News & Blog

June 11th 2024
New Product: Spline Drive 2-Piece J Hook Discs for Porsche 991 GT3 Cup and 918 Clubsport

Pro-level disc technology from AP / Essex now available for your 991 GT3 Cup or Cayman GT4 Clubsport

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April 23rd 2024
NTT IndyCar Series Names AP Racing as Exclusive Clutch Supplier for 2024

For the first time, AP Racing clutches will be standard equipment across the grid in America's premier open-wheel racing series.

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April 17th 2024
OG Shark Debuts Porsche 911 GT3 RS and BMW M2 at COTA with AP Racing by Essex ENP Radi-CALs

Electroless Nickel Plated Pro5000R calipers with blacked-out paint and wheels make for a sinister combo.

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March 13th 2024
AP Racing by Essex Brakes Chosen for Acura's Integra Type S TCX Race Car

The identical brake kit is also now available for your Integra Type S or Civic Type R!

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February 14th 2024
New Products: 390mm and 378mm Radi-CAL Competition Brake Kits for C8 Corvette Z06

Larger brake options for America's midship supercar!

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January 24th 2024
Video: AP Racing Quick-Change GT3 Brake Service at the Rolex 24

Very little is quick or easy in a 24-hour endurance race. Servicing AP Racing Brakes is an exception.

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August 9th 2023
Now Shipping: Radi-CAL Competition Brake Kits for the BMW G87 M2

Drop 20 unsprung lbs. from the nose, inch-thick pads, and you can run 18's!

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July 20th 2023
600HP BMW M2 Comp Shines with AP Racing By Essex ENP Brake Kit

OG Shark-built, with our prettiest and most effective brakes

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July 18th 2023
Speedhunters feature: Art of Attack 991 GT3 with AP Racing By Essex Brakes

the Art of Attack x RS Future GT3 Cup Evo

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April 17th 2023
Video: How to Avoid Buying a Big Brake Kit that is Worthless! (Part 2)

Where your parts originated and who you buy them from is just as important as the parts themselves.

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March 17th 2023
Video: A Detailed Look at Jake Latham's GSpeed-Prepared Corvette on AP/Essex Brakes

Behind the scenes: building a NASA Championship-winning C5 Corvette

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March 17th 2023
AP Racing Equips NASCAR Garage 56 Camaro for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Preparing the Gen.7 racecar for an entire day and night at one of the world's ultimate road courses

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September 26th 2022
YouTuber Tj Hunt Levels Up E90 M3 with AP Racing by Essex Radi-CAL Brakes

Reviving and improving a neglected E90 M3

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September 6th 2022
AP Racing Radi-CAL Brakes for the 992 Turbo and Turbo S

Painless pad swaps, superior wheel fitment, and extremely lightweight!

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July 11th 2022
Mike Fitzpatrick and 89X Motorsports take home ST3 and TT trophies at NASA Summit Point

AP Racing, Essex, Ferodo, and APEX: a winning combination!

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April 5th 2022
Radi-CAL Competition Brake Kits Now Available for the 2016-2019 Cadillac CTS-V (V3)

Better brakes for GM's elegant version of a sledgehammer

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November 23rd 2021
Black Dog Speed Shop wins championship for 5th year in a row on AP Racing Brakes!

Helping owners climb the podium for years on end.

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November 23rd 2021
Ferodo Racing DS3.12 brake pads keep on winning!

Another week, another podium on the DS3.12.

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November 17th 2021
Justin Oakes wins 2021 Trans AM SGT championship and Rookie of the Year!

Built by GSpeed and AP Racing-equipped

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November 10th 2021
How AP Racing air jacks work on the IMSA Lexus RC F GT3

Jalopnik examines this crucial system as run by Vasser Sullivan Racing

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September 20th 2021
Mantovani Racing C5Z pushes AP Racing Brakes to another NASA National Championship!

Victory at at Daytona in NASA ST2!

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September 9th 2021
Yardy Motorsports grabs two wins in one weekend on AP Racing Radi-CALs!

Fast-lap video included!

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September 9th 2021
Ferodo DS3.12 brake pads collect more trophies in European endurance racing!

Podium finishes in Italian GT, DTM Trophy, GT World and GT4.

