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Team StopTech Racing Update – August 18, 2014
 
by Frank A. Filipponio | Aug 17, 2014
 

 

Road Racing

Trans Am

 

 

Dodge Challenger Returns to Trans Am with Help from StopTech

 

Trans-Am. This All-American racing series holds a lot of historic significance for American racing fans from the ‘60s and ‘70s because of its legendary drivers and iconic cars. This is the series that launched careers and made people realize that pony cars could handle too. Heck, it even lent its name to the high performance model of the Firebird from Pontiac.

 

Trans Am never really went away, it merely evolved over the decades to the point where Porsches, Audis, Nissans and Jaguars were more common on the podium – before returning to its roots in 2009. Today’s version of Trans Am isn’t much different from the original – muscle cars like the Mustang, Camaro and Corvette dominate the grid, and drivers young and old are still making names for themselves.

 

One thing absent from the mix, though, has been MOPAR. No Plymouth, Dodge or Chrysler. No Hemis, 440s or even 340 T/As. No ‘Cudas or Challengers anywhere to be seen. Until now. SRT Motorsports has brought its muscle car back where it belongs.

 

Rather than waiting until next year, the TA2 class Miller Racing team switched to the new Dodge Challenger SRT Trans Am racer you see here, just in time for last weekend's race at Mid-Ohio. The No. 1 Challenger was driven to a top-10 finish in its debut by none other than current points leader Cameron Lawrence, the driver who has won five out of seven races so far this year.

 

The sister-ship No. 11 car was driven by Trans Am legend Tommy Kendall, a four-time series champion who's been off the grid since 2004. Tommy was running as high as 4th before being sidelined by a mechanical issue that dropped him to 19th in the final results.

 

Together with SRT Motorsports, Miller Racing will continue its assault on TA2 in the new Challenger, using StopTech STR-43 4-piston race calipers and StopTech AeroRotors. We’re really proud to be a part of bringing this iconic car back to the grid and wish TK and Cam the best for the remainder of the season.

 

 

 

 

Circle Track

Bowman Gray


8/16 – Burt Myers - 1st Place

 

Southern Modified Race Tour

Circle K 125 at Anderson Motor Speedway

 

Burt Myers - 2nd Place

 


Jason Myers - 5th Place

  

 

 

Off-Road

Best in the Dessert

Vegas to Reno

Canidae Racing Geiser Trophy Truck – StopTech AeroRotors

Positive response on first test

 

 

 

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