Pirelli World Challenge Driver Jack Baldwin Thanks StopTech
Frank A. Filipponio
| Dec 17, 2012
Here's Pirelli World Challenge GTS racer Jack Baldwin, discussing his 2012 season and giving a shout-out to StopTech, who helped his No. 68 Hot Wheels Porsche Cayman to a third place finish in the championship.
Besides being a prominent member of "Team StopTech," Jack is one of the better known figures in production based racing in America. He has been for the past thirty years or so, ever since his iconic Hot Wheels Camaro stole headlines en route to the 1992 SCCA Trans-Am Championship. During that season, Jack became the first driver to complete every lap of every race in a modern major race series. Baldwin has also seen action in Formula Ford, Grand-Am, NASCAR, IMSA and IROC among other series, with 30 wins and four championships to his credit.
StopTech and StopTech's Director of Engineering, Steve Ruiz, have worked closely with Jack the past few years helping get the Napleton Porsche Cayman Interseries off the ground, and more recently bringing one of those Cayman to the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GTS class. From the video you can see that Jack clearly appreciates the support we've given him.
"One of the elements of our team that's just been fantastic is StopTech brakes and braking systems," said Jack, "and Steve Ruiz, Director of Engineering for StopTech. He has been instrumental in this project and I can't thank him enough for what he's brought to us. The StopTech brakes are, I consider, the best I've ever driven on. We've never had one issue with the brakes since we started, and that is a big, big thing."
With a win at Long Beach and several other Top 5 finishes, Jack had a great season in GTS this past year and 2013 should be even better.
Besides the Hot Wheels Cayman, StopTech will supply brake components to dozens of other cars in PWC next year, as well as to other race series from Grand-Am and NASA, to circle track and off-road.