How Brodix Broke the Mold to Forge Champions

BRODIX has a long history that includes family, innovation, and products worthy of champions.

If you’ve been around drag racing for any period of time, you’ve heard of BRODIX Cylinder Heads. What may not be as well known is the origin behind the name.

Through a literal marriage as well as a joining of talent and hobbies, two families merged to create BRODIX. J.V. Brotherton and his father-in-law, Francis Dix, used their own knowledge and creativity to produce a history-changing product.

50 years later, BRODIX continues to be family owned and operated with J.V. and Paula Brotherton’s children (Jeff, Greg, and Jennifer) now leading the business. Although the world and racing are ever-changing, they stand strong with their devotion to making high quality products that result in outstanding achievements.

Continuous Development

What started with the production of an aluminum Hemi head in 1971, soon changed into making small block Chevy compatible heads. Over time, they developed small block Ford and Mopar compatible heads, as well as V6 Chevrolet heads.

Their catalog has now expanded to include an aluminum small block Chevy compatible engine block as well as a big block Chevy compatible version. BRODIX also has their own line of “spec” heads which are designed to the exact specifications of certain racing associations.


Options for Everyone

BRODIX has perfected each stage of cylinder head manufacturing for a multitude of applications. Customers have various valve angles, centerlines, port designs, and shapes to choose from- all with the excellent quality that BRODIX is known for.

With an expansive selection of cylinder heads, manifolds, and engine blocks, BRODIX offers a product for everyone. If you find yourself with damaged BRODIX heads after an unlucky break, you can also take advantage of their repair service.

Victory Speaks for Itself

Several of the strongest names in drag racing utilize BRODIX to make their way to the winner’s circle. Legends who need no introduction like Luke Bogacki, Jeg Coughlin Jr, and Peter Biondo have nothing but praise for the impressive company.

Biondo has said, “This is a very fast and consistent bracket tune-up. I’ve been as fast as 7.02 at 190 mph with a PAR 582 using 12 degree heads. I’ve scored many $20,000 plus big buck wins.”

Sportsman NHRA competitors Steve Williams, Joe Hessling, Ray Sawyer, Brian Sawyer, and Greg Ventura all stand behind BRODIX products. Big money bracket race event winners such as Hunter Patton, Kevin Brannon, Johnny Ezell, and Peeps Pennington are just a few of the satisfied BRODIX customers.

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Jarrett Creech earned a set of BRODIX heads during the Spring Fling at GALOT Motorsports Park

We can continue to list winners and champions all day long who have BRODIX as a common denominator. It’s time to make the switch and get your engine on track towards victory!

Find all the products BRODIX has to offer by visiting their website. You can direct any inquiries via email to talktous@brodix.com.

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Jessica was born into a family of drag racers and fell in love with the sport at a young age. She began competing at 13 and has been hooked ever since! She even met her husband at the World Footbrake Challenge VII. Jessica works full time as an Ultrasound Technologist but spends almost every weekend chasing win lights at IHRA and NHRA bracket races.

You can contact her at Jessica@dragchamp.com or on her Facebook page.

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