JRi Shocks wins multiple classes in Orlando Drag Events

Mooresville, NC- JRi Shocks had a busy weekend at the Orlando Speed World Dragway with the Aeromotive RPM Winter Warm-Up and the NHRA Lucas Oil Division 2 Drag Racing events in town. Between the 2 Events, JRi Shocks were on numerous cars throughout the Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and Pro Mod classes.


Long-time JRi Shocks customer Mike Janis won the Aeromotive RPM Winter Warm-Up Pro Mod Event with a 5.81 time at 246 miles per hour in the Final. “This is a huge WIN for Mike Janis Racing. We have been working non-stop since last November to make sure the car is in strong contention for the 2017 NHRA Pro Mod Championship. JRI Shocks and Marc Smith have been able to give us the little edge we have been looking for to make this hotrod consistent. We couldn’t be more excited than to fly with JRi Shocks,” states Mike Janis, driver of the Mike Janis Superchargers Camaro. “We are honored to be a part of the Mike Janis Racing Team and appreciate their efforts to help us develop the JRi Triple Adjustable Air Drop Shock. With a few small changes he was able to qualify number 1 and win the race,” says Marc Smith JRi Shocks Drag Market Manager.


JRi Shocks were also dominating the NHRA Lucas Oil Division 2 Races this weekend. Sandy Wilkins won the Top Sportsman class and Rusty Cook won the Super Gas class.

JRi Shocks announces Hartwell Pritchett as Technical Sales Engineer

Mooresville, NC- JRi Shocks is pleased to announce Hartwell Pritchett as our new Technical Sales Engineer. Hartwell will be a hybrid of the sales and engineering team; focusing on Special Projects and providing technical knowledge as a key point of contact for clients both pre and post sales.

 Hartwell brings many years of shock building and race expertise to JRi. He was a Shock Specialist in NASCAR for 10 years and in June of 2016 he began working part time with JRi while gaining his Engineering Degree from UNCC full-time to compliment his Business Degree from Wake Forest University. “When his internship at JRi ended last fall we knew that Hartwell would be the natural choice for this newly created position. The combination of his business savvy, personality, experience, and engineering background will be a great asset to JRi Shocks as we continue to grow our business,” states Jim Mason, JRi Shocks Sales Manager.


JRi Shocks announces NHRA Contingency Sponsorship for 2017

JRi Shocks is proud to announce our participation in the 2017 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Contingency Program. JRi Shocks, a long-time provider of shock technology in the Drag Racing Industry completed 2016 having the Top 3 in the World in the Top Sportsman Class running JRi Shocks. “We understand how important it is to provide contingency support to our loyal racers and race teams while supporting the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series in 2017,” says Marc Smith, Drag Market Manager JRi Shocks. Marc will be onsite at many of the Divisional races nationwide throughout the year providing trackside support.

JRi Shocks will be posting award money for the Winner and Runner-Up in the Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster Classes. JRi offers shocks for every NHRA class. For more information on JRi Shocks, please contact Marc Smith, Drag Racing Market Manager at 980-434-3894 For additional details on the 2017 NHRA Contingency Program, please visit           To participate in the JRi Shocks Contingency Program, please visit  and submit the registration form.


Danny Popp featured on TheBLOCK-Chevorlet Performance

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Seven-Time SCCA Solo II National Champion Danny Popp Talks Corvettes, LS Motors and How to be Successful

If you’re at all familiar with the grassroots autocross and time attack scene, chances are, you’ve heard of Danny Popp. He’s the guy that seems to always be holding giant trophies on Sundays at premier events around the U.S. and drives nothing but blue Corvettes. Well, it was high time we chatted with Mr. Popp to get his thoughts on just why he likes those blue Corvettes so much, why he races and see if there was any wisdom he could impart upon us.

Danny grew up in an essentially Chevrolet-dedicated family. Both his mother and father were NCCC (National Council of Corvette Clubs) and SCCA members. Danny’s father was an engineer at General Electric and had a passion for all things mechanical, which he instilled upon little Danny at an early stage. Danny grew up around a couple Corvettes (‘65 327/350 coupe and ‘72 LT-1 coupe), 70 1/2 Z28 and even a Corvair. On weekends, Danny said he would attend autocrosses with his mother and father where they became a bit of local legends.

Years later, and now Danny is a seven-time SCCA Solo II national champion (amongst many other wins) and is also a full-time certified Corvette specialist/technician at McCluskey Chevrolet in Cincinnati, Ohio. Danny tells us he also night-shadows as the Owner, proprietor and sole employee of RAFT Motorsports, Inc., a consulting firm for several national racers.

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Eibach, JRi encourage teams to pre-register for springs, shock rentals for Daytona and Talladega

TOLEDO, Ohio (Jan. 6, 2017) – Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America, in conjunction with Eibach Springs and JRi Shocks, are encouraging ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race teams to pre-register for the rental of mandatory springs and shocks for the season opening Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire at Daytona International Speedway.

“We ran into some challenges last year, in trying to accommodate all the at-track rentals,” said David Cardey, Motorsports Specialist for Eibach Springs. “We’d like the teams to create an account with us, in order to make the at-track rental program more efficient.”

The ARCA Racing Series mandates the use of specific Eibach supplied spring rates for both front and rear springs at Daytona and Talladega, available from Eibach on a per-event rental basis.

ARCA mandates the use of specific JRi shocks on the rear for both restrictor plate events, also available from JRi on a per-event rental basis. JRi will be at the ARCA Daytona open test January 13-15, and will have shocks available for rent, or purchase.

