Factory Kahne

New Products and Big Wins Get Factory Kahne Shocks Off To Strong Start

With a trio of big events already in the books for 2015, the Factory Kahne team is pleased with how things are going, already, as they were able to pick up a couple of Golden Driller Trophies, and help Monte Motorsports pick off the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic in Australia.

“We are all really excited with how things have gone already,” said Factory Kahne Owner, Willie Kahne. “Our gas shocks performed very well at the Tulsa Shootout, and the Chili Bowl, and we debuted a new FK Twin Tube Shock in Australia, and saw that help lead Monte Motorsports to the win.” After spending countless hours developing, and tuning, a new twin-tube shock, the FK team sent a set to the Australian owned, Monte Motorsports, who opted to shake them down in their biggest race of the year, and saw it pay dividends. “We got the shocks the week of the race, and they were really good for us,” Monte Motorsports driver, Kyle Hirst said. “They were really consistent, and we made good speed on the slick, and when it was really heavy. It was a big win, and we were all thankful for the support everyone at FK provided us.” With so much work in their new shock, the Factory Kahne team was very pleased with how things went, and are hoping to get the new FK Twin Tube Shocks on the market by this upcoming spring.

During the month of January, all eyes lock on Tulsa, OK as the top micro and midget drivers from around the world converge for the Tulsa Shootout and the Chili Bowl. With a history of performing well at these events, 2015 proved to be the same, as the Factory Kahne Micro Gas Shock program continued to shine as drivers with FK Shocks took home multiple Golden Driller trophies, again. In Class A, Gio Scelizi was very strong during his feature event, as he was able to start the winning off in exciting fashion. “My team was really pleased with how our car felt on the Factory Kahne Shocks,” Scelzi said. “I could honestly put my car anywhere on the track, and that was huge in helping us grab the win.” As the night went on, the Outlaw Class would roll on to the speedway for the final feature event of the night, and Michael Faccinto did not disappoint. “We have found a great balance with our Factory Kahne Shocks,” Faccinto said. “We went from a heavy, hooked up track, to an extremely slick surface, and our car continued to get better as the night went on.” With his Factory Kahne Gas Shocks bolted to his machine, Faccinto was very smooth en route to his Tulsa Shootout win, making it his second with FK Shocks.

Following the Tulsa Shootout came the famed Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. With Daryn Pittman leading the way with FK Factory support, Factory Kahne was very pleased with his speed all week. “This shock package we have developed for the midget is awesome,” Pittman said. “We had a very fast car all week long, and that would have been three straight midget podiums for me. I know I am not the greatest at midget racing, so that just goes to show how dialed in we are.” “With Daryn’s involvement with KKR, and him having one of our dealers, Matt Hummell, as his crew chief on his midget, we were pleased with how much speed that team had,” Kahne added. “It is a very tough race, and it is one we continue to gain at, and overall we were happy with how our shocks lined up for all of our customers. Even though we come out with new products, we are still working very hard on our current products to give our teams a very high quality shock.”

As the DIRTcar Nationals have come and gone, drivers who had Factory Kahne Shocks on their machines had a great week, and Paul McMahan led the way as he celebrated on Sunday night with the large Gator Trophy as he earned the DIRTcar Nationals overall championship.

During the World of Outlaw season opener on Friday night, Kasey Kahn Racing’s Brad Sweet used his Factory Kahne shocks to chase down the race long leader.

Running the cushion all the way around the slick Volusia Speedway Park, Sweet grabbed the lead on the 28th lap, and went on to put his FK shocks in victory line in convincing fashion.

All week long, drivers using Factory Kahne Shocks set the standard in qualifications, as Paul McMahan set the standard on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, while KKR’s Daryn Pittman, was the fastest qualifier on Friday night, making it a Factory Kahne Shock sweep of the DIRTcar Nationals Quick Time award.

11.12.13 With racing in the United States essentially over, Paul McMahan put an exclamation point on things with his World Finals win, and looking back, Factory Kahne Shocks led drivers to numerous 2013 Championships. Grabbing the lead late in the Saturday night feature event at the World Finals, Paul McMahan and his CJB Motorsports team used their Factory Kahne Shocks to work around the extremely slick track, and pick up the final win of 2013.

On the same night, Kasey Kahne Racing’s, Daryn Pitman, buttoned up the closest World of Outlaw Championship in series history, as he edged Donny Schatz by 14 markers to claim his first crown. Pitman used his Factory Kahne Shocks to lead the standings from start to finish and only had one DNF in doing so. Pitman’s title marks the second World of Outlaw title for FK Shocks in three years.

Earlier this month, Kyle Hirst claimed his first career King of the West title with his Factory Kahne Shocks. FK Shocks have dominated the King of the West series, as Roth Motorsports has utilized them in claiming the last three KWS titles.

Pat Cannon and Kevin Nouse simply dominated the 358 competition in Pennsylvania. Cannon scored the Selinsgrove 358 title, while Nouse captured the 358 Williams Grove title. This marks the third straight year that FK shocks have scored both 358 titles at these tracks with various drivers.

Also in, California, Brad Furr had a strong year at the Ocean Speedway, as he pocketed the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo 360 crown, his first series title.

All of us at Factory Kahne congratulate, and thank, all of the teams who use our products for a very successful season.

10.2.13 The Kaeding family has been a household name in sprint car racing, for years, and over this last week, the family was strong, as Tim and Brent Kaeding both score wins with Factory Kahne Shocks. On Wednesday night at the Placerville Speedway, Tim Kaeding was in action with the California Civil War Series. With heavy rains hitting the track the previous weekend, the Placerville surface was hooked up and fast, but TK was able to make a lap 10 pass, and go on and grab his 12th win of the season with his FK shocks.

At the Ocean Speedway on Friday night, Brent Kaeding stole the show. Charging from his eighth start spot, the Hall of Famer was able to charge his way forward and grab the Taco Bravo Series win with his Factory Kahne shocks tuned by Kaeding Performance.

At the Fall Nationals in Chico, CA, Sean Becker piloted Dan Menne’s machine to victory lane on a hooked up surface. Using lapped traffic to his advantage, Becker was able to take the lead half way through the feature and never look back.

Ian Madsen, and his KCP Racing team have been red-hot over the last month. On Friday night in Benton, MO, Madsen led all 30-laps to score another win during what has been a remarkable 2013 campaign for the Australian driver using Factory Kahne shocks.

At the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillan Memorial on Wheatland, MO, Tony Bruce, Jr won the opening night feature event using his FK’s tuned by Wayne Priddy, while Blake Fitzpatrick scored another non-wing win in Indiana as he used his FK’s tuned by Hummel’s to win at the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN.

In Micro action it was a pair of familiar names scoring wins as Heath Duinkerken, and Cale Thomas continue to have dominant years with more feature event wins with Factory Kahne shocks.

7.24.13 With most tracks offering an extra day of competition over the holiday weekend, many drivers using Factory Kahne shocks took advantage of more racing, and pocketed more wins!

On Sunday night at the Huset’s Speedway, Ian Madsen grabbed the lead on lap six, and celebrated in victory lane with his FK Shocks.

Bud Kaeding put on quite the show at the new and improved Calistoga Speedway over the weekend. On Saturday night, Kaeding slipped back to the seventh spot, and rallied back using the high side on the slick speedway to score with impressive win with his FK Shocks tuned by Kaeding Performance. Though he didn’t win on Sunday, Kaeding charged from 10th and came up just inches short of the weekend sweep.

Paul Nienhiser had a breakthrough weekend, as he picked up his first 410ci win as his Factory Kahne setup helped him find victory lane.

Sunday night, Cole Duncan picked up an All Star wins using his Factory Kahne Shocks tuned by Hummel’s, while Sean Becker picked up a dominating win at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

In Micro action, Shane Yost continues to have a strong year, as he scored yet another win over the weekend!

7.24.13 In California over the weekend, it seemed as if every race that was won, was won by a driver on Factory Kahne Shocks!

The winning on started on Friday night as Andy Gregg returned to victory lane! With four wins at the Placerville Speedway on the season, Gregg picked up his first 410 win of the year at the tacky, and fast, Silver Dollar Speedway. In Watsonville, CA, Kyle Hirst obliterated the field, as he used his Factory Kahne package, to lead all 30-laps aboard his Roth Motorsports entry, and qualify for the upcoming Johnny Key Classic.

Shifting gears to Saturday it was long time FK customer, Bud Kaeding, taking top honors at the King’s Speedway in Hanford, CA. On an usually heavy surface, Kaeding, rode the cushion to perfection, took home the hardware.

Jonathan Allard continues to stay hot, as he picked up another King of the West win at the Antioch Speedway. Allard led all 14 laps to score the win, as the race was cut short due to a violent accident. All of us at Factory Kahne shocks wish Peter Murphy and speedy recovery!!

Outside of California FK shocks were still very successful, and picked up a handful of wins!

On Sunday night, Ian Madsen, returned to his winning ways, as he grabbed the lead on the 12th lap at the super slick Huset’s Speedway on Sunday night, and proceeded to score his first career All Star Series victory with his FK’s!

On Tuesday night at the Rolling Wheels Speedway, Kasey Kahne Racing’s, Daryn Pittman, picked up his career best eighth World of Outlaw win of the season!

In Micro action, Cale Thomas continued to stay hot as he picked up a big win in Illinois on Friday night. Cale has been on a terror as this was his third in in four races!

Factory Kahne continues to develop the latest, and greatest in suspension technology, to get your set, contact your local dealer today!

6.11.13 In a busy motorsports week across the country, drivers on Factory Kahne Shocks found victory lane in nearly every class their product is made for!

On Wednesday night, Tim Kaeding started the FK dominance, as he scored his fifth World of Outlaw win after a very entertaining feature event at the Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana.

During the POWRi National Midget Series’ inaugural Speedweek, New Zealand National Midget Champion, Michael Pickens, found victory lane at the Lincoln Speedway on Friday night. Also during POWRi Speedweek, Cale Thomas scored his first career POWRi Micro win, as he triumphed at the Macon Speedway on his way to claiming POWRi Speedweek Champion honors in the micro class.

Also scoring micro wins over the weekend were Shane Yost, who made it three in a row, and Chris Andrews, who returned to his winning ways at Port City.

On the East coast, Pat Cannon scored his fourth win of the year as he entertained the fans at the Selinsgrove Speedway with a wheel to wheel win with his Factory Kahne package, and at New Egypt, Mario Page bested a field of 35 305ci sprint cars to score a dominating win.

