GLENDORA, Calif. — NHRA officials have announced K&N Engineering has signed an agreement to become the title rights sponsor of the upcoming NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Route 66 Raceway.
As part of the agreement, K&N has teamed up with its charity partner, The Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, for the July 6-9 racing event.
The annual Children of Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N is the 13th of 24 events, officially kicking off the second half of this season. Route 66 Raceway will celebrate its 20th year of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series racing. Antron Brown, Jack Beckman, Greg Anderson and Andrew Hines were last year’s winners of the event.
“Route 66 Raceway has long been one of the premiere facilities that NHRA races at during the course of the year and we anxiously await the Children of Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president and chief development officer. “K&N and NHRA have been partners for many years, and it’s great to see them team up with The Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation for this race to help spread awareness for their important cause.”
A longtime NHRA sponsor, K&N Engineering is headquartered in Riverside, Calif. Since inventing their air filter in 1969, K&N has continued to sell products in more than 30 countries.
“We are very excited to extend our title sponsorship of the NHRA Route 66 Nationals Presented by K&N for another year,” said Jesse Spungin, K&N’s chief sales and marketing officer. “This year we are also proud to be able to co-sponsor the event with our primary charity partner, The Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. Bringing awareness to such a worthy cause is important to everyone here at K&N.”
Since 2002, the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation has provided nearly $17 million in assistance, including college scholarships, supplemental grants and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.
“Fallen Patriots is very grateful to K&N, the NHRA and Route 66 Raceway for their support of our mission and military families,” said David Kim, co-founder and CEO of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. “The best way we can honor the thousands of military service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation is to ensure the success of those they loved best, their children. A college or trade school education is the key to that success and the bright future they deserve.”