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Team StopTech Racing Update - October 20, 2014
 
by Frank A. Filipponio | Oct 21, 2014
 



2015 Pirelli World Challenge Schedule Announced

After a record-setting 25th anniversary 2014 season, the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge Championships schedule had a lot to live up to - and it looks like it will surely deliver. StopTech will of course be there throughout, once again serving as the Official Brake System and Official Brake Friction of the series. The schedule includes 10 race weekends, including five shared and five standalone events at some of North America's most challenging and legendary permanent road courses and temporary street circuits.

"I'm confident our 2015 season will continue to build on our record-breaking 2014 season," said Scott Bove, President and CEO, WC Vision/Pirelli World Challenge. "We had record TV viewership this past season that was seven times higher than in 2013. Additionally, on the digital side, our YouTube channel garnered over 300,000 views and fans have watched close to 3 million minutes of Pirelli World Challenge racing coverage on the channel. World-challenge.com had over 1.2 million page views with close to 200,000 visitors frequenting the site, of which roughly 60% are new visitors. The series' Facebook page is one of the largest in motorsports and has over 610,000 Likes and the engagement/interaction level of our fans on the page has quintupled.

 

The season opens at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX, March 6-8. All classes (GT/GT-A/GT Cup, GTS, TC/TCA/TCB) will be racing as part of a series headliner event weekend at the world-class 3.4-mile circuit.



 

From Austin, GT, GT-A, GT Cup and GTS teams head to St. Petersburg, FL March 27-29, to run alongside IndyCar as part of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.



 

It's the 'Roar by the Shore' April 17-19 as GT, GT-A and GT Cup competitors travel to Long Beach, CA to compete as part of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend.



 

A week later, GT/GT-A/GT Cup competitors as well as GTS competitors will be running as part of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, April 24-26, near Birmingham, AL.



 

May 15-17 all classes head north of the border to run at the challenging high speed Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, in Bowmanville, ON co-headlining with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series as part of the Victoria Day Speedfest.



 

From CTMP, all competitors head to Wisconsin June 26-28, as the series returns to Elkhart Lake's legendary four-mile, 14-turn Road America. 



 

In late July (July 31-Aug. 2), GT/GT-A/GT Cup and GTS teams travel to Lexington, OH to compete at the scenic 2.4-mile, 15-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, co-headlining with the IndyCar series as part of the Honda Indy 200.



 

The series then heads back out west for the final three event weekends to close out the 2015 season. August 21-23, all classes have a return date at picturesque and challenging Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT.



 

August 28-30, GT/GT-A/GT Cup and GTS competitors return to California's beautiful 2.52-mile road course at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA along with IndyCar as part of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend.



 

The 2015 season finale weekend is set for a return appearance at the 11-turn, 2.238-mile jewel of a road course on California's beautiful central coast - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, in Salinas, CA September 11-13. The weekend season finale is a series headliner event.



2015 Pirelli World Challenge Schedule

March 6-8 — Circuit of The Americas (GT/GT-A/GT Cup, GTS, TC/TCA/TCB)
March 27-29 — St. Petersburg (GT/GT-A/GT Cup, GTS)
April 17-19 — Long Beach (GT/GT-A/GT Cup)
April 24-26 — Barber Motorsports Park (GT/GT-A/GT Cup, GTS)
May 15-17 — Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (GT/GT-A/GT Cup, GTS, TC/TCA/TCB)
June 26-28 — Road America (GT/GT-A/GT Cup, GTS, TC/TCA/TCB)
July 31-Aug. 2 — Mid-Ohio (GT/GT-A/GT Cup, GTS)
Aug. 21-23 — Miller Motorsports Park (GT/GT-A/GT Cup, GTS, TC/TCA/TCB)
Aug. 28-30 — Sonoma Raceway (GT/GT-A/GT Cup, GTS)
Sept. 11-13 — Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (GT/GT-A/GT Cup, GTS, TC/TCA/TCB)

 

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