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PFC wins IndyCar 2017 supply contract

3 September 2016

Performance Friction ( PFC ) will be the exclusive and official brake supplier for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar series, replacing current supplier Brembo.

INDYCAR has announced a multi-year partnership agreement with Performance Friction Corporation that will make the company the official brake supplier of the Verizon IndyCar Series from 2017.

“Earlier this season the majority of our teams tested the Performance Friction brake package and the feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive. Performance Friction 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, Performance Friction Corporation 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 Performance Friction,” said Nina Burgoon, President of PFC. “We are excited and honored that this long-awaited partnership is now a reality. Performance Friction 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.”

Performance Friction 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 the official Verizon IndyCar Series website

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