PRI 2014: Inside PFC’s Race Brake Technology

At this year’s PRI show, we got a chance to take an inside look at PFC‘s circle track brake technology. In these videos, we check out both their NASCAR and dirt late model brake systems that are lighter, more compact, and more effective than anything they’ve offered before.

No, it's not a brake caliper off a 747. It's PFC's NASCAR brake, with their patented "zero drag" technology.

No, it’s not a brake caliper off a 747. It’s PFC’s NASCAR brake, with their patented “zero drag” technology.

The zero drag system eliminates parasitic friction by retracting the pads by a tiny fraction of an inch to keep them out of contact with the rotors when they aren't in use.

The zero drag system eliminates parasitic friction by retracting the pads by a tiny fraction of an inch to keep them out of contact with the rotors when they aren’t in use.

The monoblock construction of the dirt late model calipers means less flex and no external crossover to get damaged, and both the dirt and NASCAR brake systems incorporate PFC’s patented “zero drag” technology.

The zero drag system retracts the pads a fraction of an inch when the brakes aren’t in use, keeping them from producing parasitic drag. In the world of racing, every advantage makes a difference, and even this small bit of friction can contribute to a win.

PFC is about far more than just circle track racing, though – their extensive product line includes complete brake systems, calipers, rotors, and friction materials for practically every form of motorsports, as well as a broad assortment of components for street vehicles as well. They even make brake components for motorcycles and military armored vehicles!

No matter what you drive, PFC has what it takes to stop you…

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Paul Huizenga

After some close calls on the street in his late teens and early twenties, Paul Huizenga discovered organized drag racing and never looked back, becoming a SFI-Certified tech inspector and avid bracket racer. Formerly the editor of OverRev and Race Pages magazines, Huizenga set out on his own in 2009 to become a freelance writer and editor.
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