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VP RACING FUELS INTRODUCES “TWO-GROOVE” TRACTION COMPOUND
Better Traction = Better Shows at Oval Tracks
VP Racing Fuels today announced the introduction of “Two-Groove ™” a new traction compound specifically designed for asphalt oval tracks. Two-Groove was developed in response to longstanding problems experienced by many tracks across the country, according to Jim Kelly, VP’s Eastern Regional Manager. “At too many tracks, fans have been watching single groove, ‘follow-the-leader’ racing,” Kelly said. “It’s hurting the show, which leads to fewer racers, fewer fans and tracks struggling to earn a profit.”
“Two-Groove is a tool that can help tracks get stronger and live longer,” Kelly continued. “It provides a second and sometimes a third groove at tracks, which leads to more exciting, side-by-side racing. As the compound allows cars to run higher on the track, the glue takes rubber and provides more surface to race on.”
“Low rpm 4-cylinder classes in particular have to run high to keep the revs and speed up,” Kelly added. “With no high groove, it makes them run low and SLOW, but if you can run high and keep the throttle open, it makes for better racing for racers and spectators.”
Track officials at Stafford Speedway tested Two-Groove with their open wheel modified class and were pleased with the results. “There’s no question it improved the outside groove,” said Mark Arute, President of the Stafford Springs, CT track. “Drivers were clearly more comfortable going to the outside, which led to more competitive, side-by-side racing.”
Two-Groove also passed the test from a driver’s perspective. “It definitely works…I’ve raced on it three times now and it made the track very fast,” said Ted Christopher, multi-time Whelen Modified Series and Stafford Speedway track champion. “It brought the outside groove up with better grip. As a driver, you can feel more confident that if you put your car out there, it’s going to stick.”
In addition to Stafford Speedway, VP’s Two-Groove traction compound has been widely used at Thunder Road, Oxford, Beech Ridge and Lee Speedways in New England, as well as on the ACT Castrol Series tour in Canada. “All have reported consistently positive results,” Kelly said. “We’ve also used our traction compounds on temporary street circuits. Giving a race car better traction in or out of a groove is a good thing.”
Two-Groove is readily available through VP’s extensive network of dealers, which can be found online at http://www.vpracingfuels.com/vp-racing-dealers.html . VP and its distributors are also available to prep a track prior to special events or weekly events; facilitate the purchase of product and sprayers; and instruct a track’s staff on track prep.
Posted by VP RACE FOOL on 10th September, 2012 | Comments | Trackbacks
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