In 360ci winged ranks, Reece Goetz picked up an impressive with at the Gray’s Harbor Raceway, Andy Gregg scored his second consecutive win at the Placerville Speedway, in Placerville, CA on Saturday night, while Bud Kaeding dominated the field at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA on Saturday night. In 360ci non-wing action, Richard VanderWeerd hit the slick King’s Speedway on Saturday night, and used his FK’s to best the USAC West Coast Series in Hanford, CA.

5.27.13 During a busy holiday weekend, which saw drivers compete multiple times across the country, drivers on FK shocks stole the show, as numerous victories were tallied.

Last Tuesday night the winning started, as Daryn Pittman simply dominated the show at the New Egypt Speedway. Timing in quick time in time trials, Pittman grabbed the lead on lap six and never looked back as he grabbed his fifth World of Outlaw win of the year.

In Charlotte on Friday night, Paul McMahan picked up his second win of the year on the very slick Dirt Track in Charlotte, NC. Fellow Factory Kahne drivers, Kyle Larson and Daryn Pittman, joined McMahan on the podium, making it a FK sweep!

In California, it was all about Jason Meyers. Meyers used his FK shocks to clean sweep the Saturday night program with the King of the West Series in Tulare, setting quick time, winning his heat, the dash, and the main, and then came back on Sunday night and won the feature event again.

Also in California, Michael Faccinto picked up his fifth win of the year, as he parked his Team Green micro in victory lane at the Lemoore Speedway.

On Saturday night at the Angel Park Speedway, New Zealand National Midget Champion, Michael Pickens picked up a dominating POWRi win on his Factory Kahne shocks.

In PA Shane Yost and Jason Shultz both pocketed wins. Yost piloted his micro to victory at the Greenwood Valley Action Track in Millville, PA on his FK’s tuned by Highlands.

Shultz picked up an impressive win as he charged from 12th to win at Selinsgrove, as Pat Cannon charged from 13th to finish second.

Factory Kahne continues to develop the latest, and greatest in suspension technology, to get your set, contact your local dealer today!

5.7.13 On one of fastest tracks around, the Eldora Speedway, Factory Kahne shocks got the job done, as Kerry Madsen and Daryn Pitman pulled off the weekend sweep for FK shocks!

After taking the lead at the halfway point on Friday night, Kerry Madsen rode the high, scary, side of the Eldora Speedway to pick his first win of the year, and his first win on Factory Kahne’s.

Saturday night, Daryn Pitman too advantage of a late restart, to slide past Brian Brown in turns one and two, and went on to win by nearly a straightaway! Pitman’s FK shocks have led him to a series leading four victories, and he continues to lead to championship standings.

In Chico, CA on Friday night, Jonathan Allard made the switch to FK 3.1 base valve shocks, and they helped him score his first win of the US season. Allard grabbed the lead on lap eight and never looked back.

Also on Friday night, Kevin Nouse dominated the 358ci feature event at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA. Nouse celebrated the big win with his FK’s tuned by Highlands.

Ryan Bernal picked up an astounding fifth consecutive win on Saturday night. The California hot-shoe was in action at the Placerville Speedway, and used his FK’s to ride the Placerville cushion to perfection!

Factory Kahne continues to develop the latest, and greatest in suspension technology, to get your set, contact your local dealer today!

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Wins- 64

4.29.13 Factory Kahne Shocks all across the board over the weekend, as Kyle Hirst, Ryan Bernal, Michael Pickens, Gary Nelson Jr, Tony Bruce Jr, Trey Datweiler, and Blake Dewberry all scored wins in their respected divisons.

In Placerville, CA FK drivers, Kyle Hirst and Shane Golobic electrified the crowd. On the two grove track, Golobic led the first 28-laps, but Kyle Hirst stayed committed to the top and made a daring pass coming off of turn four to ultimately take the win while Golobic settled for second.

During the USAC West Coast 360 race in Bakersfield, CA, it was all about drivers on Factory Kahne Shocks, as Ryan Bernal picked off another win, but was joined on the podium by Richard Vanderweerd and Bud Kaeding, making it an FK sweep

At Bay Park in New Zealand, Michael Pickens continues to show his versatility as he the New Zealand Midget Champion picked up his second career sprint car win on the super rough track, but his Factory Kahne shocks helped him maneuver his way to victory lane.

After winning in Merced two weeks ago, Gary Nelson, Jr found victory lane again this weekend, as he won the non wing race in Antioch, CA.

With the ASCS National race being rained out, Tony Bruce, Jr made a regional stop in Boyd, Texas and stole the show as he picked up his first win of the season.

Young Trey Datweiler made his season debut just one week ago, and when the dust settled he was celebrating in victory lane with his brand new Factory Kahne’s.

In Mini Sprint action at I 44, it was all Blake Dewberry. Dewberry scored his first win of the season as FK Shocks continue to dominate at the I 44 Speedway.

Factory Kahne continues to develop the latest, and greatest in suspension technology, to get your set, contact your local dealer today!

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Wins- 59


4.22.13 Another World of Outlaw win, and a pair of USAC wins highlighted a dominating weekend for drivers on Factory Kahne shocks.

One of the hottest drivers around right now is San Jose, CA driver, Tim Kaeding. Saturday night at the Tri-State Speedway, TK picked up his third WoO win of the season as he fended off David Gravel for the final 15 laps, and parked his FK shocks in victory lane.

Ryan Bernal picked up two wins over the weekend. Friday night he rode the rim on the extremely slick Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA to open the USAC Western Classic season up in victory lane, before riding the high-side in Tulare, CA on his way to USAC West Coast victory. Bernal currently leads the series standings in both classes.

Joining Bernal in victory lane at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA, was young Dominic Scelzi. Scelzi used his FK Shocks to wire the field for 30-laps as he too had his right rear planted against the infamous Thunderbowl fence.

Friday night at the Silver Dollar Speedway, it was Willie Croft picking up the win on the tricky track. Using his Factory Kahne’s, Croft wired the field as he rolled the bottom in turns one and two, and pounded the cushion in three, and four on his way to victory!

At the Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA, Chad Hillier turned in a dominating performance on his Factory Kahne package. Not only was Hillier the fast qualifier, he went on to pick up the main event win.

Chris Andrews has started his season out on a terror! He has his Factory Kahne’s dialed in on his 600 right now, as he picked up the win at Port City; that is three in a row!

Factory Kahne continues to develop the latest, and greatest in suspension technology, to get your set, contact your local dealer today!

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Wins- 52


4.15.13 The past weekend was huge for Factory Kahne shocks as they tallied a total of eight feature event wins in winged, non winged, and micro sprint divisions.

Ian Madsen kicked off the winning as he swept the MOWA show at 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA. Making his first start for his brand new KCP Racing team, Madsen won his heat, dash, and wired the feature event with his FK’s.

In Perris, CA it was all about World of Outlaw point leader, Daryn Pittman. Starting third in the feature, Pittman got past Tim Kaeding, and grabbed his third series win of the season on the hooked up Perris Auto Speedway.

In California, Richard VanderWeerd held off his brother, Jace, as he ran the ragged edge of the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA. On the rough and heavy track, VanderWeerd’s FK shocks, helped lead him to the victory.

After a dominating 2012, Pat Cannon returned to his winning ways as he dominated the feature event at Selinsgrove Speedway in PA, on his FK shocks tuned by Highlands!

In Antioch, CA a first time sprint car winner ran FK’s, as Chirs Martin picked up his first career 360 win on his Factory Kahne shocks tuned by Kaeding Performance!

In Merced, CA, it was Gary Nelson, JR picking up the feature event win in the non wing race. Nelson was the dominant car as his FK’s tuned by Kaeding helped guide him to the promise land.

In the 600 ranks, the Factory Kahne shock packages continue to shine, as Cale Thomas won a huge $2k-to-win race in Clarksville, TN.

At the I44 Raceway, it was Chris Andrews scoring his second consecutive 600 win of the season. Andrews runs 3.1 FK adjustable shocks!

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Wins- 43

3.26.13 For the second weekend in a row, Factory Kahne shocks dominated short tracks across the country, picking up wins with the World of Outlaws, USAC, PA Posse, and micro sprints.

Paul McMahan signed his contract with the World of Outlaws Saturday morning, and proceeded to put his CJB Motorsports entry up front at the Silver Dollar Speedway, and parked it in victory lane with his Factory Kahne shocks.

In Bakersfield, CA, Richard Vander Weerd made things happen, as he scored the win with the USAC West Coast 360 series with his FK Shock package.. Vander Weerd had his hands full however, as the three cars who chased him across the line also had FK suspension.

In Pennsylvania, Cole Duncan bested the ultra competitive, and super-slick, Lincoln Speedway to pick up his first career Posse win on Saturday! Duncan went toe-to-toe with the regions best, and let his FK’s lead him to victory.

In Lemoore, CA, it was Michael Faccinto picking up the Micro Sprints win on the slick track on Saturday night.

Factory Kahne continues to develop the latest, and greatest in suspension technology, to get your set, contact your local dealer today!
2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Wins- 25

3.18.13 To describe the performance of drivers on Factory Kahne Shocks over the weekend in just a word would simply be, dominating, as they picked up two fast time awards, five wins, including a top five sweep!

On a multitude of surfaces over the weekend, FK Shocks helped their drivers come from deep in fields to pick up wins.

Ian Madsen started off the winning in a big way on Friday night, as he picked up the Scott Darley prelim win on the ultra slick, Sydney Speedway. Back in action on Saturday, the Sydney, NSW driver took the Darley Challenge, and started the feature in the 19th spot. After getting to fourth, Madsen had issues, and went to the back for a second time, before he picked up the huge $50,000.00 win on a last lap pass with his Factory Kahne’s.

In Tulare, CA, FK shocks were awesome in both the winged and non winged races. Friday night, Daryn Pitman and Cody Darrah set the stage as they used their FK shocks to claim the top two spots in qualifications!Starting sixth, Tim Kaeding took the lead on the rough and tumble track at the halfway point, and picked up his second win of the year on his Factory Kahne shocks.On Friday and Saturday, Ryan Bernal picked up wins on his Factory Kahne shocks in the USAC West Coast 360 races. After getting victory ripped from his hands a week ago, Bernal made it a memorable weekend. Along with Bernal winning on Saturday, the entire top-five in the USAC race were on FK shocks on the very slick surface!

Factory Kahne continues to develop the latest, and greatest in suspension technology, to get your set, contact your local dealer today!

