with a relative humidity of 37 percent. The barometer was a little low and cars were a little slower overall.”

“When you race people you know, it makes it a little sweeter,” said Rampy. “I knew we would both make it to the finals and it would be a tough race. I was down about 1200 feet before I knew I would get around Dan for the win. He is really good and it felt great to beat a top notch team.” Rampy has used K&N products for years. “I use K&N air and oil filters,” he said. “The K&N dragster scoop is killer. It’s better aerodynamically.” Fletcher also uses K&N products. “I use the K&N Stubstack (85-0200) on the competition eliminator and K&N oil filters (HP-3002) on all my vehicles,” said Fletcher. “K&N products are ingenious, and my engines outlast and outperform thanks to K&N.” Next up for the pair will be in Chicago for the Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals.

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