From Susan Arnold
Brownsburg, IN — (April 2, 2013) — Dan Motter, owner of the Motter Equipment Fatheadz Eyewear 71M Sprint Car driven by Joey Saldana, announced today that the team has chosen Penske Racing Shocks as their exclusive supplier.
“We have been very impressed with not only the Penske Racing Shocks, but also the unmatched customer service we have received from the company,” said Motter. “Their specialists have worked closely with our crew chief Davey Whitworth to tailor a shock specifically for our needs.
“In World of Outlaws racing, the competition is very close, and one of the most critical components of the set-up is the shock absorber.
“Davey is a veteran in this business and has spent a lot of time using various products through the years. Our team is convinced that this is the best shock absorber on the market. And each product is hand-built to order, truly a custom product. Penske Racing Shocks’ entire business is racing and all of its components are built in the United States.
“We at Penske Shocks are proud to support the Motter Equipment Fatheadz Eyewear 71M Sprint Car driven by Joey Saldana,” said Aaron Lambert, director of competition. “We are 100 percent focused on bringing the best product and customer support to all of our racing divisions and are very excited to be able to do this in the World of Outlaws along with Joey Saldana and the entire Motter Equipment Fatheadz Eyewear 71M team.
“We have a lot of exciting things on the horizon and this is one announcement we are very proud to get under our belt. We feel we have the most knowledgeable staff in the business. Our Sprint Car market has been headed by 25-plus year racing veteran Dave Reedy, and we are always looking for ways to improve our products for our customers. We feel with the driving talent of Joey, tuning ability of crew chief Davey Whitworth, and Penske Shocks, it’s a great recipe for success!”
“On Friday, March 29, our team set a track record and quick time at Merced, Calif. using these shocks which really got a work-out at that track,” said Motter.
“We are currently third in World of Outlaws point standings and we are making a calculated run at the championship. We believe Penske Racing Shocks will be a distinct asset in our racing endeavors.”
To date in 2013 competition, the newly-formed Motter Equipment Fatheadz Eyewear 71M team has two top five finishes, six top ten finishes, one quick time and one track record.
Joey Saldana is no stranger to this Penske Shocks having used their products in 2009, the year he won his career-high 20 events.
Saldana placed fourth in 2012 World of Outlaws Sprint Car point standings. He has an impressive 83 career wins, placing him seventh in all-time victories for the category.
Motter raced sprint cars as an owner/driver/mechanic from 1973 to 1981 with the Midwest Sprint Association before turning to team ownership in 1990. His high-profile teams have included some of the best drivers in sprint car competition, namely Kenny Jacobs, Stevie Smith, and Doug Wolfgang. Motter chose to retire from racing at the end of the 1997 season to return this season after a 15-year hiatus.
He owns Motter Equipment, a global supplier of mining and construction equipment and component parts for surface mining and construction industries, with corporate offices near Hibbing, Minn. For more information, please visit www.motterequipment.com.
Penske Racing Shocks has been providing custom-built, high-performance shock absorbers to all forms of racing for over 20 years. Penske’s products have won many races and national and international championships in multiple racing series, including F1, BTCC, ALMS, NASCAR, IndyCar, Grand-Am, WoO, NHRA, and AMA. They are proud to be 100 percent designed, manufactured, and hand built in the USA.