VP Racing Fuels has announced it has entered an agreement with Dane Miller, developer of the ‘StayWet’ product, to produce, market and distribute the track conditioning product with the potential to transform dirt track racing.
According to Miller, the mission of the StayWet track conditioner is “all about the show and improving the experience of drivers and spectators alike.” The mission is accomplished through improved soil compaction, soil adhesion and reduced dust. By improving cohesion of the soil molecules to keep them more compactly grouped and resistant to shearing, StayWet prevents holes and ruts from forming on the track. Miller also states that the product’s enhanced adhesion serves to make the track surface stickier, improving grip levels.
“With better traction and less slippage, drivers can increase their speed through turns, dive deeper into corners and not be restricted to following a single groove,” said Miller. “As an example, after applying StayWet, Millard County Raceway in Delta, Utah was transformed from a single-groove to a multi-groove track offering more exciting race programs while improving its track record by nearly a full second! Similarly, Cherokee Speedway used StayWet to set 13 new track records this year, in each division that ran there.”
According to James “Bigg Redd” Griffin, owner of Screven Motorsports Complex in Sylvania, GA, (pictured above) there are operational savings to be gained by using StayWet. “We’ve seen substantial reductions in water consumption, fuel, labor and equipment maintenance.”
“Throughout its history, VP has been known for world-leading technology and best-in-class products, including our Lane Choice traction compound for asphalt tracks,” added Alan Cerwick, president of VP Racing Fuels. “When we saw the technology behind StayWet and the benefit it offers to the racing community, it became quickly apparent it’s a perfect fit with VP’s product portfolio. The fact that it’s a ‘green’ product — nonhazardous and biodegradable – made it all the more appealing. We look forward to working with Dane to promote StayWet, build the customer base and improve the experience of dirt track race fans and drivers across the U.S.”