On the verge of the 93rd Indianapolis 500, The U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association has announced a partnership with K&N Filters and Ken Jones Racing for the 2009 STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series.
The father-and-daughter race team of Ken and Katie Jones of Mendota, Illinois are now the K&N-sponsored Lawn Mower Racing Team. Ken Jones and his 14 year-old daughter Katie have been fixtures on the lawn mower racing scene for years. Ken is a 15-year USLMRA racing veteran, USLMRA Steering Committee Member, Race Director and President of the Illinois Lawn Mower Racing Association. Katie mowed to 8th place in US National Points in the Junior Prepared Class in 2008 and grew up with racing lawn mowers while at her dad’s side.
“It’s an honor to be selected to represent K&N Filters and to team up with my daughter Katie to represent this fine company” said Ken Jones who races the Number 6 A-Prepared (AP) mower. “Now USLMRA lawn mower racing can take its place among the world-class racing organizations that K&N supports such as the Indy Racing League (IRL), American Motorcycle Association (AMA), NHRA and NASCAR.”
K&N Filters and Ken Jones Racing will be featured on USLMRA telecasts on Fox Sports Net and the Outdoor Channel this fall and will have a prominent display at the 2nd Annual Performance Mowersports Expo during the 17th annual STA-BIL Nationals Weekend, Sept. 3-5 (Labor Day Weekend) in Delaware, Ohio.
K&N Engineering, of Riverside, California, is the inventor and leading innovator of reusable cotton gauze filter technology for automotive applications. K&N is a family-owned business with an enthusiast mindset and a direct connection with motor sports that carries over throughout all levels of management and manufacturing.
K&N is a sales and brand leader for performance filters, and maintains a catalogue of over 3,500 part numbers, including an extensive line of both factory replacement drop-in filters, FIPK (Fuel Injection Performance Kit) applications, and its line of innovative Performance Gold oil filters. K&N is well know for its line of high-flow intake systems, high-flow air filters and wrench-off oil filters.