2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Wins- 21

2.10.13 With the World of Outlaw season getting underway, and the WSS season in Australia quickly wrapping up, Factory Kahne shocks are continuing to beat the best of the best, as Daryn Pittman bested the Outlaws during their season opener, and Shane Stewart swept the WSS event in Bunbury.

Showing speed in Ocala, FL last week in his debut in the KKR No.9, Daryn Pittman stepped it up a notch during the World of Outlaws season opener, as he picked up the opening night win, and followed it up with an eleventh to second run on Saturday and an 11th to fifth run on Sunday, earning him the DirtCar Nationals title with his Factory Kahne shocks, on a trio of different tracks.

In Australia, American pilot, Shane Stewart, broke through in a big way with the WSS, as he swept the series’ penultimate event at Bunbury with his FK’s, and put his Monte Motorsports machine within striking distance of the WSS championship that will be decided this weekend.

Paul McMahan, too had a great weekend with his shock package as he picked up quick time in two of the three events at the Volusia Speedway Park aboard his CJB Motorsports No.51.

In New Zealand, Brad Mosen used his FK midget shocks to dominate the feature event at the Bay Park Speedway on Saturday night on the super slick track.

Factory Kahne continues to develop the latest, and greatest in suspension technology, to get your set, contact your local dealer today!

Don’t forget, Our Speedway, Indiana store is set to open on Wednesday. For more information on it please contact Matt Hummel via email, matt@factorykahne.com, or by phone, (318) 294-9858.


1.28.13 As we continue to improve our shock company we feel it is essential to work close with our customers and dealers to constantly improve our overall products. As long time racers we understand the importance of innovating and improving to stay ahead of the competition.

As the 2012 season got under way, we took an aggressive approach to improving our slick track shock package. Getting the right balance for slick track conditions is no easy task. At the same time we had decided to move our shock company to California so we could be closer to the type of racing that we sell to, The Open Wheel Market. Once we got to California we started going to the races every weekend with different teams at different competition levels, and worked on new shock packages to try. We worked on everything from Winged cars to Non-winged Cars 360, 410, Midgets and Micro Sprints. When the Outlaws got to California, we put a completely new shock package on Cody Darrah’s car and it was better, but still needed to be refined. At the same time we were sending shocks around the country to customers and dealers that were really good with feed back. As the weeks went by, we found ourselves getting better in more than just the slick conditions, we were gaining in all areas. As we started to put all the pieces together we headed to Watsonville with FK dealer, Brent Kaeding, to try out the latest valvings. Brent was immediately impressed with the heavy track setup and felt improvements in all areas. As luck would have it the track went dead slick and Brent would start 22nd, giving us the opportunity to run the new slick shock package in traffic. Brent's car was stuck all over the race track and passed most of the competition running right through the slickest part of the track! Brent charged all the way up to 2nd, and at that point it was obvious to us that we were on the right path.

As the season started to wind down we were able to get our new valvings into the right hands. Paul McMahan, Brian Leppo and Cody Darrah were the class of the field at the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway. Two weeks later, Cody again had really good car speed at I-55, and we were definitely gaining on it! The next weekend we went to Tulare's Trophy Cup and cleaned house. Bud Kaeding won both non wing features in the same night. Kyle Hirst won the feature the final night and Jason Meyers won the overall points. That led us to the World of Outlaw World Finals in Charlotte where Daley Blaney simply dominated the slick track with the new shock package! Paul McMahan also had an impressive finals charging from 22nd to 2nd. Wanting to keep the momentum going we sent Ian Madsen a loyal FK customer a few of the new shock valvings. Ian has been one of the best cars in Australia winning on slick and heavy tracks with some of the best competition in the country. To close out 2012 and open 2013 we headed to the Tulsa Shoot Out, the biggest Micro Sprint race of the year. We went to the Shoot Out to support our customers and what we saw was impressive! Out of the 900+ cars only 10 of them were on FK shocks. Out of those 10 cars 3 of them brought home wins and two of them went undefeated on the weekend! Michael Faccinto, Chris Andrews and Heath Duinkerken dominated the top classes at the Shoot Out and ended the 2012 season with a BANG!

I sincerely want to say thank you to all the teams that contributed to our progress in 2012
Are we done?… Not even close, We are literally just getting started!!!!

11.5.12 With all eyes in the motorsports world on the nationally televised, World Finals, Factory Kahne Shocks shined on the big stage Saturday night as Dale Blaney and Paul McMahan ran one-two with Factory Kahne Shocks!

For the last two months Factory Kahne has been developing a brand new slick-trakc valving system, though they’ve found success while developing, none was more apparent than it was on Saturday night on the ultra-slick Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Bolting on FK’s for the first time this past weekend, Dale Blaney was on rails both nights as he was the apparent class of the field. On Saturday night, Blaney grabbed the lead from his third starting spot on the 16th lap and picked up the very popular win.

Paul McMahan, didn’t make it easy for Blaney, as he charged his way up from his 22nd starting position to battle with ‘The Low Rider’ over the waning laps.

McMahan’s charge was impressive as Factory Kahne Shocks closed out the World of Outlaw season with a 1-2 sweep.

10.22.12 One of the biggest, and most exciting races in the country took place over the weekend in California, and in four main events drivers on Factory Kahne Shocks won three of them, including the winner of the overall, Trophy Cup.

With the Trophy Cup running non-winged sprint cars on Thursday for the first time in it’s 19 year existence, Bud Kaeding set the bar very high for events to come. After picking up the win during the night’s first 30-lap feature event, Kaeding lined up for the 50-lap feature event and rode his Factory Kahne’s to the front.

On the 43rd lap, Kaeding made a bold pass out of turn four to take the lead, and he rode on to pick up his second feature event win of the night.

Friday and Saturday night the winged cars took over Factory Kahne Shocks reigned supreme as well. Taking a third place finish on Friday night, Jason Meyers charged from his 23rd starting spot on Saturday to score a second place finish, but more importantly he claimed the title of Trophy Cup Champion on his FK’s.

Kyle Hirst picked up the Saturday night win and he was just as impressive as he rode the high-side of the speedway from 17th to pick up his ninth win of 2012, and second for Roth Motorsports.

In Pennyslvania, Pat Cannon picked up his 15th win of the year, as he snagged the FallFest at Williams Grove Speedway!

10.1.12 With big races going on coast to coast, Factory Kahne Shocks could be found him victory lane, and on top of speed charts as Sean Becker, Paul McMahan, Stevie Smith and Dominic Scelzi.

In California, Sean Becker and Dominic Scelzi continue to be red hot! At the Fall Nationals in Chico, CA, Becker swept both nights of action as he rode his FK’s to victory lane.

Just one week after picking up his second career sprint car victory, Dominic Scelzi returned to his 600 and picked up the prelim win at the 600 Nationals at Plaza Park on his Factory Kahne’s tuned by Kaeding Performance.

In Pennsylvania, Californian, Paul McMahan, upset the PA Posse as he captured the National Open opener aboard his CJB Motorsports entry on Factory Kahne’s. The night got started off with Stevie Smith timing in with quick time on his FK package!

9.24.12 Nationwide, Factory Kahne Shocks scored a flurry of wins over the weekend from 600 Micro’s to 360ci winged sprint cars.

The winning kicked off in California, as Brad Furr picked up his first win of the 2012 campagin at the Ocean Speedway. Wiring the field for all 30-laps, Furr’s Factory Kahne Shocks tuned by Kaeding Performance parked him in the circle.

Staying in California, young Dominic Scelzi picked up his second win of the season, as he held off Tim Kaeding en route to his triumph at the Kings Speedway in Hanford, CA; Scelzi also utilizes Factory Kahne Shocks tuned by Kaeding Performance.

In Pennsylvania, hard charging Pat Cannon kept up his winning ways with his FK’s tuned by Highlands Powersports. Cannon triumphed at the Selinsgrove Speedway for his fifth consecutive win!

In Tulsa, OK, Chris Andrews picked up the Class A Micro win on his 3.1 FK Base Valve Shocks tuned by Wayne Priddy. Andrews picked up the win at Port City Raceway.

Though he didn’t get to run the Silver Crown feature during the Four Crown Nationals due to a sprint car wreck, Kyle Larson qualified his Tony Stewart Racing entry on the pole for the event on his Factory Kahne Shocks, just after arriving to the track after his stock car race!

9.17.12 With the 2012 season winding down, most tracks are gearing up for big season finale events, and Factory Kahne Shocks continue to win, and this past weekend Pat Cannon and Henry Van Dam took home wins in Washington and Pennsylvania.

For the second year in a row, Pat Cannon found himself holding the trophy at the Jim Nance Memorial 410 National Open. Cannon, who excels in the 358 ranks, used his Factory Kahne Shocks to take the top prize home again with a 410 engine bolted in.

Earlier in the evening, Brian Leppo set fast time in his first start aboard the CJB Motorsports No.51 machine with Factory Kahne Shocks bolted on.

At the Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA Henry Van Dam got out the broom as he swept the nights events with his Factory Kahne’s. Van Dam kicked the night off by timing in with the fastest lap in qualifications and winning his heat race. In the feature event, HVD sat in the second the entire race until the white flag waved, and he used a last lap pass to score his third win of the year.

8.23.12 It’s no secret that Factory Kahne Shocks have a very strong 600 Micro shock program, and it’s no surprise that two 600 drivers picked up wins this weekend with Factory Kahne Shocks.
Dominic Scelzi, and 600 graduate, notched his first career sprint car win on Friday night at the Ocean Speedway Watsonville in California. Scelzi used a last lap pass to secure his first win. Scelzi uses Factory Kahne Shocks tuned by Kaeding Performance.

Joing Scelizi on the Podium was fellow Factory Kahne Shock users, Shane Golobic and Brad Furr making it a podium Sweep for Factory Kahne Shocks.
Alex Panella has been on an absolute terror in Stockton, CA. This past Saturday night, he picked up his 6th restricted 600 win of the year with his FK’s, continuing the dominance with our shock package.

8.13.12 Though FK Shocks weren’t on the car in victory lane, they still performed very well at the Knoxville Nationals over the weekend as they scored a top five finish during the Saturday night feature, and picked up two prelim feature event wins.

Kicking off on Wednesday night, Kyle Larson made his Knoxville Nationals debut count as he piloted his Abrue Vineyards machine to his first career Knoxville victory. Larson took advantage of Jason Sides’ bad luck and drove a flawless race to earn the win with his Factory Kahne shocks package.

