SST was created with the goal of helping teams of all levels who may not have access to the tools, technology & resources that exist in the world of shock and suspension technology today. We are committed to using our knowledge and experience to help every customer perform their best.
Eric Slade - owner of SST - a retired Sprint Car driver who spent nearly a decade working in the Nascar Cup Series as a shock specialist and was fortunate enough to visit Victory Lane several times - just missing the Championship in 2005 while working as the shock specialist for Carl Edwards at Roush Fenway Racing.
Having a naturally mechanical mind I jumped at the chance to be able to learn and improve that area of my racing program. I've been building and working with shocks ever since. After I retired from driving in 1998 I began working for Penske Racing Shocks as a shock technician where I dealt with a wide range of racecars from sprint cars, midgets, late models & motorcycles to NHRA pro stocks until the opportunity came to join a Nascar Cup Series team in early 2000.
Working in an atmosphere like the one that exists at the Nascar Cup Series level - with the tools resources & budget available - allowed me to learn and grow as a shock specialist and has molded my thought processes and approach to shock & chassis tuning.
I've brought this open-minded approach to my business and the products I am proud to put my name on.
Prior to beginning my career as a shock specialist in Nascar I raced Winged Sprint Cars for 17 years - winning 3 track championships along with many A mains. For the final 10 years of my driving career I was sponsored by Penske Racing Shocks which introduced me to the idea of building and tuning my own shocks.
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