Elite Shock Services, Inc. is proud to be the premier motorsport shop in Elk River, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and beyond. When you need high-performance car parts, custom shock assistance, racing suspension consulting, or any other products or services to make you faster on the circle track, we’re the name to know. Keep reading to learn about our company history and qualifications!
Co-owned by Carter and Amy Gerlach, Elite Shock Services, Inc. has spent the past 12+ years working with racing champions and motorsport enthusiasts alike. We built our motorsport shop from the third stall of our home garage, and we’re now operating out of a serious commercial facility. We’re proud to have started from the bottom and risen to a position where we’re recognized as one of the most reputable racing shock and suspension services for circle track teams in the U.S.
Although we began our business in the custom shocks and suspension niche, we’ve gradually expanded over the years to offer full suspension parts sales and suspension consulting, along with aftermarket suspension installations on OEM vehicles. We pride ourselves on being a factory-authorized installation and rebuilding center for all of the major manufacturers we distribute.
The expansion of our product and service line has certainly been an adjustment, but make no mistake: winning championships is still our number one passion! There’s no better feeling than watching our customers succeed, whether it’s on the track or on the street.
Carter Gerlach is a former QA1 factory circle track technician. Recently, he has risen to the top of the custom shock building game. Over the past 12 years, drivers have logged over 2000 wins on our performance shocks!
In fact, 2018 was a banner year for us, with Justin Vogel driving his WISSOTA street stock to victory lane a whopping 27 times, winning the national championship, and winning the WISSOTA 100—all on custom shocks from Elite Shock Services, Inc.! Additionally, Dave Mass won multiple specials, had a season of 30+ wins, and nailed down the top spot in WISSOTA National Points on AFCO and Integra shocks by Elite Shock Services, Inc.
We even nailed down a NASCAR championship with Tanner Mullens in his modified race car with JRI shocks! Elijah Zevenbergen has also had several big wins in 2018 on AFCO shocks from Elite Shock Services, Inc.
And you might recognize some of these other top-tier racers we’ve worked with in the past:
- Josh Beckham (Southern Sport Mod)
- Travis Johnson (Southern Spot Mod)
- Mike Nichols (IMCA Stock Car National Champ)
- Zach Johnson (WISSOTA Late Model National Champ)
- Brent Larson (NASCAR Late Model State Champ)
“We are very proud of our longevity in the motorsport world,” Gerlach says. “We have seen a lot of people come and go or grab a couple wins on our product—but now to have hundreds of wins and a few national titles is pretty humbling.”
“In a world where all the information is literally at your fingertips, and you have infinite choices for products and services, it’s exciting to know the best racers in the country still choose us year after year.”
Our Commitment to Quality
At Elite Shock Services, Inc., we focus on providing high-quality service and products at a fair price. We even double the manufacturer warranty on any new racing parts purchased directly from us. In other words, we’re your source for motorsport accessories you can trust to power your car to victory again and again.
Give us a call or fill out our contact form to make an appointment!