SPENDS LESS TO GO FASTER WITH BILSTEIN SPEC SHOCKS IN GREENVILLE WIN
CARTERSVILLE, GA – Mark Tice of Avon, MS won the NeSmith
Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Model feature race Saturday night
at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, MS.
The key to Tice’s win was that he spent less money to go
faster, as his Precision Marine Trak-Star was equipped with the new
$135 Bilstein Spec Shocks for the first time.
Tice qualified third fastest among the 17 entrants, and when
the pole car didn’t answer the bell for the feature, Tice ended up
starting the race on the inside of the front row.
Tice took the lead at the start of the race and by the halfway
point he had pulled out to a full straightaway lead.
There were two late race caution flags, but Tice pulled away on
each restart to win by four car-lengths.
“I have struggled with this car for two years using canister
shocks that cost about $600 apiece,” Tice said.
“I took off about $2,800 worth of canister shocks, put on
$675 worth of Bilstein Spec Shocks, and it was like I had a brand new
race car. We ran the same
springs except for the right-front, which we changed before the
Tice said after bolting on the Bilstein Spec Shocks, the
difference in the race car’s handling was very noticeable, and it
took a little getting used to. But
Tice said the change made the car handle better, get off the corners
better, and overall made it a faster race car.
“I noticed the difference in the car the first time we went
into corner, as the car really felt like it was under me and more
stable,” Tice said. “The
Bilstein Spec Shocks also gave the car more bite.
Spending less to go faster is definitely the way to go!”
The $135 Bilstein Spec Shock is an economical alternative for
racers that are sealed at the factory to prevent any expensive
modifications. Each shock
is also serial numbered for accountability, and there are ten
different Bilstein Spec Shocks to choose from.
The shocks are designed for all four corners and the fifth coil
of the race car’s suspension.
Tice also competes on the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model
Series Touring Division where he finished sixth in the 2011 point
standings, and is a Top 10 contender in 2012.
Tice will be one of five drivers on the NeSmith Chevrolet DLMS
Tour that will participate in the Bilstein Spec Shocks “Series
Within A Series” competing for an additional point fund.
Joining Tice in the Bilstein Spec Shocks “Series Within A
Series” are two-time NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series
Touring Champion David Earl Gentry of Murfreesboro, TN, Matthew Turner
of Dawsonville, GA, Johnny Stokes of Columbus, MS and Anthony White of
For more information about the $135 Bilstein Spec Shocks,
contact NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Competition Director
Tim Sims at 334-864-0805 or 256-794-4047.
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