Heat shielding products from Diver Consolidated Industries (DCI) are being supplied to leading NASCAR and motorsport teams in America, who have reported significant reductions in in-car temperatures.
DCI Performance Products, a leading Australian thermal and acoustic shielding specialist manufacturer employs a revolutionary thermal shielding technology to absorb both heat and sound using lightweight and unique material combinations to reflect radiant energy, laterally conduct heat, and act as an insulating barrier.
According to Wayne Spiden, Thermal and Acoustic Products Manager at DCI Performance Products, the DCI range has received positive feedback from a number of teams who have experienced the in-cabin radiating heat reductions.
He adds that the partnership between DCI Performance Products and the NASCAR Series will definitely continue into the future, given that heat is a major issue in all forms of professional motorsport.
DCI Performance Products is supplying to the NASCAR Series and other major American motorsport categories through well-known motorsport commentator Leigh Diffey and his company DB Products. Diffey points out that the DCI heat shielding products have given the teams an advantage over their competitors. In fact, a particular driver was able to discard his cool suit after experiencing significant heat reductions from using DCI Performance Products, resulting in invaluable savings of over 12kg to the overall weight of the car and faster driver changes during endurance race pit stops, taking his team from midfield to podium positions.
DCI heat shielding products can also be supplied in specially developed customised material combinations against low volume orders in a very short timeframe to suit unique applications on the racetrack.
DCI Performance Products are currently on cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the GRAND-AM Rolex Sportscar Series, the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge Series, the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and the SCCA World Challenge.
In Australia, DCI thermal shielding products are used in many of the major local motorsport series including the V8 Supercars, the V8 Supercar Development Series, the V8 Utes, the Australian GT Championship and the Kerrick Sports Sedan Championship.
DCI Performance products used in these Series include TF-400, TF-600, XT-5000, XT-ULTIMATE and XT-5000 3" Half Round preformed pipe shields.
DCI Performance’s complete range of thermal and acoustic shielding products is available locally from VPW, Bursons, OSE Wholesale, and internationally from DB Products and Vibrant Performance.