Tuesday, January 4, 2011


(Toronto, Canada) -- Grand-Am's Continental Tire Street Tuner Champions, Compass360 Racing, added two talented rookies to their four-car program for 2011, today announcing the signing of Andrew Novich and Dan Rogers. The duo will share the team's #77 Honda Civic Si starting at Daytona Test Days next week.

Californian Novich is no stranger to the team, having driven with C360R in the last year's season finale at Miller Motorsports Park in September. "Andrew had very little time in our car at Miller," noted Team Principal Karl Thomson. "He was on the pace immediately, and he really impressed us with his feedback and relaxed attitude. We've been watching him progress through TDI Cup and are excited to be working with Andrew as he moves into the role of a pro driver over the coming seasons."

Rogers, who hails from Anchorage, Alaska, has raced primarily in the Pacific Northwest and is keen to move up to Grand-Am. "I've raced a few BMWs in Pro-3 and GT2 and am really looking forward to learning the Honda. I've raced against previous C360R drivers Kevin York and Ted Anthony Jr., and know the team will give me a great car."

Driver development specialists Speed Secrets will be supporting the car along with returning sponsors Skunk2, Honda Performance Development, Powerslot Rotors and Cobalt Brakes. "All of the pieces are coming together for another great season for Compass360 Racing," remarked Technical Director Ray Lee. "We've got some really strong drivers signed up to help us try and get another Manufacturer's Championship for Honda and go for our third straight Driver's and Team's title. The competition's always tough in this series, but we're ready."

Test Days at Daytona, or the "Roar Before the 24", take place at the famed track on January 7-9th, in advance of the first Continental Tire race of the season on January 27-28, 2011. Tickets for Test Days and the Race are available at the Daytona International Speedway website, here: http://tinyurl.com/2vfq6o7

Compass 360 Communications, a firm offering marketing expertise to clients in diverse industries across North America. The team, with support from Honda Performance Development (HPD), fields four front-running Honda Civic Si's in Grand-Am's Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, winning series Championships in 2010, 2009 and 2007. The team also won the 2010 Canadian Touring Car Championship, with support from Durabond. For details visit http://C360R.com.