TOPEKA, Kan. (June 2, 2009) –  StopTech, a leading innovator of world-class brake components and systems, has been named the presenting sponsor for Round Eight of the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships: the Road America Grand Prix.
StopTech engineers and manufactures high performance brake rotors, calipers, DOT compliant stainless steel lines and brake upgrade systems for production-based racing cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track. The 10-year old company’s ongoing brake research and technologies have resulted in four U.S. patents. The company has a long and successful presence in World Challenge, with many drivers giving credit to their StopTech brakes on the podium, including James Sofronas after his recent win at Long Beach.StopTech will present Round 8 of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge at Road America
”StopTech’s focus is on providing the best braking technology and solutions to production based performance vehicles,” Centric Parts (StopTech’s parent company) President Dan Lelchuk said. “There is no better and more exciting proving ground for this than an SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge event. “
The Road America Grand Prix Presented by StopTech will be a part of the Road Race Showcase, Aug. 14 – 16, at the historic four-mile road course in Elkhart Lake, Wis. The weekend will mark Round Eight of both the World Challenge GT and World Challenge Touring Car Championships. 
“We’re very happy to have StopTech on board for the World Challenge races at Road America in August,” WC Vision VP of Partnership Relations Scott Bove said. “StopTech has always been a big supporter of the series and its quality brake products have developed a strong following among World Challenge competitors. It feels like a great fit to have a world-class product like StopTech as the presenting sponsor at a world-class circuit like Road America.” 
The Road America Grand Prix Presented by StopTech will air on SPEED, Friday, September 11, at 2 p.m. (EDT). For more information on the event, visit
WC Vision LLC
A Limited Liability Company formed in July of 2008 for the purpose of elevating the stature and marketability of the World Challenge series. The equal share investment group comes from within the World Challenge paddock.
SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships
Consisting of two separate categories that race independently (GT and Touring Car), the World Challenge Championships are America’s top production car-based series. Races are a maximum of 50 minutes in length, feature standing starts and showcase cars from the world’s leading manufacturers racing head-to-head.
StopTech is the ultra performance division of Centric Parts and was the first to offer balanced brake upgrades for production cars. The ten year old company remains the worldwide leader with more than 700 platform offerings to dramatically improve overall braking performance. StopTech’s industry leading technologies and materials, from rock-solid calipers to ingeniously efficient heat-handling rotors, have earned four patents that result in shorter stopping distances, better brake modulation, and less brake fade. /
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