Denver,CO (PRWEB) February 09, 2013
WC Vision today announced that Hawk Performance, a leading solutions provider for high performance and severe duty brake pads, has been named the Official Brake Pad of the Pirelli World Challenge Championships.
All series teams will have the option of using Hawk Performance brake pads.
Since 1990, Hawk Performance, a subsidiary of Carlisle Brake & Friction (CBF), has been in the motorsports market offering highly-engineered friction products for nearly every type of racing, including applications for pavement circle track racing, drag racing, dirt circle track racing, open wheel/formula racing, rally racing and sports car/GT racing.
A number of Pirelli World Challenge teams already run Hawk Performance brake pads, most notably the No. 2 Hawk Performance CRP Racing Nissan GT-R of Mike Skeen.
“Over the past three years, Carlisle has been associated with the Pirelli World Challenge, first with the Cragar and Hawk Corvettes and now with the Hawk Nissan GT-R's, and throughout that time I have been impressed with the organization, fan base and competition,” said Dave Roberts, President, CEO and Chairman, Carlisle Companies. “In the past, we have only associated the Hawk Performance brand with the top teams and series in off-road racing, vintage racing and professional racing, so when I was approached to support the series as an official partner, it was an easily-made decision. I am looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with Pirelli World Challenge."
Carlisle Brake & Friction is a leading solutions provider for high performance and severe duty brake, clutch and transmission applications to OEM and aftermarket customers in the mining, construction, military, motorsports, renewable energy, industrial and aerospace markets. CBF’s brands, which include Hawk Performance Group, Wellman Products Group, Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction, Japan Power Brake, VelveTouch, and Field Pro, offer a diverse range of the most highly engineered braking and friction products available today. For more information on Hawk Performance, visit http://www.hawkperformance.com/ or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hawkperformance.
The Pirelli World Challenge is one of North America's top production car-based racing championships. Divided into four separate categories (Pirelli World Challenge GT, Pirelli World Challenge GTS, Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car and Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car B-Spec), each race features thrilling standing starts, adrenaline filled door-to-door action and world-class drivers. The Pirelli World Challenge features cars from the world's most popular manufacturers – race-prepped versions of the cars driven on the streets.
For more information on World Challenge, visit http://www.world-challenge.com