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


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, and watch live streaming competition coverage during

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