• Ewald Performance is SPDA's newest Sponsor!

    Ewald Performance is proud to offer SPDA members preferred pricing on all brake pads. Contact me by email (frank@ewaldperformance.com) or phone (778-245-8412). Ewald Performance is a G-Loc Brakes authorised dealer. G-Loc Brakes feature track tested Carbon, Ceramic, Kevlar, and metallic compound formulations - some of the most rotor friendly compounds available.

    Ewald Performance is proud to announce they now an authorized dealer for G-Loc Brakes. I've been part of SPDA for a number of years and appreciate the enthusiasm and support of this community for motorsport. Please ensure you let me know you're a member of SPDA when you chat with me about a quote.

    In 2005 I was leading a Porsche Cayman between turn one and two at TMP. I was feeling pretty good about myself and my car (okay, he was closing in on me very fast, but I still was ahead!) until I stepped on the brake to prepare for the turn. Nothing. Had brakes in turn one. Had been out all day - it was now late afternoon - and great braking. Until now. As I bounced off the end of the track I observed that at one point this grassy area had been paved. Curious how you observe inconsequential things as you're travelling out of control and have little to do except pump the brake pedal and hope that the non-existent brakes kick in.

    That was my first experience with brake fade. Fortunately it occurred at a part of the track where there was sufficient run-off room for the car to slow on its own and where the only damage was to my pride. This started me on my quest for better brakes. I was running stock Nissan brake pads and Nissan brake fluid. They were and are good quality products and I have no hesitation recommending them - but not for the race track.

    My search for better stopping power led me to Danny Puskar at Carbotech Performance Brakes. Honestly, I stopped looking further after my first set because I was so impressed with them. I put Carbotech XP10 on the front of my Nissan NX and stock brake pads on the rear for that first year of upgrading to see if they were better. They were. I also upgraded to Motul RBF600 brake fluid. Stainless flex lines also. The following year Carbotech XP8s went on the rear. The year after that - 2007 - I approached Carbotech and held the first of what has become an annual event - Carbotech Performance Brake Pad group buys. In 2014 Ewald Performance was formed and I became an authorized dealer. February 2016, after a stellar 2015 sales year, Danny Puskar informed me that he was involved in the beginning of a brand new company and invited me to join him as a dealer for G-Loc Brakes. This new company uses the tried and true compounds that I’ve been using for years.

    I send my kids out onto the race track in my 300 whp Nissan, knowing that A) they've been instructed by some of the best instructors around (almost all were SPDA members) and B) they've got the best brakes available. The Nissan now has R12 or R16’s up front with a Wilwood Superlite Caliper setup; the rear is still R8 and an OEM caliper. They’ll also be on my ChumpCar team’s Honda and Miata. And hopefully they’ll be on some of your vehicles too.

    If you want to enjoy your car at the track, make sure that you have a great braking system. G-Loc Brakes AND EWALD PERFORMANCE can help you with that goal. I will add, they keep you and your family safe.

    Frank Ewald