posted: August 11, 2010
Michael Harker, GRAND-AM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Competitors in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge will have their choice of two high-performance shock absorber suppliers starting in 2011, as KONI Shock Absorbers of Hebron, Ky., and AST Suspension - USA of Plano, Texas, will be co-suppliers for the series.
It marks the beginning of a partnership between GRAND-AM and AST Suspension, while KONI continues a relationship it started with GRAND-AM since 2006. Additionally, both companies will also participate in the series' contingency program.
"AST Suspension and KONI each have great reputations for producing high-performance shock absorbers for a wide variety of racing vehicles," said Kevin Hindson, GRAND-AM vice president of marketing and communications. "We have built our relationship with KONI over the years and are delighted to continue that relationship. Likewise, we are excited to begin a new partnership with AST. Both companies will provide teams with outstanding shocks."
The next event for the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge is the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières on Friday and Saturday in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada.
KONI is the world leader in adjustable shock absorber technology producing high performance dampers for racing, street cars, railroads, heavy duty bus, truck and RVs. In 2007, KONI celebrated its 150th anniversary in business and over 50 years of Motorsports participation. KONI's worldwide headquarters is in Oud Beyerland, The Netherlands; the North American headquarters is in Hebron, Ky. KONI is a division of ITT Inc. Learn more about KONI at www.Koni.com
About AST Suspension
AST Suspension designs, manufactures and supplies high-quality shock absorbers and components. All AST components are exclusively manufactured using state of the art CNC controlled milling machines. With 30 years of practical experience, AST has the expertise necessary to meet today's stringent quality standards. AST Suspension - USA is headquartered in Plano, Texas. Learn more about AST Suspension - USA at www.ast-usa.com
For more information, visit www.Grand-Am.com.