Circle Track Drivers know that they can benefit from Hot Tires to get a good start to the race. However a Tire Warmer provides the ability to tune and manage tires in the paddock for several important reasons.
Both Asphalt and Dirt racers can use a Tire Warmer to:
- Go Fast from the Green Flag
- Set Hot Tire Pressures in the Pits
- Size your Tires in the Pits- Set Stagger
- Save “Heat Cycles” by keeping tire warm in between sessions
Hot rubber grips the track surface better since not only does the co-efficent of friction increase, but the Tire’s ability to form the track surface through “mechanical keying” is increased
Set Hot Pressures
CHR Tire Warmers are well insulated and will get your tire surface AND carcass into the proper temperature range (same as you’ll see on the track). Set the Tire Warmers to the temperature you anticipate seeing on the track, allow them to “heat-soak” for an hour and set the Hot Pressure. When you hit the track, there will be minimal change. Getting your Hot Tire Pressure set on the Tire Warmers gets you going right away
All tires can have a range of size when manufactured especially Bias Ply tires. Once heated and at full pressure they also grow. With the Tire Warmers we can you check the size the tires will grow to so you can predict the stagger. Many teams use the Tire Warmers as one of their tools to alter the tire size to suit their desired Stagger.
Save Heat Cycles
When tires are heated & then cooled, a change occurs that can be seen, measured and felt. On some tires you can actually see a blue haze form over the tire as some “oils” migrate to the surface and oxidation occurs. On other tires one might observe much drier grayish haze depending on individual tire composition. Putting the tire though these hot to cold cycles reduces the tires grip, hardens the rubber and reduces its useful life. A tire warmer can keep tires hot or simply warm between track sessions and reduce the amount of heat cycles a tire goes through. If the tire is going to see more than one track session it makes sense to prevent the that tire cooling all the way to ambient; this can extend how many sessions the tire can perform at near maximum grip. By operating in this manner the tire’s “grip life” can be increased.