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STOPTECH BRINGS RACE-WINNING INNOVATION TO THE STREET WITH TROPHY SPORT BIG BRAKE KITS
Los Angeles (November 2009) StopTech, a leading innovator of world-class brake components and systems for production-based racing cars and high performance vehicles, is introducing the Trophy Sport Big Brake Kit, a street-friendly version of the company's race-winning, track-only Trophy Big Brake Kit. Only a few modifications separate the StopTech Trophy Sport Big Brake Kit from the Trophy Big Brake Kit, which premiered at the start of the 2009 race season and has since helped drivers capture checkered flags and set records on tracks across the country.
Trophy Sport Big Brake Kits from StopTech, the ultra-performance pision of Centric Parts, feature the four or six-piston Trophy ultra-lightweight caliper with patented bridge. StopTech Trophy calipers are engineered to provide up to a 17% reduction in weight from StopTech ST calipers, depending on a pplication, without sacrificing stiffness or performance. The Sport edition features newly developed silicone rubber dust seals around each piston to prevent debris from damaging internal features.
StopTech Trophy Sport Big Brake Kits also include the company's patented AeroRotor and AeroHat, both engineered to increase airflow for better cooling and performance. These feature the proven floating hardware of StopTech's standard Big Brake Kits, which permits free radial expansion of the rotor, thereby eliminating coning distortion, while eliminating any rattling noises that could be objectionable on a luxury performance car. Together, these technologies optimize performance and provide consistent feedback to the pedal in commuting, spirited street driving and track use.
“StopTech’s Trophy Sport Big Brake Kits can perform under heavy track day conditions, but can still be driven as daily transportation without the increased maintenance requirements associated with dedicated racing components,” said Dan Lelchuk, President of Centric Parts, summarizing the benefit of the Trophy Sport program. “Trophy Sport Big Brake Kits provide reliable and quiet braking for performance cars that see heavy track time alongside everyday use at street temperatures and speeds.”
StopTech's Trophy Big Brake Kits premiered at the SCCA SPEED World Challenge season opener in Sebring, where they helped earn Dino Crescentini, the Centric Parts CEO, a pole-position start with the fastest qualifying lap time. Since then, Trophy Big Brake Kits have contributed to many podium visits including James Sofronas’ first place finish at the Long Beach and Laguna Seca stops of the SCCA series, and Crescentini's taking of the checkered flag at Watkins Glen earlier this month. StopTech Trophy Big Brake Kits even helped Harman Motive/AQ Motorsports set a class and pision record at Willow Springs International Raceway with a 2006 Subaru STi during a Redline Time Attack event this spring.
The StopTech Trophy Sport calipers and AeroHats use an exclusive, high-temperature “natural” finish that is impervious to color change at high temperatures experienced in track driving. Laser-engraved logos on the hat edge further distinguish Trophy Sport Big Brake Kits from everyday upgrades. The finish combines with the AeroRotor for an attractive and attention getting in-wheel presentation. The kits also include billet aluminum mounting brackets with stainless steel caliper studs and DOT-compliant stainless steel braided brake lines. All StopTech Big Brake Kits provide larger rotors that increase heat capacity and dissipation coupled with stiffer calipers and stainless steel lines that reduce system compliance. The results are shorter stopping distances, better brake modulation, firmer pedal feel and less brake fade, resulting in stronger, more reliable performance.
StopTech Trophy Sport Brake Systems are available through motorsports distributors for selected high-performance production cars including Porsche, BMW, Chevrolet Corvette C5 and C6 including Z06 models, Mitsubishi Lancer EVO, Nissan 350Z and 370Z, Subaru Impreza WRX STI and others.
StopTech, the ultra-performance pision 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.