Hawk Performance is the performance division of Wellman Friction Products and is an acknowledged leader in advanced friction technology. Hawk Brake initially developed a strong following among weekend racing enthusiasts by focusing on manufacturing brake materials for high performance automobiles. Since then Hawk Performance has evolved by servicing a wide array of industries with friction materials for brakes and clutches including Motorsports (NASCAR, Indy, SCCA, NHRA, etc.), High Performance Automotive, Light Truck & SUV, Severe Duty Fleet (Class 1 through 6), Emergency Vehicle and much more.


With motorsports ranked as the largest spectator sport in the country in general and NASCAR ranked as the fastest growing major sport, Hawk Performance is proud of their association with the cars that have won NASCAR Championships, as well as Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) Champ Car Championships. The 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner rode on Hawk pads! Additionally Hawk Performance is the #1 motorsports brake pad supplier for NHRA and IHRA drag racers.


Hawk Performance is also the Original Equipment recommended performance brake pad upgrade for General Motors Corvettes and is an accessory performance brake pad supplier for Mazda, Nissan and Hyundai.


Hawk Performance’s revolutionary friction materials can operate from temperatures of –30° Fahrenheit below zero to 1400° Fahrenheit above zero and offer a coefficient of friction ranging from 0.20µ to 0.68µ depending on the material selected and the application it is required to work in.


Hawk Performance brake pads are manufactured in the United States using the most sophisticated manufacturing processes available. Hawk Performance’s recognition as an ISO 9001 manufacturer is proof that that they are committed to developing the safest, most durable products available.