Teams are encouraged to establish accounts with both Eibach and JRi by filling out the forms available on competitor site at

F4 U.S. Partners with Industry Leader

Competitors in the 2017 Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda will have the opportunity to increase their total cash prize earnings by $3,000 during the six-event 2017 season with the new JRi Shocks Hard Charger Award.

The F4 U.S. Championship competitor who passes the most cars during the three-race event weekend will now earn a $500 cash prize from industry leader JRi Shocks. One competitor during each event will be recognized in victory circle at the end of the weekend’s final race.

“With the addition of the JRi Shocks Hard Charger contingency prize we now have the opportunity to offer prize money to more competitors while showcasing their skills throughout the field,” said SCCA Pro Racing CEO and President Mike Collins. “The JRi Shocks Hard Charger Award allows a driver who maybe had a difficulty in qualifying, demonstrate his or her race craft skills by advancing positions throughout the course of the race. This award will allow us to highlight the competitor who demonstrated the best drive of the weekend.”

The ‘new-era of racing shocks’ company based in Mooresville, North Carolina, equipped each of the 17 F4 U.S. fielded cars with double adjustable open-wheel shocks during the Championship’s inaugural season. The 2017 F4 U.S. grid is expected to grow to more than 35 cars in 2017, all outfitted in JRi Shocks.

“We were honored to be a part of the inaugural season of the FIA-certified F4 United States Championship,” states Marty Flannery, JRi Shocks Open Wheel Market Manager. “After seeing the success of the series, there was no doubt that we wanted to be involved as a series sponsor where we, along with the great existing sponsors such as Onroak Automotive, Honda and Pirelli, can help develop talent both on and off the racetrack. We hope that this is the beginning of JRi Shocks being more involved with the SCCA Pro Racing family as a whole.”

JRi Shocks will also be on-location during F4 U.S. events for product demonstration and featured in competitors’ liveries.

The series second season will debut at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, April 8-9.

For more information on JRi Shocks visit and for F4 U.S. schedule information, visit

JRi Adds Optional Air Dump Feature To Drag Racing Shocks

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There are a number of high-tech operations that go on in the suspension system of a drag racing vehicle that occur during the course of a run without those watching trackside ever being aware of what’s at-play between the fenders. One of the less noticeable attributes of modern shocks and suspension setups is the use of air-assists and air dumps to drive the backhalf of the car into the racing surface and get the spoiler out of the wind.

JRi Shocks has equipped their air-assisted, double adjustable drag racing shock with a smooth body and other elements to allow for air dump operation, providing racers with an added degree of tunability further down the racetrack.

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JRi Shocks Dealer, Allgaier Motorsports Racing Shocks Partners with Gateway Dirt


ST LOUIS, MO. — The VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals has now forged an exclusive relationship with Allgaier Motorsports Racing Shocks and the JRi Shock brand for this December 15th-17th.

Allgaier will have an onsite shock trailer helping service their customers and provide trackside support in the area of racing shocks.  Additionally, JRi & Allgaier will have representatives in the pit area all 3 days helping support their technical efforts and showcase the JRi brand of shocks by Allgaier Motorsports Racing Shocks.

“Anytime you can forge an exclusive relationship in this sport it really means people are behind what you are doing and that means a lot for us in our first year.  My hope is to carry a long-term relationship with both Allgaier Motorsports Racing Shocks and JRi,” said event promoter Cody Sommer of the deal.

For more information regarding the VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals, please visit the event website at or call 314-786-2636. Follow along on social media for the latest details and announcements regarding the event via Twitter @GatewayDirt or

JRi Shocks renews ARCA Performance Partners Program sponsorship

Official shock sponsorship includes mandatory use at restrictor plate tracks…

TOLEDO, Ohio (Nov. 30, 2016) – Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America announced today that JRi Shocks has renewed its ARCA Performance Partners Program as an Official Product sponsor through 2019.

“The mandated shock absorber program is vital to ARCA’s restrictor plate race rules package,” said Mark Gundrum, ARCA VP of business development and corporate partnerships. “JRi’s continued support as an official product sponsor provides a safe, stable environment for our competitors.”

JRi Shocks returns to the ARCA Performance Partners Program as an official sponsor for a third contract term, and will offer a JRi contingency card program for teams displaying the JRi decal on the front fenders of the cars, and using identified JRi Shocks.

“We are honored to be the official shock designation and spec shock supplier for ARCA’s two superspeedway, restrictor plate race events for the sixth year in a row and proud to continue to support the Automobile Racing Club of America as it is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country,” said Jeff Ryan, JRi Shocks technical director.

Super Nova Makes Grand Entrance

Mooresville, NC– JRi Shocks is excited to announce their latest project, the Super Nova- JRi Technology Demonstrator 004 has arrived back to the JRi Shocks facility after making its debut at the SEMA Show. Super Nova was unveiled at SEMA 2016 and was well received by the press and the public. “The intention of this car was to showcase the JRi Shocks Technology and provide a demonstrator vehicle where people can Discover the JRi Advantage,” states Jeff Ryan, Technical Director of JRi Shocks. This 1970 Chevrolet Nova was built by Customs by BigUn located in Mooresville, NC. “I was proud to be a part of this epic restoration project. All of the features on the Nova are custom one-off touches created to accent the car and take the performance to the next level,” says Eric Yost, owner of Customs by BigUn. The classic Nova features a Detroit Speed suspension with JRi Hydraulic Ride Height System and the patented JRi JRide® Electronic Damping Control System, custom exhaust by Kooks Headers & Exhaust and Customs by BigUn, the newest generation of Edelbrock intakes, a 370 ci HED built LS3 motor, Nick Williams 102mm throttle bodies, a Holley Dominator ECU and Autometer Gauges.