Frequently Asked Questions

What is Smart Active Aero?


Victor Racing, Inc., is the first company to introduce this concept. The idea is to create standalone active aero technologies that are controlled by built-in computers, sensors, and sophisticated software algorithms. This allows our products to be Smart and operate in ways that were not possible before for increased performance, new innovative features, and ease of installation. This approach also allows our technologies to work independently, but symbiotically, with any other systems that may already be in the vehicle.




What's included?


The EXO1, TRK1, and SPT1 are all complete turnkey solutions and includes various sized carbon fiber wings, all mechanical components, all electronics, software, controller, mounting hardware, and other accessories. The TRK1 Build’s Kit comes with everything except for the carbon fiber wing and support arms and is designed to turn your existing static wing into an active wing




Is it hard to install?


While we recommend professional installation, the process is simple. Just mount the wing on the deck of your trunk or directly to the chassis, attach the mechanical and electrical enclosure to the inside of your trunk lid or elsewhere if the wing is chassis mounts, provide 12v power and you are ready to go. PLEASE NOTE: sufficient mounting is mandatory to ensure safety and the performance level you are trying to achieve. If you have any doubts or questions, please consult a professional who has experience in mounting rear wings or a reputable performance or body shop.




What are the different models?


The TRK1 is designed for all cars except rear and mid-engine cars. It comes complete with a 70” carbon fiber wing. Features include the ability to set speed and attack angles for all three presets, the use of the optional steering wheel controller, and an expansion port for future upgrades.

The EXO1 is designed for all cars including rear and mid-engine cars. It is offered with a 62", 74" or 80" wide carbon fiber wing. The swept back arm design allows for the actuators to be mounted on them, reducing the space needed inside the trunk or engine compartment needed. It has all the features of the TRK1 computer including user programmable speeds, optional steering wheel remote, and a future expansion port.

The SPT1 is designed for all cars except rear and mid-engine cars. It comes complete with a 57” carbon fiber wing. Features include the ability to set attack angles for all three presets, with predefined speeds from the factory.

The TRK1 Builder's Kit is the TRK1 minus the wing, support arms, and mounting plates. It is designed for people who would like to make their current static wing active.




How do you program the TRK1?


PROGRAMMING PRESETS:

  1. PLEASE NOTE: Generally, the attack angles for downforce is between 0 and 25 degrees. Aerobraking is from 25 to 30 degrees. It is important you start at the lower end of these ranges so that you can properly determine the exact amount of downforce you need. Too much downforce will slow the car down and cause additional stress to the wing and other components. Aerobraking is a feature that should be tuned properly also. Too high of an angle will result in producing ONLY DRAG AND NO DOWNFORCE, which can severely disrupt the handling of the car! Proper adjustment of the attack angle for Aerobraking is essential. NEVER adjust Aerobraking to extreme angles, IT WILL CAUSE DAMAGE to the wing, smart active system, and your car.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY THAT IS A RESULT OF IMPROPER AND OR EXCESSIVE DOWNFORCE AND AEROBRAKING SETTINGS. YOU ARE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING WHAT IS APPROPRIATE AND SAFE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC VEHICLE.

  1. Select the PRESET you would like to program. Options are: P1, P2, or P3.
    1. Hold the button down for Four (4) seconds to enter “EDIT” mode.

  1. Press the DRS button and the wing will move into the previous DRS position. Use the UP and DW buttons to adjust the wing to the desired angle
    1. Please note there is a number displayed on the LCD as a reference. It is not an indication of the angle. As the mounting position of the wing will vary from car to car, it was not possible to indicate actual angle degree. The number however, can be used as a reference for your specific application / car.
    2. If you are not able to mount the wing perfectly flat mechanically, you can use this feature to set the wing at the flat DRS angle and the computer will move the wing into position the moment the system is started.

  1. Press the DF1 button and the wing will move into the previous DF1 position. Use the UP and DW buttons to adjust the wing to the desired angle. Press the DF1 button again and the display will change and show “MPH”. Use the UP and DW buttons to set the MPH at which the wing will move to this position.

  1. REPEAT for DF2, and DF3.

  1. Press the ARB button and the wing will move into the previous ARB position. Use the UP and DW buttons to adjust amount of G-Force the sensors must detect before aerobrake is initiated. The range is 0.30G to 0.99G with adjustable increments of 0.01G.
    1. This feature is important because you do not want the wing to flip up for aerobraking if you are gently applying your brakes to gain better control around a corner or to gradually slow down. A sudden increase in G-Force that is a distinct indication of your need to stop rapidly is when you want the wing to tilt up for aerobraking. This allows you to set that threshold for each of the Three (3) PRESETS, that can be calibrated for street use, highway use, or multiple specific race tracks.

