History of Super Shox
Super Shox launches the SR1 line of rear shock absorbers for Harley Davidson FLH and Dyna models. Drivers on Super Shox took home the following major wins / championships: Sammy Swindell won his 4th Race of Champions at the Chilli Bowl. Kurt Davis won the 2015 EWSC 360 Winged Sprint championship. Nick Daywalt scored the Wisconsin Illinois Mini Sprint championship. Doug Schenck won the Wilmont Speedway Wingless Sprint Car championship.
Ryan Bowers won the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Championship in his 360 Winged Sprint. David Budress took home the Badger Midget Racing Championship. Mark Heinert was the Wilmont Speedway Mini Sprint Champion. Mike Birkin won the Michigan Traditional Sprint Championship. Collin Wece won the Non-Winged Micro Championship at Southern Illinois Raceway. Jerrod Hull drove his 410 Winged Sprint to his 5th consecutive MOWA Championship.
Jacob Wilson won back to back Little 500’s and marked the 8th win for a car with Super Shox in this prestigious race Ryan Bowers won the UMSS Mighty Axe Nationals and the Jerry Richert Memorial in Minnesota Tylor Thomas won Illinois Midget week Jessica Zemken won the biggest race of her career at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals with a drive from 14th starting position Design validation of the Harley Davidson Super Shox is in process.
Bobby and Kevin Michnowicz had a great season winning 11 of the 20 CLS races, Bobby scoring 7 wins and the championship! Damon Arnett who switched to Super Shox for the 2014 season kept the pressure on Bobby to finish second in points! Major race wins included: Dave Darland won the Tony Hulman Classic and Sheldon Kinser Memorial. He also won the Kokomo Smack Down and became he winningest sprint car driver in USAC history on the same day.
Kyle Sager won championships at El Paso Speedway Park and Southern New Mexico Speedway racing his 305 wing sprint car Danny Smith made the switch to Super Shox and won the ORCS non-wing points and finished a very close second in the wing series points Darren Davis won the Southern States Midget Series championship Todd Daun won the Wilmot 410 championship Justin Henderson and the BDS team were set on kill at Knoxville and won the 360 owner points and finished 3rd in 410 points.
The championship trend continues for racers using Super Shox. Bill Balog won his 7th consecutive IRA championship with an 11 win season to raise his win total to 80 in IRA competition. Jerrod Hull raced to the MOWA championship for the 4th consecutive year. Nick Petska scored his 3rd consecutive WIMS title. Danny Schlaffer won another MSA title repeating with the Challenge series and a win at the Chilton Fall Nationals. Sam Hosey repeated as the USCS 600 champion for the second consecutive year since switching to Super Shox.
Bill Balog wins 6th consecutive IRA Championship with a 17 win season Chris Windom wins USAC 4 Crown Sprint Car Race at Eldora Jerrod Hull wins the Queens Royal and his 3rd consecutive MOWA Championship Sammy Swindell wins the 26th annual Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock Arkansas Dave Darland wins the Perris Oval Nationals for the 3rd time and 5th time in 8 years for a car with Super Shox!
Adam Clarke wins Southern Australian Midget Title, the Victoria Australian Midget Title and the Brisbane Australian Midget Title Bobby Michnowicz is crownd Mini Sprint King of California Jacob Wilson wins Little 500, 7th time for a car with Super Shox! Bronson Maeschen Knoxville 410 Points Champion Nick Petska repeats as Wilmot Mini Sprint Champion Danny Schlaffer wins MSA, Plymouth and EWSC Championships Bill Balog breaks Joe Roe’s IRA win record of 61 fearure wins
Kevin Swindell has a clean sweep at the Chili Bowl winning the Race of Champions, Thursday night heat race, qualifier, A-Main then capped it off with a his fourth consecutive Saturday A-Main win. Sammy Swindell wins the Wednesday night A-Main and finishes second on Saturday. Chad Boat wins the Friday night A-Main, Dave Darland finishes third. Adam Clarke wins Western Australin Midget Title Neville Lance wins Australian Midget Title
Andy Shouse ASCS Race Saver Lone Star Nationals Champion Wayne Johnson ASCS Lone Star Nationals Champion Dustin Smith Buckey Outlaw Sprint Series Champion Sammy Swindell lead the WoO Sprint Series with 13 wins, 14 fast time awards and quanified for every main event without using a provisional. Bobby Michnowicz California Lightning Sprint Champion Gary Owens Lawton Speedway Champion Wayne Johnson ASCS Western World Champion
Clint Garner wins the Knoxville 360 Championship Nick Petska wins the WIMS and Wilmot Mini Sprint Championships Mike Neau is the WIMS Rookie of the year Ben Schmidt repeats as EWSC Champion Bill Balog wins his 5th consecutive IRA title Bill Balog wins 18 of 28 IRA races to set the modern day win record for the series. Ryan Jamison wins the Sprint Invaders Championship Jimmy Stinson 3rd Consecutive Skline Speedway Championship Jerrod Hull Back to Back MOWA Championships
