THOMSON AND WALKER WORK TO HOLD ON TO SERIES LEAD, WHILE TEAM-MATES BUILD ON SOLID DAYTONA RESULTS. LIME ROCK, CT -- After a truly solid collection of results at the season-opening race at Daytona back in January, and the signing of an immensely...
THOMSON AND WALKER WORK TO HOLD ON TO SERIES LEAD, WHILE TEAM-MATES BUILD ON SOLID DAYTONA RESULTS.
LIME ROCK, CT -- After a truly solid collection of results at the season-opening race at Daytona back in January, and the signing of an immensely talented driver pairing for the team's fourth car, Compass360 Racing (C360R) is looking forward to returning to on-track competition at Lime Rock Park after the long break in the KONI Challenge schedule. "Karl and Travis finished third at Daytona," noted Crew Chief Ray Lee. "Our other two cars were sixth and tenth, so we are already fighting for a championship with those cars."
Since Daytona the team has signed Trans-Am and Formula Atlantic star Kenny Wilden, with co-driver Jeremy Willard, to drive the #73 TSX with sponsorship from Pure Hair and Body Care. The team will also be introducing their new Honda Civic Si sedan at Lime Rock, which will compliment the three race-proven Acura TSXs that competed so ably at Daytona.
"We've had the Civic out for testing at Mosport over the past few weekends," noted Team Principal Karl Thomson. "Ray and the guys have done an amazing job of making the new car pretty capable out of the box. Travis, Ray and I are still working on fine-tuning the chassis with our new KONI shocks, and we know this is a development car, but we're hoping for good results this season."
Noted Lee, "While we develop the Civic, we have three solid pairings in our proven TSXs, so we should be strong through this early part of the year."
Indeed, Lime Rock is a track that the 2007 Champions Adam Burrows and Trevor Hopwood consider home. Both live nearby, cut their teeth on racing there, and showed great promise at the track last season. "We'll have a lot of friends and family out next weekend," remarked Hopwood. "This is our home track and we know our #74 TSX has what it takes to run at the front."
Christian Miller and Kevin York are also looking forward to jumping into the saddle in their #75 TSX. York recently returned to Ross Bentley's Speed Secrets organization as a driver coach, while Miller has busied himself behind the wheel of the 034 Motorsport Time Attack car during the spring Grand-Am break.
The KONI Challenge cars take to the track on Friday, May 23rd, with the Street Tuner race scheduled to start at 3:00pm on Saturday.