TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 4, 2010) — The organizer of the World Challenge Championships (WCC), the North American road-racing series for production-based performance cars, has named Centric Parts' StopTech brakes the series' official brake system.
City of Industry, Calif.-based Centric Parts makes aftermarket brake components and systems under the StopTech and Power Slot brands. The deal with WC Vision L.L.C., the series organizer, does not require competitors to use StopTech brakes but does call for all teams to display the StopTech logo on their cars' number boards.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
WC Vision and the Sports Car Club of America Pro Racing—the series' sanctioning body—earlier picked Pirelli Tire North America Inc. to be the official tire supplier for the WCC for the next five years.
The World Challenge is divided into three classes—Grand Touring, Grand Touring Sport and Touring Car—and each race is a 50-minute sprint featuring standing starts.
The 2011 season will comprise a dozen races spread over eight race weekends at eight U.S. and Canadian venues. The season opens the weekend of March 25-27 with two races on the street circuit at St. Petersburg, Fla.
Centric Parts was founded in 2000 and today operates warehouse and manufacturing facilities totaling 438,000 square feet and exceeding 500 employees. Centric describes its StopTech business as its “ultra-performance division,” designing and producing brake components and systems for production-based racing cars and high-performance vehicles on the street and track.
StopTech Trophy Sport Brake Systems are available through motorsports distributors and performance automotive aftermarket retailers.