  1. When you are done programming the PRESET, press the P1 button again and it will store the settings.
    1. PLEASE NOTE the display will indicate the process of storing the new settings. It may take up to a minute to do so. When it is done, it will go back to displaying the normal display text. DO NOT INTERUPT THE SETTING SAVING PROCESS. IF YOU DO YOU WILL HAVE TO RESET ALL THE PARAMETERS AGAIN.




How do you program the SPT1?


PROGRAMMING PRESETS:

  1. PLEASE NOTE: Generally, the attack angles for downforce is between 0 and 25 degrees. Aerobraking is from 25 to 30 degrees. It is important you start at the lower end of these ranges so that you can properly determine the exact amount of downforce you need. Too much downforce will slow the car down and cause additional stress to the wing and other components. Aerobraking is a feature that should be tuned properly also. Too high of an angle will result in producing ONLY DRAG AND NO DOWNFORCE, which can severely disrupt the handling of the car! Proper adjustment of the attack angle for Aerobraking is essential. NEVER adjust Aerobraking to extreme angles, IT WILL CAUSE DAMAGE to the wing, smart active system, and your car.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY THAT IS A RESULT OF IMPROPER AND OR EXCESSIVE DOWNFORCE AND AEROBRAKING SETTINGS. YOU ARE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING WHAT IS APPROPRIATE AND SAFE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC VEHICLE.

  1. Select the PRESET you would like to program. Options are: P1, P2, or P3.
    1. Hold the button down for Four (4) seconds to enter “EDIT” mode.

  1. Press the DRS button and the wing will move into the previous DRS position. Use the UP and DW buttons to adjust the wing to the desired angle.
    1. Please note there is a number displayed on the LCD as a reference. It is not an indication of the angle. As the mounting position of the wing will vary from car to car, it was not possible to indicate actual angle degree. The number however, can be used as a reference for your specific application / car.
    2. If you are not able to mount the wing perfectly flat mechanically, you can use this feature to set the wing at the flat DRS angle and the computer will move the wing into position the moment the system is started.

  1. Press the DF1 button and the wing will move into the previous DF1 position. Use the UP and DW buttons to adjust the wing to the desired angle.

  1. REPEAT for DF2, and DF3.

  1. Press the ARB button and the wing will move into the previous ARB position. Use the UP and DW buttons to adjust amount of G-Force the sensors must detect before aerobrake is initiated. The range is 0.30G to 0.99G with adjustable increments of 0.01G.
    1. This feature is important because you do not want the wing to flip up for aerobraking if you are gently applying your brakes to gain better control around a corner or to gradually slow down. A sudden increase in G-Force that is a distinct indication of your need to stop rapidly is when you want the wing to tilt up for aerobraking. This allows you to set that threshold for each of the Three (3) PRESETS, that can be calibrated for street use, highway use, or multiple specific race tracks.

  1. When you are done programming the PRESET, press the P1 button again and it will store the settings.
    1. PLEASE NOTE the display will indicate the process of storing the new settings. It may take up to a minute to do so. When it is done, it will go back to displaying the normal display text. DO NOT INTERUPT THE SETTING SAVING PROCESS. IF YOU DO YOU WILL HAVE TO RESET ALL THE PARAMETERS AGAIN.




How does DRS work?


DRS is set when you program the attack angle for that position with each of the three presets available. When the system is powered up, the computer will automatically move the wing to that position to start. When you are driving, you can activate the DRS by pressing the DRS button on the Main Controller or the optional Steering Wheel Controller. The button on the Main Controller is on/off so you will have to press it to engage and again to disengage. The optional Steering Wheel Controller is momentary, like in F1, so it will engage the DRS function as long as you have it pressed. When released, it will go back to the pre-programmed setting the system was on. Activating the DRS function will move the wing to that position, which is the flat position, to reduce drag.




How does aerobraking work?


You can set the aerobrake attack angle and the amount of force the system must detect for the wing to move into the aerobrake position. The range is 0.3G to 5.0G with adjustable increments of 0.1G. The system will also only initiate aerobraking if the car is going at least 50mph, where there is enough airflow for aerobraking to have an effect.

