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Team StopTech Racing Update – June 30, 2014
 
by Frank A. Filipponio | Jun 29, 2014
 

Circle Track

 

World of Outlaws

Sprint Cars

Brad Sweet – StopTech STR-42 calipers

Beaver Dam Raceway – June 28 – 1st Place

 

Brad Sweet Rebounds from Scary Wreck to Win at Beaver Dam Raceway

 

Sweet notches his fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the year as Kasey Kahne Racing cars finish one-two

 

BEAVER DAM, Wis. — June 28, 2014 — One night after a bad wreck that left his car in two pieces, Brad Sweet scored his fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season at Beaver Dam Raceway.

 

“It feels pretty unbelievable,” Sweet said. “These guys never give up. They worked all night long – they still haven’t slept from last night. I was in the hospital at 6 a.m. getting X-rays and I didn’t even know if I was going to be able to race tonight. So to come out here and get the win is just unbelievable.”

 

Just 24 hours earlier at Burlington, Iowa’s 34 Raceway, Sweet was racing alongside Terry McCarl, when contact between the two sent Sweet into and then on top of the turn three wall. After hitting an object, the car sheared in two.

 

“We got a run on the outside and I think [McCarl] just decided, he had been running the bottom, that he was moving to the top and it’s just one of those racing deals,” Sweet said in an interview Saturday afternoon. “Normally, it probably wouldn’t have been too bad of a crash – it would have knocked the front end out or whatever, but just kind of a freak accident. Just lucky everything held up and we are able to race again tonight.”

 

With the exception of an injured ankle, Sweet was able to walk away from the accident.

 

After starting in the third position on Saturday night, Sweet, in his SurePoint Medical/SureTest Supplies car, battled polesitter Bill Balog, his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Cody Darrah and Joey Saldana. Sweet fell back to fourth when the green flag flew. After getting around Saldana for third, Sweet took the second place position on lap 20. On lap 24 he got his opportunity to get around the leader, Balog, on the backstretch heading into turn three. After taking over the top spot, Sweet held on to it through cautions and lapped traffic. He ultimately led 17 of 40 laps.

This was Sweet’s fifth win of the season and the seventh of his World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series career. He is currently sixth in the championship standings, 300 points out of the lead.

 

 

 

Off-Road

Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb

 

Mike Skeen – 1st Place - Open Class – StopTech Trophy BBK

 

TORC

 

Brad Lovell - Crandon – Pro-Lite –StopTech STR-42 calipers

June 28 - 2nd Place

 

 


Jerett Brooks - Crandon – Pro-Lite –StopTech STR-42 calipers

June 29 - 2nd Place

 

 


Doug Mittag – Crandon – Pro-Lite –StopTech STR-42 calipers

June 28 – 3rd Place

June 29 – 3rd Place

 

 

Road Racing

IMSA

Continental Tire Sports Car – Watkins Glen

 

Zacharias/Jaeger, Doran Racing – GS – 2nd Place – STR-40GT Front BBK, Rear ARK

 

Nitto Tire USTCC - Laguna Seca

Gary Sheehan, GoGoGear Racing – 1st Place - STR-60/355 BBK

 

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