Besides not having to spend hours cleaning your car the next day and not having the dirt sucked into and ruining your motors and all moving parts of the car is the lack of tire wear. While a racer has the initial cost of purchasing a set of asphalt tires the investment pays off in the long term. TQ’s and Wingless Dirt 600 Sprints are averaging five to six races on a set of tires and one top running TQ racer told me he is on his ninth race on a set of tires. The Slingshots run fine on the dirt tires with virtually no tire wear. The same is true for the Karts.
What I am saying is for the Dirt 600 Sprints that don’t have asphalt tires a set of tires will probably last you the entire OctoberFest Series. The key to making the tires last is simple common sense. If you are going to drive the track like you would a dirt track you will burn up tires but driving it like an asphalt track the tires will last.
Many area dirt track racers are burning off a right rear tire, and in some cases a right front tire each race. This is “NOT” happening at Borgers Speedway. The arithmetic is simple. $270 for two tires a race plus what left rears and left fronts you go through or $500 to $600 for a set of tires that will last you five races. 5 races on dirt at $270 per race = $1350. 5 races on one set of asphalt tires that last five races or better = $600. Net savings of $750. Just check your tire bills for this past season racing on dirt. The facts do not lie. Asphalt racing saves you over half your tire expenses.
Ask our drivers. They will tell you what they are saving.
Borgers Speedway Dirt 600 Sprint Champion and seven time feature winner Jason Hentrich, “people are afraid that tire wear is an issue at Borgers and I can tell you first hand that is not the case. The money that I have saved this season running on asphalt as compared to dirt is very substantial. Running asphalt tires the Hoosier LCO or LC5’s will work. If they want to try the dirt tires we ran the Hoosier RD 20’s on all four corners. The key is to not drive it like you would on dirt. If you throw it sideways you will burn off rubber but there is no need to race like that. There are races before OctoberFest starts so I would say give the tires you now have a try. With what I am hearing the dirt guys must be running a hard compound. Give it a try and see what happens.”
The Slingshot tire situation is basically no tire wear. Racers have been running the same tires all season long. The dirt tires work fine. A duro or sawtooth on the right rear is recommended.
Karts are also experiencing very little tire wear regardless of what brand of tires they are running. If you prep the tires to the extreme you will not get good wear but most racers feel there is no need to prep plus prepping at the track at Borgers is not allowed.
Major dollars are on the line at Borgers Speedway for OctoberFest 2013. When your track closes down this is your chance to see what asphalt racing is all about. Everyone at Borgers Speedway guarantees that you will be pleasantly surprised and be back for more.