80 years

With eighty years of history, zMAX Micro-lubricant has an impressive history, starting back to the early racing days. In 1936, "Speedway Cocktail," as it was originally called, was developed by Joe Lencki, Indy race engine and chassis design engineer and car owner, for use in engines for the Indy 500.

Cocktail bottleWhile disassembling race engines for inspection, Lencki found that certain internal parts were scuffed due to a lack of proper lubrication, especially upon start-up. Lencki's Speedway Cocktail solved his internal lubrication problems and created a whole new category of lubrication. Early racing legends eagerly embraced the qualities of Lencki's new micro-lubricant and used it regularly for maximum race engine performance and protection of vital engine parts.

Dodge PlantDuring World War II, Lencki was supervisor in the Dodge plant in Chicago where aircraft engines for large B-29 bombers were constructed. In Chicago, he met Manhattan Project director, Enrico Fermi, who helped him perfect the zMAX formula. In 1947, after years of research and proven results on speedways and in aircraft, Lencki finally brought his product to the professional mechanics' market.

soaks graphicThe unique ability of zMAX to soak into metal - to literally spread deep into the metal - helps give zMAX Micro-lubricant a protective lubricating quality that cannot be found in any ordinary motor oil or additive product on the market today. Our advanced scientific manufacturing process reformulates the molecular structure of the base product, creating molecules that are smaller than ordinary motor oil and able to soak into metals, providing improved, long-lasting lubrication. In addition, the new molecules have a natural affinity for metal and heat.

zMAX Micro-lubricant protects an engine from the inside out

zMAX, known for years as Lenckite (Linkite™), helps clean, penetrate and protect an engine from the inside out, reducing friction and dispersing carbon deposits, in turn improving horsepower and fuel economy while reducing wear and improving emissions. Functional in all engines and mechanical parts, the Linkite formulation (used in zMAX) is the first pure-lubricant to be approved by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) for use in piston engine aircraft (known as AVBLEND®).

Today, the zMAX formula is used in hundreds of thousands of automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, off-highway vehicles, small engines and airplanes. It has been endorsed by such automotive legends as Carroll Shelby and A.J. Foyt, who testified that zMAX helped him win the 1999 Indy 500 and the 1998 Indy Racing League championship.