Chemical aTraction
Table of Contents


About the Author

Tire and Chemical Safety

How to Use This Book

The Game

Grip Defined

A Few Other Misconceptions About Grip

Enough Grip

Rolling Resistance

Straight Line Rolling Resistance

Cornering Rolling Resistance

Step 1:  Foundations First

The Goal

Walk then Run



Tire Rules

Prep Rules


It Never Comes Out

The All Knowing Durometer

Its All Right

The Right Feel

Matched to the Kart and Setup

Dont Get Lost!

Step 2:  The Unprepped Tire

The Right Brand and Compound


Cut or Not?

Step 3:  The Chemicals

General Categories

Inside Chemicals

Softening Chemicals

Bite Chemicals

Pre-Outing Treatments

Track Condition Tendencies

Chemical Interactions

Mixing Chemicals

Step 4:  Preparing for Chemical Application

Preparing the Tire

New Tires

Tires Which Have Been Run

Prep Application Tools

Step 5:  Applying the Base Chemical

Choosing the Right Base Chemical

Tire, Prep and Temperature

Prep Application Methods - Outside


Brushing or Rolling

Rolling in a Rotisserie

Prep Application Methods - Inside

Step 6:  At the Track The Surface Chemical

Cleaning the Tires After a Run

Application Methods

Step 7:  Maintenance

Week to Week

One Season to the Next

What Are the Tires Doing?

Are They Fast?

Are They Biting?

What Do They Look Like?

How are They Evolving?

How Hard Did We Have to Work Them at the Track?

Are They Consistently Fast?

Beyond the Set:  Tuning Individual Tires


A Little Disenchantment

Eric Rendleman Performance Based Programs

Scenario 1:  Inside and Outside Prepping

Scenario 2:  Outside Prepping

Scenario 3:  Prepping for a Heavy Wet Track

Palmetto Speed Shop Based Programs

Scenario 1 - All Outside Prepping:

Scenario 2 - Inside Prepping on Dryer Medium or Better Tracks:

Scenario 3 - Inside Prepping on Damper Medium Tracks:

Scenario 4:  Inside on a Low Bite Track with Soft Tires:

Scenario 5:  Outside on a Very Moist Track

Miscellaneous Other Prep Programs:

Scenario 1 A Sloppy Wet Track

Scenario 2 Tire Mafia Inside