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Continental Tire reaches podium at Super Lap finals

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Douglas Wind of Windspeed Motorsports took second place in the street class -- FWD in the Super Lap Battle finals Nov. 12 at Buttonwillow Raceway, in Buttonwillow, Calif.

Continental Tire is a sponsor of the 2008 Super Lap Battle Series, a time trial-based showcase of the fastest cars from U.S. Japanese and European tuners. Continental is focusing on the Street Class with its ContiSportContact 2 and 3 ultra-high performance tires.

"We are so proud of Steve for finishing second in this very competitive event," said Robert Liu, technical product manager, passenger tires. "This has been an exciting season, and to finish on the podium is very gratifying for us. Our ContiSportContact ultra-high performance tires can take the heat of competition and come out on top."

Aside from Wind, Team Continental includes:

Steven Rankins, Boxer4Racing: Rankins competes in the Street AWD Class in a 2006 Subaru Impreza Sti, running on ContiSportContact 3 tires in size 285/35/18 and 265/35ZR18. Other modifications include a 360 whp Deadbolt Turbo 20G engine; Ohlins Flag-I Coilovers with Whiteline Swaybars; SPT Clutch, Flywheel and Group N Engine and Trans Mounts; Cobb Accessport ECU; and Enkei RP03 18x10.5 or Axis Reverbs 18x9.5Hawk DTC-70 wheels.

Don Hill, P1Auto: Hill runs a 1992 Honda Civic in the Street FF Class on 255/40/17 Continental ContiSportContact 3s. Modifications include: a 240 whp GSR-B18, GT28RS turbo engine; Tein Flex's suspension; OEM Integra Type-R transmission; AEM EMS ECU; front -Stop-Tech ST-40s, rear-OEM ITR brakes; and Motegi Tracklite wheels.

"The entire team has done a spectacular job throughout the entire Super Lap season, and we are proud to have them represent Continental Tire," Liu added. 

The series was presented by Super Street, Turbo & High-Tech Performance, Modified, Eurotuner, Sport Compact Car and Import Tuner magazines.

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