Near Perfect Run for K&N Filters Pontiac Grand-Am at NHRA Nationals

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In the middle of the NHRA’s long-running Western Swing, Mike Ferderer won Super Gas at the NHRA POWERade Drag racing Series, 20th annual Schuck’s Auto Supply NHRA Nationals.

Mike Ferderer's K&N Filters 2004 Pontiac Grand Am Mike Ferderer's K&N Filters 2004 Pontiac Grand Am
Drag Racer Mike Ferderer wins Super Gas
Drag Racer Mike Ferderer wins Super Gas
Ferderer competed with the K&N Filters/Pennzoil 2004 Pontiac Grand Am and beat Jerry Earp at Pacific Raceway near Seattle, Washington. The track is surrounded by Mount Rainier and towering pine trees. Those trees help emit power-enhancing oxygen for the high-horsepower machines for prime performance. However, this time there was a lot of humidity which can slow down a car.
Ferderer credits K&N hood scoop air filter with fast time
Ferderer credits K&N hood scoop air filter with fast time

Mike Ferderer and crew at Pacific Raceway
Mike Ferderer and crew at Pacific Raceway

It rained for four days. Everyone waited for the rain to stop “The rain wears you out,” said Ferderer. “You feel trapped because you can’t race. All you want to do is get on the track and go.” When it stopped pouring the weather conditions were 68 degrees, with a relative humidity of 78 percent.

There were no practice sessions on race day. Everyone went into the first round of eliminations without any time trials. Ferderer ran some of the best speeds he’s ever run with near perfect times. “The K&N car was flawless,” he said. “I was only .005 seconds away from a perfect 9.90. I believe I ran some of my fastest times because of my K&N hood scoop air filter. Despite the humidity, I had some of my best speeds in some of the worst possible conditions.”

Ferderer has sixteen National Event wins and thirteen runner-ups. The Tacoma, Washington resident raced for the first time in 1969. The last time he won at Seattle was in 1977. Ferderer is part of the K&N racing family and is one of the most recognized names in sportsman drag racing.

His next race will be at Sonoma, California on July 27-29.

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