Thursday, April 14, 2011

JRI, Wilwood Join Godfather Motorsports

Denver, NC – Godfather Motorsports announced today the addition of JRI Shock Absorbers and Wilwood Engineering to the team’s lineup of technical and marketing partners. Godfather Motorsports will field a Chevrolet Impala Super Late Model in selected events on the PASS and CRA Super Series circuits in 2011, with an all-star lineup of drivers. The team will make its competitive debut in the PASS-sanctioned “Easter Bunny 150” at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 23, with former PASS National Champion and three-time Oxford 250 winner Mike Rowe at the wheel.

JRI manufacturers a complete line of state-of-the-art racing shock absorbers, test systems and tools for virtually every motorsports application. JRI shocks provide the winning advantage to drivers like 2010 ARCA champion Patrick Sheltra, World Of Outlaws Sprint Car Series standouts Brooke Tatnell and Jac “The Wild Child” Haudenschild, ARCA winners Craig Goess and Robb Brent, 2010 AMSOil Sprint Car Series “Indiana Sprint Week” champion Jon Stanbrough and Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model standout Lucas Davenport. JRI is also a part of Joe Gibbs Racing’s highly successful motocross program.

“Before the first lap has been turned, JRI and their short track arm – Precision Suspension -- have been an indispensible part of our effort,” said Godfather Motorsports co-owner Dave Moody. “There is simply no better, more adaptable shock absorber on the market, and their support after the sale is second to none.” Learn more about JRI Shock Absorbers and their full line of products at

While best known for their automotive racing products, California-based Wilwood Engineering also manufactures brakes for industrial and original-equipment manufacturers, including specialty vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and the Army’s H1 HUMVEE; as well as brakes for amusement rides, agricultural vehicles and heavy equipment. They stock a large selection of off-the-shelf components including steel, iron, aluminum, carbon ceramic and titanium rotors, brake calipers, master cylinders, friction materials, metering valves, proportioning valves, combination valves and complete brake systems. They specialize in the rapid development of custom brake components and brake systems, and with over 30 years in disc brake engineering, proprietary tooling and developing state-of-the-art production efficiencies, they are also extremely competitive on cost.

“When we talked about brakes, there was only one company I wanted to be involved with,” said GMS co-owner Jim Gallison, Jr. “That company was Wilwood. They manufacture the lightest, strongest brakes for our application, they’re right on price, and their technical support team is the best. If I have a question, I know the answer is just a phone call away.” For more information on Wilwood Engineering’s full line of aftermarket and racing disc brakes, call (805) 388-1188.

About Godfather Motorsports – Godfather Motorsports is jointly owned by Motor Racing Network and Sirius NASCAR Radio personality Dave Moody and partner Jim Gallison, Jr. The team enjoys major corporate sponsorship from RainEater Wiper Blades, along with a comprehensive list of technological and marketing partners that includes Eibach Springs, JRI Shock Absorbers, Wilwood Brakes, C&R Racing Inc., Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Dynotech Engineering, RaceCom of Virginia, ASM Graphics and XFlex Racers Tape. For additional information on the team and marketing opportunities with Godfather Motorsports, contact Dave Moody --

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