Stepping out of his retirement for the week, Hotfoot, Jason Meyers also utilized Factory Kahne shocks as he piloted the Tarlton Racing No.21m machine for the week. Qualifying on Thursday night, Meyers used a lap nine restart to get under Mark Dobmeier for the lead, and never looked back.

In the 600cc ranks, Alex Panella and Kyle Offill dominated the ¾ restricted class at the Delta Speedway in Stockton, CA as they duo ran first and second with their FK packages.

7.24.12 A pair of first time winners highlighted the impressive winners list for Factory Kahne Kahne shocks, as Cody Darrah and Craig Stidham broke through and picked up their first wins of 2012.

One of the biggest wins of the week came in Washington and came from Heath Duinkerken as he picked up the Clay Cup at Deming Speedway. This is another big win of Duinkerken as he also won the Tulsa Shootout back in January.

Ryan Bickett added to his 2012 win total as he picked up two more wins this past weekend as he won in Hartford, South Dakota on Saturday night, and took the top billing with the 360 class Sunday night at the Husets Speedway.

Cole Duncan picked up his first FAST win as he picked up a very popular win on the ultra slick Fremont Speedway.

Travis Rilat has been strong aboard the No.39c machine in the Northwest, and he drove to the Gold Cup win at the Castrol Raceway.

In California, Craig Stidham finally broke through with the King of the West Series and picked up his first career win with the series as he won at the Antioch Speedway.

Kasey Kahne Racing’s, Cody Darrah, returned to his home track, the Williams Grove Speedway, and pocketed the Summer Nationals. Darrah started on the front row and was never challenged as he dominated the event.

7.22.12 Factory Kahne Shocks are a well-known shock option in the sprint car world, but they are also leading the way in micro competition as drivers running Factory Kahne Shocks continue to shine in some of the biggest races in the country.

Heath Duinkerken has had tremendous success in 2012 with his shock package as he kicked off 2012 in victory lane as he won the Tulsa Shootout in Tulsa, OK the week prior to the Chili Bowl. Duinkerken continued to add to his resume as he picked up the highly touted Clay Cup that takes place at the Deming Speedway in Deming, WA. The California driver credits Factory Kahne shocks for his success. “I’ve won two of the biggest races of my career on Factory Kahne shocks in the Clay Cup and the Tulsa Shootout,” Duinkerken said. “They are a great shock, and Brian Matherly of Kaeding Performance, the West Coast Dealer for FK, is great to work with.”

Dominic and Giovanni Scelzi also have had great success since they bolted Factory Kahne shocks on their micro’s last season. The dynamic duo lit central California on fire in 2011 as they won numerous races, set numerous track records, and won championships with the shocks. “They are easily the best micro shocks I have evern ran,” said Dominc Scelzi. “What makes them hands down, over the top better than any other shock on the market is that they don’t ‘fall-off’ during the night. Meaning they are the same at the start as they are at the end of the night, and that’s huge.”

“We have been fortuatne to have some great drivers run our micro shocks, and their feed back has really helped us put together a top –of-the-line shock,” said Willie Kahne of Factory Kahne.

7.9.12 The winning continued in impressive fashion over the last week, as Factory Kahne Shocks scored wins with all three major sanctioning bodies, and at the highly touted PA Speedweek.

Jason Johnson is currently the hottest driver in the country, and he continues to do so with his Factory Kahne Shocks helping him drive by opponents. Over the last week Johnson took two out of three with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour as he grabbed a July 3rd win at US 36 before taking down Rapid City Speedway in Rock Rapid, Iowa on Friday night.

After picking up his first 410 win in nearly three years, Brent Kaeding ditched the wing on Friday night and schooled the USAC Western Classic series, as he grabbed his third win of the season. This one ranks high on BK’s list as it was in honor of his father at the Howard Kaeding Classic.

Like Father, like son(s) all three Kaeding’s found victory lane this past week as Tim and Bud didn’t let their father out shine them.

On the Fourth of July, Bud Kaeding picked up his 10th win of the season with his FK shocks as he dominated the race at Chico. On Friday night, TK picked up his third World of Outlaw win as he stole the show at the Cedar Lake Speedway.

Also on Friday night, Stevie Smith picked up his second win of the season, as he had his FK’s tuned to perfection as he picked up the PA Speedweek win at Williams Grove.

Henry Van Dam continues to be the man in charge at Gray’s Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA as he won again on Saturday night during the track’s mid-season championship night.

6.26.12 The return of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek, and the start of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Speedweek, has put the best racers in the country against each other, and the ones who chose Factory Kahne Shocks continue to win.

Jason Johnson simply shined during the return on Sizzlin Summer Speedweek for the Lucas Oil ASCS National tour.

Running in his home state of Louisiana on Monday, Johnson’s Factory Kahne shocks were tuned to perfection as he picked up the first of his two wins on the sticky, hooked up Jones Motor Speedway.

Thursday night, Johnson picked up his second speedweek win as he captured the event at the slicked off Salina Highbanks in Salina, OK.

Pat Cannon continues to show that he is one of the most dominant 358 racers in the country as he picked up his fifth win of 2012 as he scored the triumph at Selinsgrove as he charged from the 11th position to do so.

Jack Dover has been a fixture in the Midwest over the past three weeks. Scoring previous wins at Eagle, and US 36, Dover grabbed yet another win with his Factory Kahne Shocks at the Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, NE.

With ASCS Speedweek winding down, Ohio Speedweek kicked off on Friday, and in three events,drivers on Factory Kahne Shock technology have won two of them.

Saturday night at Waynesfield Stevie Smith powered his CJB Motorsports entry to his first win of 2012, and 200th career victory.

Sunday night, “Yung Money”, Kyle Larson continued to build his legend as he picked up yet another win in a National sanctioning body as he scored his first career All Star Circuit of Champions win at the Cannonball Speedway.

6.11.12 As the temperatures heat up so does the sprint car scene, and Factory Kahne Shocks continue to provide refreshing results to their drivers, as the shocks continued to dominate nationwide.

With the 26th Annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup looming, the west coast has began a very grueling speedweek leading up to the headline event, and Tim Kaeding got off to a great start as he utilized his FK shocks to charge from 18th to second Friday night in Chico, CA before grabbing a win Saturday night in Medford, OR as he leads the King of the West Series in Wins.

Also on Friday night, Kasey Kahne Racing product, Brad Sweet, picked up his first career World of Outlaws win as he put his Ollie’s Bargain Outlet/Factory Kahne Shocks machine in Victory lane in Spencer, IA.

Saturday night, Bud Kaeding continued to add to his nation leading win total, as the talented driver piloted both his non-wing, and winged sprinter to victories with his Factory Kahne Shocks tuned by Kaeding Performance at Kings Speedway.

In Elma, WA, Henry Van Dam picked up the ASCS Northwest win, as he wired the field at Gray’s Harbor Raceway Park.

Kyle Offill stayed hot in his restricted micro 600 as he grabbed yet another win at the Delta Speedway in Stockton, CA.

5.29.12 If you attended a sprint car race during the last week, the chances are the driver who won was on Factory Kahne shocks as our drivers scored 15 wins over the past week from 600 micros to World of Outlaw winged 410’s

Tony Bruce, Jr got the winning started as he picked up his second win in as many weeks and third overall by way of his Lucas Oil ASCS National triumph at the Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, MO. TBJ utilizes Factory Kahne shocks that are tuned in house by his crew chief, Wayne Priddy.

Thursday night, the winning heated up and continued as Bud Kaeding returned to the track that almost ended his career, the Terre Haute Action track and picked up the Hulman Classic and took home the Winchester riffle for his efforts.

Also on Thursday, Brock Lemley won the first of his three main events over the weekend utilizing his Factory Kahne Shock package. Lemley powered the Kench Brothers machine to a pair of wins at the Electric City Speedway before heading to Washington and picking up a ASCS Northwest regional win.

On Friday night, Joey Saldana got it done in front of a national audience. On the ultra slick Dirt Track at Charlotte, Joey picked up the win on Speed, as he inches closer to the World of Outlaw point lead.

Friday night, Ryan Roberts picked up a ASCS regional race as he bested the stout field assembled at the big, slick, Junction Speedway in McCool Junction, NE.

Saturday night the winning continued in a big way.

At the Selinsgrove Speedway, Cody Keller’s Factory Kahne shocks led him to his first career win as he wheeled his no. 99k machine to top billing. Keller was seriously injured in 2009 and the win caps off what has been a remarkable comeback.

In Australia, the racing continues and so does the winning on FK’s as Gary Brazier picked up the win at Archerfield Speedway during the 14th round of K R E Series action.

The most impressive win of the weekend came in California from Tim Kaeding. Kaeding started 16th at the Calistoga Speedway, and carved his way through the field on the ultra sticky surface and won on a last lap pass.

Jack Dover came back from a vicious crash on Thursday night at the I 80 Speedway and swept the double feature show at Eagle Raceway on his FK Shock package meaning Dover won two features on one night.

In Micro action at the Lemoore Raceway in California, Dominic Scelzi continued his dominant ways as he won the Tachi Nationals on both Saturday and Sunday, and was joined in victory lane Sunday night by his brother Gio.

Sunday night capped the busy weekend for Factory Kahne shocks by a win by none other than upstart Rico Abreu during the King of the West feature in Calistoga, CA.

Starting on the pole, Abreu let his Factory Kahne shocks tuned by Kaeding Performance lead him to a dominating win in front of his home crowd!


5.14.12 Factory Kahne Shocks would like to congratulate young Rico Abreu on winning his first career 410 main event just two weeks after scoring his first career 360 win, as he took the top prize with the King of the West Series on Saturday night.

Starting on the pole, Abreu fell to second behind Kyle Larson. Abreu scaled the top of the slick Thunderbowl as he chased down his close friend.

The leader had issues with four to go bringing out the caution, and putting Abreu on the front row of the restart, and like a seasoned veteran the youngster was masterful on the restart and cruised on to the very popular win.

All the way on the other side of the country, the defending Lernerville track champion, Carl Bowser, parked his potent machine in victory lane at Lernerville as his Factory Kahne Shocks continue to help is dominant team.

Though they weren’t victorious Factory Kahne would like to congratulate Shane Golobic on a tremendous run from 16th to third Friday night in Watsonville- Golobic shared the podium with second running Brad Furr, who was also on FK Technology.

