CARROLL AND EVERSLEY TO DRIVE FOR COMPASS360 RACING IN 2011 Consistent Podium Finisher to Pair with Carroll for Championship Run (Toronto, Canada) -- Hot on the heels of the announcement of the drivers of the team's ...
CARROLL AND EVERSLEY TO DRIVE FOR COMPASS360 RACING IN 2011 Consistent Podium Finisher to Pair with Carroll for Championship Run
(Toronto, Canada) -- Hot on the heels of the announcement of the drivers of the team's #74 car, Compass360 Racing today revealed that Keith Carroll will pair with Ryan Eversley in the #75 Honda Civic Si for the 2011 Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season. Eversley, who finished fourth driving #75 in last year's Street Tuner-class driver standings will co-drive with Carroll, no stranger to the Grand-Am paddock, having driven a Porsche Cayman in 2010.
"I'm really excited to be back with the Compass360 guys again," noted Eversley. "I had a near-perfect year with Zach (Lutz), with a run of five straight podiums in the mid-season. I know Keith will do a great job in the first stint, giving me a car I can fight for wins and ultimately, the championship."
Honda Performance Development (HPD) and Skunk2 will once again extend their support to the team in 2010, along with partners Powerslot Rotors, Cobalt Brakes, OMP / Driver's Edge and Rays Engineering.
"We're going to have some interesting inter-team battles next year," remarked Team Principal Karl Thomson. "Zach and Ryan were co-drivers last year, and now they'll be on track together in the closing stages of each race. They'll have equal cars and no team orders, so expect some pretty heated action! Both cars have strong driver line-ups capable of winning, and the only instruction is 'don't hit your team-mates'."
As for Carroll, he's looking forward to trying to out-qualify last year's champion, David Thilenius, who will drive the opening stint in #74. "I had fun in the Porsches and BMWs over the past few seasons, but I'm really excited to work with Ryan to be the top-qualifying Compass360 car. Dave's going to set the bar pretty high and I'm really looking forward to tossing my front-wheel drive Honda around and being in hunt."
Technical Director Ray Lee said, "We've got #74 and #75 with great driver line-ups again. We've finished first and third in the (Street Tuner) Driver's standings two years in a row and we're going to try and do that again. It's never easy in this series, and the challenge is what makes winning in Grand-Am so special."
The team will be at Daytona for testing in early January, with the first Continental Tire race only a few months away, in Daytona on January 27-28 in the lead-up to the Rolex 24 hour event. It will be televised on SPEED TV.
-source: compass360 racing