K&N Filters CEO to compete in Daytona 24 hour race DAYTONA, FL, (January 30, 2002) - Rodney Mall, CEO for K&N Engineering in Riverside, California is set to compete in the famed Rolex 24 at Daytona. Mall will be one of four drivers to pilot...
K&N Filters CEO to compete in Daytona 24 hour race
DAYTONA, FL, (January 30, 2002) - Rodney Mall, CEO for K&N Engineering in Riverside, California is set to compete in the famed Rolex 24 at Daytona. Mall will be one of four drivers to pilot the team's 600-plus horsepower Ultima GTR during the grueling race.
Held February 2-3, Daytona is the first in the Grand American Sports Car Series 2002 season and is widely regarded as one of the most challenging road races in the country. Racing a company-owned Ultima GTR, Mall plans to be a serious threat to the multi-million dollar race teams that make up the field.
K&N Filters Racing also plans a special tribute to another underdog in racing and Daytona icon - Smokey Yunick. Yunick who passed away in May of 2001 was well known for his many innovations in racing. Though he was widely respected, Smokey was never a high budget racing enterprise. The K&N Filters Race Team will don special white crew shirts at the rollout for the race in honor of the racing legend and will be joined by Smokey Yunick's daughter, Trish. Yunick was always seen in public in his trademark pressed white uniform and specially made hat.
K&N Filters Racing is also an independent team, comprised of dedicated and knowledgeable K&N employees who hope to earn their own respect with an impressive showing at Daytona. "We've got an awesome car and a great group of talented people working on it," Mall said. "I truly believe we have a very good chance of placing well at Daytona."
K&N Engineering, Inc., with headquarters in Riverside, California has been the world's leader in performance filter technology since 1963, serving the needs of the automotive, motorcycle, marine, industrial and military markets. K&N is heavily involved in nearly every form of motorsports from Formula One, Off Road and powersports to drag racing and stock cars. For more information about the K&N Filters Race Team please contact K&N Engineering, 1455 Citrus Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507. Phone: (800) 858-3333, Fax (909) 826-4126, or visit the K&N website at www.knfilters.com.