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Surpassing Expectations One Customer at Time
A damp track only enhances the fun!
An entire second attributed to the brakes!
Putting the icing on a nearly perfect cake.
The best deal in brakes you'll ever see.
No fade, no fuss, faster lap times.
"I have to sincerely give this win to the AP Racing team as late braking was the key to the win."
AP Radi-CAL tucked behind Signature Wheel= Good Stuff
was one of the best modifications I have done to the car!"
"You have brakes for days."
His first "Cheater Parts" on the car
Good news...you win regardless!
"Simply put this setup performed perfectly."
Serious cars with serious AP Racing brakes!
Ever wonder what a Swedish AutoX looks like?
Shedding mph for the hopelessly speed-addicted.
Reeling in the competition under braking!
Crank your volume for a personal best lap with the Radi-CAL.
Use them, abuse them, but just don't throw them away!
Our first AP BBK for the Corvette still gets it done.
Bite, modulation, and confidence.
Even the Energizer Bunny would be envious.
"Two words: Damn good."
You can only make a first impression once.
Porsche owners are finally getting the good stuff!
Happy stopping all day from 150 mph.
Why the biggest names in motorsport trust Essex for brake solutions and advice.
Your dream track day car comes to life.
AP Racing's revolutionary Radi-CAL helps carry the day.
New technology brings new benefits!
Greater durability, far lower cost, flexible upgrade path.
They'll absorb anything you throw at them and ask for more!
And you thought they were just for the tarmac...
That's a whole lot of win.
Two races, two podiums...Not too shabby!
Mikey likes it!
Another week, another record assist for AP Racing.
The AP Racing Radi-CAL works better, lasts longer, and saves money!
What goes fast, must slow down.
The Corvette Daytona Prototypes add another chapter to the AP Racing Radi-CAL's legendary performance.
A thorough review after a year with our brake system.
190 mph, big downforce, and beautiful brakes.
Only the best for the best.
One, two, three, the Radi-CAL takes the lead.
It's time to put your bib on!
Mercedes DTM cars have been rocking AP Racing brakes for 30 years!
Can the Type RA NBR Special be stopped?
The 2018 M4 GT4 revealed wearing AP Racing Radi-CAL's.
Tight racing towards a second place in NASA ST2.
His BBK will pay for itself in no time!
A smoky, redline-bouncing good time!
The perfect way to shave nearly 20 unsprung lbs.!
Bringing yet another NASCAR Cup weekend to a halt in style.
A great start in the new World Challenge SprintX Class.
Ferodo DSUNO pads help carry the weekend.
14 Wins, 25 Podiums, 0 Caliper rebuilds!
Wins in NASCAR Cup, IMSA, and World Challenge!
Only the finest adorn this incredible, lightweight beauty.
It's been a long wait, but your front brakes don't have to be lonely anymore.
The AP Radi-CAL takes 4 of the top 5 positions at Martinsville.
The best dual-purpose Miata street/track pad on the market.
Eight of the top twelve finishers also on AP Racing.
Strong finishes for all three team cars.
Withstanding the heat at Sebring and Phoenix.
Straight from the factory racecars to your car.
Numerous other wins round out a huge circle track weekend for AP/Essex
Worthy stoppers for Nissan's R35 GT-R
AP Racing = built to last.
Clear track ahead.
Porsche's ultimate 911 racecar putting the best to the test.
Take a peek behind the wheels and see them in action.
Another AP Racing Tribe Surfaces.
How else do you drop 33 unsprung lbs. from the nose?!?
Essex and AP Racing contributed along the way.
Off-the-shelf Essex BBK's help get it done again.
When you're going that fast, it's either a parachute or AP Racing.
Yes, that road in the pic is the track!
AP's Radi-CAL helps take yet another top prize.
The baddest Corvettes on the planet choose AP Racing.
Chasing Ferrari, Porsche, GT-R!
AP Racing-equipped cars take positions 1,4, & 5.
Exercising our brake kit among the beatiful pines.
AP Racing and fast GT-R's are like peanut butter and jelly.
This is why we love Monday mornings.
Fear the AP Radi-CAL!
AP Racing CP8350 and J Hook's get it done again.
Easy install, long pad life, rock-solid performance.
Far less weight, superior cooling, incredibly durable
Lighter, stronger, faster.
Not surprised, but we have your solution!
Eliminates OEM hard lines to calipers for easy pad and disc swap!
Superior performance all around vs. the OEM CCM Z07 brakes
Predictable, repeatable performance at one of America's toughest braking tracks
Skip the Carbon Ceramic option and get the real deal.
When it's time to replace them of course.
No more wimpy stock brakes.
CL's RC6 compound in action
We fix a weakness of a classic track car
You better put some brakes on that bad boy!
Flawless performance while saving money...a great combo!
The proper brakes can help you climb the ladder.
Putting Ferodo DS1.11 and AP Racing discs to the test
Over 2 years and 30+ track events from first set of discs!
A very fast track that requires serious brakes.
Fast, demanding F1 circuits require the ultimate brake package.
A stunning start to the 2016 season, cool video inside!
Fade-free brakes and some nice driving = fast!
Ferodo DSUNO pads get the job done under hours of intense pressure.
Friends don't let friends run OEM brakes on the track.
Going behind the scenes of NASCAR's important players
Go fast, save money, and win trophies for looking good.
A long-time customer moves from a smaller AP front kit to a larger four wheel kit. Happiness ensues.
Customer impressions after 12 track days included.
Triple the pad life and an entire season+ on first set of discs.
Faster than a Porsche 918 Spyder!
"A Bulletproof Design"
"Why didn't I do this sooner?"
Big power requires big brakes!
AP Racing Radi-CAL brakes of course.
Another 15 year track veteran impressed by AP Racing.
Owner drops seconds from his personal best with our Essex/AP Racing BBK!
Lower costs, superior performance, and a happy customer!
Shane van Gisbergen (the driver) has a large brass pair.
Some nice feedback on our Essex Designed AP Racing BBK.
Looking good, now we move into production!
Yes, he likes 'em!
A late race pass on a Porsche, and a 20 minute dogfight ensues
What happens when you lose your brakes at 140 mph? You vow to never let it happen again...
We're hard at work prepping pro race teams for the spring season.
When repeatedly braking from 160mph to 40mph...you're going to want some good discs!
Not even an oil fire can keep these guys down!
Sometimes doing the job right the first time is the only logical answer!
This enthusiast now spends about 1/4 of the money on brakes that he previously did on OEM equipment.
After switching to our BBK, one S2000 owner got five times the pad life vs. running the same compound in his OEM calipers!
After finding out last week that one of our new Pro5000R kits carried a customer to the NASA ST-2 title, we just got word from another customer that our standard Endurance BBK, captured the NASA TT-2 title!
Jealous of your Corvette friends' AP Racing brakes? Now you can have them too.
Once again, AP's newest calipers score a victory in their debut race!
Find out how AP's cutting edge caliper technology is changing racing, and can change your car.
Brake kit review inside!
It's not just about performance...
Which one is best for you?
We are our own guinea pigs!
Owner reviews of CL Brakes sintered racing pads.
Learn about what makes CL Brakes a little bit different from the ordinary.