Friday, May 26, 2017
Everyone knows it takes a great engine to win a race. However, there is another part of the vehicle in any race that will also determine that outcome. What is that you may ask; well it’s the tires! Having the right tires for the race is something a lot of people overlook. Whether it is a great dirt track, Motocross or pavement you have to have the right tires for the job.
So what makes the right or wrong tires for the job besides tread pattern? Simple amount of grip the tire has. This grip level is measured by a tool called a durometer. The higher the durometer the harder the tire is, the durometer measures this particular tire spec. Having this tool in your toolbox will give you a better performance on the track. With whatever tires you are using. There are certain durometer ratings for certain track types of surfaces dirt, asphalt etc when it comes to how hard or soft a tire should be to get the best performance. No matter what you are running whether it is a car, motorbike, ATV, sprint vehicle or anything else the terrain will dictate the tire type, grip, and inflation. So how to you know you are using the right thickness of tire? Well, it's time to talk about exactly what a durometer does.
A durometer is a small gauge device which when pressed into a surface will read the thickness of that surface. This gauge is essential to any pit crews list of tools. Tire compound make up determines that hardness of a tire and will, therefore, assist in getting the right tire for the right track.
Like stated before each type of track has a tire hardness or grip level that will run effectively on it. Running a paved track with hard tires will create bounce and loss of control, whereas running a dirt track with the same tires will result in better performance. Knowing your track and your tires it extremely important.
Using this tool is very simple. Just place the pointed end of the tool on the surface to be measured and press down slightly. It is just that simple. Reading the gauge is as simple as reading the gauges on your vehicle. The harder the surface the high the reading on the gauge. With reading on the gauge you should be able to match to each track you are preparing to run.
So a Durometer is an essential tool in any racer’s toolbox. Finding the harness of your tires can make your race run better and can get you closer to first place, that and a great engine. Have a great race!
Friday, March 17, 2017
Our Spring giveaway is finally here! The prize will be a top end rebuild kit for a 50cc or 90cc ATV. It will include a Piston kit, high performance rollers, head gaskets and a base gasket. The contest will last for 2 weeks and a winner will then be announced. Like and share our post on our Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/drratvs/
Monday, February 27, 2017
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
DRR USA recently got covered in an Ohio Business Profile from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. Check out the profile at http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/agency/initiatives/OBP/December2016/DRR.aspx . We would like to thank Mr. Husted for his kind words and support of DRR!
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Ericka Heaton participated in the Winter Series RD#1 on 11-27-2016. Ericka placed second in the Youth ATV Open 0-250cc class and seventh overall. Excellent job Ericka!
Ericka taking off down the dirt track
Ericka coming out of the woods
Ericka maneuvering through the many trees
Profile shot of Ericka racing
Ericka taking off downhill
Ericka winding her way through the woods
Ericka Heaton won first place at EROC MXC in the 50cc class on October 23rd! Excellent riding, Ericka!
Ericka (#1!) and her DRR ATV
Ericka maneuvering downhill
Ericka emerging from the woods
Great profile shot of Ericka driving
Ericka driving down the dirt track
Ericka getting a little air
Andrea Rodgers capped off the racing season with a win at CRA Mansfield Toy Run on December 4th. Great ending to a great racing season, Andrea!
Andrea getting some air
Andrea working her way through the woods
Andrea driving down the dirt track
Competitor coming up on Andrea's tail
Andrea roaring down the racetrack
Andrea whirling through the woods to victory
Wind whipping Andrea as she takes turn
Andrea taking a tight turn