QuickJack Portable Car Lift at the Race Track
Let’s face it: track day is the most exciting day you mark on the calendar. Whether you drag race along a strip or take your project out to a circuit, it very well may be your boldest day of the month. That means you face a bold set of challenges.
Any way you look at it, you need a contingency plan for all the little possibilities. In other words, you need the QuickJack portable car lift. What if you blow a flat, or your suspension needs tuning after your third quarter-mile? QuickJack is meant to safely and quickly address all your track maintenance needs. Here’s why you need our car lift for track day.
Built-in urethane wheels
Each QuickJack frame contains built-in urethane wheels that glide smoothly across most surfaces, including unlevel grass and gravel. They’re perfect for the racetrack: they won’t mar, stain or rub off on concrete or asphalt, and they’re equally safe on indoor surfaces, such as linoleum, finished wood, etc.
Our redesigned urethane construction reduces vibrations as the frame rolls, which also means QuickJack vibrates less in your hand(s) during transport. This makes our car lift noticeably more comfortable to roll across longer distances.
Portable power options
Since track day means you’re unlikely to be near an outlet, we offer a 12V DC power option. Attach it to your car battery or portable JackPak power supply (sold separately). A fully charged JackPak will lift and lower your QuickJack several times. It also features four, top-facing LED battery life indicators. We recommend never lifting a vehicle with the charge at 25% or less (one LED light).
Lightweight frames, no bolts
The weight of a car lift that’s meant to be portable is a tricky subject. If the steel is too lightweight, the lift is weak and will not pass safety inspections. If it’s too heavy, we can’t very well call it portable. The BL-5000SLX weighs 76 lbs. per frame. All things considered, you couldn’t ask for a safer, more convenient or more portable car lift. It’s light enough for the average man or woman to roll around but heavy-duty enough to protect your life and your vehicle. If you have at least one other person to help, they’re very easy to carry around.
Once you have a work location scouted, just place the rubber blocks in the lift trays and slide the assembly under your vehicle’s lift points. There are no bolts—even if you plan to use your car lift in the same garage in the same place every time.
Perfect for your next project
Looking for your next race project? You’re going to need something to lift up the chassis while you work, and you’ll definitely want full access to the wheels. Jacks and stands aren’t reliable enough to trust for an extended period of time, which is why a portable car lift is the smarter option. We have a great case study, a guy who really gets us. You can follow the progress of his ongoing Superlite Car (SL-C) project from start to finish. As you read, imagine yourself completing a project of that magnitude without QuickJack.
Faster setup and breakdown
A jack with stands takes 3x – 6x longer than QuickJack to set up. If you “cheat” manufacturer recommendations and lift a vehicle from the front and rear differentials, you’re going to save some time, since you’ll be able to place two stands per one jack placement. (Vehicle jack points will vary.) If you jack from each of the four official lift points, as you really should, you’re looking at a much slower, much more boring track day.
Our portable car lift takes about 90 seconds to set up, conservatively speaking. If you know exactly where your lift points are and you’ve used QuickJack a lot, setup becomes second-nature and probably takes less than a minute.
We conducted a fun little test video to prove our point, included below. In the video, a hydraulic jack operator uses the front and rear differential and still takes about 3x longer than a QuickJack operator to lift a car. Keep in mind we did some pre-test setup for the sake of time and efficiency. (We had “real work” to get to that day too.)