Saldana Racing Products

Saldana Racing Products has been in business in the Indianapolis area since 1994, when we started producing our line of dry sump oil tanks and breather cans.  Since then, the business has grown from the small, dirt floor chicken coop it started in.

In 1996, we introduced our line of fuel tanks, becoming a major warehouse distributer for fuel bladders.  Soon after, our high-quality aluminum radiator line was created.

In 2007, Saldana Racing Products became co-owner of Pyrotect Racing Cells in Redmond, Oregon.  Our partnership has allowed us to greatly improve the value, quality and service in the performance fuel cell industry.

We’ve gone through a number of changes in the past few years, including moving shop (more than once), to selling our aluminum line in 2019, and now reacquiring our aluminum production equipment to start fresh in 2022.

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What are Sprints?

Sprint Car Racing is a popular form of auto racing that involves high-speed, short-track, oval racing. The cars used in Sprint Car Racing are specially designed for this type of racing, with powerful engines and lightweight bodies.

These cars are incredibly fast, with the ability to reach speeds of over 140 miles per hour on straightaways. They have large wings on the top of the car which help to provide downforce and improve handling at high speeds. The lightweight bodies also help the car to accelerate quickly and handle sharp turns with ease.

The races typically last for a few laps around a dirt or paved oval track with a length of a quarter to a half-mile. The tracks are usually banked, which means that the outer edge of the track is higher than the inner edge, allowing the cars to maintain high speeds while turning. Sprint Car Racing is known for its high speeds, tight turns, and close-quarters racing, which make for exciting and thrilling events for both drivers and spectators.

Sprint Car Racing is popular in many parts of the world, with notable events such as the Knoxville Nationals in the United States and the Australian Sprintcar Championship in Australia. The sport has a long history, with roots dating back to the early 1900s. In fact, it is one of the oldest forms of auto racing in the world.

The drivers who compete in Sprint Car Racing are some of the most skilled and daring in the world of motorsports. They must have lightning-fast reflexes and nerves of steel to be able to handle the intense speeds and close proximity to other cars. But for those who are up to the challenge, there is nothing quite like the thrill of Sprint Car Racing.

OS 25
25 Gallon Dirt

OS 28
28 Gallon Dirt

OS 33
33 Gallon Dirt

35 or 41 Gallon Dirt

What are Micro Sprints?

Micro Sprints are scaled down versions of full sprint cars. They run side-mounted 600cc motorcycle engines capable of producing upwards of 160 horsepower. Micro Sprints have chassis and bodies styled like those of full-sized sprint cars or midgets.

Micro Sprints run on small dirt tracks that are usually a fifth of a mile or less in size, though they sometimes run on larger tracks. They can be either raced with wings or without wings. Micro Sprints are a lower cost alternative to racing mini sprints or midgets, while still delivering the stepping stone to larger forms of racing in terms of fun, experience and driver development.

Micro Sprints have different names in different parts of the country, sometimes being called 600 Sprints, Modified Midgets (refers back to the now defunct National Modified Midget Association or NMMA), or Micro Midgets. Sometimes Micro Sprints are incorrectly referred to as Mini Sprints, which refers to the early name of the 1000cc class now called Lightning Sprints.

MS 14
14 Gallon

OMS 14
“Outlaw” Style 14 Gallon

MS 16
16 Gallon

OMS 16
“Outlaw” Style 16 Gallon

What are Midgets?

Midget cars, also speedcars in Australia, is a class of racing cars. The cars are very small with a very high power-to-weight ratio and typically use four cylinder engines. They originated in the United States in the 1930s and are raced on most continents. There is a worldwide tour and national midget tours in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

Typically, these four cylinder engine cars have 300 horsepower (220 kW) to 400 horsepower (300 kW) and weigh 900 pounds (410 kg). The high power and small size of the cars combine to make midget racing quite dangerous; for this reason, modern midget cars are fully equipped with roll cages and other safety features. Some early major midget car manufacturers include Kurtis Kraft (1930s to 1950s) and Solar (1944–46).

Midgets are intended to be driven for races of relatively short distances, usually 2.5 to 25 miles (4 to 40 km). Some events are staged inside arenas, like the Chili Bowl held in early January at the Tulsa Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are midget races in dirt track racing and in asphalt (paved tracks).

There are three-quarter (TQ) midgets which developed from “midget midget” cars of the late 1940s. Quarter midgets are the one quarter the size of a full midget car.

LMT 19
19 Gallon Dirt

“Outlaw Style” 19 Gallon Dirt

LMT 27
27 Gallon Dirt

LMT 31
31 Gallon Pavement