Comprent Motor Sports, the legendary Athens, GA based team founded by Kevin Kloepfer is a full service racing team with over 20 years of experience.
Kevin Kloepfer, Sean Rayhall at VIR Double National 2010
Comprent has enjoyed countless success in National and Pro-Level open-wheel and sports-car categories including Formula Atlantic, IMSA Lites, Star Mazda, and the Camel Lites GTP Series competing at many of the biggest races throughout America and Canada including the Daytona 24 Hour.
Comprent is the reigning IMSA Lites 1 Team and Drivers’ Champions. These wins add to their 2006 BOSS Historic Formula Championship (IndyCar), 2005 SCCA Sports 2000 National Championship and 1990 SCCA Formula Atlantic National Championship.
In round 7 at Mid-Ohio Jonathan Gore takes the checked flag in the #14 Comprent Cooper Prototype Lite
From its extensive facilities in North East Georgia, Comprent’s in-house technicians and engineers specialise in preparation, fabrication, machining, transmissions, composites, data acquisition, and driver coaching.
Comprent is Élan Motorsport Technologies’ IMSA Lites customer service representative, the official USA distributor of Elite Racing Transmissions, and agents for Pi Research systems and Bald Spot Sports seat kits.
Tifosi is the official eyewear of Comprent Motor Sports.
Comprent Motor Sports Timeline
- In 1988 Comprent Motor Sports was started as a part-time business.
- Our racing history began with Joseph Hamilton whom we fielded in 1989 with a Ralt RT-4 and finished 3rd at the SCCA Runoffs. It is was his first full year of National racing.
- In 89, with our direction as a prep compan grounded, Comprent Motor Sports became a full-time business.
- Again in 1990, we fielded Joseph Hamilton and qualified on the pole at the Runoffs. Joseph then went off and won the National Championship.
- 1991 and 1992, we ran selected races for our SCCA Regional and National customers. We also built an S-2000 for the Oldsmobile Pro Series and ran some selected races for rental customers.
- 1993 with a 1986 Tiga Camel Light car, Comprent became involved in IMSA racing. We ran the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona starting in 34th overall, 9th in class, and finished 12th overall, 2nd in class.
- We converted the car to a WSC car for 1994. We didn't finish Daytona, but finished 6th at Sebring. at Indianapolis Raceway Park we placed 6th and finished 9th at Atlanta.
- In 1995, Comprent updated and ran a Mazda MX-6 in the IMSA GT Series. We finished in the top five three times running a limited schedule. We also continued the development of the WSC Car and campaigned it on a limited basis.
- In 1996, we developed an ACRL Super Sports 2000 Car that won the 1996 Championship with Bob Schader driving. Comprent developed tub and aerodynamic updates for the venerable 87/90-91/90 Lola Sports 2000 beating brand new designs from other manufactures.
- In 1997 Comprent went back to it's core business of supporting SCCA Club racers and in 1999, moved into supporting vintage racers at HSR and SVRA events. We now maintain Vintage Formula cars, from Formula Fords to Formula One cars.
- In 1999 and 2000 we supported a car in the in USF-2000 Series for TSA Motorsports driver Andrew Davis.
- In 2001, while continuing to support our SCCA and vintage racers we also supported a car in the Grand AM GT Series.
Kevin Kloepfer, the owner of Comprent Motor sports, started racing in 1975 in Formula Vee. He raced it through 1978.
Kevin crewed for John Gunn in the Can-Am series, 1977-1979, and for Mike Rand in SCCA Nationals in 1980. We were on the pole and finished 4th at the runoffs. He purchased the same car and drove it in 1981, finishing 5th in the S.E. Division.