PITTSBORO, N.C. (February 27, 2017): Penske Racing Shocks and Precision Racing Suspension (PRS) work closely together to deliver winning suspension solutions to drag race teams across all applications. Adam Lambert, founder of PRS, was a lead technician and manager of the drag racing market at Penske for years before stepping out into consulting. Penske and PRS have become the largest and winningest suspension combination chosen by PDRA Teams.
“Last year we won three out of the five pro championships – Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous and Pro Stock,” told Lambert. “We have a suspension package for all the different classes. We offer four-link and weight balance setup on cars to complement the shocks and vice versa. On any given weekend, we work with over 75% of the field. PDRA has been great to work with. It’s by far our biggest market. The best quality teams in the country come together all in one spot. It’s crazy not to want to be a part of it.”
“We want to be involved with the PDRA because of the way the organization has been representing itself and the way the racers are flocking to the PDRA events,” added Aaron Lambert, Director of Competition at Penske. “They have really good car counts. It’s a good, competitive series, and for us as Penske, that’s what we look for – a series that has a good, competitive balance where they allow ingenuity and let the racers be creative and use what’s best to go fast. We’re constantly developing here at Penske. If we can find something new that makes the car go faster we’re going to do everything we can to get it out there so our racers are hopefully in the winner’s circle at the end of the weekend.”
Adam has traveled worldwide helping set up suspension on Pro Mods, Pro Stocks and more, and will be at all PDRA events this season, providing suspension consultation for racers. Shane Sweigert, Drag Market Manager at Penske will also follow the complete tour. Aaron plans to attend several events, as well.
“We are providing additional at-track support and bringing a vast technical background with us,” stated Aaron. “We’re involved in all types of racing, and we like to cross pollinate all the data and technology we use in all forms of racing. So we’re seeing a lot of new things come out that have maybe been used elsewhere but we’re noticing the benefits of it in drag racing. There’s quite a few new things we might have out this year, but one of the things we’re most excited about is the at-track support and technical representation all of our customers will benefit from us being there and helping our guys go fast.
“We’re looking forward to 2017 with the PDRA and are excited to be a part of the effort.”
ABOUT THE PDRA
Based in Pittsboro, North Carolina, the Professional Drag Racers Association is the top sanctioning body in the United States for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The PDRA’s professional categories include Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, Pro Boost, Extreme Pro Stock and Pro Extreme Motorcycle along with several sportsman and various exhibition categories. The 2017 PDRA schedule consists of eight national events. For more on the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing organization visit www.pdra660.com. Follow the PDRA: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube.