Traction Compound That’s Revolutionizing Circle Track Racing
Race tracks use traction compound to help create better racing for both drivers and fans alike. One such product on the market is VP Circle Track Resin (CTR). VP Racing Fuels, in response to longstanding problems faced by oval tracks across the country, developed Circle Track Resin to combat single-groove, boring, ‘follow-the-leader’ style racing. If early returns are any indication, VP CTR could revolutionize oval track racing like no other similar product has.
Holland Speedway Case Study
Head south for 30 minutes on I-190 from Buffalo, New York, and you’ll hit the rural and scenic town of Holland, which was established in the early-1800s and even today boasts a population of fewer than 4,000. The town prides itself on its charming, small-town atmosphere. The annual Tulip Festival, which has been held there for over 60 years, is the biggest annual event in Holland.
Holland is also home to the venerable family-owned Holland Speedway, a NASCAR-sanctioned, 3/8-mile high-banked short track that opened in 1960. From the time it hosted its first event, the venue raced for six straight decades without interruptions. Then, after the 2018 season concluded, the speedway sat in silence for nearly three years.
The track didn’t operate in 2019 because of fallout from a bad lease agreement. After the original owners took it over, the worldwide pandemic shuttered operations in 2020 and deep into 2021. On August 14, 2021, after 1,072 days of inactivity, the roar of engines replaced the sound of silence when Joe Skotnicki’s Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series Crosby’s Tommy Druar/Tony Jankowiak Memorial 110 christened the rebirth of Holland Speedway. Green and checkered flags replaced the black cloud that had hung heavily over the track.
Skotnicki is the owner of the Race of Champions, a sanctioning body that presents modified and stock car racing on asphalt and dirt throughout the northeast in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. He said that the return of racing to the speedway produced some serious challenges for him. Mainly, the track itself was in a state of disarray after sitting idle for nearly three years. Knowing that it needed some dire TLC before his event took place, Skotnicki decided to try VP Racing’s Circle Track Resin (CTR). He was already familiar with VP products, having previously used the company’s Lance Choice 7 (LC7) Traction Compound to great success at other race tracks in the northeast.