Defrictionate Your Car to Free it Up and Go Faster!
Buck Parker, inductee in the NASA Technology Hall of Fame, is well known as a lubrication specialist. He has now turned his attention from rockets to race cars. His company, Daytona 1, produces lubricants tailored for racing. We asked Buck if he could share some secrets on making cars go faster...
So, you still have tires and grip but the power is just not what it was-what happened? Well, the car did not fall off. the car is mechanical, and the parts do not change, so what does? Why would you lose power? Could it be your oil? Is it because the temperature is getting high? Is your motor going bad? Or is it just the driver?
Tires are the point of contact between the race car and the track. With a prep, there are two types: Qualifying Prep and Race Prep. The purpose of a Qualifying Prep is to allow the tire to “fire” quickly, creating maximum traction for a short time period. A Race Prep, on the other hand, is suited for use throughout an entire race.