KN Named Official Performance Filter of American Flat Track


Suck, bang and blow… the three main components of making an engine run. The more air (paired with fuel, of course) you can get to combust within the motor, the more power you can make. K&N has been making high-flow air filters for motorsports for nearly five decades and the company has just teamed with American Flat Track as the series’ official performance filter. 

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL – April 2, 2018 – American Flat Track (AFT) is proud to announce that K&N has been named the series’ Official Performance Filter for the upcoming season.

K&N has been designing high-flow, high-performance motorcycle air filters for nearly five decades. A long-time fixture at the front of the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series, this newly-announced official partner status is a natural evolution of K&N’s extensive involvement in the sport.

As part of that partnership, K&N will award a $500 Holeshot bounty to the rider grabbing the holeshot of each AFT Twins Main Event throughout the 2018 campaign.

“K&N products are widely used by teams in American Flat Track and we welcome their support for the series,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “The Holeshot bounty should also ensure some fierce action at the start of each AFT Twins Main Event.”

Founded by, and taking its name from, Ken Johnson and Norm McDonald in 1964, K&N has been dedicated to motorcycle dirt track racing for as long as it has existed. Long synonymous with performance, K&N has since grown into a motorsports powerhouse boasting a significant presence in paddocks as diverse as NASCAR, NHRA, and Snocross snowmobile racing. However, K&N has never wavered from its first love, designing motorcycle air filters aimed at increasing torque, horsepower and acceleration while ensuring long engine life all the while.

Last season, K&N-backed riders such as Brad Baker, Sammy Halbert, and Shayna Texter routinely battled for the checkered flag in both AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines and AFT Singles competition. Expect more of the same in 2018.

“K&N is thrilled to join AFT as the Official Filter,” said Ross Berlanga, K&N Brand Manager. “K&N was born in the dirt, so AFT is a natural fit for us to show how well our products perform on the track. As Flat Track riders back in the 1960s, Ken and Norm saw a need to create a better filter, one that would provide protection, increased performance and longevity all at the same time. Almost 50 years later we continue to use the same proven technology that you can rely on in your day-to-day commute.”

Come watch the red Georgia clay fly and see AFT Twins and AFT Singles riders compete for podium spots at race number two of American Flat Track’s 2018 season – the Harley-Davidson Atlanta Short Track presented by Hellbender Harley-Davidson. It all happens on April 7, 2018 at legendary Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., just 30 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta. Tickets start at just $30, and a wide variety of premium and VIP tickets are available as well at showclix.com/event/atlanta-short-track.

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