Friday, May 1, 2015

IMSA CTSCC: Kyle Gimple ready for Laguna Seca with Compass360 Audi S3

Kyle Gimple Press Release

IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge driver Kyle Gimple won’t have far to travel this weekend for the next race on the calendar as the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca stop is the only one of the year in which the West Coast racer won’t have to travel across the country. Located just five hours Southwest of Gimple’s Minden, Nevada home, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is the third round of the 2015 championship and is a highly anticipated event for drivers, teams and fans alike.

It’s been six weeks since the previous Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge outing at Sebring International Raceway but Gimple and his Compass360 Racing team haven’t taken much time to rest.

The squad completed a test at VIR during the break in race action as the group works to further develop the new No. 75 AERO Advanced Paint Technology/Children’s Tumor Foundation Audi S3 which debuted at Sebring. Unfortunately, contact took the car out of the race prior to Gimple’s stint, so he is more than ready to get back to it this weekend.

Gimple introduced his Audi S3 and brought attention to the Children’s Tumor Foundation, an important cause for Compass360 Racing, in Reno, Nevada last weekend. Gimple signed autographs and visited with customers at the local Audi Reno/Tahoe dealership. He also appeared on KTVN News to discuss his racing endeavors. (WATCH CLIP HERE)

“We had a great time at the Audi dealership in Reno and I think we got a few more sportscar racing fans out of it!” said Gimple, who finished seventh at Laguna Seca last year while driving a Honda Civic with Ryan Eversley. “It feels like a really long time since we were last racing in Sebring so I’m really eager to get going again. We’ve been pretty busy doing media and getting the Audi S3 fine-tuned, I’m ready to get back into race-mode and see what we can do at Laguna. It’s such a beautiful track, I always enjoy racing there.”

The weekend will also see the partnership with Bayliss & Associates that was forged as part of the Audi event last weekend continue on into the Continental Tire event weekend. The Caron City-based Certified Public Accounting firm will have an on site-presence, with some key contacts getting a once-in-a-lifetime experience and behind the scenes access.

Gimple and his Compass360 Racing co-driver Paul Holton will see a quick two-day event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with two practice sessions and qualifying on Friday. The 2.5-hour race is set to go green on Saturday at 1:00 PM PST. will carry LIVE video streaming of the event.

Photo credit: Compass360 Racing