Atlanta, GA -- Hopes were high as the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge made a debut run at the fabled Road Atlanta circuit this weekend for round four of the 2013 championship. Former champion Adam Burrows teamed with veteran racer Ray Mason for Compass360 Racing, as the duo looked to generate some positive momentum for their 2013 GRAND-AM campaign with a strong run in Saturday’s Price Waterhouse Cooper 250.
Questionable call by officials caps off a forgettable weekend for C360R in the deep south
(Birmingham, Alabama) -- Compass360 Racing's #75 Honda Civic Si headed into the third round of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with a five-point lead in the Driver and Team's championship. Hot shoes Kyle Gimple and Ryan Eversley were optimistic of a good result despite the fact that the tight, twisting and traditionally low-grip circuit isn't an ideal track for the Hondas. By the end of the weekend, they'd dropped to second place, 12 points out of first, after being thrown curve balls by a combination of heavy weather during the test and practice days, and new interpretations of long-standing rules from the tower. And of the three C360R cars in attendance, they fared best of all.
Compass360 Racing re-signs touring car ace after impressive rookie debut with team
(Mason City, Iowa) -- After a strong debut season that saw him on the World Challenge Touring Car podium an impressive six times at the helm of his #72 Compass360 Racing (C360R) Honda, it was obvious that Ryan Winchester would be back for a sophomore season with the Toronto-based team.
Vancouver-based go karting stand-out to compete for championship in Honda Civic Si
(Vancouver, Canada) -- Remo Ruscitti announced today that he's been signed by Compass360 Racing (C360R) to drive the team's #71 Honda Civic Si in the 2013 Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car championship.
Team's Four-car Honda effort delivers at grand Circuit of the Americas track
(Austin, TX) -- Taking to the track at 10:00am on Saturday, March 3rd, competitors in Grand-Am's Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge became the first pro series to race at Austin's Circuit of the Americas since its debut on the Formula One calendar in the fall of 2012.
The COTA weekend kicked off with a promoter test day, which saw Burrows and Mason working together to unlock the keys to speed within the 20 corners that make up the highly technical Formula 1-grade facility. The C360R squad saw all four team entries posting practice times within a quarter of a second of each other, showing the strength and consistency of the Toronto-based team’s preparation.
This weekend's event at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, marks the first time since January 2010 that David Thilenius will not be at the helm of one of our C360R Honda Civic Si's. He's making steady progress in recovering from the six broken ribs he suffered in the Grand-Am season opener at Daytona, but told us he's now officially tired of being sore. We've posted the above video, celebrating his 2010 championship run with Lawson Aschenbach as a "hurry up and get better" encouragement.
Compass360 Racing's World Challenge star tapped to replace injured David Thilenius
(Mason City, Iowa) -- Thanks to a strong debut season in the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car season in 2012, where he took third in the Driver's Championship and helped to deliver Honda the Manufacturer's crown, Iowa's Ryan Winchester has been engaged by his Compass360 Racing team to drive with Aaron Povoledo at the next Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge round at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
As you may have seen during the SPEED broadcast of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season opener at Daytona last weekend, long-time C360R driver David Thilenius was involved in a nasty shunt after the infield kink during the race. Dave was taken to hospital and was released a few days later with six broken ribs and has now returned home to California where he's recovering well. As soon as he's able he plans to resume his physical training and hopes to be back in a car in April.