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ATOM Racing and Hayes Take on Indy After a Successful 2nd Place at Laguna Seca

AUGUST 5, MEQUON, WI—Hayes Performance Systems, a major supplier of braking and control systems to the motorcycle and powersports industries, has officially launched into road racing as title sponsor of ATOM Racing.

Atom Racing includes principal (and avid rider) Steve Scheibe, as well as seasoned rider, Steve Rapp. The team is racing under BMW’s contingency program for the MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 class.

Through their sponsorship of Atom Racing, Hayes is also seizing the opportunity to use the last three races of the 2015 MotoAmerica series as the ultimate proving grounds in the development of one of their newest brake caliper designs.  With some of the most demanding riding conditions in motorcycling, MotoAmerica is one of the most appropriate venues for putting these new designs to the test.  Introducing these brakes in competition while supporting the Atom Racing Team is an excellent opportunity for all parties involved.

“This is an amazing opportunity participate in the top road racing series in North America and showcase the results of Hayes product performance,” said Scheibe. “With the proven performance of the BMW S1000RR, it was the obvious choice.”

Steve Rapp rode to a 2nd place finish in the Superstock 1000 class at  MotoAmerica’s Laguna Seca stop aboard his Hayes equipped BMW S1000RR. “This test confirmed that we are making great progress in our testing with Hayes,” said Scheibe.

Steve Rapp said, “[Laguna Seca] was a great first time out!  All expectations were exceeded.  I’m looking forward to further progress as we take on Indy.”

“Hayes has a history in speed,” says Phil Malliet, President/CEO of Hayes Performance Systems. “Most of our products are born on the track or in whatever environment people ride. We have a company of passionate powersports, motorcycle and mountain bike enthusiasts. This sponsorship is a testament to our commitment to these sports and an extension of our research and development process.”

The series continues August 7-9 at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway and will play host to the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship for the first time in 2015 as the series joins the stars of MotoGP at the Red Bull Indy MotoGP.

Hayes Performance Systems is based in Mequon, Wisconsin—just north of Milwaukee.  Hayes manufactures braking and control systems for motorcycles, powersports, agriculture and the military. They also manufacture components for the mountain bike industry. Mountain bike industry brands include: Hayes Disc Brakes, Manitou Suspension, SUNringlé Wheels, Wheelsmith Spokes and Answer Product.

Hayes Mag Disc: The Brake That Changed Everything

Being an innovator is always an uphill battle, even when the newly developed product is a total game changer. Bike Magazine recently touted the Hayes Mag disc brake as the brake that changed everything. Prior to the Hayes Mag debut in 1997, nobody had disc brakes. Downhill riders didn’t know they needed them, and actively disliked them when they were introduced.

A product that was well before its time, the Hayes Mag got a lot of pushback for being too heavy and simply too powerful. The guys at Hayes knew better though; they spent years making disc brakes for trucks, tractors, motorcycles and anything else with wheels – they knew once the resistance settled, the Hayes Mag would revolutionize the mountain biking industry. And that it did.

Check out the full Bike Magazine story here.

HB Performance Systems Fostner Named CFO of the Year

FostnerThe Milwaukee Business Journal recently named Rod Fostner, Vice President and CFO at HB Performance Systems CFO of the year in the Medium Private Companies ($50 Million – $250 Million) category.

Other winners include John Olin, chief financial officer and senior vice president at Harley-Davidson Inc., and Gail Hanson, chief financial officer at Aurora Health Care.

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Hayes Launches New Trail Trac 1.0 Advanced Electronic Braking Control Technology @ Hay Days

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Experience confidence with 30-40% more braking power combined with TrailTrac™1.0 controlled braking. Anti-lock braking performance is tuned and optimized for high performance trail riding and a wider range of maneuverability. Your sled will be more stable—tuned for usage profiles and snow/ice conditions.  All of our systems are factory built and tested by experienced riders and developed for some of the top snowmobile manufacturers.

What you get:

  • Ready to install kit through trained dealer network
  • Kit includes high performance master cylinder and caliper
  • Custom brake lines
  • All required harnesses, sensors and switches
  • Trail Trac hydraulic and electronic control unit
  • Compatible with rubber or studded tracks
  • 12 month unlimited mileage warranty

An Introductory Special Price of $749 (MSRP $995) will be offered at Hay Days