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Team StopTech Celebrates 4th with 1-2-3-4 at Lime Rock
by Frank A. Filipponio | Jul 08, 2013

Team StopTech had a great 4th of July holiday weekend, celebrating wins and podiums at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut during the latest rounds of the SCCA Pro Pirelli World Challenge Championships.

Current GTS points leader and top StopTech ambassador, Jack Baldwin, dominated the Cadillac Lime Rock Park Grand Prix weekend with fastest times through virtually every session in the No. 73 Motul/StopTech/Foametix Porsche Cayman S.

All tough competitors, the World Challenge guys and gals can get pretty aggressive in these World Challenge sprint races, and while Lee was pushing in race 1, he made contact with Baldwin, spinning Jack out and dropping him back a few spots. Jack charged back up the order but had to settle for the lowest step on the podium, with Lee a step higher.

Andy, meanwhile, followed that second-place finish in the first race with a fourth in race 2, driving the No. 20 Best IT/Bondurant/Crown Seven Chevrolet Camaro.

After a run-in with fellow Team StopTech member, Andy Lee, however, Jack had to settle for just third place in race 1, although he did get a much-deserved win in race 2 – 
his first of the season since sweeping the opening double-header in St. Pete’s.

Baldwin also scored the Invisible Glass Clean Pass of the Race Award in race 2. Both Baldwin and Lee use StopTech Trophy BBKs on their race cars, essentially the same kits you can get for your street car.

“We made a chassis change and hit the setup today,” said Baldwin. “I was following Lawson, and he was doing a great job. I knew I needed a break in traffic and I got it when a Mercedes got into Lawson, pushed him up high in one, and I got by on the inside. That was the event that changed the outcome of the race.”

Baldwin’s win is his third this season, and his eighth podium finish in nine races.

“I’m very fortunate and appreciate it,” said Baldwin. “It’s about time to win another one, so thanks. We had a winning car yesterday. I felt bruised and bloodied yesterday getting hit about six times. I just couldn’t make it happen. But big thanks to the GTSport with Goldcrest team.”

In GTS, Baldwin leads Wilkins by 123 points, 986-863. Aschenbach is third with 766points with Lee fourth on 727 and Peter Cunningham, of Milwaukee, WI, fifth with 701 in the No. 42 Acura/HPD/RealTime Racing Acura TSX. Cunningham finished Round 9 in 13th place.

The Cadillac Lime Rock Park Grand Prix races will be broadcast July 20 at 4 p.m. (EDT) on NBC Sports Network.

The Pirelli World Challenge GT and GTS classes' next race is north of the border on the streets of Toronto at Exhibition Place, July 12-14.

For more information on the series go to World-Challenge.com or follow on Twitter @WCRacing.


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