Performance Friction Corporation named exclusive brake supplier beginning in 2017
INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, Sept. 2, 2016) – INDYCAR announced today a partnership agreement with Performance Friction Corporation that will make the company the official brake supplier of the Verizon IndyCar Series. The multiyear agreement makes PFC the exclusive supplier of brake system components to each entry competing in the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2017.
“Earlier this season the majority of our teams tested the PFC brake package and the feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive. PFC has a long history of building outstanding performance products that we expect to be a great benefit to the competition in the Verizon IndyCar Series,” said Jay Frye, INDYCAR president of competition and operations. “We’re excited to kick off this partnership with PFC and appreciate all their efforts and commitment to INDYCAR.”
INDYCAR began using lightweight carbon brakes at all tracks in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2012, in conjunction with introduction of the Dallara IR-12 chassis that is still in use today.
“Don Burgoon, PFC Brakes founder and visionary, truly understood the advantages and benefits of PFC’s continuous wound carbon over the competition,” said Darrick Dong, PFC’s director of motorsports. “Open-wheel racing is in PFC’s DNA. It is with a great deal of pride and optimism that PFC is awarded official brake supplier for the Verizon IndyCar Series for many years to come.”
“INDYCAR has always been close to our hearts at PFC,” said Nina Burgoon, president of PFC. “We are excited and honored that this long-awaited partnership is now a reality. PFC is committed to providing the best-performing package for the car and is thankful for the opportunity INDYCAR has given us to exceed their expectations.”
PFC has a successful motorsports heritage and has been a longtime brake supplier in stock car and sports car competition. Previously, the company was an Indy car supplier in the Champ Car World Series and currently is the brake supplier to all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy development series sanctioned by INDYCAR.
For information on the Verizon IndyCar Series and its 16-race schedule, visit www.indycar.com.
About Performance Friction Corporation:
PFC Brakes are the top choice in motorsports – winning more championships than any other brake on the market. PFC’s continuous wound carbon and calipers have now won the overall at the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, Long Beach Grand Prix and Circuit of the Americas in IMSA sports car competition and has been raced in LMP1 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. PFC Brakes currently supplies USF2000, Pro Mazda and Indy Lights with 100 percent brake content. PFC is the official brake supplier for the Porsche Cup Racing series including Porsche Cup Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Australia and North America. PFC is also the official brake supplier for Formula Renault and Renault Sport, and continues to be the benchmark race pads for NASCAR. PFC continues to deliver the best brakes on the market – proving to be the No. 1 choice for motorsports teams across the globe. www.pfcbrakes.com
About the Verizon IndyCar Series:
The Verizon IndyCar Series is the premier open-wheel racing series in North America, competing on a challenging and diverse combination of superspeedways, short ovals, permanent road courses and temporary street circuits. The Verizon IndyCar Series conducts races in the United States and Canada – all available in high-definition television worldwide through comprehensive, long-term agreements with ABC, NBCSN, ESPN International, Rogers Sportsnet in Canada and Canal+ in France. The Verizon IndyCar Series continues to be the fastest, most diverse and most competitive racing series that features an international cast of star drivers and venues. For more information about the Verizon IndyCar Series, visit www.indycar.com.