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StopTech Helps John Buttermore to Back-to-Back SCCA National T1 Championships
 
by Frank A. Filipponio | Oct 08, 2012
 

Buttermore T1 National Championship (Weber photo)

Longtime StopTech friend and customer, John Buttermore, recently won his second consecutive Touring 1 National Championship at the 49th SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America - with StopTech's help.

Driving the StopTech big brake kit-equipped No. 52 Hoosier/Carbotech/StopTech Chevrolet Corvette, Buttermore started from the pole, led into Turn 1 and never looked back. He was never seriously challenged for the lead, finishing a whopping 21.611-seconds ahead of second place driver and 2007 T1 National Champion, Andrew Aquilante.

“It was pretty smooth,” Buttermore said of the race. “Everything went according to the plan that we had. We wanted to get out and see if we could break the draft and get away. Running into the back of the STO traffic made things interesting. It went very well for me [getting through the STO traffic] because I got them before the Kink and Andrew got shaved off behind. That didn’t help him. Once we got that gap, I ran four or five laps at 100 percent and then put it back to 90 percent and cruised with it.”

Now in its 49th year, the SCCA National Championship Runoffs annually crowns Champions in the Sports Car Club of America's Club Racing classes. The live broadcast of all 28 National Championship races will be available On Demand at www.SpeedcastTV.com/scca.

Buttermore also works as a chassis engineer at GM for his day job, so he knows a bit about how to make the most of the Corvette platform. He told us that he hadn't won a championship until he switched to StopTech two years ago and now he has two championships in two years. We're honored he chooses to run StopTechs on his race car. Way to go, John! Here's to a three-peat in 2013!

(Photo Credit - Weber Photo)

 

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