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Brodix Cylinder Heads of Mena, Arkansas has a Long History in Race Engine Development

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Brodix Cylinder Heads, the Mena, Arkansas based company that revolutionized the aftermarket cylinder head business, is considered to be one of the premier high performance aftermarket manufacturers of racing engine products. "Our company started life as a job shop foundry in the 60's, says Greg Brotherton. My grandfather Francis M. Dix founded the company. Then my father, JV Brotherton, brought it to where it is today. The name is a combination of the two."
A Brodix dragster ready for action on the strip.
A Brodix dragster ready for action on the strip.

Racing helps Arkansas based Brodix Cylinder Heads in research and development.
Racing helps Arkansas based Brodix Cylinder Heads in research and development.
Brodix in the winner's circle with K&N products in their dragster.
Brodix in the winner's circle with K&N products in their dragster.


A family owned business from the beginning, Brodix is steeped in the racing tradition. "Our father had raced since before we were born and we have spent our whole life either at or around a race track of some sort," says Brotherton. Brodix produced the Pontiac logo heads for NASCAR Grand National racing in the 80's and later cast the revolutionary Pontiac big block Pro Stock heads. These heads eventually became the basis for the high horsepower cylinder heads common in racing today. Brodix heads were also the first aftermarket stock block head to start on the front row of the Indianapolis 500.

"We use our racing as advertisement, as well as research and development for all of our products," says Brotherton. Brodix uses K&N air filters on all their race cars. "We show absolutely no power loss when using K&N air filters. We have had several reports from our customers of power gains from using these air filters. The K&N gold oil filters are without a doubt the best, most well designed filter that we have ever used in our racing program. We feel that they are a key part of the lifespan and durability of our engines."

The company is working on an array of new projects now, from a new cylinder head and block for a 4.500 bore spacing small block to a single 4 barrel intake manifold for their 5.0 bore spacing big block. "We choose K&N for our new projects because of the high quality of their products as well as their dedication to the racer. Every one there has been very helpful and eager to take on any new idea that will benefit the end user," says Brotherton. "Brodix is proud to be the leader in aluminum cylinder head and block development and manufacturing, and we use only the best products. K&N has always shown a willingness to do whatever it takes to stay on the cutting edge of technology."

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