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!


    Shockwave Joins McAnally-Hilgemann Racing At Daytona
    February 5, 2020
    ROSEVILLE, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2020) – Officials with McAnally-Hilgemann Racing have announced that Shockwave Marine Suspension Seating will be the primary sponsor on their No. 19 Toyota Tundra for multiple races this season in the NASCAR Gander RV & Truck Series, beginning with the season opening event at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 14.
    Trans Am Story of the Year, Age vs. Youth! Who’s Going to Win?
    June 14, 2019
    SHOCKWAVE Motorsports driver David Smith, who started racing at aged 68, will race against the up and coming talent, Derek Kraus, in Sonoma, California on June 16th. Derek will make his TA2 Trans Am debut in the Shockwave Motorsports Howe Camaro at the tricky Sonoma road course. Driving with Derek will be David Smith. This duo will be the youngest and oldest driver in the race.
    Shockwave Shows Up Big Time in Sonoma
    July 3, 2018
    Going into the weekend, the cards were stacked against the SHOCKWAVE team. As a driver, Chris Cook has done amazing things in Sonoma, having grown up in the area and raced on the track countless times – but it truly was a David versus Goliath situation.
    Shockwave Returns to NASCAR
    June 21, 2018
    SHOCKWAVE Motorsports driver and renowned driving instructor Chris Cook, who has trained some of the top drivers in NASCAR, will race against former students in his return to NASCAR at the MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES in Sonoma, California on June 24th.
    June 14, 2018
    There comes a time in every company’s life when it’s important to break the mold. For us, it started with re-imagining marine safety and what is possible with marine suspension technology. We created the first multi-axis, fully suspended marine environment – and that led to us developing the Shockwave S5, a robust and affordable marine suspension module designed for the recreational market.

David Smith

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.

Proud Sponsor of Rick Ware Racing Sonoma 2018

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.

Canada 200

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.

SHOCKWAVE MOTORSPORTS: How A Lifelong Passion for Racing Informs Our Products