Öhlins USA Announces Motorcycle Racing Service Program

Öhlins USA Announces Motorcycle Racing Service Program

© 2020, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Öhlins USA:

Öhlins USA is very excited to announce our 2020 motorcycle race service program. 

Mike Himmelsbach, the Motorsport Race Manager at Öhlins, states, “We are very excited to offer the highest level of technical support for all of our riders in an effort to maximize the performance of our Advanced Technology Systems and continue to win races.”


Öhlins USA Motorsport Race Manager Mike Himmelsbach. Photo courtesy of Öhlins USA.
Öhlins USA Motorsport Race Manager Mike Himmelsbach. Photo courtesy Öhlins USA.


MotoAmerica Support:

Our highly skilled team will work from a fully functional mobile race shop including four suspension workstations and a complement of specialty tools and parts to service our Öhlins products.  Mike Himmelsbach and John “Corndog” Cornwell will return to the paddock while our new addition Scotty Ryan formerly of Trackside Suspension will join Öhlins USA full time.  Joining the team on weekends will be Jon Tyus of CTR Suspensions, Barry Wressell of KFG Suspension and Meghan Ryan of Trackside Suspension.


Öhlins USA’s Scotty Ryan (left) and Meghan Ryan (right). Photo courtesy of Öhlins USA.
Öhlins USA’s Scotty Ryan (left) and Meghan Ryan (right). Photo courtesy Öhlins USA.


American Flat Track Support:

Last season Öhlins USA added Jimmy Wood to the team and in his first season Öhlins USA secured its first-ever 450 Singles Championship.  Öhlins USA is committed to winning more AFT races and Championships in 2020 with an expanded technical team featuring Mike Himmelsbach, Jimmy Wood, John Cornwell and Martin Milanese in the AFT paddock.


Öhlins USA’s John Cornwell. Photo courtesy of Westby Racing.
Öhlins USA’s John Cornwell. Photo courtesy Westby Racing.


Service Department Support:

The Gold Standard does not stop at the racetrack.  A re-vamped Öhlins USA service department features 10 factory trained technical support experts with more than 90 years of combined experience. Our service team is constantly improving our standards and with our real time updates from Sweden we offer the best experience in service and racetrack tuning. New initiatives utilize our shock dyno daily to verify every shock and fork serviced, to perform in house R&D and to provide all of our customers with level of performance that wins races and championships.  Brad Stokes, our master technician, will also be conducting dealer training throughout the season to improve the national dealer support.


About Öhlins USA

Öhlins USA, a subsidiary of Öhlins Racing AB, is an advanced technology company, which develops, manufactures, services and distributes Öhlins premium suspension systems to the automotive, motorcycle and bicycle markets. With a strong background in global racing from NASCAR, MotoGP, Formula 1, FIA World Endurance, World Rallycross, and World Superbike, it continues to lead the market for premium performance suspensions worldwide.  It is now part of the DRiV™ Advance Technologies Group of Tenneco.


About DRiV – the future Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company

Following Tenneco Inc.’s (NYSE: TEN) expected separation to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company (DRiV™) as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, DRiV will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket companies, and one of the largest global OE ride performance and braking companies.  DRiV’s principal product brands will feature Monroe®, Öhlins®, Walker®, Clevite® Elastomers, MOOG®, Fel-Pro®, Wagner®, Ferodo®, Champion® and others. DRiV would have 2018 pro-forma revenues of $6.4 billion, with 54% of those revenues from aftermarket and 46% from original equipment customers.



Safe Harbor

This release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements relating to our plans to separate into two independent public companies.  Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to materially differ from those described in the forward-looking statements, including the possibility that Tenneco may not complete the spin-off of the Aftermarket & Ride Performance business from the Powertrain Technology business (or achieve some or all of the anticipated benefits of such a spin-off); the possibility that the acquisition of Federal-Mogul or the separation may have an adverse impact on existing arrangements with Tenneco, including those related to transition, manufacturing and supply services and tax matters; the ability to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with customers, suppliers or other business partners; the risk that the benefits of the acquisition of Federal-Mogul or the separation, including synergies, may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the risk that the acquisition of Federal-Mogul or the separation may not advance Tenneco’s business strategy; the risk that Tenneco may experience difficulty integrating all employees or operations; the potential diversion of Tenneco management’s attention resulting from the separation; as well as the risk factors and cautionary statements included in Tenneco’s periodic and current reports (Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K) filed from time to time with the SEC. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. Unless otherwise indicated, the forward-looking statements in this release are made as of the date of this communication, and, except as required by law, Tenneco does not undertake any obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to publicly disclose revisions or updates to any forward-looking statements. Additional information regarding these risk factors and uncertainties is detailed from time to time in the company’s SEC filings, including but not limited to its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

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