SHOCKWAVE’s heritage dates back over four decades to the development, building and supplying of safety products for NASCAR racing vehicles. It was this technology and know-how that led us to develop suspension seats and consoles for marine use.
In a move to immerse ourselves in that experience again, we have developed and sponsor a SHOCKWAVE Motorsports Team. As a company, we identify problems, develop solutions and build winners from the ground up. We’ve invested in a Trans Am team to win races while increasing the quality of our products across the board, helping us maintain our position as leaders in our industry. There is a direct connection between suspension technology in racing and how we design our marine suspension products. We continually challenge ourselves to learn from other industries and racing is one of the best in terms of innovation. We are passionate about Trans Am and SHOCKWAVE Motorsports.
Dave Smith, our Founder and CEO, drives our SHOCKWAVE S5 car – and at the end of the day we really just love pushing limits and having fun!
David Smith is a driver for SHOCKWAVE Motorsports – a racing team that was founded to help inform the marine suspension technology used in Shockwave Seats. Having started his professional career in NASCAR nearly four decades ago, Dave’s return to the racetrack has brought him full circle, developing some of the world’s best safety products and re-energizing his passion for racing. Everything he does on the track comes back to his marine suspension seating, helping his company push limits on the water that were previously unattainable.
Our history with NASCAR goes all the way back to the 1960s and ‘70s when SHOCKWAVE founder and president, David Smith, worked as part of the first Canadian team to ever win a NASCAR event in the US. His role was to design and build chassis for the cars that limited shock and vibration. That understanding and knowledge led to SHOCKWAVE Marine Suspension Seating and our interest in NASCAR has never wavered. We’ve returned to racing in order further our understanding of shock mitigation technology – and to have a lot of fun doing it.
Shockwave Seats is the proud sponsor of the Canada 200 weekend at Western Speedway in Victoria, B.C. Labour Day Weekend August 31 and September 1. This race is Western Canada’s oldest most iconic race dating back to the early 1970’s. It’s a gruelling 200 laps! Come watch the fastest Late Model drivers in BC battle it out for bragging rights in the Shockwave Seats Canada 200 Qualifying, followed by Qualifying Races to determine the starting lineup. Grandstands open at 4:30, Qualifying 5:30, Westshore Towing Fan Fest 6:00 (Time permitting) and Racing at 6:30. Admission Prices: Adults $15.00, Sr/Youth (ages 13-18) & Military $10.00, Kids (ages 7-12) $7.00, Family Pass (2 adults & 4 kids or 2 adults & 2 Youth) $35.00.
For more race details and tickets visit the Western Speedway website.
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli is America’s Road Racing Series and dates back to 1966. Throughout the years, some of the greatest names in motorsports have participated in the Trans Am Series. Names like Tommy Kendall, Mark Donohue, Peter Gregg, Bob Tullius and Wally Dallenbach, Jr. have all won multiple championships under the Trans Am name. The Shockwave Motorsports team races in the West Coast Championship and also enters into Championship races at iconic tracks like Daytona and COTA!
|April 12 2019||Thunderhill Raceway Park – San Francisco, CA|
|April 26 2019||Auto Club Speedway – Fontana, CA|
|May 5 2019||Weather Tech Raceway y – Salinas, CA|
|June 14 2019||Sonoma Raceway – Sonoma, CA|
|July 26 2019||Portland International Raceway – Portland, OR|
|August 1 2019||Indianapolois Motor Speedway – Indianapolois, IN|
|September 5 2019||Watkins Glen International – Watkins Glen, NY|
|October 4 2019||Circuit Of The Americas – Austin, TX|
|November 14 2019||Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, FL|
The Keg Drivers Challenge sponsored by The Keg Steakhouse and Bar has been a staple at Western Speedway since it opened back in 1954! The best of the best of Late Model drivers from BC and beyond. This year’s series looks to be the most competitive yet and Shockwave Motorsport is ready to race. Series sponsor, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, is the undisputed Steakhouse leader in Canada, with a presence in the United States. Founded in 1971, The Keg has a focus on high-quality steaks, and a casual yet contemporary dining experience. Western Speedway is the oldest speedway in Western Canada. The 4/10-mile, paved, oval race track has a first-class, steel-structured grandstand, with seating for 3,000 fans along the front straight-a-way. There is also a paved parking lot that can accommodate over 1,500 cars right on the Western Speedway property.
|May 18 2019||Late Models, Stock Cars, OTRA, Mini stocks, & Supermoto – Western Speedway|
|June 1 2019||Late Models, Stock Cars, OTRA, Mini stocks, & Supermoto – Western Speedway|
|July 13 2019||Late Models, Stock Cars, OTRA, Mini stocks, & Supermoto – Western Speedway|
|August 10 2019||Late Models, Stock Cars, OTRA, Mini stocks, & Supermoto – Western Speedway|