Wednesday, June 24, 2015

IMSA CTSCC: Kyle Gimple returns to site of first IMSA victory at Watkins Glen

Kyle Gimple Press Release

After an eight week break in IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge action, Kyle Gimple is looking forward to beginning a busy stretch of racing at a place where he has a strong record of success. Watkins Glen begins a span of five races in eight weeks for Gimple and his Compass360 Racing team as he pilots the No. 75 AERO Advanced Paint Technology/Children’s Tumor Foundation Audi S3.

Another good finish at historic Watkins Glen would be just the way to jumpstart the run of races
coming up on the IMSA calendar.

Watkins Glen International is an historic American racing facility that has hosted sports cars, NASCAR, and even Formula 1 events in its storied past. A win at the 3.4-mile, 11-turn circuit is extra
special for drivers and teams alike.

Gimple and Compass360 Racing experienced the joys of victory at the Glen in 2014 when Gimple
and former co-driver Ryan Eversley stormed from 28th on the grid to take victory. The win marked the
pairing’s second podium in a row at the historic track, a streak Gimple and the team would like to
continue for 2015.

“For whatever reason, we always seem to do well at the Glen,” said Gimple, who helped raise money
for NF at the San Jose NF Walk last weekend as part of ‘Team Checkered Flag’. “The win last year
was absolutely awesome. This year is a new venture though with a new co-driver (Paul Holton) and a
new car. We have the Audi S3 this year and we’ve had some good tests with it so we’re looking
forward to seeing what the weekend holds for us.”

The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a cause very close to the hearts of the Gimple family as well as the entire Compass360 Racing team.

Gimple will begin on track action at Watkins Glen on Thursday, June 25 with an afternoon practice session. Practice 2 and qualifying will take place on Friday, June 26.

The 2.5-hour Continental Tire 150 At The Glen race is set to go green on Saturday at 12:25 PM EST. will stream LIVE coverage of the event.

Photo credit: Compass360 Racing