Levi Jones wheeled his TSR machine to a second place victory at Haubstadt over the weekend. Levi’s Factory Kahne shocks have him sitting fourth in USAC National Sprint Car points as he chases another USAC title.

Bud Kaeding posted a pair of second place finishes in the USAC West Coast 360 double header over the weekend in Tulare, and Tommy Tarlton scored third and fourth place finishes during his first weekend on Factory Kahne Shocks.

We would like to congratulate all of our customers on strong weekends, as they continue to show the advantage Factory Kahne Shocks provide.


5.8.12 The California Sprint Car scene continues to be dominated by Factory Kahne shocks, and last weekend was no different as Brent Kaeding picked up his first win since 2010 on his Factory Kahne shock package and 2012 Tulsa Shootout Champion, Heath Duinkerken continued his winning ways, as he scored a 600 win in Visalia, CA.

One week after drivers in the King of the West series swept the top six positions in Placerville, CA, Brent Kaeding led the charge in Watsonville, CA as drivers on Factory Kahne Shocks swept the top-five.

The win for Hall of Famer, Brent Kaeding, was his first since late 2010, and all of us at Factory Kahne are happy he was able to do it on his Factory Kahne package tuned by Kaeding performance.

After winning the Tulsa Shootout in January, Duinkerken has been on a terror in his micro, as he backed up last weekends win by posting another win this past Friday at Visalia’s Plaza Park.

Factory Kahne shocks have proven successful in the micro ranks as drivers continue to make the switch and end up in victory lane.

We would like to congratulate all of our customers on strong weekends, as they continue to show the advantage Factory Kahne Shocks provide.


4.30.12 Over the weekend action in California was simply dominated by Factory Kahne Shocks, as three drivers picked up main event wins, and the top six finishers at the King of the West race was swept by Factory Kahne drivers.

The action kicked off Friday night, and it was Rico Abreu vs. Willie Croft at the Silver Dollar Speedway for a rare 360 Friday night race.

Croft rocketed away from the field from his front row starting spot, but Abreu utilized his FK shocks tuned by Kaeding package to muscle past Croft with just two laps to go and grab his first career sprint car win. All of us congratulate Rico on his accomplishment.

Saturday night in California the domination continued as Bud Kaeding wheeled Brian Matherly’s No.19 machine from fourth to his nation tying fifth win of 2012 at the Thunderbowl in Tulare. All of Bud’s wins have came on FK’s tuned by Kaeding.

Also Saturday night was the third round of the King of the West Series in Placerville, CA- and Factory Kahne Shocks reigned supreme at the tight quarter mile, as Tim Kaeding picked up his second KWS win of 2012.

What’s even more impressive is Kaeding was chased across the stripe by five additional driver utilizing Factory Kahne Shocks, Brent Kaeding, Willie Croft, Shane Golobic, Jason Statler, and Bobby McMahan, what an amazing night by these drivers.

We would like to congratulate all of our customers on strong weekends, as they continue to show the advantage Factory Kahne Shocks provide.

4.17.12 Two of the most exciting drivers in the country were up to their winning ways over the weekend as Joey Saldana bested the World of Outlaws in Kentucky, while Jason Johnson backed up a hard charge Friday night, and scored his third Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win on Saturday night in Texas.

Friday night at the Paducah International Raceway, Kasey Kahne Racing driver, Joey Saldana picked up his second win of the young season after an entertaining with Danny Smith for much of the race. On a mid race restart, Saldana shot into the lead with is Factory Kahne Shock package and sailed to his second win of 2012, as he currently sits second in series points, just five digits behind Sammy Swindell.

The action got kicked off on a great note as Stevie Smith, making his season debut with the World of Outlaws, powered his CL Motorsports entry to quick time with his Factory Kahne package.

In Texas, Jason Johnson dominated the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event on Saturday night at Battleground Speedway.The win marks Johnson’s third win with the series as he leads the championship standings .Johnson’s win came just one night after a B main flip forced him to take a provisional and charge from 23rd to fourth.

We would like to congratulate all of our customers on strong weekends, as they continue to show the advantage Factory Kahne Shocks provide.

4.9.12 Over the weekend drivers in the state of California were dominant on their Factory Kahne shock packages, as Sean Becker scored gold in Chico, CA on Friday night, and Tim Kaeding opened the 2012 King of the West Tour with a win in Antioch. In Pennsylvania, Pat Cannon again wound up in victory lane as he scored first and second place finishes this weekend.

Friday night started the winning off, as Sean Becker piloted Dan Menne’s machine at the weekly opener for the Silver Dollar Speedway. On a rough and locked down race track, Becker battled past Rico Abreu and Kyle Larson to score the win during his first night of action on Factory Kahne Shocks.

Saturday night, Tim Kaeding continued the Kaeding dominance on Factory Kahne shock suspension as he dominated the 30-lap feature at the Antioch Speedway in Antioch, CA to pick up his third win of 2012. Kaeding utilized his outside pole position to get the jump and he never looked back. Joining Kaeding on the podium was young Rico Abreu, who charged from the 13th spot on his Factory Kahne shocks tuned by Kaeding performance to a career best third place finish with the series.

Out in PA, Pat Cannon continues to dominate the completion with his Factory Kahne shock package. Cannon picked up his fourth win of the season as he backed last weeks win up at Selinsgrove Speedway, and scored a second place finish at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

Factory Kahne shocks also spent the weekend researching and developing new valvings with the Kasey Kahne Racing team as they competed in Attica over the weekend. “We are pleased with what we figured out,” said Willie Kahne. “We had a great weekend with the KKR guys and learned a lot.”

We would like to congratulate all of our customers on strong weekends, as they continue to show the advantage Factory Kahne Shocks provide.

4.3.12 Bud Kaeding and Pat Cannon are on a roll right now, and a big part of it is the Factory Kahne Shock package they both utilize.

Bud Kaeding picked up his third consecutive win over the weekend as he backed up last weekends non-wing win, with a pair of winged wins this past weekend at the helm of the Werbach Motorsports machine at Ocean Speedway, and the Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway.

In PA, Pat Cannon too picked up his third straight win as he continues his early 2012 dominance. Cannon has been on a terror so far in 2012 as he has picked up two 358 wins at the famed Williams Grove Speedway and Saturday night he added a 360 win at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Jason Johnson too continues his strong early start to 2012, as the current Lucas Oil ASCS National point leader took advantage of an off weekend from the tour, and utilized his FK Shock package to score a win with the NCRA in Witchita, KS

We would like to congratulate all of our customers on strong weekends, as they continue to show the advantage Factory Kahne Shocks provide.

3.27.12 Factory Kahne Shocks and winning continue to go hand in hand, as four drivers using Factory Kahne Shocks ended up in victory lane last weekend.

Friday night in Chico,CA, current World of Outlaw point leader, Donny Schatz used his new shock package, the fxv 2.0 shocks, and wired the field on the ultra slick ¼ mile. Schatz’s win was the fourth straight WoO win for a driver on Factory Kahne Shocks.

Saturday night, a driver with the last name Kaeding ended up with a win for the third straight weekend, this time it was Bud Kaeding besting the field in Bakersfield, CA during the USAC West Coast 360’s opening event. Kaeding rode the high side of the speedway to his second straight USAC West Coast 360 win.

In Texas, it was Jason Johnson besting the field during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at the Devils Bowl Speedway. Johnson has been red hot as of late, and the win was his second national tour triumph of the season, as he increases his points lead.

Pat Cannon did it again in Pennsylvania. The driver scored his second straight 358 win at Williams Grove Speedway on his Factory Kahne Shocks, and does not look to be slowing down any time soon.

We would like to congratulate all of our customers on great weeks, and wish you all the best in the upcoming week of competition.

3.12.12 Factory Kahne Shocks would like to congratulate Tim Kaeding, Bud Kaeding, Joey Saldana, and Shane Stewart for utilizing their Factory Kahne shocks with patent pending stable plate technology in picking up wins during the week out west and down under in Australia.

The Kaeding brothers stole the show in Las Vegas as the Bud thrilled the crowd with an exciting win charging from 10th in the USAC race supporting the World of Outlaw race in which his brother, Tim won.

Grabbing the lead on the 20th lap, Bud Kaeding rode the high side of the Las Vegas Dirt Track, and held on to the win at the stripe in a photo finish.

During the World of Outlaws portion of the event, Tim Kaeding started on the pole by virtue of his dash win, and battled Jason Sides during the ladder stages of the event to match his brother Bud as the duo picked up their first wins of 2012 on their Factory Kahne shock packages.

Saturday night, Joey Saldana returned to his winning ways, as he piloted his Great Clips/Kasey Kahne Racing entry to his first win of 2012 as he led all 30-laps at the Perris Auto Speedway.

Saldana rode the high side of the of Perris Auto Speedway and capped off the Factory Kahne weekend sweep.

Down under, Shane Stewart stayed red-hot, as his Monte Motorsports team picked up their second straight win on their Factory Kahne’s!

3.4.12 With the United States season getting underway, and the season down under winding down, Factory Kahne Shocks would like to congratulate Tony Bruce, Jr and Jason Johnson for picking up wins during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour opening weekend, and Shane Stewart for picking up the win a the Krikke Boys Shoot Out in AU.

Friday night during the opening of the Copper on Dirt, Owasso, OK driver Tony Bruce, Jr dominated the 25-lap feature event to open his season off the right way, and doing it his first night with his Factory Kahne Shock package.

Saturday night, Jason Johnson clawed his way through the field for the second night in a row, as the Louisiana driver picked up the big money at Canyon Speedway Park from the fifth row on his Factory Kahne Shocks. Impressively enough with Johnson, he drove from 21st to a seventh place finish.

Down in Australia, Shane Stewart returned from a quick trip back to the US, to pick up the Krikke Boys Shoot Out in his Monte Motorsports entry.

The Krikke Boys Shoot Out is one of the most prestigious races down under as it offers $20,000 to the winner.

Aside from just utilizing Factory Kahne Shocks, the Monte Motorsports team is also utilizing a new patent pending stable plate technology.

2.12.12 Factory Kahne would like to congratulate Jason Johnson and Shane Stewart for both picking up wins with the World Series of Sprint Cars series in Australia this week, as the two drivers continue to be strong on their Factory Kahne shock packages.

On Wednesday, Shane Stewart picked up his first WSS win of the season at Manjimup Speedway aboard his Luch Monte owned, Miracle Recreation Equipment/J&J machine.

Track conditions were tretourous on this night, and Stewart and his team were able to dial in their FK’s on the heavy, rough track and survive the wild night and pick up the win.

