The Most Important Function of Brakes: Kinetic Energy Plus Friction Equals Heat

In this tech tip video, Kenny explains how brakes work using kinetic energy, friction, and temperature. Choosing the right brake pad for the track is critical and knowing how much heat is generated in the rotors will help you make the right decisions.

If you’re a novice open-track driver, stock brake pads won’t take you far as you quickly progress in terms of speed and demands on the braking system. You will quickly find that a brake pad upgrade is needed, and temperature will best determine what choice is right for your car.

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