Colin Kernz and Dylan Parsons to Compete in Championship Off-Road Series
MANITOWOC, Wis. – Shock Tech and Kernz Racing has combined to form Shock Tech/Kernz Racing for the 2022 season. Colin Kernz of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and Dylan Parsons of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, will contest in Championship Off-Road operated by International Series of Champions (ISOC).
Last year, Kernz earned the Sportsman class side-by-side overall in the series, and Parsons won the 1600 Single Buddy championship in 2021 after scoring eight podium finishes and took third overall in Pro-Am Side-by-Side.
Colin Kernz | Photo credit: Harlen Foley
Kernz is no stranger to racing, as he competes in a variety of disciplines. He’s raced snowmobiles and ATVs since for nearly 20 years, and is in his third year of racing UTVs. The 24-year-old is excited to race the Pro-Am Side-by-Side class this season, driving his 2021 Yamaha YXZ.
“It was awesome to win the Sportsman class in 2021,” said Colin Kernz. “Now, I’m ready for a new challenge and want to prove that I can compete for a championship in a new class.”
Dylan Parsons | Photo credit: Harlen Foley
A veteran of buggy racing, 29-year-old Parsons is also the co-owner of Shock Tech. He will compete to defend his title in the 1600 buggy class, as well as race the Pro Stock UTV class.
“I’m excited to be a part of the team,” said Dylan Parsons. “Colin and I have worked together for many years in Snocross and now in off-road. I am looking forward to defending my 1600 buggy championship. We have been putting in many hours at the shop this off-season building and prepping the new side-by-side for the season.”
With each round serving as a double-header, the first of six weekends of racing kicks off on June 4 at Antigo Lions Roaring Raceway in Antigo, Wisconsin. The series runs through September with stops in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Watch the action of the 12-round series at floracing.com.
About Shock Tech/Kernz Racing
Established in 2022, Shock Tech/Kernz Racing is owned by Chadd Kernz and fields two racers. The team competes in the Championship Off-Road series, a national-level side-by-side, buggy and truck series. Follow the team at facebook.com/ShockTechKernzRacing.
Sponsors include Bartow Builders, B&B Offroad Repair, Bouche Racing, Fabworx Co., FXR, Gintner Concrete and Masonry, Raceline Wheels, RbSA Industrial, Shock Tech, Specialty Box & Crate and Tub O’ Towels.