Descriptions and Recommendations
The highest-friction Hawk compound with a matching high initial bite, designed for NASCAR road course and short tracks. Not suitable for anything less than the most extreme applications. Consistent friction level makes this pad predictable and controllable from the first corner to the end of the race. Available only for a limited selection of popular racing calipers. Recommended for Trans-Am/GT1, CART, and LMP1/DP. 500-1700° F; 600-1500° F optimal.
Extremely high torque racing compound with very high initial bite. Designed to be the most controllable racing brake pad available. Intended for heavier sedans and formula cars with lots of tire and downforce. This compound works best when very hot. Available only for a limited selection of popular racing calipers. Recommended for Trans-Am, GT1, CART, Formula Atlantic, F3000, and Sports Prototypes. 400-1600° F; 800-1200° F optimal.
High torque with high initial bite. DTC-60 was developed as a rear pad to be used with DTC-70 on the front, but it has also become popular as a front pad on lighter cars. Available only for a limited selection of popular racing calipers. Recommended for Trans-Am, GT1, CART, Formula Atlantic, F2000, F3000, and Sports Prototypes. 400-1600° F; 700-1100° F optimal.
High torque racing compound with high initial bite. DTC-50 bridges the gap between DTC-60 and DTC-30. Very wide temperature range with a predictable rise in friction. High-temperature fade resistance makes DTC-50 a favorite choice in endurance racing. Recommended for vintage Trans-Am, Formula Atlantic, F2000, F3000, Pro Sports Prototypes, and stadium super trucks. 300-1400° F; 500-1100° F optimal.
Medium torque racing compound designed specifically for dirt track racing. The smooth bite, controllable torque, and superior release are tuned for the demands of dirt. Low temperature effectiveness also makes it great for gravel. Recommended for dirt circle track, gravel rally stages, and off-road racing. 100-1200° F; 100-800° F optimal.
Low torque racing compound designed specifically for dirt track racing. Smooth, predictable torque with a temperature range slightly higher than OEM pads. Recommended for dirt circle track (Midgets, Modifieds) and track day events. 100-700° F; 100-500° F optimal.
HT 14 (V)*
Very high torque with high initial bite for cars with high downforce and lots of grip. Recommended in Trans-Am, GT1, CART, Formula Atlantic, F2000, F3000, and Sports Prototypes. 300-1600° F. *Replaced by DTC-50 Compound.
HT 10 (S)
High torque with a smooth initial bite. Works well as a rear pad with HT 14 in front. Recommended for sedans, sports racers, and formula cars with downforce, including GT, Formula Atlantic, F2000, F3000, S2000, CSR, and DSR. 300-1600° F; 500-1100° F optimal .
Medium/High torque compound with medium initial bite. The wide temperature range and good brake modulation have made it the #1 pad material for SCCA. Recommended for Production, IT, F2000, Formula Ford, S2000, CSR, and DSR. 250-1000° F; 350-800° F optimal.
Medium torque racing compound with high initial bite. Black is a good all-purpose, low cost racing pad. Requires gentle initial application of the brake pedal to avoid locking. Recommended for very light sedans, small formula cars, and sports racers. 100-900° F; 200-700° F optimal.
Medium torque dual-purpose compound. Formulated for track day cars which are driven to the track. Higher temperature capacity than HP Plus for more serious track use but still effective at low temperatures for the trip to the track. 100-1200° F; 100-800° F optimal.
HP Plus (N)
Designed as an autocross (Solo II) and track day (Solo I) compound; also ideal for lightweight circle track (under 2800 lbs). Very wide temperature range makes it suitable for all forms of autocross, yet still streetable. Expect an increase in dust, noise, and rotor wear. 100-800° F; 300-600° F optimal.
HPS = High Performance Street. This compound will outperform OEM pads without sacrificing street manners. A good choice for Solo II; also recommended for amateur to intermediate drag racing. Effective from dead cold.