Friday night saw the series move to Bunbury Speedway, and the Cajun, Jason Johnson picked up his third WSS win of 2012.

Johnson, who has been on a terror down under, grabbed the lead on the first lap, and proceeded to dominate the race, on the slicked off track with his Factory Kahne shock package.

During the finale of the Bunbury double header on Saturday, Johnson and Stewart again were dialed in, as the duo grabbed second and third in the event.

All of us at Factory Kahne are excited that the US racing season is upon us. Don’t forget to visit our website and find your local Factory Kahne dealer and pick up a fresh set of shocks.

2.7.12 Over the last three weeks in Australia, drivers utilizing Factory Kahne Shocks have been red hot, and last weekend was no different as Jason Johnson picked up the WSS win in Albany on Saturday night.

In what was an action packed feature event, Johnson made a late race pass utilizing the low side of the speedway, and cruised on to the popular victory in front of a capacity crowd on his Factory Kahne shock package.

The win was Johnson’s second WSS feature event of the season and boosted the American up to third in the series point standings.

Elsewhere in the star studded feature event, fellow American, Shane Stewart brought home a seventh place finish aboard his Monte Motorsports entry.

As the calendar switches to February, the American season begins to take action. There is still time to join the best, and grab a set of Factory Kahne shocks today.

2.1.12 With the biggest races of the season taking place in Australia, drivers utilizing Factory Kahne Shocks continue to take home big checks, as Jason Johnson and Steven Lines picked up wins during the Australian Title. Wednesday night kicked off the event with “The Prelude to the Title”, and Jason Johnson kept his up his down-under dominance as he picked up with win at Speedway City.

The weekend event brought the best of the best to Speedway City, and Steven Lines put his Monte Motorsports machine in victory lane.

“We’ve spent considerable time developing our FK shock package. I think towards the end of the Classic weekend we really had this car to a point where I was really comfortable,” said Lines.

The victory was especially sweet for Lines, as he was black flagged just a week ago after taking the lead late in a race.

In the US, Bud Kaeding competed in the Winter Classic, and the San Jose, CA native put on quite the show during the three day event.

Kaeding opened the event by scoring a second place finish on Friday night before he worked his way from the ninth starting spot to a third place finish on Saturday, and ended the weekend with a monster run to seventh from his 19th starting spot on his FK Shock package.

With the US racing season right around the corner, get your Factory Kahne Shocks ordered today as they continue to lead the way worldwide.

1.24.12 Factory Kahne Shocks would like to congratulate Louisiana’s Jason Johnson for picking up the Kings Sprintcar Challenge in Mt. Gambier, AU at the Borderline Speedway.

Johnson wasn’t the only one who found success on his FK shock package, as Factory Kahne Shocks nearly swept the podium.

Steven Lines started the night off for Factory Kahne as he led the field in time trials as he set quick-time.

Lines continued to show speed in the feature as he grabbed the lead over Australian ace, Robbie Farr, with just two laps to go, but was black flagged for contact with another car and sent to the back.

Young, California driver, Kyle Larson, returned to Australia for the weekend and utilized his FK shock package to pick up the B-main win, and then proceeded to thrill the Australian fans with a remarkable run to second place behind Jason Johnson from his 17th starting position.

During the biggest race of the Australian season, The Classic, Shane Stewart turned in the best performance on Sunday with Factory Kahne shocks, as Stewart wheeled his Monte Motorsports entry to the B-main win, before he charged forward to an eighth place finish from his 17th starting position on the rubbered up track.

With the US racing season right around the corner, get your Factory Kahne Shocks ordered today as they continue to lead the way worldwide.

11.23.11Factory Kahne Shocks would like to congratulate Jason Johnson Racing on their 2011 Lucas Oil ASCS National Owners Championship that clinched over the weekend at the Western World Championships in Tucson, AZ.

Though Jason Johnson didn’t run the entire schedule behind the wheel, his team still performed while he was down under, and gave Johnson the chance to capture the owners title when he returned.

Though he missed four races, Johnson was still able to use his Factory Kahne Shocks to climb to 7th in the driver standings including 6 tour wins.

Aside from Johnson capturing his title, he scored a second place finish with his FK Shocks on Saturday night, and Brad Sweet climbed aboard the Harold Main No. 35a machine, and picked off a preliminary win Friday night with a set of fresh Factory Kahne Shocks.

Factory Kahne shocks continue to prove their performance night after night; get a jumpstart on 2012 now.

11.15.11 Darrah Ends 2011 With Momentum

It's no secret to anyone in the racing world, Cody Darrah's return from a devastating knee injury was rough. The impressive thing? Darrah's poise to ignore the naysayer's keep his head up, continue to improve, and even pick up his first win with Kasey Kahne Racing in 2011.

After Kasey Kahne signed Red Lion, PA native, Cody Darrah, to pilot his second car on the World of Outlaw tour for 2010, the youngster was involved in a street car collision during Florida Speedweeks, that caused a severe knee injury, and ended Darrah's 2010 season.

Darrah continued to travel with the KKR team and watched how they worked, as well as paying close attention to many venues he had never seen as he anticipated his return to action in 2011.

As expected, Darrah took his rookie lumps on the tour this year, and many 'internet owners' questioned his continued employment with KKR, but they saw something special in him.

"We obviously see something in Cody, and know how most rookie seasons on the tour go," said KKR Manager, Willie Kahne. "The kid has talent, and we are thrilled to continue to watch him grow and succeed."

Things got extremely rough for the 22-year old driver in the middle of the summer, but on August 27, Darrah broke into victory lane aboard his KKR/Great Clips No. 91 for the first time and only time of 2011 as he out dueled teammate Brad Sweet, and "The King", Steve Kinser.

"That win was huge," explained Darrah. "I was just excited I still had a job, because I sure did do my part in emptying out our trailer all season, but my guys stuck behind me and it was awesome to get that win."

As the season continued on, Darrah used his momentum and picked up a few top five finishes, but continued to visit tracks for his first time.

With 2011 winding down, the youngster picked up some important momentum for the offseason as he put together a masterful World Finals run during the season finale as he charged from his tenth starting spot to a fourth place finish.

This last weekend, Darrah competed in his home state of Pennsylvania for two days of action, and he kicked the weekend off by charging from his 11th starting position to an impressive third place finish against the PA Posse.

On Sunday, Cody returned to Hagerstown Speedway for the Octoberfest, the event Cody won last year in his first start back from injury.

Gridding the field in the fifth spot, Darrah worked his way up to second, and fought for the lead, until he lost his brakes late in the feature, and still scored a fifth place finish.

"Just watching him progress has been fun in 2011," said Willie Kahne. "The organization as a whole is excited we have him back in 2012."

Cody Darrah and KKR would like to thank Great Clips, Sage Fruit, Factory Kahne Shocks, Team ASE, Curb Records, Freightliner, MPD, BOSCH, Kaeding Performance, and Brown and Miller for their continued support in 2011.

10.25.11 Red Hot Larson Dominates Trophy Cup on Factory Kahne Shocks

Factory Kahne Shocks would like to congratulate Kyle Larson for dominating the 50-lap Trophy Cup feature Saturday night, where the youngster lapped up to fifth place on his Factory Kahne Shocks tuned by Kaeding Performance.

With the biggest race of the year in California taking place in Tulare, Kyle Larson once again rose to the occasion.

Though he was out of contention to win the overall points title, Larson grabbed the lead on lap 10, and never looked backed picking up the win on his Factory Kahne shocks, and adding another race to his stout resume, all of us congratulate on his win.

Though 2011 is just about wrapped up, 2012 is just around the corner, make the switch today and join the shock that proves itself as the best week after week!

10.17.11 Golobic and Meyers Stay Hot on Factory Kahne Shocks

Two of the hottest drivers around right now picked up more wins this weekend as Shane Golobic scored his third consecutive win at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA and Jason Meyers picked up his fifth World of Outlaws win in-a-row Saturday night in Fremont, OH.

Over the last month of the season, young Shane Golobic has had his way at the Ocean Speedway. Friday night during the season finale, Golobic put his Factory Kahne Shocks tuned by Kaeding Performance in victory lane with another last lap pass. The win marks Golobic’s third in a row at the track.

Saturday night, Jason Meyers put an exclamation point on his World of Outlaws championship as he scored his fifth consecutive win. The win for Meyers also marks the seventh consecutive win for Factory Kahne Shocks on the tour.

As the American Sprint Car season winds down, Factory Kahne Shocks continue to rise up and help drivers pick up some of the most lucrative wins on their schedules!


10.10.11 Factory Kahne Shocks Score Multiple Wins Nationwide

Factory Kahne Shocks would like to congratulate Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Levi Jones, and Shane Golobic for picking up wins this weekend on their Factory Kahne Shock packages.

Friday night Jason Meyers picked up the week-delayed finale of the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway and adding to his World of Outlaws points lead with his FK Shocks.

Out in California on Friday night, Shane Golobic picked up his second straight win at the Ocean Speedway using his Factory Kahne Shocks tuned by Kaeding Performance. Shane has been one of the hottest young drivers in California over the last month!

Saturday night, Meyers picked up his fourth World of Outlaw win in a row as he continues to dominate towards the end of the season. This win marked the sixth win in a row on the tour for drivers utilizing Factory Kahne Shocks.

Levi Jones picked up the Gold Crown Midget Nationals on Saturday night at Tri City Speedway in Lawrenceburg, IN. Jones picked up the lead on the 21st lap and checked out.

Jason Johnson also picked up his 14th ASCS win of the season as he continues to dominate with his FK shocks. Johnson stopped in Oklahoma and took on the ASCS Sooner Region and struck gold!

9.30.11 Scelzi Brothers Dominic & Giovanni Clinch 2011 Lemoore Raceway Championships

With every Gary Scelzi Motorsports race report during the past couple of years, there's been marked and measureable growth in brothers Dominic and Giovanni, not only on the racetrack, but as young men under construction. And with this installment that K&N Race News trend continues. Dominic and Giovanni have marked 2011 as yet another Scelzi Motorsports banner year by both winning the Lemoore Raceway Championship in their divisions. We have established the obvious genetic and fatherly contributions, Gary Scelzi, one of the most dominant NHRA Top Fuel drag racers ever, brings to table. So this time we asked mom, the other half of the Scelzi brothers production team, for her perspective.

