Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports announced a three-year agreement with K&N Filters which will see K&N be named as the title sponsor for the Formula USA National Dirt Track Series. The series will now be known as the K&N Filters Pro National Dirt Track Series. The deal was announced at the Dealernews International Powersports Expo in Indianapolis yesterday.
“K&N got its start with products for motorcycles, and we will never forget the enthusiasts, racers and fans who helped make our success possible,” said K&N President and CEO Rodney Mall. “The entire K&N family couldn’t be happier to increase our support for motorcycle racing by putting our name on such an awesome racing series, such as the K&N Filters Pro National Dirt Track Series.”
Riders will compete for their share of a $50,000 K&N point fund, with $20,000 going to the series champion. With the success of the of the Formula USA Pro Single National Championship class, dirt track motorcycle racing has generated a variety of competitive brands. The stage is set for an extremely competitive 2003 season where racing fans will have the opportunity to witness many of the nation’s top dirt trackers at premier facilities. Clear Channel VP of Motor Sports Mike Kidd was extremely pleased with the commitment that K&N is showing at the national dirt track level.
“K&N has always been a very loyal supporter of race teams and the K&N Del Mar Mile,” Kidd said. “To have K&N Filters as our title sponsor shows the support and commitment they have to America’s true form of motorcycle racing.”
The nine-race K&N Filters Pro National Dirt Track Series schedule is as follows:
May 31 – Indiana Downs, Indianapolis, IN, Mile
June 7 – Sheboygan Fairgrounds, Plymouth, WI, ST
June 13 – Rochester Fairgrounds, Rochester, NH, HM
August 2 – Houston Raceway Park, Houston, TX, HM
August 23 – State Fair Speedway, Oklahoma City, OK, HM
August 30 – Powercom Park Speedway, Beaver Dam, WI, ST
September 13 – Cal-Expo State Fairgrounds, Sacramento, CA, Mile
October 4 – Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA, ST
October 5 – Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA, Mile