The bite level in the track should always be what causes you to change preps. It does have a correlation to temps . The colder the racing surface is the less likely it is to have bite. My next step down from Black Sand would be GK1 Blue.If you typically run Blacksand/Quick Dry or Blacksand/Ruby during the summer/spring months.
When it gets to fall when do you switch off of that?
What drives the decision? (Air temperature, etc.)
What is the outside you switch to? Sapphire?
(Racing in the Carolinas)
Thanks in advance
Many "cut" or "treated" tires reduce the tire temps. For example hot lap ii claims it reduces tire temps by 18 to 20 degrees. Do you adjust air pressures higher so the tire does not come in too early?
Absolute fact Randy, I'm a procurement manager for a major company and buy a lot of resins, Plasticizers, epoxidized soybean etc and we are seeing Force Majeures and significant cost increases across the board. I've had to shut our coatings line down twice already due to lack of raw materials. This new administration we have is definitely not making anything better...I want everyone to get ready and realize a gruesome time is coming in the prices for everything.
It started with the pipeline cancelation and then the big freeze in Texas.
There are chemical plants all over the country that still have not started back up.
Some chemicals used in many karting areas have doubled and tripled in price when you buy a full tanker truck.
Virtually all chemicals are in short supply. Some chemicals are just not available.
At Track Tac, we are in good shape as far as raw materials, but our costs have gone up to ensure we have supplies.
There are chemicals we would buy 20 drums at a time and recently we have been told: "you can have two drums" or worse "you can have one drum."
I am not trying to scare anyone, but our prices will be going up as our old supplies are depleted.
I will apologize in advance, but it is beyond our control. We are convinced some groups are controlling it, but it is not us.
Everyone needs to keep in their minds that everything they use or buy starts as a basic chemical.
The more complex the item is, the more complex the chemistry is, and then the higher the prices will be.
I have not found any sector in the economy that will not be affected.
Food is going up.
Fuel is going up.
Construction costs are way up and still rising.
Name anything, and it is or will be going up.
It has reminded me of the 1970s, and it got terrible before it started getting better.
Sorry for the bad news, but don't kill the messenger.