Watching the Watkins Glen NASCAR race this past weekend, you would be hard-pressed to guess what the majority of the drivers had in common with one another. After all, these drivers are fierce competitors and are looking for every advantage over their competition that they can find. The answer is simple though – they were all running AP racing calipers, rotors or both!
1, 2, 3 at Watkins Glen for AP Racing Brakes
AP Racing has been supplying NASCAR teams with brake kits since 1987 and currently supplies most of the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck teams with their rotors and calipers. Because they supply so many teams, it isn’t a surprise to see teams using their equipment win. But it is still exciting to see – especially when it is a close race like the race between Allmendinger, Ambrose and Busch at Watkins Glen this weekend. Each of these drivers was running AP Racing calipers and discs on their cars.
As exciting as it was for the AP Racing team to see drivers using their brakes take first, second, and third this weekend, the true story is in the number of over all drivers that were running AP Racing gear. Majority of the drivers using AP Racing products on their vehicles, it is a true testament to AP Racing’s commitment to quality and state of the art technology! What is even more amazing is that AP Racing doesn’t sponsor drivers. Instead, each of the drivers is choosing to run their cars using AP Racing product!
The AP Racing Difference
The AP Racing Radi-CAL racing calipers are an exceptionally popular choice with the drivers that competed at Watkins Glen this past weekend and for good reason! These calipers are designed to be able to handle the demanding short tracks with ease. In particular, the AP Racing Radi-CAL racing caliper design is optimized to produce the stiffest caliper, while still allowing maximum air flow around the bores and pad area. As a result, the caliper design includes pockets and channels round the caliper and bores to improve air flow, which helps reduce caliper temperatures. Lastly, the AP Racing calipers feature a carbon duct that directs the air from the spindle duct, across the caliper and to the outbound pistons and carbon plate.
Like the AP Racing calipers, the AP Racing J-hook rotors are designed to keep up with the extreme demands of racing. Using state of the art technology and materials, the AP Racing team has been able to create rotors that are able to offer optimum performance and cooling.
If you have any questions about the AP Racing calipers or discs used at Watkins Glen, please give us a call at (866) 250-5542 and we will be happy to help you. We also offer a line brake kits that are road and light track approved – the AP Racing by STILLEN Radi-CAL big brake kit. Popular makes include BMW, Audi, Nissan, Infiniti, Chevy and more. For more information, please visit www.apradical.com.