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April 26, 2010

StopTech Celebrates Launch of Facebook Page with Exclusive Long Beach Grand Prix video

StopTech now has a Facebook page at

The celebrate the launch of the site, visitors will be the first see the latest StopTech video, which is a behind the scenes look at a great accomplishment on the track in Long Beach last weekend.

This is the first of three planned videos from the behind the scenes footage gathered during the Long Beach Grand Prix weekend.

April 20, 2010

Photos from 2010 Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend

It was a great weekend for StopTech down at the 2010 Long Beach Grand Prix as the company's CEO, Dino Cresentinti turned in a stellar driving performance that landed him on top of the SCCA 2010 GT Driver Championship standings.  Here are some behind the scenes shots from the festival of racing courtesy of Danger Dave...

This was a weekend for true racing fans

The weekend kicked off with a little daredevil action in the skies.

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk prepares for the Celebrity/Pro race featuring identical StopTech-equipped Toyota Scions for all drivers.

StopTech does not make brakes for Indy Cars but they were still on the track.

The pacecars for the Indy races, including this nifty Lexus, sported StopTech brakes... did the Indy rescue vehicles. These cars and trucks need to whip around the streets of Long Beach at near race speeds. 

Dino gives the thumbs up before heading out to the track for the SCCA race after winning the prior round in March...

...he does not come back empty handed!

You can catch some more photos on The StopTech Blog.

April 12, 2010

Another Weekend, Another Podium for Team StopTech

Team StopTech's 2010 "Podium or Pole Position" season continued on a brisk pace this weekend with Turner Motorsport bringing the tally up to 5. Their StopTech-equipped #97 BMW M3 Coupe finished the Barber 200 at the Barber Motorsport Park in Birmingham, Alabama, in third place last weekend. The race was the latest stop in the GRAND-AM Sports Car Challenge Series.

Drivers Joey Hand and Michael Marsal piloted around the 2.3 mile course with 17 turns at an average speed of 69.785 and completed the race in just over 1:38.

April 5, 2010

Shhhh. The Brake Room has a Secret...

Back when 2008 was drawing to a close, StopTech, the ultra performance division of Centric Parts, had only one series of Big Brake Kits. The StopTech Big Brake Kit is a great example of car stopping engineering. Several patents come together to provide shorter stopping distances and more bite from the brake pedal either on the road or track.

Then SEMA 2008 rolled along and the company announced a second series of BBKs; The StopTech Trophy Big Brake Kit. These top-of-the-line offerings were designed to operate on the track only and featured ultra-lightweight calipers with an eye catching machined finish. They made their debut a few months later when StopTech CEO Dino Crescentini took them out for a qualifying run during the SCCA season opener at Sebring and landed a pole position start. What followed was a season full of victories and successes for the StopTech Trophy BBK.

When SEMA 2009 hit, the company announced a third series of BBKs. The StopTech Trophy Sport Big Brake Kits bridged the gap between the two other BBKs by bringing additions to the track-only kit such as silicone dust boots for the ultra-lightweight caliper and adjustments to the patented AeroRotors that provided a street-friendly ride for those who take their serious track vehicle on the road.

Well, as a reader of The Brake Room, you are now among the first to get a heads up that StopTech is about to do it again. The ultra-performance division of Centric Parts is about to announce its fourth series of Big Brake Kits. No need to wait until SEMA this year but you will have to hold on a little longer for the details, unless you can wrestle them out of your StopTech representative. Let's just say the new BBKs will bring StopTech performance, innovation and quality to larger number of drivers.

Check back here soon for the details!