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Los Angeles (August 14, 2008) - Race cars sporting StopTech brakes rode to dual podium finishes this weekend at the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge in Wisconsin and the KONI Challenge at the Iowa Speedway. StopTech, the ultra-performance division of Centric Parts, is a leading manufacturer, supplier and innovator of world class brake components and brake systems for production-based race cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track.
In the 2.5 hour, 250-mile KONI Challenge at the Iowa Speedway on Sunday afternoon, Bill Auberlen piloted Turner Motorsports' Motul Lubricants/StopTech Brakes BMW M3 to a third place finish right on the heels of a pair of Porsches. "It was really close and we wouldn't have been that close without the help of our StopTech Brakes," said Auberlen, who also lead the field in the first practice session on Sunday morning.
Jason Saini of Fort Worth, Texas, brought Tri-Point's Mazdaspeed/Stoptech/Racinghart MAZDA6 to a third place finish during this weekend's SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Round Eight in Wisconsin. The potential rookie-of-the-year for the series also was the fastest in Friday's opening practice, turning the fastest time of 2:28.039 (98.439 mph) in his first lap around the 4.048-mile circuit.
Centric Parts (www.centricparts.com) continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology for the street and track, having earned four patents along the way, providing superior performance, quality and value. Centric Parts offerings include Posi Quiet premium Metallic, Ceramic and Extended Wear formulas, an OE product line, plus Axxis and C-TEK standard grade materials. StopTech (www.stoptech.com), Centric's ultra performance division, 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. Power Slot (www.powerslot.com), Centric's performance division, focuses on entry level brake upgrade solutions and pioneered direct fit performance rotors for trucks, SUVs and severe duty vehicles.