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September 7th 2021
AP Racing carries After Dark Speed Z06 to two podiums in two weeks!

A Street Class victory in Ohio and a second in Wisconsin.

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July 6th 2021
Essex Parts visits Road Atlanta with Chin Track Days!

Checking in with friends and customers

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June 2nd 2021
Birthday victory for Mike Phillips in Trans AM SGT at Lime Rock Park

AP Racing brakes help deliver birthday gold.

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June 1st 2021
Ferodo DS3.12 continues to win in European GT Racing

Brake dust, wine, and racing at the legendary Circuit Paul Ricard!

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May 11th 2021
Video GSpeed leverages AP Racing to crush track record by 5 seconds!

Justin Oakes takes the Trans AM SGT win in style at Laguna Seca.

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May 11th 2021
Ferodo DS3.12 fills the podium in Italian GT Sprint Championship

The DS3.12 continues to prove its mettle in competition.

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February 1st 2021
AP Racing Radi-CAL Calipers chosen for Hennessey's Venom F5

The world's fastest cars require the world's best brakes.

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January 20th 2021
Ariel releases Atom 4 with AP Racing Brake Upgrade Packages

"The AP Racing brake upgrade is being fitted to around fifty per cent of new Atom 4s and is one of our most frequently ticked options." -Tom Siebert, Managing Director at Ariel Motor Company

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December 16th 2020
Can I buy AP Racing by Essex Brake Kit components separately?

You need a complete solution, not just parts.

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October 22nd 2020
TAPG Supra endurance racer unveiled with AP Racing Radi-CAL Brakes and APEX Wheels

Out of an 86 and into a GR Supra

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September 3rd 2020
Video: Rob Harper wins the USTCC 2020 Season Opener on AP Racing Radi-CALs

Watch the entire race from the in-car camera!

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August 27th 2020
Ferodo Racing DS3.12 brake pads sweep the podium in the Italian GT Championship!

A feature in Race Tech Magazine, along with several race wins.

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June 8th 2020
Tim Brown en route to another winning season on AP Racing Brakes

AP for the win.

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May 27th 2020
John Beale kicks off the 2020 season with a win on AP Racing at the Trickle 99

AP Racing returns to winning ways in 2020.

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February 6th 2020
Three incredible new AP Racing Brake Kits for the Tesla Model 3!

Two Competition Kits, and one for the road!

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January 30th 2020
Video: GSpeed is building some smokin' AP Racing-equipped Vettes in Texas!

A controversial pass in an SCCA race, followed by a lot of smack-talking.

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January 14th 2020
New Products: Front and Rear Road Brake Kits for the Corvette C5, C6, & C7!

For those seeking performance on the track AND the road

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November 18th 2019
An Xfinity Championship with AP Racing Brakes!

The Radi-CAL seals the top two spots

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November 13th 2019
AP Racing Brakes Seal Victory in Xfinity & a Top 5 for Nascar

1, 3, 4 and 5 for AP Racing

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November 4th 2019
AP Racing's Radi-Cal for the NASCAR win!

Nascar's Kevin Harvick takes it home.

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October 21st 2019
AP Racing Announces Exclusive Global Distribution Partnership with HITCO Carbon Composites

Essex now the exclusive supplier of HITCO carbon in North America

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October 9th 2019
Lots of AP Racing by Essex Road Brake Kits Coming Soon!

BMWs, Corvettes, and Porsches, oh my!

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October 1st 2019
Video: Harper Takes Home Another Win in USTCC with AP Racing Brakes!

30 minutes straight defending his lead!

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September 20th 2019
AP Racing Opens New State-of-the-Art Manufacturing and Research Facility

Driving brake and clutch technology into the future

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September 10th 2019
AP Racing-equipped Cars Sweep the Podium in NASCAR at Indianapolis!

Another weekend, another win.

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August 29th 2019
Optima Challenge: A podium sweep by the AP Racing Radi-CAL!

As easy as 1, 2, 3

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August 19th 2019
AP Racing Brake Kits for the Toyota GR Supra!

Road & Competition Brake Kits available for pre-order soon

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August 13th 2019
Harvick's Second Win in Under a Month!

Congratulations, again, Stewart-Haas Racing!

