K&N Helps Kids Go from Karts to Race Cars

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The top 21 drivers from the Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by IndyCar Series will be rewarded by some of the top teams in the USAC Ford Focus Midget Series. K&N Engineering is participating in a program that will allow the winners from the elite ICC (shifter) and ICA (direct drive) categories to win free tests in the open-wheel machines.

Vouchers for 100 lap test will help determine skills
Vouchers for 100 lap test will help determine skills
The top 21 will receive vouchers for a free 100-lap test in a Ford Focus Midget race car. “This will help build awareness of the USAC Ford Focus Midget Series as a realistic next step from karts to cars,” said K&N Sports Marketing Director Charles Maier. “We put together this program to help develop driver skills at the grassroots level.”
Top kart racers can move up to Midgets with K&NTop Kart racers can move up to Midgets with K&N

K&N sponsors the Stars of Karting with our Airbox, said Maier. “We received homologation for our new K&N Airbox,” he said. “The FIA (Federal International Automobile) association evaluated our product through a series of tests and deemed it acceptable. They put their stamp and seal on it and we put those numbers in our molding. The K&N Airbox is accepted world wide and now approved by the FIA for competition.”

The United States has many regions of karting. “We’re going to set up a nationwide tour for a true National Competition,” said Maier. “There will be 15 events that will mimic the European standards of karting.”

The USAC Ford Focus Midget Series features cars with 178 horsepower spec Ford engines, and traditional tube frame midget race cars. The series runs on both dirt and pavement tracks across the United States.

Follow the Stars of Karting and the Ford Focus Midget Series 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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