Rave Gears plays huge role in Daytona 500
Seguin, Texas-When the fans start screaming at the Daytona 500, they're cheering for their favorite driver. Only a die-hard racing fan can appreciate the gearing and engineering that goes into each race car. The technical aspects, though, keep many gear companies working at a rapid pace. This is proven as an understatement for our very own local high tech manufacturer, Rave Gears.
"Working in the fast paced racing market requires constant improvement in design and efficiencies in order to maintain our competitive edge against our Competition, Rave Gears is in a “race” of its own to make sure to provide the best most efficient gears to the teams," said Rave Gears President, Thomas Alaniva.
Rave Gears supplied the driveline “ring and pinion,” to approximately 75% of the cars in the Daytona 500 race that took place on February 26th, 2017. The ring and pinion gear set is made up of a ring gear with gear teeth that are connected to the axles of the rear wheels and a pinion shaft that is basically the rear end of the driveshaft. The mechanics of ring and pinion gears allow the rear-wheel drive feature to work correctly.
The first car to race with a Rave Gear ring and pinion was at the 2014 AAA Texas 500 race, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on November 2, 2014, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Since that time, Rave Gears has constantly improved the design durability and efficiency and is now up to a fifth generation design. Each generation slightly better than the last one.
The Daytona 500 is a 500-mile-long NASCAR Cup Series motor race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Daytona 500 is regarded as the most important and prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar.
"I seldom watched Nascar before we began supplying parts to the race cars, but now it's personal," said Alaniva who designs the winning ring and pinions.
Today, Rave Gears produces high-quality, precision CNC machining, prototyping, reverse engineering, and supply of gears and gear shafts.
With our current success in the NASCAR racing series we are branching out into different racing markets such as NHRA drag racing. ###