DIRTcar NE Shock Absorber Program
Details Participating Manufacturers
Program is In Place for Pro Stock and NE Sportsman Teams
By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar PR Report

In preparation for the start of the upcoming DIRTcar Racing season in the Northeast Sportsman and Pro Stock teams continue ongoing preparations for the 2010 season. In the midst of those is preparing for DIRTcar’s new Shock Absorber decal program.

As a part of the program several manufacturer’s have submitted shock absorbers for participation, including AFCO www.afcoracing.com; Genesis www.genesisshocks.com; Bilstein www.bilstein.com and Pro Shock www.proshocks.com.

Whether purchased new or using inventory from previous seasons, every shock must still be correctly identified and color-coded for proper clearance on the DIRTcar Racing circuit in 2010.

To further implement this rule book revision, Bilstein Shocks serviced shock absorbers eligible for competition next season at the recent National Parts Peddler Trade Show in Syracuse. Following the conclusion of the show, Bilstein in concert with it’s dealer network has outlined outlets taking part in the "DIRTcar" approved shock absorber decal program.

Due to the high volume of shocks inspected at the recent National Parts Peddler Trade Show at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, teams still in need of the appropriate decals may contact one of the following locales --- with each maintaining the necessary dyno equipment to test on-site old shock absorbers and determine their legality.

Authorized DIRTcar / Bilstein Shocks decal dealers in the Northeast are:

Behrent Speed Center – Florida, NY
Jeff Behrent (845/651-7389), sales@behrents.com

Bicknell Racing Products – St.Catharines, ONT
Ted Curvin (905/685-7223), tedcurvin@bicknellracingproducts.com

Fastline Performance – Cassville, NY
Bruce Harwood (315/525-1859), fastlineperformance@hotmail.com

PMC Race Cars – Castleton on Hudson, NY
Pete Chutka (518/479-3476), pmcfabinc@aol.com

Teo Pro Car Fabrication – Vernon, NJ
Joe Knoth (973/764-5500), teopro@warwick.net

Troyer Race Cars – Rochester, NY
Billy Colton (585/352-5590), bill@troyerracecars.com

Questions and concerns can be directed to both DIRTcar Competition Director Joe Skotnicki at 704/796-4566 or via e-mail at jskotnicki@dirtcar.com, and DIRTcar NE Chief Technical Inspector Bob Dini (845/358-5049, bdini@dirtcar.com). For additional information, please contact the DIRTcar NE Regional Office (315/834-6606) during normal business hours.