The Product 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 (“The Resin”).
VP Racing Fuels, in response to longstanding problems faced by oval tracks across the country, developed The Resin to combat single-groove, boring, ‘follow-the-leader’ style racing.
The Resin isn’t glue. It’s a methanol-soluble liquid with no artificial adhesion. It works organically to accelerate the process of embedding tire rubber into the track.
The process creates a rubber-to-rubber bonding. The bonding allows the tires to more easily push off the track. The Resin also helps to reduce tire wear and increase tire life.
The end result is The Resin allows cars to run higher on the track, providing a second and sometimes a third groove. This leads to more exciting, side-by-side racing, which attracts more fans and more race cars.
If early returns are any indication, The Resin 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. The speedway is 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. Following the 2018 season, the speedway sat silent for almost 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 shut down operations in 2020. That shutdown lasted deep into 2021.
On August 14, 2021, after 1,072 days of inactivity, the roar of engines replaced the sound of silence.
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. ROC is a sanctioning body that presents modified and stock car racing on asphalt and dirt. They race throughout the northeast in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.
He said the return of racing to the speedway produced some serious challenges for him. The track itself was in a state of disarray after sitting idle for nearly three years.
Knowing that it needed some serious TLC before his event took place, Skotnicki decided to try VP Racing’s Circle Track Resin (The Resin).
He was already familiar with VP products, having previously used the company’s Lance Choice 7 (LC7) to great success at other race tracks in the northeast.