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K&N is Presenting Sponsor for 37th Annual K&N Filters SuperNationals
Englishtown, New Jersey is the setting for the 37th annual K&N Filters SuperNationals presented by Strauss Discount Auto. It is one of NHRA’s original seven national events and K&N has been the presenting sponsor for the past four years. The legendary race hosts some of the sport’s most knowledgeable fans.
K&N Engineering's Jerry Mall
For over 37 years, K&N Engineering has been involved in nearly every form of Motorsports. K&N, a global company, manufacturers the World’s Best Lifetime Air Filters, Wrench-Off Oil Filters and Performance Intake Systems for race cars at this weekend’s event, along with the cars, trucks and motorcycles in everyday life.
Jerry Mall will be the Grand Marshall of the pre-race parade at Englishtown, driving the K&N 1955 Chevrolet. Jerry Mall’s humble beginnings started in his parent’s Bloomington, California garage, where the young machinist owned and operated Bloomington Tool and Die. In 1969, partners Ken Johnson and Norm McDonald of K&N Engineering, contracted Bloomington Tool and Die to develop tooling for construction of a new line of motorcycle air filters. Business for both small companies would never be the same. As the air filter business grew, Bloomington Tool & Tie became a lifeline for K&N. In 1971, after Norm left the air filter business to pursue motorcycle racing, Jerry brought his tooling resources under the K&N roof and joined Ken as a principal owner of the company.
Throughout the years, Jerry played an active role in K&N’s rapid growth from a small business to a world-wide operation and in 1998 Jerry purchased sole ownership of K&N Engineering, Inc. Having spent more than two decades performing every task imaginable at K&N, the Chairman of the Board now enjoys racquetball, traveling the world with his wife Pat, and of course fast cars. Jerry seldom misses a chance to drive his 1996 Dodge Viper in the Unlimited Class at the annual Silver State Classic Road Race; an event he has won twice with an average speed of 193 mph.
The ’55 Chevy 210 Jerry will drive at Englishtown was put together in K&N’s garage. It has a stock look with a hint of retro. It also has a General Motors small crate motor from its high performance line. The 383 engine cranks out 425 horsepower. K&N engineers said it will go 100 plus mph without a problem.
The K&N Truck and Trailer will be at Nitro Alley Friday and Saturday. Funny Car Drivers Del Worsham and Phil Burkart will be available to sign autographs, along with Top Fuel Dragster Morgan Lucas and Super Comp Racer Lindsey Wood.
K&N's 1955 Chevy
Lindsey and her family are driving into Englishtown and expect to arrive Wednesday. “I’m really excited to race again,” said Lindsey. “I’m also looking forward to signing autographs, that’s something I’ve never done before.”
Morgan said he’s really excited to hang out with all the folks from K&N. “I can’t wait to talk to the fans and have a great race using my K&N products.”
The racers will be at the K&N Truck and Trailer on Friday the 16th from 1 to 2 p.m. and on Saturday the 17th from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Fans also have a chance to win a K&N Performance Air Intake System over the weekend.
The SuperNationals take place from June 15th through 18th at the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey.
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K&N Engineering, Inc., with headquarters in Riverside, California, has been the world''s leader in performance filter technology since 1969, serving the needs of the automotive, motorcycle, marine, industrial and military markets. K&N is heavily involved in nearly every form of motorsports from off-road and powersports to drag racing, stock cars and road racing. For more information about K&N Filters, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.knfilters.com.
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