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Team StopTech Racing Update – April 11, 2014
 
by Frank A. Filipponio | Apr 11, 2014
 

Pirelli World Challenge – Grand Prix of Long Beach – Streets of Long Beach, CA

 

A bit of bad luck for “Team StopTech” this week, as Jack Baldwin was taken out on the first lap of the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Long Beach. Jack had qualified fifth and had posted the second quickest time in morning practice, but he couldn’t avoid being crunched by a hard-charging David Sterckx going into the fountain complex.

 

 

 

As the Belgian tried to muscle his way past defending champion Lawson Aschenbach, his #52 Always Evolving Mustang clipped Achenbach and careened into Baldwin’s Porsche Cayman S, pinning the popular driver against the wall and destroying the car in the process. Both drivers were able to walk away but Baldwin’s No. 73 RESET-MD/StopTech/Motul Porsche was a write-off.

 

 

After several laps under yellow to clear the debris, the race resumed with only a handful of StopTech-equipped cars still running. Andy Lee was the top finisher for Team StopTech as he drove a solid race, bringing the No. 20 Best IT Camaro home in seventh. Behind him were Baldwin’s teammate, Buz McCall in the #72 RESET-MD/StopTech/Motul Porsche Cayman S in 11th, Don Istook in the #01 Forge Motorsports/Recaro/Audi TT-RS who finished 14th, and Geoff Reeves who brought his #40 BestIT/Bondurant Camaro home in 17th.

 

The next race on the World Challenge schedule is at Barber Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27. This will be rounds 3 and 4 for GT/GT-A/GTS and the season opener for TC/TCA/TCB, which will include dozens of StopTech-shod entries. You can watch the races live at world-challengetv.com, or on tape delay on NBC Sports Network.

 

 

Circle Track

 

Jonathan Davenport – aka Superman - won again this week in the National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) series. These races are consistently some of the best in the country right now, and so far this season this team has raced 14 times and has won 6 - with 11 top 10s! Impressive! Davenport was crowned King of the Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway after winning the $20,000 top prize in the Saturday night feature. "Superman" currently finds himself atop the NDRL points battle following this tripleheader weekend.

 

 

 

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