AEM Driver Derek West Finished 2015 Ultra 4 Season With East Coast Championship

AEM Intakes Driver Derek West Before Ultra 4 Nationals at Wildwest Motorsports Park
The Ultra4 4400 class race cars were ushered in with a parade lap in front of the grandstands, and each driver, including AEM’s Derek West, got out as the announcer introduced each team (Photo by Sightline Images)
Derek West driving the AEM powered # 20 Nitto Tire/Northstar Battery/KMC Wheels Ultra4 car
Derek West did an excellent job of keeping up with the leaders moving the AEM powered # 20 Nitto Tire/Northstar Battery/KMC Wheels Ultra4 car up to 3rd place at one point (Photo by Sightline Images)
The AEM Air Intake Systems sponsored # 20 Nitto Tire/Northstar Battery/KMC wheels team took to the track at Wildwest Motorsports Park in Reno, Nevada for practice following the drivers meeting for the Nitto Tire Ultra4 Nationals. Crews had set the track set up with lots of big rocks, hills, jumps, which meant there was lots of fun to be had. Qualifying was split into 2 heats, each 5 laps long, and Derek West, driver of the AEM Dryflow® air filter equipped # 20 Nitto Tire/Northstar Battery/KMC Wheels Ultra4 car, started 2nd in the 1st heat. Derek did a great job of passing his competitors on the way toward the front of the pack. Derek West and the AEM equipped # 20 Nitto Tire/Northstar Battery/KMC Wheels Ultra4 car went on to finish 4th in the heat.

At 3pm the Ultra 4 4400 class race cars were ushered in with a parade lap lining them up in front of the grandstands. The drivers got out and the announcer introduced each team. Derek was lined up in the 4th row beside fellow Nitto Tire driver Erik Miller. The packed Wildwest Motorsports Park track was perfect for spectators; as they could see the entire race from the grandstands. With a burst of roaring engines the racers were off.
Derek West was 7th place overall in the 2015 Ultra 4 Nationals at Wildwest Motorsports Park
Derek West went on to take 7th place overall in the 2015 Ultra 4 Nationals at Wildwest Motorsports Park in a race that was both exciting for drivers and loads of fun for spectators (Photo by Sightline Images)

Derek West and the AEM sponsored # 20 Nitto Tire/Northstar Battery/KMC wheels team won the Ultra 4 East Coast Championship
Derek West and the AEM sponsored # 20 Nitto Tire/Northstar Battery/KMC wheels team won the Ultra 4 East Coast Championship, 4th in the West Coast Series, and 2nd in the Ultra 4 Nationals (Photo by Sightline Images)

Derek West did an excellent job of keeping up with the leaders moving the AEM powered # 20 Nitto Tire/Northstar Battery/KMC Wheels Ultra4 car up to 3rd place at one point. The team struggled with a few issues during the race, but Derek managed to keep the car going and to stay in the top 10. Derek West went on to take 7th place overall in a race that was both exciting for the drivers and loads of fun for spectators to watch.

Later that evening the 2015 Ultra 4 end of season banquet was held at the Atlantis Hotel and Casino. It was a fun filled night with lots of laughs, stories of the season, pictures, and taking the time to really enjoy the 'Family" that makes Ultra 4 racing an amazing off-road sport. Derek West and the AEM sponsored # 20 Nitto Tire/Northstar Battery/KMC wheels team were awarded the Ultra 4 East Coast Series Championship, 4th Place in the West Coast Series, and 2nd Place in the overall Ultra 4 Nationals.

AEM air filter equipped # 20 Nitto Tire/Northstar Battery/KMC wheels Ultra 4 Race Car on display in the Northstar Battery 2015 SEMA Show booth
Derek had the AEM air filter equipped # 20 Nitto Tire/Northstar Battery/KMC wheels Ultra 4 Race Car on display in the Northstar Battery 2015 SEMA Show booth, # 25029
Derek West at the 2015 SEMA Show in the AEM Induction Systems 2015 SEMA Show booth
While at the 2015 SEMA Show Derek West took the time to stop by the AEM Induction Systems 2015 SEMA Show booth to catch up with the AEM crew and pose for a few pictures
Not long after wrapping up the 2015 Ultra 4 Nationals season, Derek made another trip out west for the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Derek had the AEM air filter equipped # 20 Nitto Tire/Northstar Battery/KMC wheels Ultra 4 Race Car on display in the Northstar Battery SEMA booth, #25029. Derek even took the time to stop by the AEM Induction Systems 2015 SEMA Show booth to catch up with the AEM crew and pose for a few pictures. Next, Derek and the AEM sponsored # 20 Nitto Tire/Northstar Battery/KMC wheels team will start prepping their car for the biggest race of the year, the 2016 Ultra 4 Nitto King of the Hammers in the first week of February 2016.

Derek West and the # 20 Nitto Tire/Northstar Battery/KMC wheels team trust their Ultra 4 race car to the protection provided by AEM Dryflow synthetic air filters and AEM Pre-Filters. Use the AEM Product Search to find AEM performance products for your vehicle. To find an AEM dealer near you, use Search for AEM Dealer or simply visit AEMintakes.com.