Get to Know the X1R Team

Terry Craig

President / CEO

Jeff Ketchledge

Executive VP Sales & Marketing / COO

Shashank Nakhare

VP of Research & Development

Jack Wurtz

Director of Logistics

Founded in 1989 as “Sun Coast Chemicals”, The X-1R Corporation originally pioneered the motor sport/racing industry with superior technology. Since that time, X-1R has maintained the same high standards with our broadened product line of lubricants, greases, fuel detergents and racing additives.

X-1R’s Engine Treatment, the cornerstone to our product offering, was designed specifically to reduce friction and wear. It stands alone from competition as scientifically and statistically proven to meet its label claims- it really works!

X-1R’s technology is supported by credible scientific research and accolades from numerous partnerships with the motor sport/racing industry, commercial usage in trucks, ships, aircraft & fleet vehicles and the auto aftermarket.

X-1R is the only lubricant company to be inducted into the Space Foundation/NASA Space Technology Hall of Fame; no other lubricant technology than X-1R is exclusively accredited as, “Certified Space Technology”

In the mid 1990s NASA discovered a serious problem with the original lubrication system for their “shuttle mobile launch transporter”; a moving set of tracks carrying a 12 million pound load.

In 1994, NASA sought assistance from X-1R, being aware of the dramatic success X-1R had achieved in motorsports, reducing friction & increasing power for “high performance” vehicles. X-1R applied their technology towards NASA’s monumental challenge- producing an improved “new” lubricant for NASA, saving them millions of dollars in potential engineering expenses. The lubricant formulated by X-1R was tested directly on the crawler and performed perfectly. X-1R’s formula provided superior lubricating qualities, is biodegradable and had a significantly improved service life than previous lubricants employed by NASA.

In 1996, Sun Coast (X-1R Corporation) determined there was a market for environmentally safe, high performance lubricants for industrial applications. Through further research, X-1R developed the base formulation found in the X-1R Crawler Track product, leading to three new products: Train Track Lubricant, utilized by the Florida Power Corporation Railroad system to solve a wear problem; Penetrating Spray Lube used for rust prevention, loosening corroded nuts, etc. and Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluid used in various hydraulic brake applications. Success with these products led to the development of X-1R Super Gun Cleaner and Lubricant, which impregnates the metal in a gun barrel and other components to protect it against galling. Another offspring of this technology led to the development of a lubricant designed for fishing reels.

X-1R’s concentrated lubricant is used to eliminate engine friction. Other products utilizing this amazing technology include a full line of greases, air conditioner compressor fluids, gear and hydraulic fluids and penetrating spray. X-1R sponsors cars in every motorsport level, including NASCAR, bearing the “X-1R Friction Eliminator” logo.