K&N Filters CEO to compete in 24 hour race

RIVERSIDE, CA, (June 7, 2002) - Rodney Mall, President and CEO for K&N Engineering in Riverside, California is set to compete in the famed 24 hours of Le Mans in France. Mall will team up with Konrad Motorsports to campaign a Saleen S7 in the ...

RIVERSIDE, CA, (June 7, 2002) - Rodney Mall, President and CEO for K&N Engineering in Riverside, California is set to compete in the famed 24 hours of Le Mans in France. Mall will team up with Konrad Motorsports to campaign a Saleen S7 in the grueling race. Both Saleens that make up the two-car team will be outfitted with K&N Filters livery in addition to the colors of Konrad Motorsport's other sponsors.

Held June 15-16, Le Mans is regarded as one of the premier motorsports event in the world. Racing a Saleen S7 with Konrad Motorsports, Mall is fulfilling a life-long dream to race at Le Mans.

"I have been racing Grand-Am to build experience with the hopes of getting an invitation to drive at Le Mans," commented Mall. "When Konrad called with the opportunity I didn't have to think long. This truly is the chance of a lifetime. I will be bringing some of my Grand-Am crew with me - two of which helped build the first Saleens."

Racing a similarly-prepared Saleen, Mall and co driver Chris Bingham won the most recent Grand American GTS race at Phoenix International Raceway.

"Phoenix was my first time behind the wheel of the S7 and I felt completely at home. Though I haven't set my expectations too high, I hope to do well at Le Mans. I know I'll be racing against some of the best drivers in the world."

Mall also raced at the 24 hours of Daytona in February. Though the car experienced mechanical difficulties, the team gained valuable experience and they are looking forward to a great race at Le Mans.

The 24 hours of Le Mans will be televised on the Speed Channel. Check your local listing for times.

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) 826-4122, or visit the K&N website at www.knfilters.com.

-k&n-

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