"Wow, that was great" Mick Robinson said as he climbed from the double race winning Robinson Motor Sports rental FE at Homestead last weekend. The first race for Mick in over a year, so the victories were nice. The SCCA Formula Enterprises Mazda powered Van Diemen had a new oil from Valvoline.
RMS used the new racing version of the Valvoline NextGen oil in the 2.3 liter Mazda engine for the first time at this race. "The engine temps were right on the thermostat which helped with the power" Robinson said to crew chief Mark Eaton. "It ran a consistent temp for the entire race."
Robinson was refering to the NextGen Valvoline Oil which is now being used in race engines. The street version of the product has been out for a year or so for use in street cars but is now being used in racing. Valvoline is going to resourse conservative thechnology by using previously used engine oil and having it reblended with new oil to work with conservation. It worked great in the RMS car at Homestead.
The car that was raced is a fresh rebuilt Formula Enterprises that will be used in the Robinson Motor Sports rental fleet. The car has a low time engine, a completely rebuilt transmission and all new suspension components. This was the shake down event for the car. It will be run again at Roebling Road next week by 2 time National Champion Mark Eaton in it's final shakedown before customers will drive the car.
We used the Valvoline NextGen oil in the car, and had the stickers on it. A lot of competitors stopped us to ask about the product. There was some concern that using an oil that had previously been used would not hold up to racing conditions. By the results, the engine power and the temps we feel that Valvoline has done a great job with the product while at the same time conserving natural resources. It's a win win situation, a great product and being green at the same time!
You can drive this race winning rental FE at an SCCA race event. Please contact Robinson Motor Sports for more information about the rental of this car. Hope to see you at the races soon!!