NHRA fans will have a direct impact on who will compete in the 2012 K&N Horsepower Challenge, held at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk July 5-8. Eight lucky NHRA fans will have the opportunity to see the event live, and one really lucky NHRA fan will leave the event as the owner of a 2012 K&N Horsepower Challenge edition Toyota Tundra.
The first seven positions in the K&N Horsepower Challenge will be determined by points earned at NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series events. But the eighth and final spot will be decided by a fan vote at www.NHRA.com/knhpchallenge.aspx. The K&N Horsepower Challenge is a race within a race, showcasing the top drivers in NHRA Pro Stock, with the winner receiving $50,000. The runner-up will receive $10,000, and $3,000 each will be paid to the two semifinalists and $2,500 each to the four first-round finishers. As part of the program, a $3,000 bonus is awarded to the No. 1 qualifier at each NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event.
In addition, K&N Filters is conducting the K&N Horsepower Challenge Sweepstakes and the opportunity for eight lucky fans to receive a trip to the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. NHRA fans can enter the K&N Horsepower Challenge Sweepstakes at www.knfilters.com/register/KN_HP_CS.aspx. Each of the eight finalists will receive airfare, hotel accommodations, and ground transportation to witness the K&N Horsepower Challenge in person, July 5-8 at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk. Finalists will be randomly paired with one of the eight Pro Stock drivers competing in the event. The sweepstakes finalist who is paired with the winner of the K&N Horsepower Challenge will win the K&N Horsepower Challenge edition Toyota Tundra, a unique '12 V-8 double cab specifically created by Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and K&N Filters for this event with modifications to include a supercharger, custom wheels and exhaust, as well as other touches inside and out. Log on to www.knfilters.com for more details. No purchase is necessary. Sweepstakes ends June 4, 2012, at 3 p.m. PT. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to full official rules found at www.knfilters.com. Void in New York and Florida and wherever else prohibited.
“K&N is so proud of the Horsepower Challenge and all the Pro Stock drivers,” said Steve Williams, vice president, K&N Filters. “The competition is so close that it’s not unusual to see races won by just a few thousandths of a second. We are really excited about the custom truck one lucky fan will win this year, and we will be releasing exclusive pictures of the truck on knfilters.com very soon.”
Last year, Greg Anderson, driver of the Summit Racing Equipment Pontiac, won his second consecutive K&N Horsepower Challenge and fourth of his career, beating Mike Edwards in the final round.
K&N Engineering has been a major sponsor for many years in NHRA at the league and team level, including a major contingency sponsor for many years.