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Jun 8, 2009 / news

C360R Returns to Canadian Touring Car

Compass360 Racing announced today that the team will return to Castrol Canadian Touring Car (CCTCC) competition in 2009, fielding an Acura TSX driven by longtime team driver David Ciekiewicz.

The move marks a further expansion of the C360R Road Racing program, which ironically began with CCTCC in 2003, when Team Principal Karl Thomson took Rookie of the Year honors, before moving the team to Grand-Am’s KONI Challenge series full-time in 2004.

“I’m just thrilled to be driving for Compass360 again,” enthused Ciekiewicz. “We’ve had some good fun together in KONI over the past few years, and I am looking forward to fighting for the Super Touring championship this year in my TSX!”

“We’ve wanted to get back into Canadian Touring Car, and partnering with Dave provided the ideal opportunity,” noted Thomson. “We’ve been very successful with our KONI program over the past five years, making history a few weekends ago in New Jersey with a podium sweep. We’re keen on extending that success back into the Canadian racing scene.”

Indeed, sponsors already on board include Skunk2, OMP and K&N, who are keen to expand their footprint in Canada. “We see an opportunity to use the C360R Canadian Touring Car program to increase awareness of our products north of the border,” commented Skunk2 President Dave Hsu. The team’s TSX will make use of a number of Skunk2 performance enhancements throughout its powerplant and drivetrain.

The signature matte-black-and-neon-orange #36 TSX will make its first appearance at Mosport’s High Octane Weekend, June 12-14th. It promises to be an exciting event, featuring the Canadian Touring Car series alongside the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, Ford Racing Mustang Challenge, and more.