By Mike Leone

April 2, 2014              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)…With the inaugural season of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series long in the rearview mirror, focus has been on making year number two even better.  Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are thrilled to announce that The Brake Man has once again renewed as a Major Contingency Sponsor for the upcoming season.  

The Brake Man, an innovative designer and manufacturer of made-in-America motorsport brake systems and components, is one of the many national companies involved with the Sweeney RUSH Series.  Located in Southern California and already the brakes of choice for several drivers in the Series, The Brake Man will be involved in a substantial way not only at the August 30 “Manufacturers Night,” but also at each and every night during the 2014 Sweeney Touring slate.  The Brake Man will award approximately $5,000 in product and certificates throughout the 2014 season.

At each of the 20 Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Touring Series events, RUSH Officials will award The Brake Man “Tough Brake of the Night” to a racer whose night just didn’t go as hoped.  That racer will receive three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid valued at approximately $45 along with a certificate good for either $50 off of a purchase of $100 or more or 20% off any The Brake Man purchase.  

The Brake Man will also have a huge presence at the August 30 Sweeney RUSH Tour “Manufacturers Night” at McKean County Raceway, giving away four F3 Tornado “Anniversary Edition” Brake Calipers with an approximate value of $1,800.    


“As a former crew chief, I know too well that things happen out on the track that are just out of your control that’s why I'm excited TBM Brakes is once again awarding the 'Tough Brake of the Night," explained The Brake Man's Jason Smith.  "TBM brakes is proud to be on bored for another exciting year with The RUSH Series. Our zero-drag Tornado series calipers have been giving drivers that extra edge to win races and championships for years. We, at TBM brakes, are thrilled to give a car set of these calipers to one of the competitive RUSH Late Model drivers this year at the Manufacturers Night.” 


“We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with The Brake Man and have them as an integral part of our Touring Series,” stated Emig. “We continue to work hard to create more value around the events for both the tracks and promoters. No one wants to have a bad night at the races, but this will now at least give that racer a nice bonus each night.  The four F3 Tornado Brake Calipers by The Brake Man are going to be quite a prize for a lucky racer on August 30. It says a lot about our Series to have a company of this caliber as part of our Series and I'm pleased that Warren has found it beneficial to once again continue his support.”

The Brake Man is an innovative designer and manufacturer of made-in-America brake systems and components for motorsport, street and fleet vehicles. The Brake Man engineering team has developed inspired and race-proven technology which has revolutionized the industry while setting the standard for high-performance and durability.

The Brake Man was founded in 1993 and originally focused on high-performance brake pads, brake fluid and the most accurate brake residual pressure valves on the market. The company expanded into rotors in 1995 with the introduction of the groundbreaking Revolution rotor, the industry's first brake rotor to implement a convoluted design. The unique design put The Brake Man's indelible stamp on the racing industry. The following years saw the company roll out a string of innovative products including patented Tornado calipers, Hurricane rotors Thunderstorm calipers, and full street kits.

Today, The Brake Man brake systems and components have helped countless drivers and motorsports teams make their way to the winners circle. Victories span across a wide range of regional and national race series and events from dirt to asphalt. This industry-leading technology and durability is also available for street performance and fleet vehicles as well.

The Brake Man was founded by President and Chief Engineer Warren Gilliland. Before launching the company, Gilliland held positions with Airheart Products, Hurst Performance, JFZ Products, Toyota and Pontiac. His career highlights include involvement in the first quick-change brake calipers for Indy cars, several industry-standard racing brake pad shapes, linear brake pad compounds, the first rear cambered spindles for NASCAR, the original zero-drag calipers, convoluted rotors, and industry-leading technology to improve brake fluid flow.

Headquartered in southern California, The Brake Man is the only company producing true made-in-America brake systems and components. For more information, check out their website at or call 805-987-7867.

RUSH marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, RainEater Wiper Blades, Hoosier Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, The Brake Man, K&N Filters, Bilstein Shocks, Lincoln Electric, TurboStart, K1 RaceGear, Beyea Headers, FK Rod Ends, Bobby Lake Motorsports, Wrisco Industries, High Gear Speed Shop, Utsinger’s Towing, B.R.A.K.E.S.,, and Valley Fashions.


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