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2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Kicks Off Feb. 5-8 in Pomona, California

Peter BiondoThe 55th annual Circle K Winternationals on February 5 through 8 in Pomona, California will signal the beginning of the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The Auto Club Raceway at Pomona will once again host the event described as one of drag racing’s grandest traditions. The start of a new season means new cars, drivers, teams, and sponsors will be revealed for the first time. The historic track in Pomona, California is known for being fast, smooth, and the location of many record setting runs. With everything new to see, and an exciting weekend of racing, NHRA fans will be equally entertained by what takes place on track as well as everything going on in the pits.

K&N sponsored NHRA drag racer Peter Biondo is the reigning NHRA Super Stock Champion, his Biondofifth championship in this class, and will begin his 2015 season with the Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California. Biondo will continue to drive the Phil Monteith owned, Sparco and K&N filters backed “Hatari” Pontiac Firebird in the Super Stock class. Biondo has captured three of his five Super Stock championships in this same car. He will also compete in the Stock Eliminator class with his 1969 Chevy Camaro backed by Biondo Racing Products and BracketRaces.com. While most people would be determined to stay on top, Peter Biondo realizes the odds are against him. Only two drivers have been able to win back to back championships in the modern-era of NHRA drag racing.

Peter also admitted “It gets harder and harder to chase the championship every year. Not only does the competition get tougher, but priorities change.” Peter and his wife welcomed a new baby boy into their lives in August of 2014 and as Peter explained “We’re busy as parents, and it definitely makes it harder to get on an airplane or to jump in a Justin Lambmotorhome to go racing each weekend!” Another NHRA National Champion and K&N supported driver, Justin Lamb, is looking forward to kicking off the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals. Lamb is one of only four drivers to have earned NHRA national titles in six different categories, and is by far the youngest of the group. He will begin the 2015 season by competing in both Stock and Super Stock categories at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. In addition to driving the Lamb Motorsports cars, Justin has committed to running a full schedule of Competition Eliminator events behind the wheel of the A-1 Transmissions backed Chevrolet Cobalt owned by Ken Reich and the Bowdish Family.

In other K&N and NHRA related news, K&N NHRA Horsepower Challenge People’s Choice voting will open on Thursday February, 5th in Lambconjunction with the beginning of the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The K&N NHRA Horsepower Challenge is a special event in which seven NHRA Pro Stock drivers will earn a chance to win the $50,000 grand prize. An eighth driver will be selected by fans who cast their votes online at www.NHRA.com/knhpchallenge.aspx. These eight lucky drivers will go up against one another in a three-round shootout in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 11, 2015 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Fans of the K&N NHRA Horsepower Challenge are encouraged to enter the K&N NHRA Horsepower Challenge Sweepstakes for their chance at getting in on the action. Eight randomly selected entrants will win a trip for two to the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada to be held April 10-12, 2015. Each of the eight finalists is paired with one of the eight NHRA Pro Stock drivers, Enter to winand the finalist paired with the winning driver will win a new Toyota Tacoma equipped with genuine TRD parts.

Eligible contestants wishing to enter the K&N NHRA Horsepower Challenge Sweepstakes may do so by filling out the entry form at www.knfilters.com/win. The Prize Trip Package and Grand Prize Toyota Tacoma could be claimed by any legal resident of the 50 United States age 18 and up. The sweepstakes period ends at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 9, 2015 so make sure to enter the 2015 K&N NHRA Horsepower Challenge Sweepstakes before it’s too late.

 

 

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Press Release Supplied By: K&N News

Website:  www.knfilters.com

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