Jason Scherer - King of the Hammers Winner

"Ultra 4 Champion and King Of Hammers winner many times over, JASON SCHERER wrote- Hey Gary... Thanks for making the best Dry Sump Systems and your new Spintric Air / Oil separator is awesome! As hard as we push in Ultra4 racing anything we can do to improve longevity and make maximum power is a welcome addition. With ARE dry sump pumps and Spintric air to oil separation systems we can run every mile as hard as possible. Thanks for the past 10 years of support Gary!"

- Jason Scherer - King of the Hammers Winner
Jason Scherer - King of the Hammers Winner !

Drysump system from ARE is possibly the cheapest insurance policy you will ever buy

"When competing in time attack with almost ten times the power the car left the factory with, generating several times the force of gravity in lateral acceleration, the difference between a dyno queen and a reliable performer is dependable oil supply. The M50 family of engines already have a poor wet sump as the logs show, even with an oil accumulator. Even with a stock performance envelope, they come off the track with the lifters (and sometimes, rod bearings) sounding like a machine gun. With my drysump setup from ARE, my oil pressure logs can be easily confused for the RPM signal, even in the highest G turns. The pump provides steady pressure, adjusted to what I want (100psi compared to the stock 60), the scavenge stages providing so much steady vacuum that it's not easy to open valve cover cap at idle. And when the oil makes it back to the tank, it looks almost like it just came out of a bottle thanks to the Spintric air-oil separator. The new ARE vent can allows me to mount the can above the tank as needed without needing to have the breather element sticking out of the bodywork. When you consider the cost, effort and down time required to rebuild an engine, a drysump system from ARE is possibly the cheapest insurance policy you will ever buy. And if it matters to you to have American engineering in your car and getting support like you are dealing with family, then that is a feature that comes free with all ARE products."

- Dmitry Voronov
M & M Muffler, Auburn , Ca

The #91 Yellow Corvette is ARE Dty Sump and SPINTRIC equipped

The #91 Yellow Corvette is ARE Dty Sump and SPINTRIC equipped. 1st place! "The ARE dry sump system and Spintric was a fantastic asset to our race car. Great oil pressure and oil temps down !"

Watch the #91 Yellow Corvette on YouTube

Our ARE Dry Sump and Spintric air oil separator worked awesome and helped keep our Land Speed car together for a world record at Bonneville last month!

"Our ARE Dry Sump and Spintric air oil separator worked awesome and helped keep our Land Speed car together for a world record at Bonneville last month!" The ARE crew congratulates Dom and Mike Granada and team on a fabulous record, and on becoming members of the 200 MPH club!"

- Dominic Granada
M & M Muffler, Auburn , Ca
Our ARE Dry Sump and Spintric air oil separator worked awesome and helped keep our Land Speed car together for a world record at Bonneville last month! Our ARE Dry Sump and Spintric air oil separator worked awesome and helped keep our Land Speed car together for a world record at Bonneville last month!

P51 Mustang ARE Equipped

ARE dry sump and Spintric equipped P51 Mustang Airplane Big Block Chevy powered. "Our ARE DrySymp works awesome! Thanks to Spintric Air/Oil separator too for low oil temps and great pressure."

- Jim Gohm and
Jim Thompson
Scottsdale, Arizona

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Rumen Dunev Bulgaria

"Our dry sump systems and Spintric work great! We love the reliability of the ARE dry sump and the Spintric is an amazing device too. Our oil system is working fantastic."

- Rumen Dunev
ARE Equipped Airplane Engine ARE Equipped Airplane Engine

Spintric equipped Corvette - Guy Burkhart

We went to the Corvette Museum event at VIR was this past Monday and Tuesday and made it there and back safe and sound. AND WE HAD A BLAST!!!! My ARE Dry Sump and SPINTRIC equipped Corvette performance WAS OUTSTANDING!!! Can't wait to go back. I went knowing I had enough brakes for one day but it was worth it to see Jim Painter. And the car has never been this much fun. It must be that dang AFM device. (Guy coined the word "AFM" at the last trade show, hint, the last word is "Miracle" Ha!)

So here's the scoop.
With air temperature about 85 degrees, I had no higher than 215 degree water temps and oil temps never exceeded 235 degrees in the 4, 30 minute sessions. The car never skipped a beat , always good oil pressure and I have never had such low water and oil temps even with air temperature in the 80's. The Spintric definitely made the difference in having stable water and oil temps in my C6.

