Maxim Chassis began revolutionizing the sprint car world in November 1988. Months later, a collaboration of ideas created the first Maxim prototype chassis. In February 1989, with Johnny Herrera as the test pilot, founder and Springfield Illinois native Chuck Merrill presented Maxim Chassis Number 89-025.5 at the Florida All Stars Sprint Week.
By June 1989, with a total of six employees. Maxim moved into a new 7,000 square foot facility. It Is in this facility that Maxim grew from producing a mere handful of cars to building 304 chassis in 2001. This growth was due in large part to the dedication and hard work of Maxim customers who put their cars consistently in the winners circle. One customer in particular was legendary car owner Karl Kinser. This led to the development of what is known today as the K-car or KLS (Kinser Lightweight Standard).
On January 3, 1990, the first K-car was lifted off of Jig Table #1, and the standards of sprint car racing were forever altered. In Its first four years of construction, Steve Kinser wheeled the K-car to four consecutive Knoxville Nationals victories. From California to New York and Alaska to Australia, racers found a chassis that offered every advantage. Based on safety and performance, the K-car has proven to be the most dominant sprint car chassis ever constructed, winning ten Knoxville Nationals titles, six "manufacturer of the year awards, countless feature victories, and fourteen World of Outlaws Championships.
The new millennium brought even more changes to Maxim. With the 7,000 square foot facility outgrown and orders for new product stronger than ever. Maxim moved again in July 2002. This move brought Maxim to Its present location, 12,600 square foot building, complete with two story showroom on the east side of Springfield, Illinois. The new facility has allowed Maxim to continue offering customers unmatched service and support. At present, Maxim is fifteen employees strong and builds over 400 chassis annually.
In October of 2014, Dan Musselman (Previously Director of Operations) and his brother Ron formed a partnership and acquired Maxim Inc. from Chuck Merrill. Both have been involved in sprint car racing for over 40 years and have over 30 years of business, manufacturing and customer satisfaction experience.
To become the world's leading manufacturer of sprint car chassis' and components.
Make the best sprint car chassis' and components with the highest levels of quality while providing exceptional customer service.
Maxim Racing extends an open invitation to visit the facility and we welcome you to contact the business office to discuss how Maxim Racing Inc. can help your sprint car racing program.