Sammy Swindell wins the New Zealand Sprint Car Title at Ruapuna Speedway giving the Salters team the #1NZ for the 2012/2013 season. After the 15 heat races were finished the top three qualifying points were all on Super Shox with Swindell 1st, Brindle 2nd and Ryan O’Connonr 3rd. Sammy Swindell starts the WoO seasons off as Dirt Car Nationals Champion Wayne Johnson wins the ASCS Speedweek title Sammy Swindell wins the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway Bronson Maeschen wins the first Capitani Classic
Sammy Swindell wins his 3rd Chili Bowl race of Champions and Wednesdays Chili Bowl A-Main. Kevin Swindell wins the Thursday Chili Bowl A-Main and then leads all 55 laps with Sammy running close behind to finish 1st and 2nd at the 26th Chili Bowl Midget Nationals David Ellement wins the Western Australia Midget Title at Perths Kwinana Beach Motorplex Ryan O’Connor wins the New Zealand Wing Thunder title
Tyler Walker wins the Kings Royal and Sammy Swindell finishes second to make it a Super Shox 1-2 finish Sammy Swindell wins his third consecutive Front Row Challenge in Oskaloosa Iowa and receives the Jesse Hocket Mr. Sprint Car award for Iowa Speedweeks Ben Schmidt and Al Schlaffer finish 1-2 in EWSC Sprint Car points at Manitowoc Wisconsin Ben Schmidt and Danny Schlaffer finish 1-2 in Plymouth Dirt Track Sprint Car points Ben Schmidt claims the MSA Championship
Danny Schlaffer and Al Schlaffer finish 2-3 in MSA points Brett Burdett wins the Gas City Sprint Car Championship Justin Grant misses hot laps and heat races then races from last to 3rd in the B-main then 18th to 1st in the A-main at Gas City Tommy Sexton claims back to back Wilmot Sprint Car Championships Todd Lehr repeats as WIMS Champion Sam Borden wins back to back 600 Upright Championships at Bakersfield Raceway Jim Swain wins the Auto Value Super Sprint Championship
Super Shox makes its Dirt Late Model debut with Outlaw Race Parts and Shan Smith at East Pay Raceway Kevin Swindell wins Chili Bowl to become the first back to back winner in the 25 year history of the event Sammy Swindell wins his second IROC and finishes second in the Chili Bowl to make it the second year in a row with father and son on the podium Eric Gordon finished second in the Little 500 Gary Wright wins the Masters Classic Chris Windom is the Indiana Sprint Week Champion
Bill Balog wins fourth consecutive IRA title with a 12 win season Sam Borden has back to back 20 win seasons and Bakersfield raceway titles in the 600 non-wing upright championships Jerrod Hull win the inagural MOWA Championship Cam Schaffer IMCA Sprint Car rookie of the year and Redwood Falls MN Track Champion Travis Luedke IRA Rookie of the Year Kevin Swindell Knoxville 410 Rookie of the Year Tim Keading wins the inagural King of the West Championship Shane Cottle wins the Kokomo Sprint Car points in Jeff Walkers #11, Chris Windom finihes second in points with the Baldwin #5 car Tony Rossi wins the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association Championship Jimmy Stinson wins Skyline Speedway and Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association Championships in Billy Jerrels car Sammy Swindell wins the 24th annual Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speeway in Little Rock Arkansas
The D9 Piston is developed and significantly improves the performance of the shock leading to more championships and wins. Championship winners on Super Shox include: Mike Hess wins Badger Midget Championship Chris Windom wins Kokomo Sprint Car Championship TJ Luedke EWSC Wing Sprint Champion with Kurt Davis second and Danny Schlafer in third Tommy Sexton Jr. Wilmot Speedway Wing Sprint Champion, Brian Kristan second and Dave Uttech in third Todd Lehr wins WI/IL Mini Sprint and Wilmot Mini Sprint Championships Jerrod Hull wins Lake Ozark Nationals Kurt Davis MSA and Plymouth Champion Bill Balog IRA Champion Jimmy Stinson OVSCA Champion Jerrod Hull Midwest All-Star Champion Sam Borden Bakersfield 600 Upright Champion Craig Dollansky wins New Zealand International Series Justin Grant USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year
Jerrod Hull wins Lake Ozark Nationals Kurt Davis MSA and Plymouth Champion Bill Balog IRA Champion Jimmy Stinson OVSCA Champion Jerrod Hull Midwest All-Star Champion Sam Borden Bakersfield 600 Upright Champion Craig Dollansky wins New Zealand International Series Justin Grant USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year
Major event wins on Super Shox include: Kevin Swindell wins preliminary night A-Main and Saturday night A-Main at Chili Bowl. Sammy Swindell finishes third,Mike Hess in seventh and Daniel Adler in 15th Sammy Swindell wins the Masters Classic, Front Row Challenge at Oskaloosa, IA, Thursday night Knoxville Nationals A-Main and leads 47 of 50 laps on Saturday until a flat tire ends his night. He receives the Jesse Hocket Mr. Sprint Car award for Iowa Speedweeks.
