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STOPTECH MITSUBISHI EVO X SCORES BIG IN VEGAS WITH TIME ATTACK VICTORY
LAS VEGAS (April 2010) The StopTech Mitsubishi Evo X, the newest edition to Team StopTech, has captured its second victory of the season by winning the Street Tire Overall and AWD class during the 2010 Redline Time Attack Series stop at the Las Vegas Speedway. The achievement came after driver Stephen Ruiz clocked the fastest overall Street lap during the nail-biting practice session a day earlier.
"This track is a challenging mix of tight corners capping off ultra fast straights," stated driver Stephen Ruiz of the course that was just added to the Time Attack circuit this year. "Powering out of the turn is only half the equation. The other half is getting as deep into the turn as possible before giving up that speed."
The event was Round Three of the 2010 Redline Time Attack Series. Ruiz took the StopTech Mitsubishi Evo X to victory in the season opener in California and his win in Las Vegas represents back-to-back victories after missing Round Two. Back on the track after the break, he managed to turn heads during the practice session on Saturday in Las Vegas. With mechanical issues keeping the car off the track until only enough time for one lap remained, Ruiz scored the fastest Street Tire class practice lap at 1:47.569. That momentum held until the following day and propelled him into the Winner's Circle with a time of 1:47.491.
The StopTech Mitsubishi Evo X features a StopTech Big Brake Kit to provide shorter stopping distances, better brake modulation, firmer pedal feel and less brake fade resulting in stronger, more reliable performance on and off the track. The victory in Las Vegas raises the count for Team StopTech's 2010 season to six podium visits or pole-position earning qualifying runs. Team StopTech, which is not an actual race team, consists of select production-based race cars competing on StopTech performance brakes in the Grand-Am Koni Sports Car Challenge Series, SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Series and Redline Time Attack Series.
You can follow the entire Time Attack season at http://redlinetimeattack.com and keep track of the rest of Team StopTech at www.theBRAKEroom.com.
StopTech, the ultra-performance division of Centric Parts, is a leading innovator of world-class brake components and systems for production-based racing cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track. StopTech was the first to offer balanced brake upgrades for production cars and remains the worldwide leader with more than 700 platform offerings to dramatically improve overall braking performance.