The Ultimate Street Car Challenge Begins at K&N

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The sights and sounds of street cars filled the K&N Engineering garage and parking lot in Riverside, California. Engines roared and the smell of exhaust was in the air as dozens of car owners, crews and spectators watched the beginning of the Ultimate Street Car Challenge.

USCC Challenge at K&NUSCC Challenge at K&N
K&N Engineering has the best facility to test cars for the USCC put on by Sport Compact Car Magazine,” said Sport Compact Car Editor Edward Loh. “It’s an annual event for us at K&N.”

The series of challenges determines the best street car in North America. Tests are conducted to determine peak and overall engine power, skidpad g-force, brake stopping distance, emissions, fuel economy, quarter mile acceleration, drive comfort, engineering and a raw display of power.

For part one, entrants test at K&N’s Riverside facility. Cars were tested one after another on K&N’s dynos. Vehicles at the K&N site included Subaru, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Honda, Mazda, Lotus, Acura and Volkswagen.

K&N hosts USCC
K&N hosts USCC
The Los Angeles County Raceway in Palmdale, California hosts part two of the event. “The winner of 15 tests gets a trophy,” said Loh. “The best street car in American also gets to be on two issues of Sport Compact Car Magazine. All the cars in the challenge will be on the October cover, and the winner gets a solo shot on the November cover. Most important, the winner gets bragging rights.”

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