MPI Becomes Official Steering Wheel Partner of DirtFish


Snoqualmie, WA, January 31st2019 – DirtFish is pleased to announce a newly established partnership with MPI (Max Papis Innovations) to equip their fleet of Subaru WRX STI and BRZ rally cars with their world-renown steering wheels.

DirtFish has become an R&D proving ground for some of the automotive industries top companies. From cars, engines and lubricants to wheels, tires and brakes, DirtFish has the facility and knowledge to provide quality feedback to each partner. MPI is the latest addition to the list of companies that sees the value of working closely with the rally school and motorsports team.

General Manager, Malli Sheaffer said,“From the moment that Mr. Papis and I started discussing the ways in which we could work together, I knew this would be an excellent partnership. DirtFish and MPI have incredibly similar high standards of what we provide, and we both agree that providing the highest quality experience behind the wheel, while driving with the highest quality wheel, is giving our students their best experience possible.”

Max Papis, Founder & President of MPI, had this to say about the partnership: “I’m very pleased to see this partnership begin between MPI and DirtFish Rally School. Innovation is fundamental to MPI, and we definitely share that vision with DirtFish’s unique approach to all things rally. I couldn’t be happier to have every DirtFish student holding one of our MPI steering wheels; steering left, steering right, and getting back to straight as soon as possible through the many forested acres of courses, while having the time of their lives in a safe environment.”

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About MPI

All MPI (Max Papis Innovations) wheels are designed and engineered in the USA and built in Italy using the latest steering wheel technology and state of the art materials. MPI prides itself on several wins in NASCAR CUP, Xfinity, Truck, Late Models, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Dirt Modifieds, Off Road, UTV, Legends and local races.

At MPI we take every aspect of construction and safety to our hearts, in the most accurate and dedicated way possible. Before becoming an MPI product, our structures need to pass our internal quality control tests. Amongst the many is a torque structural steering wheel test that is considered one of the most severe on the “road car” market. Another is a stress test to see what our steering wheel does when load is applied to it. This simulates what happens when you keep your hands on the steering wheel during a severe impact. Just a couple of examples of how our technology works and how safety and construction R&D is applied to all MPI products.

THIS is the MPI difference.

MPI’s Latest Achievements:


4x World of Outlaws Sprint Car CHAMPIONS

2018 Indycar CHAMPIONS


2018 Lucas Oil Late Model CHAMPIONS

About DirtFish

DirtFish is the most prestigious professional rally school in North America, earning the reputation for performance driving, specialized training, education and all-out commitment to rally. Nestled in the foothills of the Pacific Northwest and just a mere thirty miles from Seattle in Snoqualmie, WA, DirtFish Rally School was established in 2010 with the idea that the exciting sport of rally should be accessible to everyone. More than just a rally school, DirtFish recognizes that advanced car control skills taught on loose surfaces like gravel and mud directly translate to track, desert, autocross and street driving, along with being an entertaining team-building option for companies and corporations. Professional DirtFish instructors pride themselves in teaching car control, confidence and safety behind the wheel year-round through various driving techniques built from the roots of rally to over 3,000 students a year from all across the globe. From fifteen years of age with a learner’s permit, all the way up to the sophisticated age of ninety, DirtFish has a program for everyone. DirtFish also has a championship winning motorsports team that has competed in Americas Rallycross and the American Rally Association in events all around the USA and Canada. DirtFish also supports NASCAR drivers, F3 and F4 drivers and desert racers among others! DirtFish ensures that whatever the student and their ability, they will be rewarded with an enthusiastic discovery of newly learned capabilities.