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May 07, 2012

Team StopTech Headed to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Next Round of Pirelli World Challenge

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Frank Filipponio



Industry, Calif., May 8, 2012 – 
Following a strong performance at the Long Beach Grand Prix presented by StopTech, and an amazing ten podium finishes at Miller Motorsports Park, Team StopTech is next headed to Monterey as part of a 43 car field set to participate in the Pirelli World Challenge Series Cadillac Sports Car Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on May 11.

StopTech CEO Dino Crescentini will be back in the driver’s seat of the No. 4 StopTech Porsche 911 GT3 after a prior commitment kept him away from Miller. Teammate James Sofronas will be battling once again in the No. 14 Global Motorsports Group Porsche 911 GT3, while Mike Skeen returns in the No. 02 Hawk Performance Chevrolet Corvette and teammate Jason Daskolos will be driving the No. 12 Nissan GT-R in Grand Touring.

In GTS, rookie Andy Lee hopes to build on the momentum he has going for himself following a win in Utah in the No. 20 Best IT Chevrolet Camaro, while veteran Jack Baldwin hopes to return to victory circle as he did in Long Beach driving the No. 68 Voodoo Ride/Invoice Prep/Hot Wheels Porsche Cayman S. Also look for GTS contenders Harry Curtin in the No. 29 Best IT Chevy Camaro and Don Istook in the No. 01 Revo Technik/The Arc Audi TT RS in GTS.

In Touring Car, Team StopTech swept eight of nine podium spots in Utah, so the team hopes to have a repeat result. Watch for 2012 race-winners Todd Lamb (No. 71 Compass 360 Honda Civic Si), Michael Cooper (No. 03 Mazdaspeed3), and Tristan Herbert (No. 33 HPA/RennGruppe/Brimtek/SGRacing VW GLI), as well as Ryan Winchester (No. 72 Compass 360 Racing Honda Civic Si), Fred Emich (No. 87 Emich VW/StopTech/3Zero3 Mtrsp VW GLI), Jeff Altenburg (No. 43 HPA/RennGruppe/Brimtek/SGRacing VW GLI), and Patrick Seguin in the No. 80 Brimtek/capsparts.com/Theberge Homes VW GLI all running StopTech or Power Slot components.

Pirelli World Challenge races feature three classes of racing (GT, GTS, Touring Car) providing a competitive slot for nearly every sports car and sports sedan available. Races are 50-minutes from start to finish and begin with the series’ trademark standing start, an electrifying explosion of engine revs and tire squeal. The 50-minute sprint format guarantees each driver is giving 100 percent from start to finish, because there are no scheduled pit stops, or driver changes. With door-to-door racing, and all three classes running together, it’s like watching the intensity of the final lap, every lap.

Race fans who are not able to make it out to the track can catch live streaming of the Pirelli World Challenge Cadillac Sports Car Grand Prix at www.world-challengetv.com on Friday May 11 at 12:15 p.m. Pacific or wait to watch the race on NBC Sports Network on May 27 at 8 p.m. Pacific. For more information or to purchase tickets for the American Le Mans Monterey, presented by Patrón, May 11-12, please log on to www.MazdaRaceway.com or call 800-327-7322.


About StopTech

, the ultra-performance and racing division of 
Centric Parts along with Power Slot, is a leading innovator of world-class brake components and brake systems for production-based racing cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track – and the official brake system of the Pirelli World Challenge.  StopTech was the first to offer Balanced Brake Upgrades® for production cars and remains the worldwide leader with more than 700 platform offerings to. StopTech braking systems and components are available through motorsports distributors and performance automotive aftermarket retailers.  For more information on StopTech, visit http://www.stoptech.com.