Sullivan Racing sponsor news 2011-02-27

Kalifornia Katie Sullivan and the Sullivan Racing/Girls For A Change NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle team are pleased to announce a new associate-level sponsorship.

SULLIVAN RACING ANNOUNCES ASSOCIATE LEVEL SPONSORSHIP WITH K&N FILTERS

Corning, CA - Kalifornia Katie Sullivan and the Sullivan Racing/Girls For A Change NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle team are pleased to announce a new associate-level sponsorship with K&N Filters Powersport division for the 2011 season. The deal will include product and monetary support for the 2011 season, with potential of growing into a larger deal for years beyond. "I like to work with Racers who are going somewhere!" said Johnny Jump, K&N's Powersport Division Brand Manager. Katie is 20 years old and has more drive and energy and is putting more into her career and this sport than many of the veterans out there. I learned that if I want to have racers on the K&N program that are going to get us publicity, then I need to work with racers who work as hard as I do."

After an up and down 2010 campaign where the team struggled to find horsepower and consistency, the family-run operation showed some huge signs they had found something when they ran a career best 7.089 at 188 MPH at the NHRA Finals in Pomona back in November in her last qualifying attempt. Unfortunately that career-best had her on the bump at Pomona, and she didn't make the show. That run however, fueled the fire that started an intense off-season trying to find new marketing partners so they could build on their success. After a couple months of courting, and some back and forth negotiating via email, the deal got done with K&N. "I am so stoked for the 2011 season because my dad and I have been working incredibly hard on developing this team," said Sullivan. "It is an honor for Kalifornia Katie Racing to have the opportunity to work with company like K&N Filters. I know that with the support from the K&N filters staff and being able to test their amazing products will help our team to be that much more successful."

Katie and her team are excited to kick off the 2011 season where she can potentially run 12-13 races of things shake out right. The plan for now is to test at Valdosta, GA the week prior to Gainesville, and then debut the newly designed K&N Bike and kick off the 2011 season at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, FL, March 10th-13th, 2011. The K&N crew will also be outfitting Katie with what's being touted as the fastest K&N Replica helmet ever to ride a motorcycle.

Jump closed by saying, "Kalifornia Katie is on it! It makes me proud to support someone like her. We wish her the best this year and are going to do whatever we can to get her to the starting line. Gentlemen look out, and start your engines!"

-source: sullivan racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers Katie Sullivan
Tags bike, motorcycle, pro stock