That's the truth and I am sticking to it. After adding the Spintric I finally have decent water and oil temps. Thanks to Gary, Phil, Darren, Sandy and the ARE crew!

- Guy Burkhart

“The Spintric dropped my max oil temp by 20+ degrees. When I did the engine rebuild this winter, I was able to reuse the main bearings for this season. The oil lubrication is obviously more effective than before installing the Spintric."

-Noel Ameele

Katech with ARE Stage 3 dry sump system and Spintric air oil separator installed
Katech with ARE Stage 3 dry sump system and Spintric air oil separator installed.


Stage 2 package with K501 cam, Bronze valve guides, Ti/Mo intake/exhaust valves, MSD intake painted satin black, Halltech MF103, Nick Williams 102mm throttle body, ATI damper, Dewitts radiator, ARE Stage 3 dry sump system, Spintric air oil separator, LS9X clutch, Katech HD clutch hydraulics, RPM trans, Moton Clubsport double adjustable coil-overs, LG monoball kit

- Jason Harding
Director of Aftermarket Operations, Katech Inc.

Clinton Township MI


BMW 330 M54 full race 6-inline 8500 rpm with Spintric installed.
BMW 330 M54 full race 6-inline 8500 rpm with Spintric installed.
“Dear ARE, Moving from my third oil pump failure (NOT ARE pumps), resulting in 2 motor breakdowns, I was tired of listening to others on how dry sumps should work, so I did a research on dry sumps in the market. I have no earlier experience with dry sumps. I could pretty quickly make the decision to use the ARE system mostly based on their excellent service level and from other users. I went for the full system 4-stage pump and the Spintric.

My experience is very good, I don't see oil pressure reductions like before, and the whole system feels more reliable and safe. I opened the engine after 2 races and everything looks perfect. "

- Andreas, Sweden - Rallycross
BMW 330 M54 full race 6-inline 8500 rpm

Zero wear in our engine since installing the Spintric Zero wear in our engine since installing the Spintric
“We are very happy with the Spintric.
It has helped our oil pressure immensley from idle thru to high RPM and the 6" filter confirms there is zero wear in our engine since installing the Spintric.
Works great! Thanks for a brilliant product!"

- Steve Anslow Australia www.qualityracing.com.au

“Hi Gary and Team, I have now had a season with my dry sump kit installed. All parts have performed flawlessly. The car is still running relatively low boost at 19 lbs and has 426 wheel horsepower. Thank for a great product and good service when I was purchasing."

-Paul Weir (Mechanical Supervisor, WestWater, Australia)

MVR Engine Services

MVR Engine Services

As I mentioned at the PMW show in Koln, we are very happy with the Spintric we installed on our 2000cc V-8 racing engine. Before, we had many problems with low oil pressure and foam in tank, and the trace lines in our data logging showed big spikes caused by air bubbles in the oil. During our search to find the root cause, we had added a window in the dry sump tank. After we added the Spintric the results were amazing and we can clearly see there is not much air in the oil, and our data logger shows stable pressure. We are very happy, and will be wanting one for our SR20 Nissan race car too.

Here are some pictures of the car, in front the 2.0L with the Spintric®. At the back the 4x4 with 3.0L H1V8. Both datalog screenshots are before and after.

The cars are powered by 2 liter 4 cam 4 valve V8's  10,000 rpm.  The first graph shows the data on track without the Spintric® hooked up, 2nd graph is with Spintric®. Top line is oil pressure and spikes.  The Spintric® has all but eliminated the surges caused by air, and the mini spikes are normal oil pump fluctuations. 

- Michel
MVR Engine Services
Dorpsweg 35
4245KN Leerbroek
T: +31 (0)654954577

MVR Engine Services MVR Engine Services


Great info but you and I knew that. Super product with great potential. A driver will never see those changes! Solid proof is what we knew. Constant oil flow is so very important to engine life. And a driver can't watch that during braking, cornering, etc.  Normal oil monitoring instruments probably don't show the variations either! GREAT JOB, Mr. Scientist!

- Jim Painter


Spintric® installation

- C.Plavan



Since using the Spintric® our engine has being able to maintain such a high oil pressure and we have notice that our oils loss over an event has substantially reduced....Thanks to Gary and his Spintric®

- Joslyn

"We only use ARE Dry Sump Systems and the Spintric® air oil separator in our "Ultra 4" racing trucks. Awesome work.  Very talented fabricators." Eric's 650 HP LS engine is run thru the paces (and the air) as you see, and the systems are working flawlessly. ARE will be helping Eric with a new dry sump tank design to further aid in the "air maneuvers" that produce even more challenges for the dry sump system. Eric took First Place in their first race of 2015! Congratulations! The fabrication, welding, and instillation of all the components are truly First Class.

