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Check out what people are saying about Driven Racing Oil:

“I had my Crate 602 engine rebuilt this winter. I had about 30 nights of racing on it prior to being taken apart and I used nothing but Driven XP3 oil. The engine builder said the bearings looked like new when he took it apart! I think your products are GREAT!”

— Jim Dobey

“Late in the season my Small Block Chevy suffered a broken oil pump. Running second in a tight point battle with 5 laps to go, pulling into the infield was not an option. Five laps on a 4/10 mile at over 7000 RPM with 0 psi. Driven Oil left the engine undamaged. That finish put my team in line for its first track championship. I’ll never use another brand of motor oil.”

— Joseph Scarbrough, Langley Speedway

“Just wanted to send you a thank you for all the help this season.  We were able to win our 4th track championship in 6 years, all using Driven Oil.  It is very important to us that we use the best possible products to try and stay ahead of the competition and we strive for excellence just like you guys do.  We truly hope that we can continue to work together for the 2014 season.”

– Tom Ress, Crew Chief/Co-Owner, Mark Mackesy Racing

“Oil is the cheapest thing you can put in the motor, so why not use the best,” says Meyer. Meyer used conventional oil on his first car, a 1998 Honda Prelude, and he noticed it broke down after four nights, and the filter was used up after eight.

When he switched to a Cavalier with an Ecotec engine, he noticed his oil pressure gauge actually pegged out at 130 psi. He called Driven Racing Oil, who recommended a blend that solved the issue and now gets 20 nights out of a oil change.

“In the long run, the cost is the same, and it’s better oil,” says Meyer.

– Cameron Meyer, IMCA National Champion, From Speedway Illustrated June 2013 issue

I had a customer (Bruce Horey) with a fully restored 1975 Kawasaki 750 (was using a mineral 15w 50) who I asked to try Driven XP4 Racing Oil. He put it in but was very skeptical….now he just cant believe the difference. It starts so so much easier hot or cold, has more noticeable power in all rev ranges and the bike runs quieter than ever before!! it always had a slightly rattly clutch due to a really small chip on a crank tooth and it has almost eliminated that clunking at idle…he really is blown away with the improvement!!!

– Kim Taylor, Nason Engine Parts

Thank you for making a great oil (XP3) that saved my engine. I neglected to replace my dry sump belt on my Camaro Dragster and, not only warmed the engine up, but made a pass down the drag strip. When I returned to my pit spot, my wife pointed out that a belt was hanging low under the front end. I totally panicked! Remembering that I had been working on the oiling system and had removed the cog belt, but did not replace it.

The engine temperature never rose above 160 degrees.

Lost Creek Raceway is a 1/8 mile track, My warm up was the entire length of the track plus the shut down area, another 1/8 mile. So 1/4 mile down 1/4 mile back. Then I drove over to tech line, through tech and back to the trailer in my pit spot. We did not notice the cog belt at tech! Thirty minutes later I took the car up to the staging lanes and made a full throttle pass. The car did stall out at the end of the run, but we had just installed a new EFI Computer and all new engine wiring harness systems so, I figured that it was just a ” bug” and re-fired the engine, picked up my time slip and returned to the trailer.

We replaced the cog belt and started the engine. No damage, no water in the oil, no oil in the water, no metal in the filter, plugs looked great and valve lash unchanged,,,,we raced all day, it ran better than ever with “NO DAMAGE”. Hard to believe? Really? This is a true occurrence, not a story. My buddy, Dan Bentzen, and my wife, saw it first hand. I just thought you should know. Your oil saved my engine. Thank you.

– Paul Bognar, NHRA Member #391112, NHRA Competition #6898, S/G 2002 Camaro

“As producer of magazine project engines that receive regular follow-up, it is imperative that engine components used in the pages of Speedway Illustrated deliver exemplary service life. To achieve that, we use first-class parts that are cost-appropriate for a specific build, talented builders, and we follow manufacturer as well as builder instructions for care and maintenance.

Another essential component is proper lubrication. Our in-house project cars have used only Driven oils since they became available to us in 2005. Speedway Illustrated is equally proud of our on-track, feature-winning success of these projects as we are for the extraordinary durability, including 4000 laps in one 7700-rpm engine before its first rebuild. We enjoy the confidence and extended change interval Driven oil provides.”

– Karl Fredrickson, Publisher, Speedway Illustrated

“This is an unsolicited product testimonial on Joe Gibbs Driven Oils that I am very happy to tell you about. First off your oil got me out of a tight spot. Both from a time & money stand-point and ultimately from an entire engine rebuild. As you know, we build Mopar engines and we were dyno testing a pump gas small block 408 stroker last week with Edelbrock heads and one of our flat tappet solid cams.

We were testing different configurations of inductions looking to make 590 to 600 HP. We got 577 HP with a modified Edelbrock dual plane intake and then switched to an Edelbrock Victor 340 single plane. The power started to drop off very suddenly at 6200 RPM, the valve springs, like Elvis, had left the building!

The only other springs we had handy (we rent time on a dyno and time was running out) were a set of PAC springs with 477 lbs over the nose pressure. We had been running 365 lbs. The decision to take the chance running 477 lbs with a flat tappet cam and our Coolface (EDM) lifters versus making a later date to get back on the dyno was not easy.

We decided to take the chance because we had Driven BR30 Conventional Break-in oil in the pan. Well, it worked out better than we had hoped. 628 HP and the cam looks absolutely perfect. Thank you for a product that does more than it is supposed to.

Guess what is the only oil we stock or recommend to all of our customers? Driven Racing Oil.”

