Do you live for weekends at the track? For faces blackened by rubber flecks from sick burnouts? For nostrils filled with smells of burning race fuel and smoking tires?
Does your pulse quicken at the starting line, waiting for that amber light?
Victory is earned after hours of wrenching. Blood and sweat. Time and money. Sacrifice.
Your race car is ready.
You are ready.
And now the final piece of the puzzle of is outfitting your race trailer with the tools and accessories you need to make your race weekend a great experience, even when you’re not roaring down the track.
We’ve put together a list of items we think every race trailer could use. Maybe you’ll find something that makes sense for yours.
These trouble lights are must-haves for working under the hood or under the car.
These quick-fastener wrenches have a blade contoured to fit inside quarter-turn fasteners for fast installation or removal.
Summit Racing Tiger Grip Gloves
Everyone who tries them, loves them. These nitrile rubber gloves are durable, strong, and flexible with a textured grip that helps with tool use.
You already have one. Maybe more than one. All we’re saying is, your race trailer needs one.
Not unlike shop towels, you can never have too many spare fuses lying around. Make sure your trailer has a stash.
Every trailer needs tire covers to protect your tires from the hot sun. Exposing race slicks on hot, sunny days can actually throw off your chassis settings. They make special drag slick covers, too.
Tie-Down and Axle Straps
There are a lot of great tie-down straps, including those from companies like Mac’s and Cargobuckle, but we’d be remiss not endorsing Summit Racing’s tie-downs and axle strap packs. (They’re awesome.)
Trailer Aid and Holder Combo
If you need to fix a flat or change a tire on your trailer, this tool makes it easy to do without any help, without a jack, and without unloading anything you’re hauling. Rad. Every trailer needs one.
Pit Pal Trailer Organizers
These organizers give you a place to keep hard-to-store items like oils, fluids, ratchet straps, and more, in one location.
Race Ramps Trailer Ramps
These vehicle ramps are made of durable composite foam, are 74 inches long, 14 inches wide, and 7 inches high. A worthy addition to most trailers.
Mac’s Chassis Stabilizers
Keeping your race car stable during transport eliminates vehicle bounce and minimizes the damaging effects of jostling around in the trailer. This chassis stabilizer will help.
Pingel Tow Strap
These 16-foot pingel tow straps feature a safety breakway that prevents potentially dangerous and damaging metal hooks from flying through the air if the vehicle comes to a sudden stop. It’s a smart thing to have on hand.
A well-stocked trailer gives you the best chance for success at the track. And be sure to see our Pit Tools Guides for more essential tools that you’ll want to keep in or around your trailer.
That win light belongs to you. Go get it.
One more definite item for the trailer…a decent size fire extinguisher. Don’t scrimp here…it could be a lifesaver, not to mention car and trailer saver!!! …and don’t forget a basic first aid kit; we’ve all needed something at one time or another. Take care.
Fire extinguisher (2) of them, secured to trailer, first aid kit with saline solution for eye rinse. Large enough generator