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Apr 25, 2011 / news


New Jersey Driver Joins Championship-Winning Team for Remainder of Season

(Allendale, NJ) -- After a challenging start to his World Challenge year at the season-opening event at St. Petersburg, Florida, New Jersey-based driver Brett Sandberg will return to the series behind the wheel of the Compass360 Racing #70 Honda Civic Si for the series' next race, at Miller Motorsports Park, Utah.

Sandberg, who finished third in last year's WC Touring Car standings at the wheel of a privately-run ex-C360R Acura TSX, arrived for the Florida double-header with a new Honda and the hopes of bettering his 2010 results. Unfortunately, in the first race his car was damaged beyond repair, which meant he missed the second race of the season.

"After St. Petersburg, I talked to Brett a few times, making sure he was okay after the wreck," noted Team Principal Karl Thomson. "I think he's got great natural talent and I feel confident we can give him an environment where he can continue to grow and demonstrate what he's capable of. Last year he did a great job in one of our TSX's that he and Morgan Spurgas from Synapse Motorsport ran, and I'm excited to welcome him to our Honda squad."

Sandberg will join C360R team-mates Lawson Aschenbach in the #71 Honda and Tom Ehlen in #72 for the remainder of the season, growing the team's efforts to a full-time three-car squad in World Challenge, supplementing their four-Honda effort in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge where they've been series champions the past two years. The team's next event is the fourth round of the World Challenge series, at Miller Motorsports Park just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday April 30th.

Brett's #70 Honda is sponsored by the Monticello Motor Club, a luxury automotive resort about 90 minutes from Manhattan.

"I'm looking forward to working with Lawson, Karl and the rest of the Compass360 guys to get my championship run back on track," said Sandberg. "Being asked to join the team has more than made up for the disappointment in Florida and I can't wait to get behind the wheel later this week."