Catching Up With Ed Carpenter Racing

When IndyCar teams go on the road, they bring a TON of stuff with them... Multiple sets of springs, spare parts for every end of the racecar (including the engine), and multiple sets of equipment/tools. Considering that most teams are sporting a two-car effort, that means double the spare parts, and double the storage space needed! The transporter presents some unique logistical challenges, meaning the team must:

  • Store those items securely during transit
  • Keep those items accessible at a moment's notice
  • Keep the gross weight of the trailer to a minimum
  • Reserve space for workspaces to be set up during the race weekend
  • Fit tool carts and pit boxes into the lane of the transporter

We recently caught up with Bret Schmitt, Chief Mechanic at Ed Carpenter Racing, to talk about what he likes about the custom CTECH cabinets that they have in their transporter!

“The biggest thing for us overall was saving weight in the trailer and being able to customize the cabinets to the exact size we want, which increased our storage area almost 20% over a stock Lista cabinet."

In the racing world, having a 1% advantage is significant. Having a 20% advantage is a no-brainer! Not only has CTECH cabinets offered more storage than Lista, they've also cut wight down and made stored items more accessible with MotionLatch Drawers and Doors.

"It’s a great product, and a great finish. We really like the handles! Everything is just very user friendly for what we’re doing.”


Spring Cleaning with CTECH!

We’ve seen our fair share of incredible storage space transformations. Whether it’s a full-blown custom cabinet system or a single drawer package, sometimes all it takes is the addition of a dedicated storage unit to change the way your space looks, works, and feels. After all, well-stored and organized items are:

  • More accessible.

  • Protected from accidents/elements.

  • Hidden from plain sight, and thus more secure.

  • Kept in a storage unit that complements your space.

In addition, CTECH cabinets offer their own unique advantages:

  • MotionLatch drawers, for increased accessibility.

  • Radius Corners, to prevent snags and provide a sleeker look.

  • Adjustable Toe-Kicks, for cleaner installation on uneven surfaces.

  • All-Aluminum Construction, making setup quick and easy without compromising strength.


Spring is the perfect time to tackle a problem area in your home or garage, and with the help of trusted local dealers, CTECH can help you follow through with your very own transformation just like the examples below! No organization project is exactly alike, so having the support of a professional organizer is a luxury that’s often overlooked.

If you prefer to DIY, there’s a wealth of information available right here on our website that will help you get started on your own project. We have a wide range of standard cabinet packages and modules that are ready to order, check them out in the “Product” and “Literature” areas. Measure the space in question, take your desired storage features into consideration, and turn your vision into a reality!