(CLOVER, SC) March 17, 2014 – The No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates team and PFC Brakes made sportscar history this past weekend with a WIN at the 62nd 12 Hours of Sebring—the oldest sportscar race in the United States. Ganassi’s Ford EcoBoost-Riley Daytona Prototype was equipped with PFC’s Monobloc calipers and PFC’s continuous wound carbon brake discs and pads—100% PFC designed and manufactured, incorporating new technologies unique to the 64 year history of this icon of endurance races.
The Ganassi team is the only team in racing to have won the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and now the 12 Hours of Sebring. The team also switched to the Ford EcoBoost DP motor during the offseason—giving Ford their first overall Sebring win in 45 years. The DP was driven by Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, and Marino Franchitti who took the checkered flag after 12 hours of racing.
PFC Brakes Patented Continuous Fiber Carbon-Carbon Disc and pads along with ZERODRAG™ calipers gave the Ganassi team the braking advantage with the best possible package on the track. The technology behind the Carbon-Carbon design is world-class—made from a continuous three-dimensionally wound high-density super modulus carbon fiber. The disc provides better higher burst strength, better thermal conductivity and cooling properties, better friction stability, and better cold friction for restarts without incident.
Before this year the Grand-Am and the American Le Mans series merged under NASCAR’s IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship—putting the Ganassi team at the Sebring race for the very first time in their 25-year history.
“We brought a lot of upgrades here to Sebring,” said Pruett, “and the hard work we put in since January really paid off.”
With over 30 lead changes throughout the race, the 62nd year of the 12 Hours of Sebring proved to be one of the most competitive and demanding. With 20 minutes left in the race, a caution flag brought the field together—giving another challenge to the Ganassi team. With their Ford DP and PFC Brakes package, Franchitti had a 4.682 second lead victory across the finish line.
PFC’s full carbon-carbon disc brake package featuring ZERODRAG™ calipers are once again proven to be able to handle the most intensive endurance tracks for the best racing teams in the world. PFC lives by their standards and their customers—NO COMPROMISES™.