2009 World Challenge Winner Lynton Jeffrey of VORTEX Racing Products

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Lynton Jeffrey now races a 900 horsepower car around dirt tracks throughout the mid-west.
Lynton Jeffrey now races a 900 horsepower car around dirt tracks throughout the mid-west.
When he was eight years old, Lynton Jeffrey jumped into a racing kart for the first time. Almost 30 years later, the fire still burns inside Jeffrey, fueling him to become one of the most respected winged sprint car drivers in the United States. Jeffrey now races a 900 horsepower car around dirt tracks throughout the mid-west, and this year he has turned some heads as he looks to bring home multiple championships.
VORTEX Racings' Lynton Jeffrey
VORTEX Racings' Lynton Jeffrey

"We are having an excellent season so far," said the now 36-year-old. "Our goal is to treat every night as if it was the most important night of our racing life. If we keep doing that, we will achieve everything we are aiming for and more."

Last season Jeffrey broke onto the scene in his VORTEX Racing Products, K&N Filters entry by winning the World Challenge at the famed Knoxville Nationals. The World Challenge is held on the Friday before the Nationals, in front of an audience of more than 35,000 fans. This season, Jeffrey has parlayed his success into strong finishes at Hustes Speedway, where he leads the points, as well as at Knoxville, where he currently is in the top five in the championship chase.

While Lynton stays busy on the race track, he also owns and manages the world's most successful sprint car wing business, VORTEX Racing Products. His wings have captured more A-Main Event wins than any wing in sprint car history.

Jeffrey and his team always seem to run well at the big races. Before winning the World Challenge in 2009, Lynton captured the checkered flag at the 2006 Pella Nationals. This year, Jeffrey plans on taking the 50th Knoxville Nationals by storm, with hopes of unveil a second team with a driver that will make some noise. "I guarantee we will be the talk of the Nationals," said the excited driver.

When asked about keeping his giant aluminum Chevrolet engine up to performance standards, Jeffrey credited K&N's world famous filters. "K&N help our motors stay clean and live longer which not only reduced our engine rebuilding costs but gives our motor better performance while protecting the wearing part. Engine Failure is our biggest expense so K&N helps insure that we don't suffer the expense."

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