Eric Gordon wins the Little 500 for the sixth time on Super Shox Jim Swain sets a new track record for Pavement Wing Sprint Cars at Berlin Raceway 12.799 at 123.197 MPH around the 7/16 mile speedway Sammy Swindell wins Williams Grove National Open Chris Windom wins USAC Perris Oval Nationals Tim Keading wins Johnny Key Classic at Ocean Speedway CA
Sammy Swindell wins ASCS Western World Tim Keading and Sammy Swindell win ASCS Western World preliminary races Bill Balog wins back to back IRA championships TJ Luedke wins MSA and EWSC Championships Sammy Swindell sweeps all races to win Chili Bowl Kevin Swindell wins Australian midget title Tim Keading wins Trophy Cup after starting last Mike Hess wins two features with Badger midgets at AngellPark Sammy Swindell wins the Masters Classic
Sammy Swindell wins Front Row Challenge at Oskaloosa, IA Tim Keading wins Knoxville Nationals Thursday A-Main Sammy Swindell wins Knoxville Nationals Friday A-Main Brian Kristan wins Wilmot 410 race with a 360 motor
Brett Anderson wins POWRi Midget Championship Knoxville 410 Champion Danny Lasoski in the Forbrook Car Bill Balog wins IRA championship Kevin Swindell wins USAC Western World Wayne Modjeski wins MSA championship Jacob Wilson wins USAC sprint car race at Salem Jesse Hocket wins the Oval Nationals in Scott McMillen’s car
Sammy Swindell wins USAC Midget race at Las Vegas Eugene Gregorich wins nine features and Marshfield Super Late model track championship Tom Sexton wins Wilmot 410 championship
Sammy Swindell sweeps both nights with the Outlaws at Eldora Jeff Walker and Dave Darland win back to back Oval Nationals Jeremy Sherman wins ASCA championship with 10 wins at Manzanita Kevin Swindell wins WoO race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway Dave Steele wins USAC Silver Crown race at Iowa Speedway Jay Drake wins USAC Sprint Car race at Iowa Speedway Kurt Davis wins MSA race at Angell Park Brian Kristan wins MSA non-wing race at Angell Park Danny Schlafer wins MSA Championship Dave Steele sets track record at Anderson speedway twice this year in Jeff Walker’s car
Jack French and Eric Gordon win a record setting five Little 500’s Jeff Walker and Dave Darland win Oval Nationals Jeff Walker and Dave Darland win USAC Western World Kevin Swindell wins five USCS Asphalt races and sets seven track records Sammy Swindell wins Knoxville Nationals Friday A-Main Steven Graham wins Australian midget title Dave Darland wins USAC race at Winchester
The first Super Shox Double Adjustable Shock is launched and has immediate success Jack French and Eric Gordon win fourth in a row Little 500 Doug Schenck wins back to back MSA championships Kevin Swindell wins East Bay Mini Sprint Nationals Mike Hess sets Midget Track Record at Eldora during USAC four crown Sammy Swindell wins Don Martin Silver Cup
Jack French and Eric Gordon win third in a row Little 500 Sammy Swindell wins WoO race at Eldora Dave Ely wins URC championship Doug Schenck wins MSA championship Jacob Mosely wins Tulsa Shootout 600 Multi Class
Jack French and Eric Gordon win back to back Little 500’s
Sammy Swindell wins Channel Lock Challenge at Bristol Jack French and Eric Gordon win Little 500
The first Single Adjustable Shock is built and track tested Sammy Swindell wins Channel Lock Challenge at Bristol Sammy Swindell lead the most A- feature laps with the WoO to finish second in points
A line of Super Shox conversion kits is created to convert steel gas mono tube shocks to aluminum threaded bodies. The first 100% Super Shox is used on David Ward’s pavement midget at Grundy County Speedway. Sammy Swindell tests a set of Super Shox and wins two WoO races at Calistoga, CA. in his first two nights on them. He then made the switch permanent and has never looked back. Jerry Coons Jr sets Angell Park Speedway single and six lap track record in Tom Pogo’s car.
The idea to build an aluminum mono tube gas shock for Sprint Cars and Midgets is born.