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July 29, 2014

Unique StopTech Trophies for Pirelli World Challenge at Mid-Ohio

Scott Bove (l) and Steve Ruiz (r) with StopTech Trophy(Industry, Calif. – July 30, 2014) - StopTech®, the championship-winning high performance and racing brand of brake systems and components from Centric Parts®, has been named the presenting sponsor of the Mid-Ohio rounds of the 25th anniversary season of the Pirelli World Challenge Championships Aug. 1-3 in Lexington, Ohio. To commemorate the occasion, Pirelli World Challenge and StopTech have developed a custom trophy that highlights the StopTech brand by incorporating a section of a StopTech rotor in the design.


“As the presenting sponsor of the Mid-Ohio races, we wanted to create a custom-designed trophy that aptly celebrates the accomplishments of the drivers that will reach victory circle that weekend,” said Steve Ruiz, Director of Engineering, StopTech. “And as the Official Friction Partner of the series, what better way than having our rotors as part of the trophies."


WC Vision and StopTech recently announced a five-year partnership extension with StopTech, the Performance and Racing Brand of Centric Parts, becoming the Series’ Official Friction and Brake System Partner.


“With the continued growth of the Series and the expansion and extension of our relationship with StopTech we wanted to create a trophy for our races at Mid-Ohio that highlighted StopTech being the presenting sponsor of the event” noted Scott Bove, President and CEO Pirelli World Challenge.


The Official Brake System and Official Brake Friction of the Pirelli World Challenge in 2014, StopTech returns as a presenting sponsor and participant in the series for a seventh straight season. StopTech’s patented calipers and rotors, race pads and high performance brake fluid have been a regular site in Victory Circle as well as throughout the pits. The Southern California brake company has a long and successful presence in World Challenge, with many winning drivers giving credit for their wins to their StopTech brakes on the podium.


The Pirelli World Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course presented by StopTech is scheduled for August 1-3. Live streaming of the event can be viewed at world-challengetv.com. NBC Sports Network will broadcast coverage of the races on Sunday, August 10 at 1:30pm Eastern.


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