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- Paul Holton
- Matt Plumb
Starting from deep in the 97-car field of the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series’ season-opening race, Kevin York of Compass360Racing (C360R) knew he’d have lots of work to do in order to move to the front.
Without any hesitation, his first moves were made on the opening lap with York passing several competitors’ cars. York advanced into the top 15 of cars in the Street Tuner (ST) class when, near the mid-point of the three-hour race, a fortuitous caution period occurred on track.
The C360R team took the opportunity to provide service pit stops and driver changes to all three of their Acura TSXs.
York handed an unscathed car over to co-driver Christian Miller—who continued the charge forward during his stint. Miller drove smartly to fifth place until a long brake pedal on the #75 GoEnzo.com, 034 Motorsport, C360R TSX did not allow him the normally-present great braking of the car. As a consequence, a competitor slipped by, placing Miller in sixth position at the race’s end—which occurred under yellow flag conditions.
All of the Compass360 Racing’s team cars finished in the top ten. This was a remarkably strong showing at the season’s first race. Karl Thomson and Travis Walker finished third, York and Miller in sixth and Adam Burrows and Trevor Hopwood, 2007 ST champions, finished ninth.