– Dave Hughes, Hughes Engines, Inc., Washington, IL

“I started using Driven products about six years ago and all my cam failures stopped. It is the only oil I use and sell. In all the engines we build, including our new Drag Pac Challenger, we only use Driven Racing Oil products. Thank you Lake and Scott for all you help.”

– Ray Klaver, Southern Marine and Automotive

“We developed Driven Racing Oil to fix our flat tappet camshaft problems. Just changing to our BR Break-In Oil from off-the-shelf products, we virtually eliminated break-in failures. Next, we began to develop qualifying oils and race oils, and that is where we found significant power gains. Every engine we build uses Driven Racing Oil because it delivers power and durability.”

– Mark Cronquist, Head Engine Builder, Joe Gibbs Racing

“Ed Pink Racing Engines uses BR30 Break-In Oil in every engine that we run on our dynos, and I use Driven HR3in my ’29 Highboy Roadster. I recommend this oil to anyone who has a vintage performance car. It is the best insurance for long engine life that you can get.” 

– Ed Pink, Ed Pink Racing Engines

“I had always used what I thought was a good, top named oil. Then we started having problems with cams going flat during break-in. My engine builder was told to try your break-in oil. I was skeptical, especially considering that we were dumping it just after the break-in process. But I figured that if it will stop the problems then maybe it will be worth it. Well, we stopped having cam issues.

XP5 oil. I’m glad to say we haven’t had any issues with lubrication. We ran the Budweiser Nationals in Bakersfield, CA, in October – my son finished the race and drove the car to the hauler. Later he mentioned that with about eight laps to go the oil pressure light came on. He looked at the gauge to see zero pressure and thought for a second that there must be a gauge problem because the engine was running great. There was no loss of power, no noise, nothing to tell you there was anything wrong.

When we returned to the shop we checked the gauge to find no oil pressure. We pulled the engine and took it to our engine guy. He dropped the pan to find the oil pump lying in the bottom. It broke off clean, with the bolt still in the block. We knew we were in trouble. After he took the engine completely apart he called with the great news. All he could find was one rod bearing with a little wear on it. He checked everything, put all new bearings in it and put it back together. We ran that same engine at the Dirt Nationals in Hanford CA, three weeks later. My son finished in the top ten, and the engine ran great.

We are not a big dollar team. We cut corners where we can, but I will never cut corners when it comes to oil again. Keep up the good work.”

– Keith Altig

“Incredible! Using the Driven EPC Chassis Grease on our Silver Crown car, the driveline components looked the best I’ve ever seen.”

– Evan Avart

“On our higher end engine programs we are trying to get every ounce of power, and we highly recommend XP9 racing oil to our customers. We typically see 6-8 horsepower on the dyno, and lower engine temps on the track.”

– Chad Mullins, Mullins Racing Engines

“Late in the season my small block Chevy suffered a broken oil pump. Running second in a tight point battle with 5 laps to go, pulling into the infield was not an option. Five laps on a 4/10 mile at over 7000rpm with 0 psi. Driven racing oil left the engine undamaged. That finish put my team in line for its first track championship. I’ll never use another brand of motor oil!”

– Joseph Scarbrough, Langley Speedway

“We have to run stock rocker arms, and the XP1 oil tripled the part life of the rocker arms. The oil basically pays for itself.”

– Lance Line, Line Automotive

“Before using Driven race oil, we had to send our motor back to get fresh valve springs mid season. Using Driven oil, not only did we not have to send our motor back for a freshen up, but our valve springs are still within specs after 1000 laps!! This oil is worth every penny and more.”

– Chris Titsworth, C.A.R. Motorsports

“We lost an oil pump belt while racing without breaking the engine. The team replaced the belt, and raced the engine 500 more laps. The oil saved the engine.”

– Jack Cornett, Cornett Racing Engines

“Driven Gear Oil is a product that the customer can depend on from day one. It is test proven for extended ring & pinion life and lower operating temperatures. I recommend this oil to all my customers knowing they will not be disappointed with it’s performance. Protect your investment!”

– Kerry Henne, Frankland Racing

“My name is Kyle Putland, I currently have the quickest naturally aspirated car in Australia ([email protected]) in A/Altered trim. I use a 50/50 mix of Driven XP0 and XP2 oil and I’m extremely satisfied with the way the big end bearings look after 57 runs in a 499ci pro stock engine. Results speak for themselves.”

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– Kyle Putland

“With eight laps to go in a race, my son saw the oil pressure light come on. He thought for a second that there must be a gauge problem because the engine was running great. There was no loss of power, no noise, nothing to tell you there was anything wrong. When we returned to the shop we checked the gauge to find no oil pressure and that the oil pump had broken clean off. But thanks to the durability and protection of Driven XP5 we were able to run that same engine three weeks later.

“we are not a big dollar team. We cut corners where we can, but I will never cut corners when it comes to oil again. Keep up the good work.”

— Keith Altig, Grassroots Racer

“Incredible! Using the Driven EPC Chassis Grease on our Silver Crown Car, the driveline components looked the best I’ve ever seen.”

— Evan Avart, Crew Chief, RW Motorsports

“Thank you so much for introducing me to the Driven Speed Clean Degreaser and the Driven Race Wax. I used the degreaser to get the oil and rubber marks off the race car. Let’s just say it works great, considering I have not cleaned our car since the last race which was four weeks ago and the marks still came off with ease. Especially off the pink and white numbers, I have included before and after photos. The Race Wax sprays on easily and wipes off just as easy, leaving the car with a smooth, shiny finish. We just love it! The best part of these two products is they are so easy to use that even our 2 granddaughters can help me clean and shine Papa’s race car.”

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— Bonnie & Dwight Jarvis 

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