August 23, 2010

Hyundai Tiburons Need Killer Brakes Too

When everyone else on the track has a bigger engine, the brakes can make the difference.  That's why Fastco Motorsports is running with StopTech in the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship.  The series has a pair of classes, and the Super Touring class allows for brake upgrades. 

Fastco Motorsports has fielded a trio of 2008 Hyundai Tiburon V6 racers for two drivers in the 2010 season.  That would be father and son racers Glenn and Lee Chaplin. They go toe to toe with a field chock full of BMWs.  The brakes of choice this season for Fastco are StopTech Big Brake Kits featuring 328x28 patented AeroRotors with Aerohats and clamped by patented ST-40 for piston calipers.

The season has made it through Round Five already with the next round later this month.  The feedback from Lee in the drivers seat is that they could pretty much outbrake everybody at 125mph down to 40 mph.

You catch a taste of the series with this snazzy video recap of Round Three featuring Glenn and Lee Chaplin...