Effective June 29th through July 3rd Öhlins USA will be shut down to conduct preventive maintenance and a thorough preparation of our facilities in anticipation of our return to full onsite operations. During this shut down all company functions will be affected. We will be unavailable to answer phone calls and emails, and will not be shipping product.
October 23rd 2013
Culminating a super season of stupendous racing, Jimmy “The Newport Nightmare” Owens defended his Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series crown with another championship season, taking the highly contested series’ win for three consecutive years, in his Öhlins suspension-equipped number-20 Reece Monument car.
Owens, from Newport, Tennessee, earned eight wins during this 40-race season (eight of a scheduled 48 cancelled due to weather) and a slew of point-worthy podiums and top-ten finishes, showing the consistency necessary even when a win wasn’t there after the dust or mud settled.
Finishing second in the points was another on Öhlins shocks, Steve Francis in his number-15 Georgia Boot car, who came on stronger and stronger as the year progressed, and was the only challenger to Owens during the last third of the season. Öhlins USA congratulates Jimmy Owens and Steve Francis, and all other using Öhlins, who’ve each added commensurately to Öhlins’ lengthening list of Late Model Dirt laurels.