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Motor Sport Visions Photography msvphoto at pacbell.net
Tue Apr 9 11:19:19 EDT 2002

In a message dated 4/8/2002 Scott Justusson writes:

<< WHOA up boys...  Torsen nerd hat on....  What Stasis is doing
contradicts what all the S4tt boys do in the motorola cup,  more
specifically, they weld the baskets solid for faster laps. <snip>

Someone hasn't done their homework, and is selling hard.  I'd be happy
have a on line discussion with any Stasis representative. >>

Well, I really hesitate to weigh in on a Torsen thread and know Scott
often knows of what he speaks. However, in this case perhaps you should
have a discussion with "any Stasis representative." I did. I interviewed
Paul Lambert last Fall for Quattro Quarterly at his team's race shop and
met the
Engineering team. His Engineers have backgrounds with NASCAR, Penske
Racing, and Chrysler's BTTC programs. I have no doubt after spending a
few hours at the race shop these guys can nerd it out with the best of

A specific pointed question I made sure to ask (thinking of you the
whole time Scott) in my interview was about the Torsen-presence of, and
if so, how they control it. They indeed are "tuning" the Torsen for the
SPEED Touring racecar and, according to Paul, have mastered control of
it. They sell race engineering services and helped the Champion S4 SPEED
GT team come back from a serious slump at Laguna Seca to the dominant
performances at Road Atlanta that clinched Galati's championship, and
Audi's WCGT constructor's championship. I do not know if that included
"tuning the Torsen" but it does emphasize the level of Engineering
expertise of the Stasis team. There is only one "S4tt boys" team I am
aware of in GARRA Cup competition and AFAIK they do not do near as well
as Champion in SPEED GT, or for that matter as well as Stasis in SPEED
Touring (Paul's drive at Laguna Seca last year was perhaps the strongest
non-factory Audi drive in US sedan road racing history and it was only
their third time out).

They very much have done their homework. A lot of it in fact. Stop by
the trailer at a SPEED Touring event, introduce yourself and say hi.
Paul is a very nice guy and is an ACCNA instructor too, you guys have at
least that in common and I bet you would hit it off well.

A related link:
http://motorsportvisions.com/qcusa/qcth02d_1/pages/P1200073.htm Paul's
car at the January ACCNA Thunderhill driver's school.

Mike Veglia
Motor Sport Visions Photography

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