- Eric Miramond
No Limit Fabrication
Loomis, CA   916-960-3659

No Limit Fabrication No Limit Fabrication


We were experiencing oil pressure and very high oil temperature problems in all the last racing events. After installing the Spintric® in our Dry Sump System we have solved that problem. Oil pressure is higher and oil temperature 20 degrees lower. " Now we need brakes that would only work as well! ha

- Jimmy Gushiken



I recently added your catch can and your Spintric® air oil separator to my ARE stage 3 dry sump on my Katech 2006 Z06. This is a dedicated track car I took the car to Willow Springs the next weekend, both days 105 +. The oil temp never broke 257 and the engine topped out at 215. Consistent amount of oil in the catch can each session. Oil pressure was very constant and stable. This is a MUST for anyone wanting the BEST for their high performance car.

P.S. 1st place both days in TTU. See you at the track

- John Atkinson


John Atkinson

Zomer Motor Sport

"We have installed the Spintric® in a customer's Race Car, and it does work perfect. We can run about 3 liters more oil in the same tank, without any oil blowing out. Zomer MotorTechneick, Holland, has installed many Spintric's® on all types of race cars and is now the stocking distributor for Spintric's® and many ARE Dry Sump Systems for Europe." Zomer is a complete and very competent racing facility.

- Bert at Zomer Motorentechniek BV, The Netherlands
(Authorized Distributor of ARE's Dry Sump and Spintric®)
phone: 0031 548-361385

Doug Rippie Motor Sports

We use the ARE dry sump system on our racing engines, the systems work extremely well. I recently added the Spintric® to my own Corvette race car and immediately saw 10-15 degrees cooler oil and less foam in the dry sump tank an improvement to a system that already works the best!

- Doug Rippie at Rippie Motorsports
Waverly, MN
336-350-8256 (Authorized Distributor of ARE's Dry Sump and Spintric®)

Excelsior Motor Sports

I finished the car with your system and it worked flawless. The Spintric® seems to be reducing the amount of air in the tank and oil temps have gone down 15 degrees.

- Kushan at Excelsior Motor Sports
Escondito, CA
760-743-6000 (Authorized Distributor of ARE's Dry Sump and Spintric®)

Excelsior Motor Sports
Abel Chevrolet

"I recently installed your Spintric® air oil separator on my Katech powered C6 Z06 track car. I only have a couple track days completed since the install, but I already noticed a change in oil temps and oil pressure consistency. I think there will be a nice drop in temps once I can get out on track in the heat. I also noticed significantly less air in the oil being returned to the tank The water and oil temps seem to stay closer to each other. I can't come up with any reason not to install one of these on a race engine. Thank You for continuing to come up with innovative new products for those of us that want the best for our expensive engines."

- Rich Willhoff
Service & Parts Director at Abel Chevrolet Buick
707-374-6317 ext 123 (Authorized Distributor of ARE's Dry Sump and Spintric®)

Excelsior Motor Sports

"We had Quality Motorsports install an ARE Spintric® unit two months ago on our DE Track C6 Z06 Corvette #113. 113 has a purpose built LS7 engine making 575 RWHP and 510 lbs. RW Torque. We already had a ARE Stage 3 oiling system on the car and added the Spintric® to help in the removal of air and foam. It is doing great. Temperatures and pressures are very good. I would recommend this addition to Corvette ARE system to finish off the support needed."

- Bob Halford
Odessa, Texas

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My client with the Subaru won first race of Italian official championship time attack with the Subaru.

- Giorgio Rondinini
Race Engine Technology Race Engine Technology Editor

Ian Bamsey RET Editor

Gary Armstrong has introduced a new version of his innovative ARE Spintric® oil-air separator, the original of which was unveiled at the same show a year earlier. Spintric® has no moving parts, cleverly exploiting the motion of scavenged oil as it passes the same de-aeration capability but has been downscaled to suit the lower flow rates associated with four-cylinder rather than V8 racing engines.

