Davis Technologies, maker of the sport’s most popular traction control devices, has made its name with the development and implementation of such units to get a car down the racetrack in consistent fashion, but as a leader in new technology in racing, they’re about more than just traction control.
Last year, Davis Technologies tested and launched their newest device, known as the “Bump Box”, that aids drivers of turbocharged cars in particular in accurately and consistently staging their cars.
Turbocharged cars, by nature, have to build boost of monstrous proportions prior to bumping from the pre-stage to stage beam, and with all of that power being harnessed behind the transbrake, it can be the trickiest part of the entire job of driving one of those cars. Ask any driver new to a turbocharged combination and they’ll tell you learning to stage the car and build boost was a humble lesson. Even some seasoned veterans will often bump in deep or roll the beams on accident during the process.
The Bump Box — which is the only device of its kind on the market — assumes control of the transbrake with a high speed microprocessor, giving the driver the ability to stage the car with precision and place more focus on the tree and achieving optimum boost than the act of staging the car.
With the Bump Box, the driver can be “in the zone” just like their supercharged and nitrous counterparts in the other lane. Plus, by being able to consistently stage the car, reaction times both improve and become more consistent, and precisely “shallow” staging the car allows for better elapsed times at every increment.
Davis Technologies put together this product feature video that showcases the Bump Box in action on a number of high-profile race cars, including Frankie Taylor’s Pro Extreme Corvette, Dave Hance’s ’57 Chevy Pro Modified, Rob Wells’ Outlaw 10.5 Mustang, and Danny Lowry’s Pro Street Mustang.
For more information on the Bump Box and other high-tech devices from David Technologies, log on to moretraction.com.