K&N/GoodSport Racing Evo 8 Wins U.S. Touring Car Championship

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Dave Brown has won the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC). Brown, driving the K&N Engineering/GoodSport Racing Evo 8 locked it up at Infineon Raceway on October 7 and 8. This is the first time an Evo 8 has won in Driver’s Championship series.
K&N Engineering/GoodSport Racing Evo 8 K&N Engineering/GoodSport Racing Evo 8
“At K&N we like to roll up our sleeves and go racing,” said K&N Brand Marketing Director David Vespremi. We worked closely with GoodSport racing by supporting them with product and funding.”

The K&N Evo 8 is equipped with K&N Oil and Air Filters. “K&N improves the longevity and reliability of the engine,” said David Bongiovanni of GoodSport Racing. “K&N Filters allowed us to run the entire season without any engine failures.”

GoodSport Racing is all about pushing the envelope, said Bongiovanni. “We put in a lot of hard work with a lot of people, K&N helped make everything work.”

K&N Engineering/GoodSport Evo 8 wins Driver's Championship Series
K&N Engineering/GoodSport Evo 8 wins Driver's Championship Series
At Infineon, Brown qualified on the pole and turned the tables on Toby Grahovec, who finished 2nd. Grahovec started in second position but had a bad standing start and dropped to 6th position. Grahovec and Dale Sievwright traded positions during the early stages of the race. Sievwright passed Grahovec for 3rd place until a full course yellow was brought out. Dino Hamilton hit the wall at the exit of turn 8 and emergency vehicles picked up his damaged Dodge. Hamilton had a strong run in second place and chased after Brown’s K&N EVO 8 race car. Grahovec made up for his bad start and passed Sievwright, but could not pass Brown who was two seconds ahead at the time.

The season ends at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada in time for the annual SEMA show. “We won’t be there,” said Bongiovanni. “We’ve locked up the win and it’s time to get ready for 2007.”

Follow GoodSport Racing's progress 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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