"The lawn mower racing gods smiled upon me and I was able to take home the glory for K&N Filters."
- Lawn mower racer Ken Jones
Riverside, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
K&N Filters Lawn Mower Racer Ken Jones has mowed to a top ten finish in the 2012 STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series, grabbing 6th Place with 2,350 national points at the 20th Anniversary STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals held Labor Day in Delaware, Ohio.
Jones, of Granville, Illinois has been racing with the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association since 1995 and turned in his best performance of his career, clipping to four top five finishes in the 2012 STA-BIL Series, which runs Labor Day to Labor Day.
Jones posted the highest national point total of his career, highlighted by a second and fourth place finish at the Jim Keech Memorial Race For Huntington’s Disease in Sparta, Michigan and two second place finishes at the STA-BIL America’s Heartland Summer Nationals at River Bottom Raceway in Carlisle, Iowa. USLMRA National Points are awarded for 1st-5th places and for registering, starting and finishing a race.
Jones entered the STA-BIL Finals in 5th Place with 2,150 national points, and needed a solid race to finish in the top ten in the A Prepared Class, which features 4-stroke engines, 10.5 hp and under, with a factory maximum stock original displacement of 22 cubic inches. His mid 1960s TS Rugg mower with an 8hp Tecumseh engine was clipping along the 1/10th mile dirt track at 24.515 mph when he blew a belt on lap 14.
“When I blew the belt I thought my season was done, and my top ten finish had slipped away,” said Jones. “But due to my solid points position heading into Nationals, and some good luck, the lawn mower racing gods smiled upon me and I was able to take home the glory for K&N Filters.
“Thanks to K&N Filters, I’ve got great air flow and optimal performance for better horsepower. A top grade air filter like K&N allows clean air into the motor, and clean air equals more horsepower. I also have a great chassis set-up for better handling. Horsepower and handling are keys to success in lawn mower racing. Thanks to K&N for their support and mowtivation!”
More than 120 racing lawn mower racers from 20 states and Canada competed in bladeless competition at speeds up to 50mph at the 2012 STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. National Champions were crowned in 11 classes, with winners receiving trophies, bragging rights and garden gnomes.
Event sponsors include FaceLube®, the high performance anti-aging skin care technology for masculine men, Auggiedog, a new poop pick up power tool for picking up dog waste, WheeliesTM Tractor Wheel Covers and Title Sponsor STA-BIL®, America’s top selling fuel stabilizer.
About K&N Filters
K&N Engineering, of Riverside, California, is the inventor and leading innovator of reusable cotton gauze filter technology for automotive applications. From humble beginnings as a family run business over 40 years ago, K&N Engineering, now a truly global company with offices in the U.K. and the Netherlands, continues to exist as 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 exists as both the sales and brand leader for performance filters, and maintains a stocking 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. For more information please visit http://www.knfilters.com.
About the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association
Founded on April 1, 1992, The U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association sanctions and presents organized lawn mower racing across America including the 20-race STA-BIL Lawn and Garden Mower Racing Series, a U.S. Open National Series, Local Traveling Chapters and Home Track Affiliated Clubs, hosting 140 events each year. The USLMRA is the nation’s oldest and largest National Lawn Mower Racing Sanctioning Body with more than 800 racers nationwide. Lawn mowers race in several road course classes with all cutting blades removed at speeds from 10-60 mph. Racers compete for trophies, points and bragging rights, never for purse money. The annual STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals national championship is televised on Fox Sports Net “Race Freaks” USLMRA sponsors include STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer, HEET GasLine Antifreeze, Diesel Power!,104+ Octane Boost, No Leak, Alumaseal, Start Your Engines!, K&N Filters and Gnomefrenzy.com. For mow info please visit http://www.letsmow.com.