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Mar 1, 2010 / events

C360R at Canadian International Auto Show

Toronto, Canada—Compass360 Racing’s #74 car was proudly featured in the Honda booth at the Canadian International Auto Show this season. This event, which is the third-largest auto show in North America, runs for a week and a half in Toronto.

The team’s car, which was nicely presented between an IZOD IRL car and a newly-released Crosstour, proved to be a draw throughout the show. It was the second time in the past few years that a Compass360 Racing car has been invited to attend, with two of the team’s Acura TSX’s being part of the DarkNights display in 2007.

“We’re honored to have one of our cars featured so prominently in the Honda booth,” remkarked Team Principal Karl Thomson. “The kind of racing that we do really does connect to the car that are available on the showroom floor at your local Honda dealer.”

The team competes in the GRAND-AM Continental Sports Car Challenge, a series which runs races across North America, and features true street stock racing, with cars that come off the same production line as regular cars. The races are broadcast on SPEED Channel.

The #74 Honda won the season-opening race at the 24 Hours of Daytona at the end of January (with drivers David Thilenius and Lawson Aschenbach at the helm), continuing the form which allowed the team to win all three series Championships (Team, Driver and Manufacturer) in 2009.

“We’ve won 25% of the races in this series since 2007 with our Hondas,” noted Thomson. “And we’ve started the year off right with another Daytona win!” Thomson was a winner with co-driver Billy Johnson in 2007.

Canadian men’s magazine Sharp For Men took the opportunity to have their rather attractive models spend some time posing with the car, which became a part of their coverage of the event. A few photos of the shoot are included below.

All told, a busy time for #74, which will compete in the series’ next event at Homestead-Miami, Florida, on March 6th, looking to extend the lead that Thilenius and Aschenbach have in the standings…