Saturday, December 27, 2008
Eddie Martin Chassis Seminar/Annual Kansas Trade Show Coming Up
by David Smith
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- Stillwell, Oklahoma's Eddie Martin of Big Chief Chassis and Elite Shock Services' Carter Gerlach from Elk River, Minnesota will be hosting a one day modified and stock car seminar on Saturday, January 10, 2009, at the Clarion Hotel in Wichita, Kansas. Both classes will be held in conjuction with the 21st Annual Kansas Racers Auction & Trade Show scheduled at the Kansas Coliseum - Pavillion II on Saturday and Sunday, January 10-11, 2009.
Martin is one of the most recognized and successful modified drivers in the country with over 400 victories across the United States. But his success is not limited to just modifieds as he is also the inaugural winner of the annual $10,000 to win Street Stock Nationals in Enid, Oklahoma back in 1996 along with numerous other big stock car shows. Martin also builds Southern Sport Mod chassis via his Big Chief Chassis where Texan Keith White picked up the 2008 national championship.
Carter is a former employee of QA1and supplied shocks for 4 WISSOTA National Champions in 2008. He is considered by many as one of the best teachers in the country when it comes to shocks.
The stock car portion of the seminar begins at 12:00 PM Noon with Martin covering the following pertaining to IMCA stock cars, street stocks and hobby stocks: complete front end geometry, caster, camber, toe, rear suspensions, leaf sprints, coil springs, trailing arms, spring rates, weight percentages and location and much more. Gerlach will cover shock valving, shock locations and all effects shocks have on racing and much more.
Then at 5:00 PM, the modified seminar will cover complete front end geometry, bump steer alderman, toe, caster, chamber, complete rear suspension geometry, four link, z links, two links, bird cages and indexing, spring location, pull bars, panhard bars, spring rates, tires, stagger, pressure, wheel offsets, weight mounting and location and much more. Gerlach will cover shock valving, shock locations and all effects shocks have on racing and much more.
Entry is $100 for the stock car portion of the seminar and $100 for the modified seminar while the cost is $150 for those wishing to attend both seminars. Space is limited to 70 participants so you are encouraged to enter as soon as possible. Drinks and snacks will be available while door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. Entry form can be found at www.chassisseminar.com or by calling Brian Littleton (479) 461-7561 or Travis Penrod (580) 247-1717.
The Clarion Motel is located at 5805 Kellogg Avenue in Wichita. Special room rate is $84 for those wishing to spend the night. Make reservations by calling (316) 942-7911 and make sure to mention your attending the seminar.
Before or after the seminar, you will also be able to attend the 21st Annual Kansas Auto Races Auction & Trade Show that will be taking place inside the Kansas Coliseum - Pavillion II located at 1-I35 and 85th North. Show hours are Saturday from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM and on Sunday from 8:00 AM until finished. Consignment days are Thursday (January 8, 2009) from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM while Fridays consignment hours are 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Anything and everything racing can be found from sprint cars to modifieds, from late models to stock cars, from drag cars to go karts. Trailers, engines new and used parts, race cars, tools and shop equipment will also be on hand. There will also be plenty of product vendors that will be displaying new products for the upcoming 2009 race season.
To reserve your consignment lot numbers or for more auction and trade show information, contact new event promoters Greg Deatherage (940) 733-2843 or Joe Hedricks (800) 618-9577.
The host motel for the show is the Super 8 at 6078 N. Air Cap Drive (316) 744-2071. Make sure to mention your attending the show to get the special rate of $47.00.