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K&N Named Official Performance Filter of American Flat Track

Published on March 30, 2018 under Blog
K&N Named Official Performance Filter of American Flat Track


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 30, 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.

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 www.knfilters.com.
How to Watch:
NBCSN and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track. For the 2018 season, NBCSN’s coverage of AFT moves to highly-coveted, weekend afternoon programming slots within two weeks of each event. The complete schedule for AFT on NBCSN can be viewed at http://www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn/. FansChoice.tv remains a cornerstone of AFT’s digital strategy, providing live streaming coverage of every event on AFT’s live page while previous events and exclusive features are available on AFT’s VOD page.

About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit

http://www.americanflattrack.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check us out on Instagram, live stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.

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