|March 3, 2006
STaSIS Engineering to Campaign Three Cars in 2006
SONOMA, Calif. – STaSIS Engineering has announced that they will campaign three Audi A4 racecars for all 10 rounds of the 2006 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship.
Coming off a season-ending win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2005, STaSIS representatives said that the team's 2006 goals are championship driven, with three cars in its lineup for the entire year, plus having great confidence in its equipment and abilities.
The STaSIS driver lineup includes Fast Freddy Baker returning to again compete in the Audi A4. Baker who has a 70% podium rate in various series from Trans Am to World Challenge is sure to make the year exciting. Alongside Baker will be rookie, Jeff Courtney of Slinger, WI. Courtney recently won the 2005 championship in the Panoz Racing series. STaSIS' third driver will be announced shortly.
“The level of competition will be strong, and we have stepped up our program in every way to ensure that we are contenders for the top spot on the podium,” STaSIS Owner Paul Lambert said. “We have added new, talented crew members to the fold, building on our team from last year. Aiding in our quest for success, our technical partners, Mahle Powertrain (formerly Cosworth Technologies), Alcon and Ohlins are all on board again with us. We are anticipating a great season in 2006.”
“We are extremely pleased with our driver lineup for the up coming 2006 season,” commented Team Manager Ben Bauer. “Freddy is a very important part of our plans for a successful 2006 campaign, his statistics speak for themselves. Out of 299 races, Freddy has 146 wins, 36 second places and 28 third places. He has competed with and beat some of the biggest names in racing, such as Peter Cunningham, Michael Galati and Bobby Archer. Additionally, we are excited about the addition of Jeff Courtney to the team; he tested very well in our cars and has built an impressive record in a very short time”
STaSIS will begin the 2006 SPEED World Challenge Touring Car season March 15-17 at Sebring International Raceway, where the team will run a new Audi A4 alongside two other Audi A4's that ran last season at both Sebring and St. Petersburg .
Those two previously-run cars will be replaced at the May 19-21 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course event, where STaSIS will debut two 2006 Audi A4 racecars. All STaSIS cars will be powered by the Mahle 1.8T engine that powered their race win at Laguna Seca in 2005.
About STaSIS Engineering
STaSIS Engineering provides SPEED World Challenge Touring Car race program developed products for selected Audi, Porsche, BMW, Lotus, Subaru, Volkswagen and Mitsubishi models. We have partnered with world leaders in braking, suspension and engine products to develop the most advanced products for an enthusiast's car. At STaSIS Engineering we engineer our products to work together, combining to create an ideal balance of day-to-day drivability and unrivaled performance for customer's automobiles. Since 2001 our products have been well fitted together like the pieces of a puzzle. Our goal is to help enthusiasts transform their daily driver into one of the highest performing vehicles on the road.