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Team StopTech Winning North of the Border Too
by Frank A. Filipponio | Jul 22, 2013

Another week, another impressive set of results for Team StopTech in Pirelli World Challenge Racing. After last week’s strong GTS results at Lime Rock, the Team StopTech GTS contingent moved north of the border for the Honda Indy 200 at Toronto – with another great showing. It was a pair of familiar podium finishes for Andy Lee and Jack Baldwin, who nabbed second and third respectively in Round 10 of the 2013 GTS championship.

In TC, meanwhile, it was a dominating double win for Michael Cooper in his StopTech BBK-equipped Mazdaspeed3 during rounds 7 & 8 of the TC/TC B series - the Pirelli World Challenge Acura Sports Car Challenge.

Driving the No. 1 Atlanta Motorsports Group Mazda Mazdaspeed 3, Cooper controlled both races from start-to-finish. He led every lap in both Round 7 and Round 8 to score his seventh and eighth career wins in Pirelli World Challenge, adding to the six wins he scored en route to the TC class championship last year.

“I want to first off dedicate both races to Tom Cooke, who is fighting cancer right now,” said Cooper, paying tribute to a friend. “There was pressure from different guys at different points, but we did well at different points on the day.”

“The team got the car back together for qualifying, and it was good enough off the trailer to get pole,” continued Cooper. “They helped make it better for today. It was just about keeping the pressure off from behind.”

All of the Team StopTech drivers use StopTech kits and components that are nearly identical to kits you can order for your street car. The only differences may be in the elimination of parts that serve no purpose on the track, such as anti-rattle hardware or dust boots.

After a two-week break, the Pirelli World Challenge TC and TCB classes resume at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course August 2-4.

The Acura Sports Car Challenge races will be broadcast August 18 at 2 p.m. (EDT) on NBC Sports Network.

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

[Photos: Mark Weber/World Challenge]


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