I race at several tracks that use a variety of substances to bring up the traction.
1. Methenol/VHT w/ 3 to 1 mix=traction is great and tire wear is excellent, but chemicals cost alot of money to coat a big track surface.
2. Cheap 3 liter grape and rasberry soda=traction and tire wear is good when compared to VHT mix but alot cheaper.
3. Corn syrup/water/1 bag of confection sugar=traction was very high and tire wear was better than excellent.
Different tracks but with similar grades of asphalt, tight and smooth. I must say that the best and most cost effective traction compound was #3.
Just my take on the matter.