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2008: September

Sep 23, 2008 / reports


Compass360 Racing once again delivered Acura’s best result in a KONI Challenge Street Tuner (ST) race, this time at Miller Motorsports Park outside Salt Lake City, Utah. It was the team’s fifth time in succession as the top Acura (going back to Watkins Glen (1st) and including Iowa (3rd), Trois Rivieres (1st) and New Jersey (7th), keeping the manufacturer in a tight battle with Chevrolet for top honors in Grand-Am’s Street Tuner class.

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Sep 22, 2008 / reports


Tooele, UT – Adam Burrows and Trevor Hopwood closed out the race at Miller Motorsports Park sixth in the ST class results as the two scored the highest finish of all six Acura entries in the Utah event. But the high altitude setting proved to be too much to overcome as the KONI entries that enjoyed supercharged and turbo charged motors ruled the day out West.

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Sep 21, 2008 / news

Billy Johnson Notches Third Straight GS Podium

Congratulations to C360R alumni Billy Johnson for his third straight GS podium this year. On the box at Trois Rivieres as co-driver of Ray Mason’s Rehagen Mustang, then with LP Dumolin in the MTG MZ4 Coupe at Thunderbolt, and back with Mason in Utah.

Billy still wears his Compass360 Racing uniform and we’re looking forward to him being back with us for the season closer at VIR.

Sep 11, 2008 / news

C360R Featured in Inside Track Article

C360R is the subject of a two-page feature story in this month’s (September) issue of Inside Track magazine. “We’re really thrilled with the story,” remarked Team Principal Karl Thomson. “(Author) Wally Nesbitt did a great job with the interview and told a really balanced story of how Compass360 Racing came to be one of Grand-Am’s premier teams.”

“It’s also great for our technical partners Honda, Skunk2 and K&N, all of whom got great coverage,” said Thomson. “And because Inside Track used shots of our #73 Acura TSX, Pure Shampoo and Body Wash who sponsor that car received extra exposure.”

Pick up a copy of Inside Track on newsstands now, and download a high-res JPEG of the article here.

Sep 4, 2008 / news

C360R Welcomes NASCAR’s Buy-in of Grand-Am

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - NASCAR Holdings today announced an agreement to acquire Grand-Am Road Racing (Grand-Am). The future move will allow for resource sharing between Grand-Am and NASCAR while both organizations continue to operate independently. This is great news for Compass360 Racing, which is currently the largest team operating in Grand-Am’s KONI Challenge.

Grand-Am, one of the world’s most competitive road racing organizations, and NASCAR, the No. 1 spectator sport in the U.S., will combine marketing and communications efforts to include brand management, research, marketing and public relations.

“We’re excited to have access to NASCAR’s research and marketing resources,” remarked Team Principal Karl Thomson. “It’s a win for the teams, a win for Grand-Am and also expands NASCAR’s footprint into road racing.”

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