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EP Minerals' Floor-Dry Oil Spill Absorbent: #1 at the Racetrack

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 27, 2018 11:24:20 AM



EP Minerals' Global Technical Services Director Larry Galberd and his Blue Bayou race team use EP Minerals' Floor-Dry Oil Absorbent to clean up fuel spills at the racetrack

It's time to check in on our resident racecar driver, Larry Galberd! EP Minerals' Floor-Dry, the #1 oil absorbent and spill clean up for the racetrack, is one of Larry's sponsors. 

If you'll recall from a previous blog post, EP Minerals’ Global Technical Services Director Larry Galberd leads a double life. By day, Larry could be anywhere in the world helping our diatomaceous earth or perlite filtration customers optimize their filtration processes and solve problems. By night and on weekends (and any other chance he gets) Larry is driving hell bent for leather at 140 mph for his Blue Bayou race car team in the ChumpCar Racing Series. Larry and his team are “sponsored” (I use that term loosely) by EP Minerals’ Floor-Dry absorbent, the #1 automobile oil spill cleanup product that can be found at all the major auto supply stores today.

Go Larry! And keep promoting Floor-Dry, the #1 oil absorbent at the racetrack!

By Larry Galberd

We recently ran a race at the National Corvette Museum track in Bowling Green, KY. We had some car trouble and the engine was struggling for power. Still, we finished 5th in the class with 60 cars entered. Great driving and excellent pit stops gave us another top finish this year!  

 NCM BBY Race carLarry and Blue Bayou Racing are having a great year. Looking forward to the next race.

We are moving up quickly and are looking toward a podium (top 3) finish at future races.  Go Blue Bayou, an “EP Minerals' Floor-Dry” sponsored car (sort of)!

 larry team Larry Galberd and the Blue Bayou Race team.

From an earlier post: About Endurance Racing. The premise of endurance racing is to finish the race, and placement is based on how many laps are driven in the race. The faster cars with no problems will complete the most laps and prizes are awarded for the first three places. Driver stints last 2 hours after which the car must pit for a driver change, fueling and any repair work to the car. Best case scenario you are in the pits for the mandatory 5-minute pit stop and then the car re-enters the race. During the pit stop any spillage of fuel or other fluids leaked must be cleaned from the pit area. We use Floor-Dry granular diatomaceous earth (DE) oil absorbent to soak up these spills, and it does a great job.  

Larry3.jpg Larry Galberd always has his bag of super absorbent Floor-Dry ready to soak up oil spills at the racetrack

We drive fast as hell, back straights over 135-140 and through the turns (these at road tracks with lots of turns) some at 80-100 mph so slower depending on difficulty. It’s all about lap times.


I also own a Porsche race car with one other friend and we run this car in HPDE (High-Performance Driver Education) events. These events are not full on racing, but we run on the premier Road Tracks around the Southeast ( Road Atlanta, Barber Motor Sports Park (Birmingham, AL), Virginia International Raceway, etc.). We are typically on the track with 25-30 other cars with unlimited passing allowed, and these are typically much higher speed events that the Chumpcar races (higher horsepower cars). 

All of our cars are badged with EP Minerals’ Floor-Dry stickers, and the oil absorbent is used in the pits. Other teams are seeing us using Floor-Dry and asking where they can get it!

Learn more about EP Minerals' absorbents!

Topics: absorbents, Floor Dry


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