PRI 2012: AFCO Racing’s New Dirt And Oval Track Brakes

Earlier this year, AFCO Racing, long one of the industry leaders in shocks, springs, and radiators for the racing and high performance street marketplace, marked their initial entry into the competitive racing brakes arena with the launch of their brake kits designed for dirt track and paved oval cars.

AFCO is one of the premier names in the oval track world, and as such, it was a natural that their foray would begin with this market segment. And considering their long track record, there was no doubt the new product division would be a success.

At PRI, AFCO is showcasing a host of their new brake kits, including three in particular designed for dirt and pavement late models and the like. These kits include three different calipers and varying rotor designs.

The first of these is the F22 forged aluminum caliper, featuring billet pistons with hard coat anodizing for excellent wear, less resistance, and a very stuff design. The F22 is paired with AFCO’s stout Pillar Vane rotor, which carries the strength of an 80 vane rotor with the light weight of a 32 vane. AFCO has used premium grade alloys excellent thermal shock ability, along with a pillar placement that keeps things running cool lap after lap in those tight corner entries. The Pillar Vane rotors are available in flat, slotted, and drilled configurations.

One of our customers that was using our new brakes on his dirt car called and told us that there were three wrecks that he’d have been involved in if it were not for the braking capabilities of our brakes. – Eric Saffell

The F88 forged aluminum caliper, meanwhile, is a lightweight, incredibly stiff caliper (the stiffest on the market, according to AFCO), and tips the scales at just 4.8 lbs. These calipers have extra wheel clearance for left rear inner beadlocks, and exhibit minimized brake fade and heat.

The F33 caliper, also a forged aluminum design, features speed bleeders for quick installation and ease of maintenance, with a construction that’s 30% stiffer than billet calipers. To sum these calipers up, they exhibit less deflection, less pad taper, less brake heat, and better release, adding up to a package with all-around better braking.

AFCO also offers their C1 and C2 racing brake pads, designed for late models, open wheel dirt and pavement modifieds, sprint cars, and street stock-style race cars.

“One of our customers that was using our new brakes on his dirt car called and told us that there were three wrecks that he’d have been involved in if it were not for the braking capabilities of our brakes. He said the brakes really did their job,” explained AFCO’s Eric Saffell. A mighty testament, indeed.

For more information on AFCO Racing, or their Dynatech Exhaust division, log on to afcoracing.com.

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Andrew has been involved in motorsports from a very young age. Over the years, he has photographed several major auto racing events, sports, news journalism, portraiture, and everything in between. After working with the Power Automedia staff for some time on a freelance basis, Andrew joined the team in 2010.
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