StopTech, Centric Parts’ high performance racing brand and a leading innovator of world-class brake components and systems for production cars and high-performance vehicles, will be presenting a wide variety of cutting-edge brake system components for the high-performance and motorsports markets in Booth #3349 during the 31st Annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN.
Mark Cornwell, VP of Sales & Marketing at StopTech, who will also be on hand at the show, noted, “In addition to having all of our StopTech products on display, we are very excited to be debuting our new range of truck-specific performance brake pads and drilled and slotted rotors, along with a wide selection of ‘Select’, ‘Street’ and ‘Performance’ kits featuring pre-matched, high quality, high performance, direct-fit brake pad and rotor combinations for the truck market.”
Additional key offerings from StopTech will include expanded Performance Axle Packs, limited edition nickel-plated Trophy Calipers, Competition Series Big Brake Kits (BBK), 227 and 305 Brake Pads and Classic Muscle Axle Packs with BBK kits.
StopTech Racing shines in 2018
Greg Woo, President of Centric Parts, noted, “2018 has been a strong year for the entire organization as well as many of the racing teams and racers we partner with on custom-engineered products. Our Centric, StopTech and Qualis businesses are doing very well, and we have introduced a wide range of significant innovations, new products and expanded vehicle and application coverage with many new SKUs.”
“It comes as no surprise that many of our StopTech racers are so competitive and successful. Racing is a big part of our DNA. It’s imbedded in the technology and quality of every StopTech brake kit and component we make. It’s driven from our team’s rich history and deep technical understanding of the racing and performance markets, along with their own personal racing experience and a commitment to be the best,” said Woo.
Top racers equipped with StopTech brake systems have successfully campaigned in a variety of venues and competitions through the year, notching multiple wins, setting several class records and bringing home several championships.
In the Pro Late Model class, Matt Erickson captured two championships, logging 10 wins and setting fastest times on three occasions at Madera and Roseville raceways. Jesse Love took multiple honors in Jr 51Fifty Late Model with four championships, 13 race wins, and two fastest times at Madera, where he is also the record holder.
The Global Time Attack Racing Competition and GridLife Time Attack saw six class records and two track records set by StopTech equipped racers. William Au-Yeun took his PZ Tuning Vibrant Performance Honda Civic to record-setting performances in Global Time Attack Unlimited and Limited FWD at Buttonwillow and Road Atlanta along with a Gridlife Time Attack track record at Gingerman. Markos Mylonas set class records in Street AWD at Road Atlanta and Buttonwillow in his Snail Performance Subaru WRX. Road Atlanta’s Gridlife Time Attack track record now belongs to StopTech racer, James Houghton.
This year’s Dirt Late Model Series also saw some exceptional performances with StopTech-equipped racers notching four champions and 80 top 10 finishes, while recording 10 fastest times. In the Northwest Super Late Model Asphalt class, Brittney Zamora captured her second consecutive championship, while winning the last race of the season.
StopTech is the high-performance, racing division of Centric Parts and is an ISO9001 Certified brake system supplier to OEMs and performance aftermarket distributors and retailers. The division has complete vertical capabilities for producing brake systems in a 71,000 sq. ft. manufacturing center. Machining assets include 3, 4 and 5 axis milling, vertical and horizontal turning centers, Swiss-style twin spindle turning centers, and a complete prototype shop. Testing resources include Centric’s Advanced Friction Material Development laboratory with 4 Link brake dynamometers. More information is available at: www.StopTech.com.
About Centric Parts
Centric Parts is North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components for passenger vehicles, light and medium duty trucks, fleet vehicles, high performance vehicles, and race cars. Centric products are marketed under the Centric, C-TEK, Posi Quiet, StopTech, PQ PRO, TACTICAL and Fleet Performance brands. For more information, visit www.CentricParts.com.
About APC Automotive Technologies
APC Automotive Technologies is a leading supplier of automotive, light truck, and heavy-duty replacement parts. Delivering one of the broadest lines of undercar parts in the market, APC provides a comprehensive product portfolio including full line of exhaust, brake, and chassis parts to traditional warehouse distributors, feeders, retailers, and performance and specialty channels. APC Automotive Technologies offers industry-leading product depth, customer service, and support. The company was formed in May of 2017 by the merger of AP Emissions Technologies (Goldsboro, NC) and Centric Parts (Carson, CA). For more information, visit www.APCAutoTech.com.
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