Series announces damper supplier

Dynamic Dampers Will be Required In Top Class of USF2000 Series PALMETTO, Fla., Jan. 27 - Dynamic Suspensions supplies state-of-the-art dampers to racing teams competing in everything from rallying to Formula One. In 2010 its list of teams will...

Dynamic Dampers Will be Required In Top Class of USF2000 Series

PALMETTO, Fla., Jan. 27 - Dynamic Suspensions supplies state-of-the-art dampers to racing teams competing in everything from rallying to Formula One. In 2010 its list of teams will include many competing in the new USF2000 National Championship presented by Cooper Racing Tires and powered by Mazda, because Dynamic dampers will be required on cars competing in that series' top division, the Championship class.

"Our Championship class competitors will have two options for 2010 - the current-model shim damper, or the new DSSV cartridge damper," said Dan Andersen, the president and chief executive officer of Andersen Promotions, which administers the series. "For 2011 the DSSV cartridge damper will be the required spec damper in the Championship class."

Dynamic Suspensions UK is headquartered in Thetford, Norfolk, England. Its products are distributed in North America by Carl Haas Automobile Imports, Inc. (CHA) of Lincolnshire, Ill., which will have personnel and equipment trackside at all 12 of the USF2000 races this year.

"F2000 has a long history with Dynamic dampers, dating back to the early 2000s when they were the spec damper in the Cooper F2000 series, the predecessor to our USF2000 Championship," Andersen added. "They have terrific products, and the new Dynamic DSSV cartridge damper, complete with SpecFinder(tm) software, is a far superior piece that we know will be well received by our teams. It is a pleasure to be working with them again, and with the folks at Carl Haas Auto handling the trackside support, it's a perfect fit for our program."

"Dynamic Suspensions and Carl Haas Auto have had a great relationship since we became their North American distributor back in 1999," said Carl Haas, president and owner of Carl Haas Automobile Imports, Inc. "In fact, the original F2000 series was one of our first great successes with the folks from Dynamic Suspensions, so it's very satisfying to be able to continue the program with the USF2000 Championship series in 2010 and beyond."

The DSSV cartridge damper provides significant performance and operational gains over conventional dampers and eliminates the use of shims commonly used in motorsports dampers. It is a unique damper featuring independent high- and low-speed valves for control of both bump and rebound, and includes linear indexed adjusters, matched from damper to damper to optimize the symmetry rating across each axle.

Although Dynamic dampers are required in the Championship class, the USF2000 series' National class will accept any cars that meet the current SCCA Formula Continental rules.

-source: usf2000

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Series USF2000
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