Automotive Racers Hall of Fame – Joe Ayad – Team Ayad

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Automotive Racers Hall of Fame – Joe Ayad – Team Ayad

Joe Ayad is an Autocross racer and family man from Seattle Washington, who competes in the Autosports Northwest series which he won during 2017 in his class.

Joe races in his 1987 Ford Mustang equipped with Bluestuff NDX brake pads (front & rear) and BSD rotors (front), USR rotors (rear).

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Name:

Joe Ayad

Year of Birth:

1985

Team Name:

Team Ayad

Discipline:

Autocross

Highest Place Finish:

1st

Car/Bike Used:

1987 Ford Mustang

What`s your day job?

Boeing commercial airplanes.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Being Blessed with opportunists that have got me to where I am today in my career.

What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?

2018 Ford GT.

Did you always want to be a racer or something else?

Always wanted to race cars since I was a little kid.

Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or two wheels?

Rear wheel drive.

What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?

Autocross Optima, ultimate street car challenge.

What is the most insane/scary/memorable drive/ride you’ve ever had?

Going 212MPH on a street bike.

How involved are you in testing and mechanical tweaking before events?

Very …  In fact, I go through the car prior to every race to make sure it’s safe and fun.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Hopefully blessed enough to continue racing and raising my children in the environment.

What is your go to playlist or song before an event to get in the zone?

Relaxing music.

If you could try any other motorsport which one would you choose?

Mud ‘n’ 4X4s.

What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone in a car or bike on track and when?

162MPH in the Mustang and 212MPH on my old CBR1000RR.

What is your daily drive or ride?

2016 Ford F250 crew cab diesel.

Who is your inspiration?

My father, biggest heart.

What is the one thing you could not live without?

My family.

Do you have a favourite movie?

Dumb and Dumber.

Any bad habits?

This expensive hobby! Lol!

Tell us something about you that most people would not know?

I’m very family oriented and love to auto-X.

Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck?

100 duck sized horses.

EBC Brakes Bluestuff Brake Pads

EBC Bluestuff NDX Brake PadsEBC Bluestuff NDX Brake Pads are perfect for racing all sorts of cars and automotive sports in general as they are extremely high in friction and made from NDX formula material that is specifically designed for aggressive driving conditions such as those found on hard surfaced race tracks. When twinned with specific quality aftermarket calipers Bluestuff brake pad NDX formula has the most efficient success rate.

EBC Brakes USR Slotted Brake Discs/Rotors

EBC Bluestuf NDX Brake PadsEBC Ultimax Slotted USR Brake Rotors are manufactured using premium disc blanks. These rotors benefit from quiet running which is all down to the narrower multi-slot design and the progressive angle at which the slots are machined.

This has the benefit of removing dirt, gas, water and debris and having the advantage of parallel pad wear.

EBC Brakes BSD Discs/Rotors

EBC BSD Disc/RotorBSD (Blade Sports Discs) are made from a unique material known as “discalloy” for front and rear fitments.

The blade slot design is specially crafted to remove hot gases in an efficient way to help keep brake pads cooler and flatter. The multiple slots overlap to reduce the brake wind sound.

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