Tuesday, June 12, 2012
K&N Filters Launches into SuperLite Championship Series for High Velocity Air Time
RENO, Nev. -- In a move to increase air flow and boost the performance ante for its field of short course off-road racers who land upon the podium, the SuperLite Championship takes on K&N Engineering as a series sponsor and deploys its high-velocity air filter lineup to its fleet of SuperLite Arrive & Drive race trucks as well as its entourage of support vehicles.
"This a win for the series, its trucks and its racers," said SuperLite Championship General Manager John Harrah. "K&N is an automotive and powersports icon for performance. SuperLite is the off-road racing gateway for crossover motorsports pros and action sports athletes. The partnership will improve our results on and off the track."
Featuring exclusive K&N product and branding, the top three finishers of each round of racing at the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series will earn product vouchers as well as advertising and promotional opportunities that reach its global audience. Benefits of the partnership will extend to leased as well as racer-owned race trucks.
The MazdaSpeed-powered fleet of stadium-style race trucks will now feature K&N Wrench-Off Canister Oil Filters (HP-3001), chosen for its high-flow rates, superior filtration and fast removal capabilities during pit stops. In addition to its high-flow oil filters, the spec-class trucks will benefit from the K&N High-Flow Air Filter (RF-1025), a large conical open element air filter, which provides more surface area for a massive increase in airflow that translates into horsepower. K&N Power Kleen (99-0621), the high-performance cleaner and degreaser, will be used to remove grease from K&N's cotton-based high-flow air filters, while the specially formulated K&N Air Filter Oil (99-0621) will be used to recharge the filter.
The SuperLite Championship takes its thriving truck series to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah on June 22-24 for Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Rounds 7 & 8.
There, leading the charge for the season points chase, 15-year-old Sheldon Creed of San Diego, California will fend off a fierce field of rivals in his quest for the coveted championship. Racing the Trench Shoring/BFGoodrich Tires-backed truck with five podiums on the season, Creed stands 14 points ahead of series standout Drew Britt of Peoria, Arizona, driving the Person Racing/Mickey Thompson/Majerle's Sports Grill/Universal Technical Institute SuperLite.
A scant 27 points off the lead in third, Metal Mulisha's Ryan Hagy of San Clemente, California, behind the wheel of the General Tire/Metal Mulisha/Vali Motorsports/4 Wheel Parts machine, aims to snipe the glory and capture his first win after finishing second and third during the last two rounds of racing in Surprise,
About SuperLite Championship
SuperLite Championship is the stadium-style spec-truck that competes in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. As short course off-road racing's exclusive arrive and drive racing program, SuperLite Championship lands adrenaline junkies, motorsports enthusiasts and professional action sports athletes in the driver seat. The series features dedicated television coverage upon CBS Sports and Speed TV. Sponsors include Exotic Engine Development, K&N Filters, Justice Brothers, VP Racing Fuel, Lucas Oil, FiberwerX and Safety Kleen. For more information visit http://www.SuperLiteChampionship.com or call (888) 787-3761.
About K&N Engineering
K&N Engineering in Riverside, California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit KNFilters.com.