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Off-Road but on Track for 2014 Success
 
by Frank A. Filipponio | Apr 14, 2014
 

Most people might think of StopTech as a BBK company, and that’s definitely true, but racers in all disciplines of racing have been turning to StopTech for dedicated race solutions since our birth in 1999 – and we’ve delivered. Sports cars are probably what we are most well-known for, but we also provide brakes for passenger vehicles, work trucks and off-road trucks as well.

While StopTech has always supplied replacement and upgrade brake components and systems to the truck market, it wasn’t until recently that truck racers started approaching us to develop race systems for off-road racing. We gladly accepted the challenge. Sometimes getting into a new type of racing requires a bit of insider knowledge, though, and so we often work with our distributors who are our front line in these markets.

Over the past couple of seasons, StopTech has worked with strategic distribution partners like QTM to get more heavily involved in Off-Road Racing. With help from the QTM team, the results have been amazing. Our heavy-duty, forged, four-piston (STO-43) and six-piston (STO-60) calipers, 2-pc StopTech AeroRotors, lines, fluid and race pads have been used in several classes of LOORS, TORC and BITD racing over the past couple of years with great results – but 2014 promises to be even better as we work with more top teams to show how StopTech can turn racers into winners and winners into champions.

One of the drivers we are most looking forward to working with this year is Carl Renezeder (top) who won nine-in-a-row in 2013 on his way to his second LOORS championship in three years. While Carl was busy racking up wins, StopTech Racing was pretty busy ourselves. Last year we had dozens of winners and champions in several racing disciplines:

  • ·         World of Outlaws – 1st in championship
  • ·         NASCAR Canada – 1st in championship
  • ·         NASCAR Whelan Modified Tour – 1st in championship
  • ·         NASCAR Whelan Southern Modified Tour - 1st and 3rd in championship
  • ·         SCCA Pro Pirelli World Challenge GTS – 2nd in championship
  • ·         Daytona 24 – 1st GX
  • ·         TORC – Several wins in multiple classes
  • ·         LOORS – Several wins in multiple classes
  • ·         Grand-Am – Several wins in multiple classes
  • ·         SCCA Pro Pirelli World Challenge TC – Entire field running StopTech
  • ·         Hundreds of other wins at professional and amateur levels of road racing, circle track racing, off-road racing, drifting, hillclimb and more; including NASCAR, SCCA, Grand-Am, LOORS, NASA, and Time-Attack, among others



And we fully expect 2014 to be even better. Keep an eye on this space as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts this year to follow all of the action in not only trucks, but also in circle track and road-racing as well. StopTech Racing is again supplying parts and systems to all of these markets and StopTech is also selling to more and more street customers that follow these series. The connection is obvious to all of us here that winning on Sunday definitely does help sell on Monday. Customers gain peace of mind knowing they are buying race-proven parts that will consistently offer shorter stopping distances, better control and reduced fade – on- and off-road. Race inspired, performance driven.

For those interested in learning more about truck racing, we’ve printed some schedules below, along with links to the series. Hope to see you at the races!

Lucas Oil Off Road Series (LOORS) 2014 EVENT SCHEDULE
Dates                  Venue
MARCH 22 - 23         Wild Horse Motorsports Park              Chandler, AZ
APRIL 25 - 26            Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park         Lake Elsinore, CA
MAY 30 - 31              Wild West Motorsports Park              Sparks, NV
JUNE 21 - 22              Miller Motorsports Park                     Tooele, UT
AUG 1 - 2                   Glen Helen Raceway                            San Bernardino, CA
AUG 22 - 23               Wild West Motorsports Park               Sparks, NV
SEPT 19 - 20               Las Vegas Motor Speedway                 Las Vegas, NV
OCT 24 - 25                 Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park         Lake Elsinore, CA
OCT 26                        Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Awards Banquet
The Off Road Championship (TORC) 2014 PLANNED SCHEDULE
Dates                    Venue              TV
APRIL 5–6                   Primm, NV                TV: April 25 / 11PM EST
APRIL 25–26              Charlotte, NC             TV: May 1 / 10PM EST
MAY 17–18                 St. Louis, MO             TV: June 8 / 6PM EST
JUNE 28–29                 Crandon, WI              TV: July 13 / 6:30PM EST
JULY 19–20                 Bark River, MI           TV: Aug 3 / 1:30PM EST
AUG 5–6                       Sturgis, SD                 TV: Aug 10 / 3:30PM EST
AUG 30–31                   Crandon, WI              TV: Sept 6 / 3:30PM EST
Best in the Desert Racing Association (BITD) 2014 Race Schedule
Dates                    Venue             Event
JAN 10-11                     Parker, AZ             THR MOTORSPORTS PARKER “250”
JAN 31-FEB 2               Parker, AZ              BLUEWATER RESORT PARKER “425”
FEB 21-22                     Laughlin, NV          GPR STABILIZERS U.S. HARE SCRAMBLES
MARCH 14-16               Las Vegas, NV       GENERAL TIRE MINT “400” 
APRIL 4-6                     Caliente, NV          MOTION PRO NEVADA “200” TRAIL RIDE
MAY 2- 4                      Caliente, NV          CANIDAE TAP IT SILVERSTATE “300”
AUG 14-16                    Las Vegas, NV       GENERAL TIRE “VEGAS to RENO”
OCT 10-12                    Parker, AZ            BLUEWATER DESERT CHALLENGE
DEC 5-7                        Henderson, NV       HENDERSON “250”
 

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