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Jun 20, 2012 / news


2009 Champion to anchor #77 car as Team hopes to continue championship fight.

Road America, Wisconsin -- Christian Miller, the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Street Tuner champion in 2009 with Compass360 Racing (C360R), will return to race for the team for the first time this season, co-driving the #77 Joe Marina Honda / Honda Performance Development Civic Si at the storied Road America with Vancouver-based phenom Remo Ruscitti.

"Remo tested with us back at the beginning of the season in Daytona, and we were impressed with his speed, talent and his attitude," remarked Team Principal Karl Thomson. "Road America is his first CTSCC race, and I'm really thrilled to be able to have Christian back with us to mentor Remo, and I think they will both be going for fastest time in #77 against each other each session!"

Ruscitti and Miller join the four-car C360R effort in Wisconsin which includes the #75 Columbus Truck car of Ray Mason and Ryan Eversley (who sit fifth in the Street Tuner standings), and the #74 Bellissima Be Beautiful car of Andrew Novich and Adam Burrows (who sit seventh). The #76 Metropolitain Foods car of John Kuitwaard and 2010 Champion David Thilenius are outside the top-ten, but are looking to get back on terms after a couple of difficult weekends.

This weekend marks the third and final time this season that the C360R crew will pull double-duty, with the four-car Grand-Am squad in Wisconsin while the three-car World Challenge team is at their home track of Mosport for a triple-header. Todd Lamb leads the charge in his #71 National Karting News Honda Civic Si, currently atop the WC Touring Car championship standings, with protege Ryan Winchester not far behind in fourth in his #72 Ligon Industries car. Shea Holbrook will look to make the most of her aggressive testing schedule in the #67 TrueCar Honda, after an exciting weekend shooting a commercial for Honda Canada with the Compass360 Brand Architects team.

"It's another big weekend for us," noted Thomson. "The championship is tight in both series, and we'll have to be on top form to maximize our performance. We'd like to retain our lead in World Challenge while moving up to the podium spots in Grand-Am, but that's a big ask, so we'll see where we net out on Sunday night."