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Team StopTech Racing Update – September 1, 2014
 
by Frank A. Filipponio | Sep 01, 2014
 

Off-Road

TORC: The Off-Road Championships
Crandon Off-Road International Raceway

 

Jerett Brooks – StopTech STR-42 Calipers
1st Place – TORC PRO Light Championship

 

 

Jerett Brooks Wins the 2014 TORC PRO Light Championship Using StopTech STR-42 Calipers

CRANDON, Wis. - Going into the season finale at Crandon Off-Road International Raceway, Team StopTech’s Jerett Brooks held a slim lead in the 2014  TORC PRO Light drivers’ championship. His StopTech STR-42 calipers gave him an edge over his closest rivals, but with two races to run, the trophy wasn’t exactly locked up.


A hard, driving rain soaked the track Friday night, making it a sloppy mud pit for Saturday’s race. The track team at Crandon along with the whole TORC crew, put together the best track they could, but despite their efforts, the call was made to cancel PRO racing for the day. That meant a Sunday double-header to settle the championship.


The first race on Sunday kicked off with title-hopeful CJ Greaves taking an early lead that he never relinquished. The true battle took place behind him with Brooks dropping back through the field early, only to rebound with a Herculean effort to earn a podium finish.


His Team Cooper Tire teammate Doug Mittag was also fighting for a shot at the title – and also running STR-42 calipers – but when Greaves went on to win, he nudged Mittag out of the championship picture and put himself within 23 points of Brooks. That meant Brooks needed to finish better than 13th in Race 2 to stay ahead of Greaves and to take the PRO Light title.


That second PRO Light race on Sunday saw young Shawn Morris jump out front with a holeshot, hanging on ‘til the end for his first-ever PRO Light victory, just seconds ahead of CJ Greaves. But it was Brooks’ day, his 3
rd place finish easily earning him the 2014 TORC PRO Light title.


Mittag finished 3
rd in the championship, two spots ahead of Team StopTech teammate Brad Lovell.


To see the replay of this weekend’s action, as well as every race in the 2014 TORC season, visit YouTube.com/TORC. To follow TORC on its social media platforms, visit Facebook.com/TORC and on Twitter and Instagram at @TORCOffRoad.

 

 

 

Road Racing

Pirelli World Challenge

Brainerd International Raceway

Fred Emich - VW Jetta - StopTech BBK

1st Place TC Round 12

3rd Place TC Round 11

 

Team Stoptech’s Fred Emich Wins First Career World Challenge Race at BIR


BRAINERD, Minn. – Following a hard-fought 3rd place finish in Round 11 on Saturday, “Team StopTech’s” Fred Emich took his first Touring Car win of the 2014 season in Round 12 of the Pirelli World Challenge Championships at Brainerd International Raceway on Sunday. Although a frequent podium visitor, the win is the first of Emich’s career.

Driving the StopTech BBK-equipped No. 30 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, Emich started third on Sunday, but was already up to second by the end of the first lap. His move for the lead passing polesitter (and Round 11 winner) Karl Thomson in the No. 72 CTF.org/Touge Tuning/Racing4Research Honda Civic Si on Lap 2 was awarded the Cadillac CTS-V Move of the Race.

Never challenged from there, Emich set the fastest lap and led the final 23 laps in the 24-lap, 40-minute race and won over Thomson by 2.319 seconds.

"It's awesome, couldn't feel any better," said Emich. "I did want to get the race done about half way through, I was nervous. Thomson was chasing me and charging hard. There was no room for a mistake, dicing through the TCB traffic, it was difficult. I'm elated."

"We had a motor that went out in testing that we had to replace," added Emich. "We had a fire in the electrical harness. We came out yesterday and we were fast, but we had a tire go out. I can't give my crew enough credit for putting the car back together." 

Ray Mason finished third in TC in the second Compass360 Racing entry, the No. 71 Grand Alarms Honda Civic Si. Mason made the pass for the final podium position on Lap 21, getting around Michael Pettiford, of Louisville, Col., in the No. 42 Go4It/Hawk Brakes Pontiac Solstice.

 

 

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