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2017/3/14 15:20
Major Announcement:
StopTech & Ron Sutton Launch New Pro-Touring Brake Packages

ST_RS_Vehicle_Logo___205x150_Pix.jpgI am Proud & Excited to Announce We’re Launching My New Line of Ron Sutton Race Technology Optimized Brakes designed & built in conjunction with the Leader in Road Racing Brakes, StopTech.

These new kick ass brake packages I've designed, are for the ultimate triple duty Pro-Touring cars doing Autocross & Track Days as well as REAL Street driving! With me being involved, you know these are going to be awesome for Autocross & Track Days ... and they are. But the big deal ... the major difference ... is how well they perform on the street with brake pads made for the street.

Why did I develop a new line of brakes?
I have been frustrated with the braking systems available in the Pro-Touring world since I entered it. The calipers from the popular brands don’t have enough piston area to provide good braking force with street pads. To get the level of braking performance needed, people went to more aggressive & abrasive race pads. These race pads cost 2-3 times as much, wear out twice as quick, dust up the wheels horribly and as a bonus, they eat up expensive rotors 2-3 times as quick. Ugh!

PDGFrameAugust2017.jpgPDG & RSRT from Last to First in US Touring Car Championship Race

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (August 23, 2017) – Prototype Development Group continued its highly successful summer in both the NASA Western Endurance Championship (WERC) and the United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC), capped by a worst-to-first victory at Thunderhill last Sunday.  The team has seen its performance spike since partnering with Ridetech and Ron Sutton Race Technology to improve the handling on their Factory Five GTM car.

Smith grabs another SCCA Majors victory in American Sedan

PhillipSmithframe3.jpgSACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (May 5, 2017) – Phillip Smith continues to be one of the most successful drivers in the SCCA American Sedan division, sweeping the majors tour weekend at Circuit of St. Louis in the infield of Gateway International Raceway. His blue third gen 1991 Chevrolet Camaro has accumulated nearly ten victories across the country since partnering with Ron Sutton Race Technology in 2015.

Smith won the Sunday feature in last May's event at the infield road course facility as well. Smith has won at Mid Ohio, Watkins Glen, and Road America as well at some of the most high profile race tracks in the United States.

Cuthbertson Wins Sunday Fontana Autocross with Speedtech & Ron Sutton

cutherbertsonsm2.jpgSACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (April 8, 2017) –
The highly successful ExtReme subframe prepared in partnership between Ron Sutton Race Technology and Speedtech continues to bear fruit, with Mike Cuthbertson recently picking up another autocross victory in his 1968 Camaro. Cuthbertson won the Sunday portion of the NCMA-sanctioned event on April 2nd in the parking lot of Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA.

Cuthbertson was busy competing in both the SCCA ProSolo and NCMA events on the same weekend across the parking lot from each other. In both instances, he battled with some of the same stiff competition. His newly vinyled blue entry competes in the Classic Muscle category in the NCMA and in the Index T division in ProSolo. The blue car has gained the moniker #killersmurf from fellow competitors.

Cuthbertson Earns First Career Autocross Win with Speedtech & Ron Sutton
 SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (September 26, 2016) – Mike Cuthbertson debuted his 1968 Camaro with a brand-new Speedtech ExtReme subframe with Ron Sutton Race Technology geometry and promptly earned his first career Autocross win. Cuthbertson was competing in the Classic Muscle category at the NMCA Hotchkiss Cup in the parking lot of Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA.

Cuthberson's Camaro also had Ridetech shocks with Ron Sutton's trademarked Track-Star Secret Sauce valving. Cuthbertson utilized Ron Sutton’s suspension setup optimization service as well.

Whalen Wins Silver State Classic with RSRT & Scot Rods Garage

TomWhalenframe.jpgSACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (September 26, 2016) – 74 year-old Tom Whalen won the prestigious Silver State Classic last weekend, held in Nevada on Highway 318 as one of the top open road races in the country. Whalen campaigns a 2002 C5 Corvette and earlier this year won the Big Bend Open Road Race in Texas well. His Corvette utilizes Ron Sutton Race Technology suspension set up and consultation, resulting in unlimited class speeds reaching as high as 215 miles per hour.

This is Tom’s second Open Road win this year after reworking the suspension with Ron Sutton geometry changes & suspension set up. After measuring & review Ron Sutton recommended that Whalen move the Corvette’s control arm pick up points as well as other front and rear geometry changes. Whalen won the Big Bend with all the changes except the control arm relocation. Tom had Scot McMillan Jr, of the Dallas based Scot Rods Garage, make the control arm changes before Silver State.

PDGframe.jpgSACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (July 11, 2017) – Prototype Development Group has gained a grip on the NASA Western Endurance Championship (WERC) as they have returned to championship form with two class wins in 2017.  The three-time series champions have made big gains thanks to Ridetech and Ron Sutton Race Technology assisting their Factory Five GTM car.

cutherbertsonjuly_copy.jpgSACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (July 10, 2017) – Michael Cuthbertson's success with his blue 1968 Camaro continues to turn heads but last month he achieved perhaps his biggest accomplishment yet.  Utilizing the highly successful Speedtech ExtReme subframe perpared in partnership between Ron Sutton Race Technology and Speedtech, Cuthbertson became the first Classic Muscle division entry to win the Hotchkis Cup at an NCMA event.


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