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May 28, 2008 / reports
LAKEVILLE, CT—After a four-month hiatus, Grand-Am’s KONI Challenge series returned to action with a busy Memorial Day weekend at the tight confines of legendary Lime Rock Park. Compass360 Racing brought its four-car team with high hopes of continuing its front-running effort led by Travis Walker and Karl Thomson, who sat atop the Driver’s Championship after the season-opening race in Daytona.Continue Reading
May 26, 2008 / news
Kevin York and Christian Miller finished in sixth place driving the No. 75 GoEnzo.com, 034 Motorsport, C360R.com ACURA TSX in the Grand Am KONI Challenge Series ST-class race at Lime Rock Park. The race result is the pair’s second such finish of the 2008 season.Continue Reading
May 25, 2008 / news
LAKEVILLE, CT – Hopwood started the race as the caboose in the 46-car field train for the two and a half hour event. But he quickly began bolting to the front right from the drop of the green flag. Keeping his championship challenge in mind while also looking to make it to the front, Hopwood moved up to fifteenth before turning the car over to Burrows, as his good decisions and patience were rewarded with forward progress and a car that didn’t have a scratch on it to boot.Continue Reading
May 21, 2008 / news
LAKEVILLE, CT (21 May, 2008) - The fastest drivers always keep their eyes up and looking way ahead, whether they are looking from corner to corner for a fast race lap, or further down the road for good opportunities in their racing career.
Adam Burrows of Canton, CT and Trevor Hopwood of Lee, NH, have long had their vision locked in on the GS Class of KONI Challenge competition, and this weekend, the 2007 Grand-Am KONI Challenge ST Class Champions will get the chance to test the waters in GS as Burrows and Hopwood have been signed to make their GS Class debut at Lime Rock Park in the No. 80 Shock Doctor Kinetic Motorsports BMW M3.
May 21, 2008 / events
Our Team Principal Karl Thomson was honored to speak to the students of Malvern Collegiate in Toronto today. These young adults are remarkably knowledgeable about racing, cars, branding and marketing, and Thomson was impressed with their interest.
“These kids are the new fans of road racing on this continent,” he said. “They’re savvy, understand how marketing works, and are very brand-aware.” Indeed, much of the discussion was on automotive brands, including Honda, Acura and Porsche, and how they establish permanent bonds with their enthusiasts worldwide.
“We’re proud to be ambassadors of the Honda and Acura brands,” remarked Thomson. “When you see how strongly this next generation relates to motorsports, it’s really quite exciting. These new fans simply love street stock racing!”
Indeed, we’re hoping to see a bunch of Malvern students at Mosport for the Father’s Day race.
May 14, 2008 / news
Kevin York and Compass360 Racing ‘Unleash’ Unique Marketing Partner
“The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein had me riveted to its pages
until the book was finished ... Just read it.”—Peter Egan, Road & Track Magazine
So far in the 2008 Grand-Am Koni Series, Compass360’s Acura TSX #75 has been racing around the track with a mysterious marketing partner—a logo that simply reads ‘GoEnzo.com.’ We’re pleased to finally be able to reveal that the sponsor behind the logo is novelist (and racing fan) Garth Stein. GoEnzo.com is the website for his new novel, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN.Continue Reading
May 9, 2008 / events
Our new KONI Challenge car took its first laps today at a test session at Mosport. Our Honda Civic Si performed well and Crew Chief Ray Lee was pleased with the progress made. “I’m proud this team’s ability to make a brand new car competitive out of the box,” he said. “Of course, we’ve got lots of fine-tuning to do, but we’re where we wanted to be.”Continue Reading