About Us

Total Brakes was started by car enthusiast Aaron Elsner to facilitate his passion for speed, racing and high quality braking parts. Aaron’s need for speed started at the young age of 7 when he began racing go carts on the rural tracks of his hometown in North Carolina. Shortly thereafter, he began racing competitively at Virginia International Raceway. Aaron’s love for racing translates into all aspects of his life. He was the "Spec Race Atom" Championship winner in 2011 & 2012. He serves as an instructor of the Porsche Club of America. He participated in PCA club racing in Spec Boxster, custom built with parts straight from the shelves of Total Brakes.

Aaron has built, assembled and managed his own racing team for endurance races over the years and is a regular at the 24 hours of VIR. He has worked with professional teams such as TPC Racing, Autometrics, and Atlanta Speedwerks. Previous to Total Brakes, Aaron specialized in Ferrari parts at a well known Ferrari parts supplier based in NC. 

  • Aaron Elsner, Founder
  • Thomas Henry, Assistant