Envy Suspension & Race Consultants is the brainchild of renowned shock specialist Kirk Loudy. Established in 2007 and currently located in Defiance, Iowa, Envy Suspension works with a plethora of Super Late Model, Crate Late Model, and Open Wheel Modified teams to make their racecars handle better and go faster. Currently, Envy Suspension specializes in shock sales, re-valving, and shock repair associated with Integra Racing Shocks, Ohlins Shocks, AFCO Racing Shocks, and Genesis Racing Shocks.
To assist "Captain Kirk" in providing his clientele with the best possible service, Envy Suspension has several top notch dynos in-house. Currently, our equipment includes a Roehrig 3vs Shock Dyno, Roehrig 10vs Shock Dyno, and Roehrig Stand Alone Spring Dyno. In addition to providing shock sales and service to his clients, Kirk also has consulting programs that he can tailor to each race team to fit their needs.
Before he started Envy Suspension & Race Consultants back in 2007, Kirk spent the better part of fifteen years as a crew member, crew chief, and car chief with several different race teams and in several different racing avenues. He cut his teeth with his Auto Mechanics teacher Bobby Edens in 1991 where they won the track championship at the Kingsport (TN) Speedway and finished second in points at the Volunteer (TN) Speedway.
From there, Kirk worked for some of the best Dirt Late Model drivers in the country including Kevin Roderick, Scott Bloomquist, Charlie Swartz, Tony Izzo, Jr., Rick Aukland, Brian Birkhofer, and Ray Cook. With "Captain" turning the wrenches and preparing shock packages, he was a part of back-to-back 'World 100' victories with Scott Bloomquist and Brian Birkhofer in 2001 and 2002. Other big wins on his resume include the $100,000 'Dream 100' and the $100,000 UMP Summer Nationals Championship.
On the asphalt side of things, Kirk was a car chief in 1997 for Phelon Motorsports and Trans Am Series driver Tony Ave. That job later turned into a Craftsman Truck Series team with Brian Reffner and Kirk once again served as the car (truck) chief. In the winter of 1997, he was hired by Joe Gibbs Racing upon the expansion to add Tony Stewart to the team. Kirk later assumed the car chief duties for Bobby Labonte's Busch team.
To cap off his industry and shock experience, "Captain" also worked for AFCO Racing Products as a product development engineer. As you can see, Kirk has acquired a wealth of knowledge from his varied racing background and this translates into speed for his clientele. Instead of guessing what works, let Kirk help you get into Victory Lane!