Technique to Supply Engineered Chassis Components to NHRA Team
Completed Chassis on Display at PRI Show
JACKSON, Mich. (Dec. 10, 2008) -- Technique Engineered Chassis Components, which has established itself as a leading chassis component supplier in the NASCAR arena, is expanding its business into the NHRA market.
Beginning with the 2009 race season, Technique will produce the chassis components for NHRA driver, Bob Bode's Funny Car, in cooperation with Walt Przybyl of PRZ Technologies. Bode's completed chassis will be on display this weekend at the Performance Racing Industry show in Orlando, Florida.
"I've been a drag racing enthusiast since the early 60's, having spent 10 years working in scoring at a local drag strip," said Ron Johncox, Co-Owner of Technique Engineered Chassis Components. "The opportunity to expand our business into the drag racing market is very exciting to me and everyone at Technique."
Technique was started by Johncox and his son Ronnie more than 17 years ago and they have established a strong reputation as an industry leader in the supply of prototype metal stampings and laser cutting services for a very diverse customer base.
In 2005, Technique invested in CNC tube bending and six-axis laser cutting capabilities which allowed the company to produce the components for a complete stock car chassis. One year later, the business was bolstered by the announcement regarding the Car of Tomorrow. The introduction of the COT opened the door for Technique to supply chassis kits to teams looking to move swiftly to the next generation car.
"Accuracy and consistency are critical to our customers' car building efforts." said Ronnie Johncox. "We offer teams the ability to use our components out of the box, which allows their skilled technicians to concentrate on the assembly process. We have been told that our products take 30-40% of the build time out of the car building process. Other benefits include lower raw material inventory carrying costs and scrap rates go to zero."
Currently, Technique produces the NASCAR regulated chassis kits for 70% of the full time teams in the Sprint Cup Series.
With plans to grow their business throughout the auto racing arena, the opportunity to build chassis components for an NHRA team comes on the heels of two successful seasons in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition. During the two year term in the series, Technique Engineered Chassis Components were used to win 24 races and 22 pole awards.
While the chassis components are not yet offered in full kit form for NHRA, all the necessary pieces may be purchased individually.