Poway, California (April 10, 2017) - Building off a successful 2016 racing season which saw Bilstein equipped vehicles capture championships in both the Pro Buggy and Pro-Lite classes, thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America is proud to announce they are expanding into the highly competitive Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) Pro 2 and Pro 4 classes.
"Involvement in LOORRS has given us the opportunity to showcase BILSTEIN's quality, design, ruggedness, performance and superior tuning capabilities," said Regis Finn, Marketing Manager. "Our involvement in off-road racing dates back to the early 1970's and the name BILSTEIN has been synonymous with off-road championships for more than 45 years."
For the 2017 racing season, all sponsored racers will be running BILSTEIN M 9200 (Coilover) and M 9200 (Bypass) shock absorbers (with the exception of the Mod Kart class). The 2017 BILSTEIN Race Team includes: Mod Kart: Cole Keats/ Pro Buggy: Darren Hardesty (2016 Class Champion) Pro Lite: Jerett Brooks (2016 Class Champion), Ryan Beat, Cole Mamer/ Pro 2: Jarett Brooks, Doug Mittag, Pro 4: Doug Mittag.
"Amazing results," said Alex Striler, Director of Marketing for Team Lucas. "BILSTEIN shocked the off road industry last year when they took home not just one, but two championships in only their second season of short course racing!"
Please come out and support the BILSTEIN Race Team at the LOORRS season-opener in Chandler, AZ, April 22 - 23rd. For continued information on our racing efforts, please visit www.bilsteinus.com often.
Founded in 1873, BILSTEIN is the world's leading manufacturer of monotube gas pressure shock absorbers. With their main headquarters located in Germany, BILSTEIN is an original equipment supplier to BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, GM, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota and many others. Driven by a passion for motorsports, BILSTEIN continues to push the boundaries in all disciplines of racing, from the hairpin turns of the Nürburgring to the wide open deserts of Baja. Today, BILSTEIN of America has grown to nearly 875 employees located in three locations around the United States and distributes more than 3,000 part numbers into the U.S. aftermarket. BILSTEIN operates within thyssenkrupp Component Technologies Group. For more information, please visit www.bilsteinUS.com.