Frank A. Filipponio
| Feb 19, 2013
Although we've already told you about the Rolex 24 class win by Napleton Porsche, Team StopTech also had another class win at Daytona last month. The day before the 24, the Continental Tire Spots Car Challenge ran its season-opening BMW Performance 200, and Skullcandy Team Nissan Owner/Driver Lara Tallman became the first female CTSCC class winner since 2011 with her Street Tuner (ST) victory alongside co-driver Vesko Kozarov.
Winning at Daytona, one of the most iconic homes of motorsport, is a big task for anyone in any series. Doing so during the season opener of one of the most exciting and competitive road racing series world-wide, makes it even more memorable.
Besides bringing Team StopTech back to victory lane, the win was also important because it marked the return of Nissan Motorsports and the Nismo brand to professional motorsports in America. It was the brand's first win in over a decade. Team Skullcandy ran a pair of Nissan Altima Coupes, the #33 car was driven by Tallman and Kozarov while the #34 was piloted to a ninth place finish by drivers Chris Lock and Pete McIntosh II. Not bad in a 34 car field.
"I'd like to give a huge thank-you to Nissan... for their support in our quest for a championship. This was an epic weekend and we'll strive to repeat our victory in Austin," said Tallman, referring to the next series race at COTA in Austin, Texas next month. Best of luck!