"I am so proud of Dominic and Giovanni, they have stayed focused, and worked very hard for their racing successes," said Julianne. "There is not a day that goes by that they are not watching some form of sprint car racing, along with watching their own races that I tape. They watch them over-and-over looking for ways to be better and faster, checking to see what mistakes they may have made. They study each race, looking to be better in the next one, it amazes me to listen to them while they watch. They analyze each other's car setup and driving jobs. Is the car tight, or is it loose? Can they enter the corner different next time depending on the track? What is the best timing for a clean slide job? It's like listening to grown men. They both have a passionate love for racing and they love to win! I am so happy for both of them, we are blessed."

Heading into the last points race at Lemoore, Dominic pretty much already had the championship wrapped up with a 40 point lead, but that didn't slow down the "Dominator." Dominic hammered his Pace Chassis to not only to qualify first, but he also broke his own track record. He next won his Heat and then from the drop of the green flag, Dominic rolled unchallenged, as he led all thirty laps en route to his eleventh race victory, and the 2011 Lemoore Raceway Super 600 Class Championship. This was only Dominic's second year in the Super 600 Class and with his 11 victories, he topped that class this year. At only 14-years-old Dominic displayed maturity and experience well beyond his age.

Giovanni "Hot Sauce" Scelzi didn't have it as easy as his older brother on the way to his championship. Gio, a rookie at age nine, was 15 points behind the leader, so he had his work cut out for him. However, just like his brother he refused to be denied, as he too qualified No. 1, and also broke the track record. He started on the pole and led every lap of his Heat Race. And just like his brother, Gio led every lap of his Main Event, and on the last lap for good measure, he lapped the points leader to win the 2011 Lemoore Raceway Restricted 600 Class Championship by a mere four points.

Anyone that's seen Gio win, live or on the internet, knows he normally doesn't get to worked up in victory lane, "When he got out of the car this time he was jumping up-and-down and he was more excited than I have ever seen him," said dad. "The only other time that I remember anyone winning Rookie of the Year and the championship, was when I won the Top Fuel Championship in 1997, just thought I would throw that in there."

"I think it's being a dad that makes me so excited about my boys racing period, whether they win or lose," added Gary. "Racing just brings closeness to me and my boys that you don't get from stick and ball sports. There is a lot of emotion when they do good or bad, and that's just something you can't describe."

Giovanni is actually a year too young to be in the division that he just won the championship in, so he won't be moving up anytime soon. "Dominic on the other hand will be racing a 360 Winged Sprint Car next year at least a dozen times," Gary told K&N Race News. "I just purchased a car and we are currently looking for funding to run it next year."

9.26.11 Factory Kahne Shocks Dominate the Big Leagues of Sprint Car Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: All week long drivers utilizing Factory Kahne Shocks have been dominant across the country, as they have picked up five wins, and timed in with two fast times, and simply ran up front, dominating all over.

The action kicked off on Wednesday in Hartford, MI where Joey Saldana made his return to Sprint Car racing by dominating the World of Outlaws race in Hartford, MI with his Factory Kahne Shocks.

Saldana continued to keep people in awe as he returned to the track that 'bit' him, the Eldora Speedway, on Friday night and timed in with quick time, won his heat, and won the feature with his Factory Kahne Shocks, nearly completing the sweep.

Saldana led the podium sweep for Factory Kahne Shocks as KKR teammate, Paul McMahan, and series points leader, Jason Meyers, joined him on the front stretch.

Also on Friday night, Californian, Shane Golobic, picked up the win at the Ocean Speedway during the Taco Bravo versus the Civil War Series event.

Saturday night Jason Meyers padded his point lead, as he picked up his fifth win of the 2011 season and third podium finish for the week, as Donny Schatz followed him in the second position on his FK Shocks.

Jason Johnson picked up yet another Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win as he scored the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial in Wheatland, Mo.

In California, Willie Croft picked up the second quick time of the week for Factory Kahne, and charged his way from 22nd, after an early race tangle, to an impressive 4th place finish in Placerville, CA.

With track, and series championships winding down, we wish all of our clients luck this week, and congratulate them all for their impressive showings this week.

9.19.11 Pat Cannon Leads The Way For Factory Kahne Shocks

PETERSEN MEDIA: All of us at Factory Kahne Shocks would like to congratulate all drivers utilizing our shock packages on their wins this weekend as drivers in winged 360's, winged 410's, non winged, and 600 micro sprint cars all picked up wins across the country.

Normally utilizing his 360, or 358 power plants, Pat Cannon bolted in his 410 and picked up a huge win in Pennsylvania on his Factory Kahne Shocks. Cannon defeated the highly coveted 'PA Posse' as he won the Jim Nance Memorial Selinsgrove National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Jason Johnson continued his winning ways as he stopped in at the I 80 Speedway in Nebraska and picked up an ASCS Midwest Regional win on his Factory Kahne Shocks on Friday night.

In the Northwest, Henry Van Dam picked up the ASCS Northwest Regional win at the Cottage Grove Speedway, utilizing his set of original Factory Kahne development shocks.

In California, Domick and Gio Scelzi wrapped up their track championships at the Lemoore Speedway as they each set track records, won their heats, and won their feature events over the weekend, picking up the first 600 Micro Championships for Factory Kahne Shocks.

For the second weekend in a row, Gregg Taylor put his Factory Kahne shocks in victory lane in Ventura during the Non wing race on Saturday night.

9.13.11 Factory Kahne Shocks Have Dominant Week

PETERSEN MEDIA: With one of the biggest events of the year taking place, The Gold Cup Race of Champions, Factory Kahne Shocks were in victory lane three out of the four nights, and even swept the podium one night.

Young Kyle Larson had quite the week with his Factory Kahne Shocks as he ran third at the 360 race on Wednesday, won the USAC race on Thursday, and picked up his first World of Outlaw win on Saturday night as he wired the field for the 40-lap feature.

The Friday night portion of the Gold Cup was dominated by Factory Kahne Shocks, as Paul McMahan picked up a win in his home state, with World of Outlaw point leader, Jason Meyers, and Californian, Shane Golobic joining him on the front stretch, completeing the top-three sweep for Factory Kahne Shocks.

Also out in California, Greg Taylor and his Factory Kahne shocks ended up in Victory lane during the Non-Wing race at Ventura Speedway.

Congrats to all the drivers utizling our products on another strong week!

9.6.11 Hafertepe and Scelzi's Highlight Week for Factory Kahne Shocks

PETERSEN MEDIA: As most tracks and sanctioning bodies begin to wind down their 2011 campaigns, Factory Kahne Shocks continue to get the job done wherever their drivers are competing.

Up north at the Skagit Speedway, Factory Kahne Shocks had a first time World of Outlaw winner Saturday night.

Driving the Rudeen Racing No.26, Sam Hafertepe, Jr wired the field in a 40-lap slugfest to hold of Steve Kinser as he picked up his first career World of Outlaw win.

The night got off to a lightning fast start for Factory Kahne Shocks, as Paul Mcmahan and Jason Meyers posted the two fastest laps during qualifications.

In Lemoore, CA Dominic and Giovani Scelzi continue to dominate the 600 micro sprint competition. On Saturday night the Scelizi's completed the daunting task of each picking up both feature event wins they competed in. That's four features in one night for Factory Kahne Shocks.

Dominic clean swept the event in the Super 600 class as he timed in with a track record, won his heat, won the dash, and ran away with both 25-lap features.

In the restricted class, Gio was fifth quick, won his heat, the dash, and too won both 20-lap features!

8.29.11 Canadian Sweep Highlights Week for Factory Kahne Shocks

PETERSEN MEDIA- All across the country and even into Canada, Factory Kahne Shocks continued to get the job done, and all of us would like to congratulate the drivers who had such strong weekends.

Kicking the action off was Cole Duncan. Friday night in Stewart, OH at the Skyline Speedway, Duncan put on a hair raising battle with veteran driver, Danny Smith, and ultimately picked up the win and put his Factory Kahne Shocks in victory.

Elsewhere on Friday night, the World of Outlaws invaded Castrol Raceway in Canda, and current point leader, Jason Meyers, was simply on a terror. Meyers started the night off by breaking a four-year-old track record in qualifications and then proceeded to pick up the win after getting past fellow Factory Kahne Shocks driver, Paul McMahan around the mid point of the race.

Saturday night in Canada, Factory Kahne Shocks continued to dominate the competition as Meyers once again started the night off with quick time. In the feature the story was Cody Darrah. Darrah charged through the field from his 12th starting spot to put his Factory Kahne Shock package in victory lane for the first time this season. Besides Darrah's success Brad Sweet grabbed second and Paul McMahan picked up fifth.

In California, Giovani Scelzi continues on as one of the hottest 600 drivers in the country as he picked up two quick times and two-feature wins as he competed in Visalia, CA and Lemoore, CA. Scelizi's brother, Dominic, also picked up a win Saturday in Lemoore, CA.

8.22.11 Factory Kahne Shocks Score Five Wins

PETERSEN MEDIA- Factory Kahne Shocks had an extremely successful week coast to coast, as they scored five wins on all types of cars from ASCS National Sprint Cars, to 600 Micro Sprints.

Leading the charge was Bryan Clauson, as he scored two wins during his first weekend with his new shock package. His first win on his brand new shocks was Saturday night at Lincoln, where he simply scortched the field. Sunday night the USAC Midgets invaded Sun Prarie, WI where Clauson stayed hot and picked up his second win of the weekend on his FK Shocks.

Jason Johnson too had a brilliant weekend on his shock package.The reigning ASCS National champion scored a second place runFriday night at the Jackson Nationals prelim, before picking up
the win at the 33rd Annual Jackson Nationals finale on Saturday.

As the World of Outlaws make their way towards the West Coast,a pair of West Coast drivers picked up a pair of podiums duringthe weekend stop in South Dakota.

Brad Sweet competed Wednesday night with the All Star Circuit of Champions at the Red River Valley Speedway where he timed in second quick, and ran second after a torrid battle with Donny Schatz. When he returned to action with the Outlaws he scored a third place finish Saturday night at the Husets Speedway with his Factory Kahne tuned shocks.

Current World of Outlaw points leader, Jason Meyers, padded his points lead as he ran third on Friday night at River Cities Speedway before bettering his result on Saturday at Husets with a second, succesfully putting his FK Shocks on the podium both nights.

At Delta Speedway in California, Alex Panella picked up the win in his 600 Micro Sprint Saturday night. Panella's win was big for Factory Kahne, as every 600 that as bolted FK Shocks on has now visited victory lane.

