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TUATY SIGNS WITH KENSAI/COMPASS360 FOR 2007 Toronto, Canada -- Kensai Racing with Compass360 have signed David Tuaty to drive their ...

TUATY SIGNS WITH KENSAI/COMPASS360 FOR 2007

Toronto, Canada -- Kensai Racing with Compass360 have signed David Tuaty to drive their #74 Acura RSX-S for the remainder of 2007, starting with the KONI Challenge race at Watkins Glen on July 7th.

"David and I have always been friendly competitors," noted Team Driver Karl Thomson. "He's always quick, and we're pleased to add another experienced driver to our line-up." Tuaty, who hails from Miami, Florida, will co-drive with go-karting star Matt Pritiko, who has impressed so far in his rookie year in the KONI Challenge.

Tuaty is no stranger to the Grand Am paddock, having competed in the series since 2001, with numerous podium finishes along the way. He and co-driver Guy Cosmo brought their Fountain BMW to victory lane at the inaugural Iowa Speedway event earlier this season, and Tuaty currently sits 13th in the standings, despite not scoring points in two races. He's finished well into the top ten four times in 2007.

"I'm excited to join the Kensai/Compass360 guys -- they're really a team to watch this year," smiled Tuaty. "We're going to put the 74 car on the podium before the season is over!"

The team's two TSXs will also be in the mix at Watkins Glen: Billy Johnson and Karl Thomson will be working hard to get their #76 back atop the driver's championship, just eight points behind points leaders Trevor Hopwood and Adam Burrows. Beau Buisson will be joined in long-time Acura pilot Benoit Theetge in the #75 car. Theetge is also a familiar face to KONI Challenge competitors and fans, having most recently piloted his own #173 TSX to a strong fifth-place finish in last year's season-closing six-hour race at Virginia International Raceway.

The Watkins Glen Grand Prix promises to be an exciting weekend of racing, featuring the KONI Challenge GS and ST-class cars on track together for only the second time this season. The KONI race starts at 3:30pm on Saturday and should prove to be a great start to the Indy Racing League event the next day.

-credit: www.compass360.com/racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Guy Cosmo , Beau Buisson , Benoit Theetge , Karl Thomson , Trevor Hopwood , Adam Burrows , Matt Pritiko