Date posted: 7/12/2012 8:34:17 AM


In keeping with the state-of-the-art recognition at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, MI the track's General Manager Jason Peterson recently purchased a new tire drag to enhance its track preparation.  Fast Chassis Inc. from Mt. Washington, KY designed this new, now favored piece of equipment.

Peterson stated, "With the amount of professional cars testing at US 131 it became apparent in order to keep track preparation similar to NHRA and ADRL this new technology was needed."  Fast Chassis uses the reverse rotating tire drag design.  Current tire drags use racing slicks that are cut and dragged behind a tractor.  This new design uses good slicks that are mounted on wheels and rotate in a reverse rotation at about 2-3 miles per hour while being pulled down the racing surface.  This mimics
actual race cars going down the racing surface with rubber being placed on the track. 

"This new piece of equipment allow us to offer a much better track surface even if just one car is running on the track," stated
Peterson.  Case in point, Pete Berner of Crete, IL tested his Mountain Motor Pro Stock Camaro in preparation for this weekend's ADRL Summer Drags VIII and consistently ran between 4.12-4.14 seconds with poor air and the only car testing.

US 131 Motorsports Park continually strives to provide its racers and fans the best possible experience both on the track and off thetrack.  This is another way to continue that tradition.  For more information on this new tire drag technology contact Darrin at Fast Chassis Inc. at 502.538.4079.