SCC: York Motorsport signs with Compass360/Racing

October 22nd, 2004 - Seattle, Washington - Sports cars will race through the road course with its tight turns and fast straightaways when the Lexus Grand American Champions Weekend wraps up the Grand American season at California Speedway on...

October 22nd, 2004 - Seattle, Washington - Sports cars will race through the road course with its tight turns and fast straightaways when the Lexus Grand American Champions Weekend wraps up the Grand American season at California Speedway on October 29-31.

Kevin York of YORK Motorsport will be joining Compass360/Racing for the Grand-Am Cup Lexus Grand American 250 on the Saturday, October 30.

Karl Thomson, Team Principal and Lead Driver of the team's BMW Z3 coupe, said in reference to signing York with the team, "The season finale at Fontana is going to be a blast!" Thomson, who won the 2003 Ontario (Canada) Regional Championship, has had a remarkable first season in the Grand Am series. "To close out 2004 with a driver of Kevin's calibre is a great way to end the year. He's got great experience and is competing almost every weekend. In a series like Grand American, seat time means a whole lot," said Thomson.

"I am very enthused to be a part of the Compass360/Racing team for this race. Karl and his crew have managed to run the 2004 season in a competitive car that finishes races, and have fun at every event," noted York. "Further, Grand Am has continued to grow a series worth racing in and offers a high level of competitiveness and professionalism."

YORK Motorsport also will use the event as a platform to announce a new partnership with Mascot Theory Design Services. Mascot Theory and CowanLange Associates will serve as YORK Motorsport's supporting partners for the event.

Compass360/Racing looks forward to topping off a truly impressive year at Fontana, California's California Speedway. Team sponsors include Compass360 Design + Advertising, Hockley Autosport, mmwave Technologies, W3 Connex and ADP.

Grand American Road Racing Association, which sanctions the Rolex Sports Car Series and the Grand-Am Cup Series, is one of the fastest growing motorsports organizations in the United States. Established in 1999, Grand American's stated goal is to bring stability to professional sports car road racing in North America. The 10-race Grand-Am Cup calendar delivers professional sports car racing to many key markets throughout North America in addition to being televised in the United States and Canada on SPEED Channel and distributed globally through ESPN International.

-www.compass360.com/racing/2004.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Karl Thomson , Kevin York