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Old 07-26-2002, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default Powerflex Points Sheehan Motor Racing in the Right Direction

July 26, 2002

Powerflex Points Sheehan Motor Racing in the Right Direction

Suspensions on modern cars are engineered for comfort. But driving a car at speed on a racetrack has little to do with comfort. Racing requires precision. Precision is hard to achieve when each of the suspension bits are moving around independently of each other due to the soft bushing materials that come on the car from the factory. The Sheehan Motor Racing’s U.S. Touring Car Championship (USTCC) Subaru WRX will increase its level of precision by upgrading to a Powerflex bushing kit provided by SPA Technique (www.spatechnique.com).

Powerflex has developed a bushing kit specifically for the Subaru Impreza line of vehicles that replaces all of the stock soft rubber bushings with much stiffer polyurethane bushings and stainless steel sliders. These bushings will keep the suspension of the teamSMR USTCC WRX firmly located where it is supposed to be in hard braking and cornering. The result is better driver feel, increased stability and reassuring consistency. Ultimately, this improves drivability of the car during transitions and allows the driver to go faster. The Powerflex bushing kit is so good that it is on nearly every Subaru Group-N rally car competing in the U.S. Pro Rally Championship.

“We are very excited to have SPA Technique working with us and to be using their Powerflex bushing kit,” said Gary Sheehan, the team’s driver. “This is one modification that is truly important to improving the handling of any car. The increased suspension control that these bushings offer will keep the all the tires pointed where they should be, letting me drive the car faster.”

Since its inception in 1989 SPA Design has continued to develop and expand its product range to meet the ever-changing needs of the Motorsports Industry. The SPA Group are one of the UK's leading suppliers of the Motorsports Industry worldwide, and can offer the customer a wide variety of products and services ranging from a simple alloy radiator neck to a state of the art fabricated suspension system. SPA Technique opened as a U.S. subsidiary in 1993 to satisfy North America’s demand for high quality racing products. SPA Technique offers the full portfolio of SPA products and is also the US Distributor for the POWERFLEX line of suspension bushings.


For more information, please contact:
Gary Sheehan - Sheehan Motor Racing/Team Manager
[email protected]
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