This feature is important because you do not want the wing to flip up for aerobraking if you are gently applying your brakes to gain better control around a corner or to gradually slow down. A sudden increase in G-Force that is a distinct indication of your need to stop rapidly is when you want the wing to tilt up for aerobraking. This allows you to set that threshold for each of the Three (3) PRESETS, that can be calibrated for street use, highway use, or multiple specific race tracks.




What's the typical attack angles used?


Generally, the attack angles for downforce is between 0 and 25 degrees. Aerobraking is from 25 to 30 degrees. It is important you start at the lower end of these ranges so that you can properly determine the exact amount of downforce you need. Too much downforce will slow the car down and cause additional stress to the wing and other components. Aerobraking is a feature that should be tuned properly also. Too high of an angle will result in producing ONLY DRAG AND NO DOWNFORCE, which can severely disrupt the handling of the car! Proper adjustment of the attack angle for Aerobraking is essential. NEVER adjust Aerobraking to extreme angles, IT WILL CAUSE DAMAGE to the wing, smart active system, and your car.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY THAT IS A RESULT OF IMPROPER AND OR EXCESSIVE DOWNFORCE AND AEROBRAKING SETTINGS. YOU ARE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING WHAT IS APPROPRIATE AND SAFE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC VEHICLE.




What are the available modes?


  1. Normal or Automatic Mode:
    1. Press any PRESET and the LED display will show that “PRESET” being selected and the MODE as “nrml”
      1. The TRK1 is now ready for use and will automatically control the wing per the programming for that specific PRESET.
      2. Select any other PRESET to change to the programming for that specific PRESET.

  1. Manual Mode:
    1. Press any POSITION button and the wing will move to that position. It will stay at that position until you either press that POSITION button again, when it will go back to Normal or Automatic Mode, or you can press another POSITION button to change to that new position. The wing will stay at whichever position you set it to manually until you press that POSITION button again to disable manual override and engage the Normal or Automatic mode again. The Main Controller LED will show: “manu”

  1. Demo Mode:
    1. To engage Demo Mode, where the wing will automatically move through the POSITIONS of any of the Three (3) PRESETS, select the PRESET you want to use and press and hold the DRS button for Four (4) seconds. The LED of the Main Controller will show: “demo”
    2. To disengage Demo Mode, press and hold the DRS button for Four (4) seconds.




What's the warranty?


All products manufactured by VICTOR RACING are fully warranted against defects in workmanship and materials for one (1) year from the time of purchase. If any product is suspected of being defective, the customer may elect to return the product to VICTOR RACING.

VICTOR RACING will not accept any C.O.D. returns unless specified by a VICTOR RACING representative. Any item that is determined to be defective will be repaired or replaced. On any warranty claim, VICTOR RACING will be responsible for VICTOR RACING parts only.

VICTOR RACING is not responsible for any labor or inconvenience charges incurred by the customer. Questions about the VICTOR RACING Limited Product Warranty policy may be directed toward a VICTOR RACING representative at Sales@VictorRacing.com




How do I become a dealer or installer?


Please contact us via email: Sales@VictorRacing or by phone: 512-717-7769




How much downforce can I get?


The amount of downforce is dependent on many factors including the aerodynamics of your car, the size of the airfoil, the shape of the airfoil, the height the airfoil is mounted, the size and shape of the endcaps, the speed of the car, and direction and force of the winds. However, generally the SPT1 can have approximately 0 up to 400lbs of downforce with its 57” wing. The TRK1 can have approximately 0 up to 800lbs with its 70” wing. The EXO1 can have approximately 0 up to 1,200lbs with its 80” wing. With active aero, if you need more, just adjust the attack angle up a bit higher. Please note due to the factors involved as stated, the downforce numbers are estimations and are not guaranteed by Victor Racing, Inc. Proper mounting is essential to ensure the components and the car itself can withstand these forces.




Does the shape of the airfoil (wing) matter? 2D or 3D airfoils?


Yes, the shape of the airfoil or wing matters greatly.

For example, we use a highly contoured or 3D airfoil for the SPT1 because it's designed to create downforce at varying conditions and at lower speeds, which is needed for street and highway use.

In regards to the TRK1, where it’s mainly used at higher speeds, including some track use, the contouring or 3D dimensions are flatter. This allows the airfoil to have more accurate control of the wind effects and subsequently the downforce applied across the entire width of the airfoil.

In our to be release Race Series products, a 2D airfoil will be utilized, providing the most accurate control over airflow and downforces, essential to racing.





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