Fleet of More Than Two Dozen Custom-Built SST’s to Run Hawk Performance DTC-50 Racing Compound Brake Pads for Full 2016 Season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 14, 2016) – SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks announced today it has joined forces with a familiar name in aftermarket motorsports parts, officially commencing an alliance with Hawk Performance as their Official Brake Pad partner.
“We put the Hawk Performance DTC-50 brake pads to the test in Australia last week in the opening round of Stadium SUPER Trucks. With the increased talent behind the wheel, temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, and a capacity crowd exceeding 80,000 people each day, we needed the best brakes and guaranteed zero fade,” said series founder, Robby Gordon. “The DTC-50 was game-changing for our drivers and fans, allowing us to race flag-to-flag without ever letting up on either pedal.”
“The Stadium SUPER Trucks are now racing on our latest racing compound, Hawk Performance DTC-50,” confirmed Hawk Performance Managing Director, Todd Romano. “This compound was developed from our original Champ Car Compound, and has proven to love both the extreme cold and hot use that road course and desert racing puts on brake pads.”
Recognizing the tremendous advantage of partnering with a veteran in the friction brake parts arena, Gordon noted, “I have made a career of having the best technology on my race cars. More often than not, we have had to create that in-house, and spend countless hours manufacturing our own custom solutions. Hawk Performance is able to give us the best technology right out of the box.”
“We continue to look for exciting partners in racing,” added Romano. “We have seen great value in our IndyCar program with Team Penske over the past three years, and to now put Hawk Performance on Stadium SUPER Trucks, racing on the same road courses and in front of the same fans, elevates our brand and its proving grounds to an entirely new level.”
About SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS
Influenced by the former Mickey Thompson Stadium Off-Road Racing Series, where drivers such as Gordon, Casey Mears and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson got their start, Gordon created SST in response to the public’s overwhelming interest in trucks and off-road racing. His plan to re-launch the former stadium series has led to exciting racing on both asphalt and dirt, while producing one of the most extreme forms of action sports today.
Other than the trucks launching 20 feet in the air covering distances more than 150 feet, what sets the SST program apart from other series is the fact that all the SST trucks are identically prepared and delivered to drivers in race-ready condition. Race winners are decided by driver skill rather than individual team engineering and budgets. Drivers and their personal mechanics are assigned specific SST mechanics who together tune and make minor adjustments to the 600-horsepower trucks.