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July 30th 2019
Essex Visits The Driving Club Road Atlanta

Mingling on-track with our customers & friends

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July 29th 2019
From Retirement to Victory Lane - Kenseth is back!

Another Win on AP Racing.

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June 3rd 2019
Priestley of Team JDP Takes First at the Optima Challenge

Bringing home the win with the Essex/AP Radi-CAL brake kit

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June 3rd 2019
Harper Takes Second on AP Racing in USTCC action at Cal Speedway

The AP Radi-CAL on the podium again

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May 23rd 2019
Kyle Larson Wins NASCAR Cup All Star Race on AP Racing Brakes

AP Racing brakes help secure the million dollar purse!

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May 20th 2019
Customer Wins One Lap of America on Essex Designed AP Racing Brakes!

Four customers competed in the One Lap of America, including the winner.

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April 10th 2019
Lancer Evo owner grabs a podium in first event with the Essex/AP Radi-CAL BBK

Another NASA podium for AP's Pro5000R Radi-CAL

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March 19th 2019
Two weekends, three corvette podiums on the AP Racing Radi-CAL!

Three bad@ss Vettes, one bad@ass brake kit.

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March 4th 2019
TAPG Motorsports wins 2018 NASA WERC E1 Class Championship on our AP Racing Sprint Brake Kit

"The Sprint Kit was a game changer"

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March 4th 2019
C7 Z06 takes TTU Class win and FTD on Essex/AP Radi-CAL Brakes at Carolina Motorsports Park

All your brake are belong to us.

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February 4th 2019
Race video: What can the best brakes on the planet do for you? Watch this to find out.

Making all the difference, one brake zone at a time.

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November 19th 2018
Logano claims NASCAR Cup Championship on the AP Racing Radi-CAL!

Another weekend, another championship.

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November 16th 2018
Corvette Racing secures GTLM Driver and Manufacturer Title in IMSA on AP Racing Radi-CAL

Another title in the bag for the fastest Vettes on the planet!

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November 13th 2018
Essex/AP Racing SEMA 2018 Recap

Another Radi-CAL week in Vegas.

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October 23rd 2018
Essex Brake Upgrade Guide: Pads, Discs, Lines, Fluid, Big Brake Kit

Which brake products will help me most?

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March 7th 2018
Video: The Brake Report interviews Essex President Ken Gordon

Why the biggest names in motorsport trust Essex for brake solutions and advice.

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December 21st 2017
AP Racing Pro5000R Radi-CAL's and Ferodo DS1.11 take on the BAJA 1000!

And you thought they were just for the tarmac...

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December 20th 2017
AP Racing celebrates 800th Formula 1 victory!

That's a whole lot of win.

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September 13th 2017
Video: AP Racing brakes help Bugatti Chiron set new world record time in 0-249-0 mph!

What goes fast, must slow down.

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August 15th 2017
Essex Designed AP Racing Radi-CAL BBK helps Shelby GT350 owner secure podium at Redline Time Attack

Second Place Unlimited RWD Class at Buttonwillow!

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June 29th 2017
$3 million Bugatti Chiron debuts with AP Racing Radi-CAL Brakes!

Only the best for the best.

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June 26th 2017
Another NASCAR podium sweep for AP Radi-CAL-equipped cars at Sonoma!

One, two, three, the Radi-CAL takes the lead.

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June 7th 2017
Subaru to attempt Nordschleife Record with AP Racing Radi-CAL Brakes: Video Inside!

Can the Type RA NBR Special be stopped?

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May 26th 2017
Another legendary factory BMW Racecar in the making?

The 2018 M4 GT4 revealed wearing AP Racing Radi-CAL's.

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May 22nd 2017
Video: AP Racing customer in Z06 dicing it up with Evo and 911!

Tight racing towards a second place in NASA ST2.

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May 9th 2017
Rear e92 M3 Radi-CAL Competition Brake Kits now shipping!

The perfect way to shave nearly 20 unsprung lbs.!

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May 4th 2017
Penske teammates Logano and Keselowski dominate Richmond on AP Racing Brakes

Bringing yet another NASCAR Cup weekend to a halt in style.

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May 4th 2017
K-PAX McLaren snags another podium on AP Racing Brakes at VIR

A great start in the new World Challenge SprintX Class.

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April 10th 2017
AP Racing dominates pro racing in North America over the weekend!

