A.W.E. TUNING WINS FWD STREET CLASS WITH STOPTECH EQUIPPED VW GTI AT THUNDERBOLT REDLINE TIME ATTACK
 
LOS ANGELES (June 16, 2009) – A.W.E. Tuning took the Front Wheel Drive Street Class win with a 2008 VW GTI on StopTech brakes in the latest round of the Redline Time Attack, held at the Thunderbolt race course of New Jersey Motorsports Park. StopTech is Centric Parts’ ultra-performance division and a leading innovator of world-class brake components and systems for production-based racing cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track. 
 
In an incredibly tight finish, A.W.E.'s 2008 VW GTI, driven by Mike Romano, bested the SeriouSpeed Mazda 3 entry. The margin of victory was just .08 seconds, with Mike turning the fastest lap of the session at 1:41.088.
 
“Having great brakes like StopTech allows drivers to brake later in the turns, shaving precious lap time in performance situations,” points out Dan Lelchuk, President of Centric Parts. “As this Redline Time Attack showed, a split second can separate a driver from victory.”
 
The Redline Time Attack event was held over three days with a timed lap session performed at end of day on Saturday and Sunday. The best time of these two sessions was taken to determine the winner. In the previous Redline Time Attack, Harman Motive/AQ Motorsports was the overall modified class champions at the at Willow Springs International Raceway with a record-setting performance of their StopTech-equipped 2006 Subaru STi.  The Redline Time Attack Series now moves on to Chicago’s AutoBahn Country Club on June 20 and 21.  More info about the series and event can be found at www.redlinetimeattack.com.
 
StopTech is Centric Parts’ ultra-performance division and 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. StopTech’s industry leading technologies and materials, from rock-solid calipers to ingeniously efficient heat-handling rotors, result in shorter stopping distances, better brake modulation, and less brake fade.
 
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