Compass prepared for brand new GTD chapter with Acura
Compass Racing is able to embark on its first IMSA WeatherTech Sports activities Automobile Championship marketing campaign utilizing an Acura NSX GT3. The California-based crew owned by Jill Beck and run by Karl Thomsen confirmed loads of pace final season with its No. 76 McLaren 720S GT3 (principal picture), and with a change to Acura with the pairing of Jeff Kingsley and Mario Farnbacher, the brand new No. 76 NSX GT3 will debut subsequent month at Mid-Ohio with its GTD Dash Cup program.
“We’re excited not solely to return to GTD competitors and lengthen our relationship with Honda Efficiency Growth and Acura, however to welcome two top-level drivers to this system,” Beck mentioned. “The platform has confirmed to be championship-caliber over the previous few seasons, and we’re wanting ahead to persevering with that in IMSA’s Dash Cup.”
Just like the ex-Meyer Shank Racing Acura chassis it would race, Compass will even make use of former MSR driver Mario Farnbacher, who gained the GTD title in an NSX GT3 in 2019.
“I’m proud to as soon as once more characterize HPD as a manufacturing facility driver,” he mentioned. “I can’t wait to get again behind the wheel of an NSX GT3 Evo, and to work with my new crew and teammate to carry extra podiums and wins for Acura.”
Kingsley is the one carryover from the final Compass GTD program, after he was requested to deputize final season when Corey Fergus was indisposed. He added the 2020 Porsche GT3 Cup Problem title to his physique of labor, and is held in excessive esteem by Beck.
“Jeff jumped in our GTD automobile and was turn-key, and so we’ve labored over the low season to have him race with us once more,” she mentioned. “Having the chance to pair him with Mario provides us what we really feel is among the stronger Dash Cup driver line-ups.”
For Farnbacher, it’s one other probability to realize huge issues with a growing driver. For Kingsley, it’s the largest alternative so far in his pursuit of changing into a full-time professional.
“The 2 races I did with Compass final yr paved the way in which for this chance, and I’m excited to get the season underneath approach in Ohio,” he mentioned. “Mid-Ohio is near the Honda manufacturing facility that builds the NSX, and with the monitor set to welcome at the very least 20,000 followers we’ll be racing to carry the workers there an awesome end result at their dwelling monitor.”