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Canyon Motorsports to Compete in 2008 US Touring Car Championship Season

Canyon Country, CA, 02/04/2008 - Eager to begin a second season of NASA professional racing, Canyon Motorsports is proud to announce their entry into the 2008 season of the United States Touring Car Championship.

Bob Scheer will again pilot the Canyon Motorsports MINI Cooper S, one of two MINI entrants confirmed for the 2008 season. The Canyon Motorsports MINI Cooper S underwent further race preparation over the winter season at the hands of Steve's Auto Clinic, master MINI tuner Hubie Fuh, and crew chief Dan Pacheco at DEP Race Prep, with a primary focus on improving engine output and reliability of the supercharged 1.6L powerplant. Handling and braking, both strong suits of the MINI ever since John Cooper first set his targets on winning the Monte Carlo Rally, have been optimized further with assistance from Monrovia, CA based Ireland Engineering Motorsports.

The US Touring Car Championship kicks off the 2008 season on March 8-9 at one of California's most technical road courses, Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, CA, a course that favors the strong braking and cornering prowess of the MINI Cooper S. With its balanced rulebook and varied road courses nationwide, the US Touring Car Championship is one of the most relevant sports car racing competitions in America. For photos, videos, event schedule, and more, check out the USTCC website at http://www.ustcc.com.

About Canyon Motorsports - Founded in 2006, Canyon Motorsports combines the resources of the best of the MINI motorsports community, pitting the venerable MINI Cooper S against the performance giants of the US Touring Car Championship for its second USTCC season. Bob Scheer, Canyon Motorsports' founder and driver, draws from years of experience in various forms of motorsports that range from winning the Redline MINI Challenge, to victories in American iron with a 1969 Chevy Camaro in the Vintage Auto Racing Association's A-Sedan Championship, all the way down to 100cc KT-100 karts with the Willow Springs Kart Club.

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