Posted (06/04/2019) -
ECS Tuning is excited to announce a brand partnership with Team Sahlen. The partnership evolved over the last several years, with Team Sahlen utilizing the strong ECS Tuning catalog to supply the team’s Porsche Caymans with excellent performance parts. Additionally, Team Sahlen has had the good fortune of having ECS R&D Engineer Shane Vallen accompany them to the events to assist on race car development and race weekend preparation.
Max Everhard – General Manager at ECS Tuning shared his thoughts on the new partnership - “A key dynamic for ECS Tuning in both the present and the future is to continually be developing and producing European Auto Parts for the performance enthusiast. Team Sahlen provides us with an excellent avenue to have our engineers have a real-world test bed to develop parts for cars such as the Porsche Boxster, Audi R8 and Porsche Cayman.”
The ECS Tuning partnership for Team Sahlen took on a whole new dimension with the team’s recent building of a brand new Porsche Boxster for the Tire Rack – ChampCar Endurance Series. Team Sahlen utilized the extensive performance parts available through ECS Tuning’s online catalog to bring their Boxster to life. This includes such items as the Bilstein Shocks, dba rotors, and the vast array of OE Porsche parts. Team Sahlen’s debut event for the Boxster was the Sahlen’s Champyard DOG at the Glen held over Memorial Day Weekend. At this Tire Rack – ChampCar Endurance Series event, there were over 100 race cars entered. During the maiden voyage, the ECS Tuning equipped Porsche Boxster was able to finish both the Saturday and the Sunday 7 hour enduros. Not only did the Boxster finish both races, but secured a fine 4th and 3rd place during the 2 days of racing vs the large centurion sized field.
Will Nonnamaker – Team Sahlen Sporting Director – “We have been working with ECS Tuning for so many years, it’s really nice to be able to evolve the partnership to the next level. With their headquarters being only 30 minutes from our shop, we are excited about how our close proximity can better assist the future development of performance parts that can then be transitioned to the ECS Tuning consumer, both on the track and on the street.”
About ECS Tuning:
ECS Tuning has a long and celebrated history supporting the European car community. From our beginnings as a family-operated service shop, ECS Tuning has become the leading distributor of Genuine, Aftermarket, and Performance parts for your Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, MINI, Porsche, or Volkswagen. Their expert staff works to provide you with the most expansive catalog of Genuine, Aftermarket, and Performance parts for your car. With their service kits, performance parts, and ever-growing list of partners, you can be sure to find what you need for your car at ECS Tuning.
About Team Sahlen:
Team Sahlen is an Endurance Sports Car racing team. The current series the team competes within include the Tire Rack – ChampCar Endurance Series, the Summit Racing – American Endurance Racing Series and the World Racing League. Team Sahlen has achieved the unique distinction of being the only team to have won overall in these 3 different sportsman endurance series, having accomplished this mark amazingly three season in a row: 2016, 2017, 2018. The Team’s weapons of choice on the race track includes a vast array of European Machinery – Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayman, Porsche Cayman PDK-GT and the Audi R8 LMS GT3. Established in 1984, the team has been successful in all Endurance series they have competed within. This list includes the SCCA Escort Endurance Series, IMSA Firestone Firehawk Series, Grand American ROLEX Series and the IMSA Continetal Tire Series. The achievement with these Professional Series includes 7 Driver Championships, 53 Victories, 160 Podiums and 42 Pole Positions.
2019 Team Sahlen Campaign Partners
honeybeeBase.com, Porsche of Beachwood, ECS Tuning, Tarett Engineering, Guard Transmission, Pittsburgh International Race Complex, HubstandsPRO, Maxima Racing Oil, Brothers Grimm Landscaping, NGK Spark Plugs, CM Racing Products, Mothers Polish and Wax, Grassroots Motorsports Magazine, Design Engineering Inc., Hard Brakes, Forgeline Wheels, Optima Batteries, All-Fit Automotive, Mazdaspeed, MSI Racing Products, Winding Road Racing, eEuroparts.com and WIX Filters.