Back in June, we shared with you a brand new product from our friends over at Davis Technologies, known as the Bump Box. The name alone may give away what this unique little unit does to most of you, but for the unassuming, the Bump Box works as a staging aid for the racer, providing the ability to “bump” the car into the beams in small increments. You may be asking yourself why a racer would need a tool like this for such a simple process, but in reality, for high-horsepower cars on the chip — and turbo cars in particular that are reigning back 3,500 horsepower — it’s not so easy a process. What the Bump Box does is control the transbrake through the use of a high-speed microprocessor, giving the driver the ability not only to reign in his machine in the beams, but do it with unparalleled accuracy and control.
So, what do the racers think of the Bump Box? As you’ll see in the video below, top aces the likes of Pro Modified racers Todd Tutterow, Dave Hance, Frankie “The MadMan” Taylor, Danny Lowry, tuner Mike Bell, and Outlaw 10.5 racer Rob Wells are among those utilizing the Bump Box, and we hear from several of them as they discuss the benefits of the unit. More consistent reaction times? Check. Faster spooling? Check.
Says Hance, “The Bump Box is a game-changer. Before the Bump Box, I don’t know how we did what we did.”
As useful as the Bump Box may be in just the type of high-horsepower applications shown above, racers from every level on the proverbial food chain can benefit from its use. As you’ll see in the video below, Shannon Davis and the Davis Technologies team illustrate the use of the Bump Box on a naturally aspirated bracket car with incredibly smooth and precise forward “bumps”, proving that you don’t need thousands of horsepower to gain the advantages of Davis’ revolutionary product.
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