January 26, 2011

StopTech Racing 2011 Kicks off with Turner Motorsport

It's a little early for us to say the 2011 race season is in full swing. It's sunny here in Southern California but the northeast is bracing for another pile of snow.

However, there will be racing down in Florida this weekend. The first big event of 2011 for Team StopTech, not an actual race team, which consists of select production-based race cars and teams racing on StopTech brakes.

The Turner team will be entering two E92 M3 racecars in the GS class of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series race on Friday. Both will sport StopTech brakes, including StopTech's "underground" project - the GT caliper.

They have been hinted about on this blog, discussed in a whisper at PRI, and got a test run with great results at 25 Hours of Thunderhill. You'll be hearing more about those soon as official announcement is around the corner.

Last year, the #97 Turner Motorsport M3 with Michael Marsal and Joey Hand finished second overall in the Team Championship. Both drivers will return to the Continental Tires series with the same #97 Marsal-Alvarez/Turner Motorsport M3. Also returning to the GS class will be Rolex 24 teammates Paul Dalla Lana and Bill Auberlen. They will be behind the wheel of the #96 NorthWest/Turner Motorsport BMW M3.

The GS class race is slated for Friday afternoon at 1:30pm ET. It will be broadcast on the Speed Channel on February 5 at 3:00pm ET.

Good luck guys!