March 11, 2011

StopTech Race Season Shifts into High Gear

The race season continues to rev up for StopTech. First Turner Motorsports rocks out a stellar first two races in the Continental Tire GRAND-AM series on the new StopTech GT Racing Caliper. Now the Porsche Cayman Interseries fires up the first race of the season, featuring StopTech brakes on every car.

Picking up right where he left off after clinching last year’s Cayman Interseries Endurance Championship, Lee Davis dominated 2011’s season-opening event weekend at Sebring International Raceway, March 4 – 6, with a trio of flag-to-flag race victories from the pole in his No. 33 Cayman S that carries black and red colors.

After earning the pole in qualifying, Davis won both the Saturday and Sunday afternoon sprints and Sunday’s morning endurance race with coach and co-driver Ryan Eversley.

“I feel great,” said Davis. “The key to me is being consistent, going as fast as I can go, and just be consistent, especially in the endurance races which I love. With a spec series, the cars are so close, you can’t make a mistake, so that was the key, and I don’t think I put a wheel off all weekend.”

Another top performer from the weekend was Bill Riddell who was on the pace in his green-and-white-striped No. 80 Cayman S themed after a David Piper Racing Porsche 917K. Riddell was the only driver to join Davis in victory lane in each of the weekend’s three races, finishing second in Saturday’s sprint and taking third-place showings in the Sunday finale and the enduro with co-driver Joe Sullivan.

Next up for the Cayman Interseries is the 35th Annual Walter Mitty Race presented by Classic Motorsports Magazine and sponsored by Mazda, at Road Atlanta, April 28 – May 1. One of the most popular events on the schedule, the Mitty marks the only Georgia appearance for the Cayman Interseries this season after making four visits to the Peach State last year.

Established in 2009 by Napleton Porsche of Westmont, Illinois, the Cayman Interseries is North America’s only auto racing championship featuring the exclusive use of the 320-horsepower Porsche Cayman S. Every competing Porsche Cayman S competes with an a specific heritage livery themed after a famous Porsche race car from the past.

To keep up to date on the season, check in here or drop in the official race website.