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What is slick track racing?

Updated: 9/28/2023
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There's a great misconception about tires that says tread equals traction. While it's true on wet roads and dirt, it is not true on dry, clean pavement. Rubber gives traction, not tread. The function of tread is to cut through water, dirt, etc by channeling it into the spaces between the tread blocks to allow the rubber to meet the driving surface. This is not needed on a clean, dry race track, and tread merely reduces the amount of rubber that meets the surface and thereby reduces the contact patch. Racing slicks have no tread and therefore give far greater traction by increasing the area of the tire's contact patch on clean pavement. However, in the wet they become virtually useless because the tire can no longer make contact with the racing surface; hence "rain tires" and off-road racing tires have tread.

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Slick track racing is part of all racing. Now all it is ,is when the track has not enough rubber on it so the car is very loose but in Dirt Track Racing they put down water before each race so slick track racing is when they put to much or not enough

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Racing slicks or also known as slick tires, are generally wider than a regular tire and have no tread allowing for little to no traction. These tires are generally used on racing cars so they can move around a track at top speeds.

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Drag slicks are tires with no tread. They have more traction on a dry surface than treaded tires do. (Grooves in a tire are there for wet roads, and no one drag races on a wet strip.)

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They provide the most traction.

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