- Ian Bamsey, Race Engine Technology Editor

Lawrence Butcher, author

Reducing Aeration
Oil aeration in dry-sump lubrication systems can lead to lower lubrication efficiency by encouraging cavitation in the oil pump. The level of aeration in the oil is determined by a range of factors, including engine speed, oil type and oil condition, and can be a particular problem in high-revving large-displacement drag race engines. Not only does the high rpm of components such as the crank churn the oil to a greater extent, the oil also flows through the lubrication system faster. This means it has less time to rest in the sump or the oil tank, where air bubbles would naturally separate out.
Aeration caused by the rotating assemblies within the engine is not the only problem; it is also contributed to by the pump mechanism in dry-sump systems. Here the aeration occurs at the scavenge stage of the pump. The oil sucked into the pump is more of an air-oil foam, and as the oil is pulled between the pump's gars it is further aerated, which is why oil tank design is of utmost importance for maintaining oil condition.
However, a new device developed by California-based Armstrong Race Engines (ARE) claims to help reduce this problem considerably. A bolt-on fitment to existing lubrication systems, the device is called the Spintric®, and it relies on internal channels to 'spin' the oil and encourage air bubbles to separate. The device fits on the return line to the oil tank, and the aerated scavenged oil is forced through it, with separated air being channeled through one outlet and oil to the oil tank through another.
Spintric® has no moving parts, and Gary Armstrong, the inventor of the device and owner of ARE, claims that it separates between 30 and 70% of the air from the oil, depending on engine revs. Ultimately this means there is less air entering the oil tank, allowing the internal features of the tank to better remove the remaining oil.

- Lawrence Butcher, DRAG race technology special report

Tompa, author

After running my Corvette at Nurburgring 12 lap sessions,  my oil pressure is "rock steady" and the oil pump is not cavitating with air bubbles like it was before the Spintric® was added. The oil temp is down by approx. 10 deg F Attached are pictures of my installation, A quote to you from your dedicated Swedish Corvette racer.  Oil pressure is steady at WOT.

- Tompa

Spintric® Race Car
Spintric® Race Car

I tested a new product from Gary Armstrong at ARE on Monday and Tuesday at VIR. The product, with no moving parts, is called a Spintric®! It installs in the line returning oil to the dry sump tank. It removes about 75% of the air in the oil before it goes back into the tank. So, what are the results. Once the air out line was hooked up to the dry sump tank the oil level in the dry sump tank dropped about 1.25" to 1.5"! Oil pressure went up 5psi or 12%! Water temperature went down 10 degrees! I have a Ron Davis radiator so my oil temps and water temps are always low. Those with higher water and oil temps may see them both go down.
Our conclusion is with the air reduced in the oil lubrication is better, cooling is better and since the oil is denser it takes less room in the tank.

- Jim Painter on CorvetteForum.com

ZO6 with Spintric® installed on A R E Stage 3 system

About Jim Painters posts, I was there at VIR and witnessed it all. Everything Jim said is true. It is an amazing system, relatively simple to install yet highly effective. I will be putting on my Corvette soon!

- Jerry Stout


Spintric's® being run by one of the top professional racing teams in the world.

- Confidential

Note: dual Spintric's® for -20 scavenge flow rates


If you’re running a dry-sump oiling system in your race car, then take a few moments and learn more about ARE's latest in-line air/oil separator. The Spintric® installs on the scavenge oil return line going to the tank, and has zero moving parts to wear out.

- DragZine.com


Spintric® Race Car
Spintric® Race Car

“ZO6 Corvette, Turbocharged, Spintric® just added, 15-20 degrees cooler oil temperatures from before!  Thanks!"


Spintric® Race Car

“I race in Dubai , and have been running the AREStage 3 dry sump system on my c5 Corvette for 3 years.  After blowing 1 engine running the wet sump, it has proven to be a asset to my engine, especially the 130 F degree days here. We added an extra oil cooler to the system which only helped the oil temperature by a few degrees.  Last winter we added the Spintric® to my system, and the last two test sessions at the track I have seen as much as 20 degrees lower oil temperature. The Spintric® has made that much less air in the oil cooler making the cooler more efficient, even in these crazy hot days. It really seems to work very well. The #2 cooler did not make more than a couple degrees itself, as mentioned.  A way cool device. Thank you.    "

-Saad (engine prepared by "BIG WHEEL" Saudi Arabia)

Spintric® Race Car
“Spintric® is in use and seems to work just as you promised. 2.5 liter 5 cylinder gave nice 850hp and 725 lbft (990Nm) with 1.9bar boost. Did plenty of track testing on Sunday and all oil pressure problems are gone. Great job, thank you!"


Spintric® Installation
“The Spintric® works very well it seems to have reduced the oil temp which would go in hand with getting less air in the oil. Thanks your all your help enclosed a picture of the installation."
-Jim Belt




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