Steve Williams, K&N’s Chief Engineering Officer, recently appeared on Joe Castello’s WFO Radio podcast to discuss his 2018 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Super Comp World Championship.
WFO Radio is a motorsports talk show, which features in-depth interviews and discussions on NHRA drag racing, NASCAR, and other motorsports genres. Joe Castello, a licensed NHRA racer and NHRA national event announcer, is the founder of WFO Radio and a lifelong motorsports enthusiast. Following Williams’ championship win, Castello invited him on the podcast for a deep-dive interview.
“My mission is to draw attention to Lucas Oil series competitors and grass roots racers,” commented Castello. “I’ve always been passionate about drag racing, and I wanted to provide a platform for niche sport long-form interviews.” The show has become increasingly more successful since its inception in 2009, and is the 4-time winner of the CompetitionPlus.com Motorsports Radio Show of the Year.
Steve Williams has collected many notable wins in his personal racing career, including four NHRA Division 7 championship titles and over forty “Wally” trophies. In 2014, he claimed the NHRA Division 7 Super Gas Championship, followed by a third-place finish in the Super Comp national rankings in 2016. His championship win was 27 years in the making. “It’s very tough to come out of Division 7 and win the World Championship, because you’re up against almost 1,800 people across the United States,” Williams said. “I’ve been close more times than I care to admit. I was finally able to check this off the bucket list.” A first-place finish in Sonoma, Calif., combined with final-round showings in Dallas and Las Vegas, allowed Williams to amass the points needed to clinch the World Championship title. “It’s been a dream come true for me,” he added.
“He’s obviously an ace driver,” commented Castello, following Williams’ win.
As the head of research and development at K&N, Williams has been instrumental in the development of K&N racing products for over twenty years, and continues to contribute his knowledge to the development of products for both high-performance racing vehicles and daily drivers.
“Winning a world championship in any sport is a tremendous honor, and nobody deserves it more than he does,” said K&N CEO Tom McGann.
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