Elsewhere in California, young Rico Abreu continues his hot rookie season, as the youngster picked up another second place finish in the hotly contest Taco Bravo Series in Watsonville, CA.

Though Mother Nature reaked havoc on Carl Bowser, the rain out clinched the first track championship of 2011 for a Factoy Kahne driver, as Bowser picks up the championship at Lernerville Speedway.

As many begin their stretch run for 2011, Factoy Kahne Shocks continue to dominate the
competition coast to coast. Don't wait any longer and join the Factoy Kahne team today!

8.15.11 PETERSEN MEDIA: With the biggest race of the year taking place over the last week in Iowa, Factory Kahne Shocks flexed their muscle as four of the 24 cars in the Knoxville Nationals feature event were on Factory Kahne Shocks.

Kicking the week off, teams gathered at the Southern Iowa Speedway for the Front Row Challenge. The night got off to a lightning fast start as Brad Sweet timed in with quick time and set a new track record, while Cody Darrah, and Paul McMahan also qualified in the top five.

After finishing second in King of the Hill racing action, Brad Sweet went toe-to-toe with Sammy Swindell and narrowly felt short of taking home the hardware but ran second on his Factory Kahne tuned shocks.

As the Nationals got underway on Wednesday night, Brad Sweet again used his Factory Kahne's to set the pace as he sat atop the speed charts of the 45 entrants. Sweet went on to finish third in the feature.

Thursday night Kasey Kahne Racing's Cody Darrah set quick time, and Paul McMahan was fifth quick.

In the feature event, though he didn't score the win, Jason Johnson showed his speed as he charged his way through the field from the 24th position to finish fifth with his Factory Kahne's bolted on, while current World of Outlaw point leader, Jason Meyers, scored second.

With four cars making the Knoxville Nationals field for Saturday night's 50-lap finale, Brad Sweet scored an 8th place finish while Johnson scored 11th and McMahan scored 12th. Meyers was well on his way to contending for the win, until he expierenced mechanical gremlins on the 35th lap.

In Pennsylvania, Carl Bowswer picked up his third win of the season at Lernerville Speedway and padded his point lead as he inches closer to the track championship.

In California, Kyle Offill swept the night at Delta Speedway in Stockton to pick up the win in the 600 class while down south in Visalia, Dominic Scelzi swept the Hot August Nights event at Plaza Park Raceway!

8.10.11 Factory Kahne Shocks Have Strong Week Across the Country

With one final week before the biggest week of the year, Factory Kahne Shocks continued to help lead drivers to top finishes all across the country this week.

On the West coast, current point leader, Tim Kaeding, completed a weekend King of the West Series sweep by picking up wins at Ocean Speedway on Friday, and at Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway on Saturday where he was also the fastest qualifier.

Aside from picking up wins, Factory Kahne Shocks also dominated the podiums at both King of the West races as TK, Brad Furr, and Willie Croft swept the podium at Ocean, while TK, and Jason Statler held two of the three podium spots Saturday with their Factory Kahne Shocks.

In the Midwest, Paul McMahan and Jason Meyers continued to pick up speed with their Factory Kahne Shocks, as World of Outlaws point leader, Jason Meyers, was the quickest in time trials at Bloomington Speedway, and Paul McMahan was the fast qualifier at I 55 Speedway in Pevely, Missouri.

The best-of-the-best will now gather in Knoxville, IA for the biggest week of racing of the season. Can Factory Kahne Shocks win the big one?

8.1.11 As the month of July winds down and the dog days of Summer continue to heat up, Factory Kahne drivers continue to stay hot as drivers posted five wins, and two quick times all across the country and in Canada this weekend. With the World of Outlaws heading across the Canadian border Friday night, Factory Kahne drivers Brad Sweet and Paul McMahan had huge nights. Sweet piloted his Kasey Kahne Racing/Red Bull backed entry to quick time, while McMahan picked up his third win of 2011 aboard his KKR/Roth Motorsports entry.

On Friday night at the Lernerville Speedway, current point leader, Carl Bowser used his Factory Kahne shocks to full advantage as he picked off another win in 2011. In California, young Rico Abreu picked up another top finish as he grabbed second as the rookie driver inches closer to his first win in either a 360ci or 410 ci sprint car. Saturday night the winning continued as current World of Outlaws points leader, Jason Meyers, picked up the win at Autodrome Drummond in Quebec while Sweet continued to stay fast as he kicked the night off with a new track record. Aside from the win, Factory Kahne drivers held three of the top five finishing positions in the feature. Elsewhere across the country Saturday night Giovani and Dominic Scelzi picked up Micro Sprint wins in LeMoore, CA as Giovani won in the restricted class, while Dominic took top billing in the 600 feature.

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7.12.11 At the half way point in the season Factory Kahne Shocks have proven to be a title contender from coast to coast, at big tracks or small, with 360 or 410. Tim Kaeding leads the King of the west points, Jason Johnson leads the ASCS Owner points, Pat Cannon leads the 358 Williams Grove points, and all 358’s with 8 wins. Joey Saldana and Jason Meyers are battling at the top of the World of Outlaw points! That my friend is proven performance. Good luck to all the Factory Kahne teams across the country in the second half of the season!

7.9.11 Joey Saldana let out a big breath before crawling out of his Kasey Kahne Racing #9 Red Bull Maxim in the Beaver Dam Raceway victory lane on Saturday night. He had just held off Craig Dollansky to win the Jim Boyd Memorial for his fourth victory of the season, but his first win since early May. Saldana withstood struggles in June to stay in the hunt for the championship, and now after winning at 1/3-mile Beaver Dam for the second consecutive season, finds himself only 6 points behind championship leader Jason Meyers heading into the Month of Money events. "It feels great to be back in victory lane after the past month," said Saldana, of Brownsburg, Ind. "A good start has kept us in this points battle and if you're going to beat guys like Donny Schatz and Jason Meyers, you have to be spot on, night after night. We haven't been doing that lately. It's been a struggle. It's easy to lose your confidence out here but this win helps. The high line was good for us and I knew Craig was closing in but I was just patient and held on." On a night that saw the top three in the points standings (Meyers, Schatz and Saldana) separated by only 11 points, stakes were high as the series completed its Wisconsin weekend. Fresh off of his victory Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway, Meyers continued to bethe model for consistency with another strong showing. He timed in quickest on the night to pad his overall championship lead and started the feature from the outside of the front row. Pole-sitter Brooke Tatnell tried to hold on to the lead but saw Paul McMahan rocket by out of turn four to lead lap one. McMahan opened up considerable advantages as the race wore on but was caught in lapped traffic as the low line bottled up and allowed his teammate, Saldana, to slide past on the outside.For his efforts, McMahan wound up with a third-place finish but felt he could've done better."We tried a softer tire for the feature and that probably hurt us as the night wore on," said McMahan, of Nashville, Tenn. "Hats off to the crew, though. They had me up front and this thing was incredibly fast all night long." Meyers settled for a fourth-place showing and, combined with the 5 points he earned for setting quick time, extended his points lead to six markers over Saldana. Donny Schatz wound up eighth and dropped to third in the points, 14 behind Meyers. Kasey Kahne Racing's Brad Sweet rounded out the top-5.

7.8.11 Defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Jason Meyers snapped a season-long victory drought on Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway, and wound up on top of the series championship standings at the sam time. Using his third consecutive front-row starting spot, Meyers earned the first victory of his career at Cedar Lake and took over the race for the season-long title. Meyers, of Clovis, Calif., becomes the fourth different driver this season to lead the standings, joining Steve Kinser, Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz. "It really does feel like the first one ever," said Meyers, who last won a World of Outlaws race in November when he clinched the crown during the World Finals. "It's been such a long time since this team and I have been to victory lane but we've finally done it." Meyers started the 35-lap main event on the outside of the front row alongside Danny Lasoski and quickly charged into the lead on the first lap. Through numerous restarts, Meyers was good enough to maintain his advantage throughout the night. "I found something in (turns) 3 and 4 that really helped my car get going on the outside," said Meyers, who led all 35 laps in his DDNi/Media-Tile/Allstar Performance KPC. "Danny got pinned down to the inside a couple of times and that wasn't the place to get going. We were really lucky tonight to have the lead so we had lane choice."Lasoski kept the pressure on Meyers and finished second, but knew getting past him was going to be tough. "Jason just had an amazing car tonight," said Lasoski, the 2001 series champion from Dover, Mo. "I knew I had to take care of my tires and wait for him to mess up but he didn't. We had a pretty good battle going with Kerry (Madsen) there back and forth through the middle of the race. Overall, to come out here and run second for all of the folks that support us and stand behind us is huge." 

6.22.11 Dominic Scelzi had another strong weekend setting fast time, winning the dash and leading the feature before braking his engine! We are continuing to develop our shocks for each and every short track division.

6.22.11 The weather has won more than anything in the past week however their is some exciting news starting with the release of some FK prototype base valves. Dominic Scelzi wasted no time getting the new product to victory lane in just his second start with the base valve shocks. Cole Duncan has also had great success with the base valve finishing a strong 3rd at KC during Ohio Speed week. The base valve is an add on part that allows you to run as low as 5# of gas and greatly reduce rod pressure. The base valve fits every Factory Kahne shock and will available August 1st.

2.15.11 Factory Kahne would like to congratulate this weekends winners and hard chargers. The weekend started off with Cole Duncan winning opening night at Lernerville with Carl Bowser finishing a strong 3rd. Next was Ocean Speedway with Shane Golobic going quick time and finishing third on his freshly tuned FK shock package.

Tim Kaeding takes the win with Kyle Larson making a hard charge from back to the top five. Jason Johnson had hard luck at I-30 blowing an engine in the heat race ultimately putting him behind the rest the weekend. This wouldn't keep Jason down long as he made a charge from 12th to 1st in the B main, then from 17th to 5th in the A before a tangle put him to the rear again. He would finish 11th. The next night Jason charged from 18th to 5th in the A to finish his exciting weekend. Saturday in Tulare Ca. Bud Kaeding took is second strait non wing win making him undefeated with our Factory non wing shock package.

Next on the track was the King of the West series where Factory Kahne shocks took 3 out of the top 4 positions with TK going 2 for 2 on the weekend Kyle Larson 3rd and Jason Statler 4th. At Factory Kahne headquarters we are currently dyno and track testing our 600 mini sprint shocks that will be available in May! For more info contact Factory Kahne@704-662-8549 ex. 208, Kaeding Performance@1-800-kaedings, Vortex Racing Products - vortex@prairieinet.net