Kia Motors Captures First Racing Victory in Company History

Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 by in Kia Canada

KIA MOTORS CAPTURES FIRST RACING VICTORY IN COMPANY HISTORY

Michael Galati and Nic Jnsson Drive a No. 10 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup to Victory Lane during Barber Motorsports Park

  • Kia’s second-year motorsports module took a mottled dwindle in Saturday’s GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competition in Birmingham, Ala.
  • Large throng of internal Kia dealers and group members from a company’s U.S. public plant in circuitously West Point, Georgia were on palm to see Kia’s first-ever win

IRVINE, Calif., Apr 11, 2011 – It was a ancestral weekend for Kia Motors’ second-year motorsports module as Michael Galati and Nic Jnsson co-drove a No. 10 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup to a company’s first-ever racing feat in a Street Tuner (ST) category of a GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) competition in Birmingham, Ala. A vast fortuitous of Kia dealers and group members from Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) filled a Barber Motorsports Park stands to watch Kia win a Barber 200 in only a third competition following a team’s “development year” in 2010.

“After starting a year with dual tip 10 formula and a initial lectern finish, we arrived during Barber Motorsports Park with high expectations and a sights set on earning Kia’s first-ever victory,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling communications, Kia Motors America. “With a vicinity to KMMG, a Barber competition was a bit of a homecoming for us, and a efforts of Michael, Nic and a whole Kinetic Motorsports organisation led to this extensive milestone. Notching a initial win with a vast series of Kia group members and dealers entertaining us on done a outcome even some-more memorable.”

The No. 10 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup warranted Kia Motors’ first-ever racing feat during Saturday’s Barber 200 in Birmingham, Ala.

In further to a victory, a pushing span of Adam Burrows and Trevor Hopwood accessible their initial tip 10 finish of a year in a No. 12 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup.

After subordinate in a sixteenth position, Michael Galati maneuvered a No. 10 Forte Koup by a margin and into a tip 10 early in a competition before handing a automobile off to Jnsson as partial of a flawless array stop with 90 mins remaining in a dual and a half hour event.

With Jnsson behind a wheel, a No. 10 automobile fast changed adult a grid and into a tip 5 before overtaking a personality with only over 30 mins remaining in a race. Jnsson led a final 23 laps as he hold off several challengers on his approach to securing Kia’s first-ever mottled flag.

Michael Galati and Nic Jonsson co-drove a No. 10 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup to a initial place finish in a GRAND-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competition on Saturday, Apr 9. The Barber 200 feat was Kia’s initial racing win in association history.

“It’s scarcely unheard of for a second year racing module to mount on tip of a podium, and currently was a special day for Kia Motors and Kinetic Motorsports,” pronounced Jnsson. “It’s even improved that we were means to broach a initial win with so many Kia dealers and group members from a plant here, and this outcome would not have been probable but a untiring efforts and joining from each member of a racing team.”

Racing fans can watch Kia competition to a first-ever feat when SPEED broadcasts a Barber 200 on Saturday, Apr 16 during 2:00 p.m. ET. The Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koups will lapse for turn 4 of a CTSCC on May 14 during Virginia International Raceway, and fans can follow their swell and accept live updates from a lane during www.facebook.com/kiaracing.

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America (KMA) is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 730 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” In 2010, KMA accessible a best-ever U.S. sales and 16th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve facilities and new technologies.

Information about Kia Motors America and a full car choice is accessible during a Web site www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.

To follow Kia’s motorsports module revisit www.facebook.com/kiaracing.

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