Kia Racing and Colin Braun Capture First Pirelli World Challenge Podium Finish on a Streets of Long Beach

Posted on 15. Apr, 2012 by in Kia Canada

KIA RACING AND COLIN BRAUN CAPTURE FIRST PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE PODIUM FINISH ON THE STREETS OF LONG BEACH

Newlywed Braun Qualified Third in a No. 38 Infinity Audio Optima and Avoided Traffic by Staying Near a Front of a Field On His Way to a Third Place Finish

  • More than 200 Kia Motors group members and guest from a company’s Southern California domicile witnessed Kia Racing’s ancestral milestone

  • Just 8 days after his wedding, Braun’s considerable Long Beach weekend enclosed lectern finishes in both a American Le Mans Series and Pirelli World Challenge events
  • IRVINE, Calif., April, 15, 2012 – In only a third Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) race, Kia Racing currently accessible a first-ever lectern finish on a mythological Streets of Long Beach circuit in front of a outrageous throng of home-town fans and Kia employees. Unlike a initial dual rounds of a PWC in St. Petersburg final month, a 50-minute scurry competition in Southern California was run though any full-course counsel flags, enabling Braun to apart from a infancy of a Grand Touring Sport (GTS) category and move a No. 38 Infinity Audio Optima home in third place.

    Colin Braun in a No. 38 Infinity Audio Optima captures Kia Racing’s first-ever lectern finish during a Streets of Long Beach.

    “It’s illusory to get a initial lectern in only a third competition with a Optimas, and to do it in front of a large throng of Kia Racing fans creates it even some-more special,” pronounced Braun. “I had to work tough to stay out of trouble, that can be formidable on this travel circuit, though we can’t consider of a improved approach to spend my honeymoon.”

    After a good subordinate event in a morning, that placed Kia’s dual Optimas third and fourth on a grid, Kia Racing started a competition corresponding on a second quarrel and battled with Justin Bell’s Ford Mustang before settling into a slit and using nose to tail in fourth and fifth place. The Optimas distant when a flat-spotted tire caused Michael Galati to take a No. 36 Optima to array line for a deputy mid by a race. He would eventually redeem to finish 11th in class. Braun remained clever for a generation of a competition en track to a final mark on a podium.

    “Our Southern California racing entrance was a large day for Kia Racing, Colin Braun and a partner, Kinetic Motorsports, who put on a good uncover for a Kia group members in attendance.” pronounced Michael Sprague, VP Marketing Communications, KMA. “Securing a Optima’s initial lectern in Long Beach is something we will remember for a prolonged time.”

    Race fans can watch a No. 38 Optima competition to Kia’s first-ever Pirelli World Challenge lectern on a NBC Sports Network on Sunday, Apr 29 during 3 p.m. ET. (Time and date theme to change. Check internal listings). Round 4 of a PWC will take place during Miller Motorsports Park on Saturday, Apr 28 during 2:35 p.m. MT/ 1:35 p.m. PT. Check out live competition status, photos and updates during facebook.com/kiaracing, and watch live streaming competition coverage during world-challengetv.com.

    About Kia Motors America
    Kia Motors America 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 755 dealers via a United States and serves as a Official Automotive Partner of a NBA and LPGA. In 2011, KMA accessible a best-ever annual sales sum and became one of a fastest flourishing automobile companies in a U.S. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, modernized reserve facilities and new technologies.

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

    <!–

    –>

    Tags: ,

    No comments.

    Leave a Reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.