Wins in NASCAR Cup, IMSA, and World Challenge!

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April 7th 2017
The Fastest Lotus Ever Sold in the USA features AP Racing Brakes: Evora Sport 410 GP

Only the finest adorn this incredible, lightweight beauty.

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April 6th 2017
Rear Radi-CAL Competition Brake Kits for the C5 and C6 Corvette are now shipping!

It's been a long wait, but your front brakes don't have to be lonely anymore.

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April 4th 2017
Another week, another NASCAR Cup win on AP Racing Brakes!

The AP Radi-CAL takes 4 of the top 5 positions at Martinsville.

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March 30th 2017
Ferodo DS2500 Pads for ND Miata/Fiat 124 Spider and Wilwood BBK’s!

The best dual-purpose Miata street/track pad on the market.

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March 28th 2017
AP Racing-equipped cars sweep the podium at the NASCAR Cup Auto Club 400!

Eight of the top twelve finishers also on AP Racing.

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March 24th 2017
Pirelli World Challenge GT: K-PAX McLaren wins season opener on AP Racing Radi-CAL brakes!

Strong finishes for all three team cars.

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March 20th 2017
AP Racing brakes help seal victory in IMSA, NASCAR Cup, and XFINITY.

Withstanding the heat at Sebring and Phoenix.

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February 28th 2017
AP Racing-equipped cars take 1-2 at the Daytona 500

Numerous other wins round out a huge circle track weekend for AP/Essex

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January 30th 2017
AP Racing components were on 6 out of the top 12 finishers at the Rolex 24

AP Racing = built to last.

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November 22nd 2016
Essex Designed AP Racing Radi-CAL Competition Brakes for Volkswagen GTI Mk6 and Mk7 are in production!

How else do you drop 33 unsprung lbs. from the nose?!?

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October 3rd 2016
Action Express Whelen Corvette Daytona Prototypes clinch IMSA Prototype Class Championship on AP Racing

AP's Radi-CAL helps take yet another top prize.

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October 3rd 2016
AP Racing Radi-CAL's carry the Corvette C7.R to Driver, Team, and Manufacturer titles!

The baddest Corvettes on the planet choose AP Racing.

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September 26th 2016
Kevin Harvick and Stewart-Haas win second Sprint Cup Chase race at Louden on AP Racing Brakes

AP Racing-equipped cars take positions 1,4, & 5.

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May 6th 2016
AP Racing J Hook Discs contribute to 3 consecutive podiums for a Dodge Viper owner!

The proper brakes can help you climb the ladder.

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April 27th 2016
Customer Race Report- 6 races, 6 time trials, 12 podiums on AP Racing brakes!

A stunning start to the 2016 season, cool video inside!

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April 21st 2016
Ferodo DSUNO brake pads carry The Prototype Development Group Factory Five GTM to pole and victory at Buttonwillow

Ferodo DSUNO pads get the job done under hours of intense pressure.

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February 1st 2016
AP Racing brakes carry the C7.R's to victory again at the Rolex 24 Hr. at Daytona!

A late race pass on a Porsche, and a 20 minute dogfight ensues

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May 13th 2015
C5 Z06 sets pole and scores multiple podiums on AP Racing Competition Brake Kit
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April 22nd 2015
AP Racing celebrates its 750th Formula 1 Victory!
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January 8th 2015
Yost M3 runs full 25 Hours of Thunderhill on one set of AP Racing discs
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January 8th 2015
e92 M3 Captures GT Class time attack win on an Essex Designed AP Racing Big Brake kit
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October 27th 2014
GT86 customer dominates Option Cup time attack class with our AP Racing Sprint BBK

Brake kit review inside!

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September 24th 2014
Speed Academy FRS captures podium at Targa Newfoundland with AP Racing and Ferodo brakes
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August 27th 2014
Fifteen year veteran racer wins 12 events in one year on our Corvette Competition Brake System!
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August 19th 2014
Video: AP Racing brakes in Action, Climb to the Clouds Mt. Washington
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December 13th 2013
Essex Designed AP Racing Competition Big Brake Kit flys to victory at Rally of the Tall Pines
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January 9th 2013
Video: 320whp turbo FR-S on track with Sprint Brake System
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