Kia Racing Announces Partnership for Final Two Events in Bid to Defend Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Titles

Posted on 05. Sep, 2012 by in Kia Canada


Second in Driver and Team Championships, Kia Racing Adds Innovative Online Charity to Infinity Audio Forte Koups As Part of Drive to Benefit 125,000 Public School Students By End of 2012

  • to be emblazoned opposite a hoods of a Forte Koups during a final dual Grand-Am events during Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Lime Rock Park, mouth-watering competition fans to support national munificent effort
  • Co-drivers Nic Jönsson and Andy Lally are assured going into Monterey that a difficulty championship is within strech
  • IRVINE, Calif., Sep 5, 2012 – In further to chasing back-to-back championships during a final dual races of a Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) season, Kia Racing will be pushing for free dollars during Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (MRLS) and Lime Rock Park, showcasing Kia Motors America’s (KMA) new $1 million concession to and mouth-watering competition fans to turn “citizen philanthropists” and assistance support 125,000 in-need open propagandize students opposite America.


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    Kia’s concession launched a “Double Your Impact” debate with, that provides 50 percent of appropriation for much-needed educational resources requested by teachers from schools nearby Kia’s network of some-more than 755 sell showrooms opposite a nation as good as a company’s U.S. domicile in southern California and open plant in southwest Georgia. By relating village donations, KMA will move some-more than $2 million in training materials and practice to schools before a finish of a year.

    “Kia has turn a fastest flourishing automobile association in a U.S. over a final 5 years1, and as a sales have stretched so has a purpose as a obliged corporate citizen,” pronounced Michael Sprague, executive clamp president, selling and communications, KMA. “We wish to give behind to a communities that we call home, all opposite a country, and a million-dollar concession to is a good start, though it’s usually a beginning. Combining a relating module with a communications energy of a championship-winning competition team, we can literally double a impact for open propagandize teachers and students.” joins Kia Racing usually as a on-track movement is reaching a heat pitch. With usually dual races remaining in a 2012 season, co-drivers Nic Jönsson and Andy Lally are second in a Street Tuner (ST) difficulty motorist championship, and a No. 10 Audio Forte Koup is usually 18 points out of a lead for a group title.

    “Obviously, a tip concentration is on winning back-to-back Grand-Am championships for Kia, though we’re intensely respected to have on a Forte Koups for a remaining dual races of a year,” pronounced Russell Smith, co-owner of Kinetic Motorsports, KMA’s motorsports partner. “It’s given us another mission, to put a spotlight on a classification and, hopefully, enthuse racers and competition fans to revisit and assistance Kia support students in need all opposite a country.”

    The Kia Racing group is really confident streamer to MRLS as Jönsson and afterwards co-driver Michael Galati took home a fourth-place finish final deteriorate in a No. 10 Forte Koup on their approach to winning a 2011 ST Driver and Team Championships. This season, Jönsson and Lally demeanour to tighten a opening to initial place in points while visiting Monterey.

    “The No. 10 Audio Forte Koup has been unchanging all year long, and it shows in a points race. We are now second, and Andy and we know what we have to do during Laguna Seca,” pronounced Jönsson. “The No. 10 Forte Koup was clever here final year when we narrowly missed a lectern finish, so we like a chances of gaining some belligerent on initial place in a points, that will set us adult for a suspenseful final competition during Lime Rock.”

    Meanwhile, Mathew Pombo and Galati will group adult again in a No. 12 Audio Forte Koup. The twin posted a plain seventh-place finish during Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Jul and demeanour to keep a movement going. Galati, who usually finished his initial deteriorate as a full-time motorist of a No. 36 Infinity Audio Optima in a Pirelli World Challenge, will once again surrogate for Mark Pombo, who continues his liberation during home following a racing occurrence progressing in a year.

    The Continental Tire Sports Car Festival during Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is scheduled for Saturday, Sep 8. The immature dwindle drops during 5:30 p.m. ET. Check out live competition status, photos and updates during Race fans can also balance in for radio coverage on SPEED Sunday, Sep 16 during 1:30 p.m. ET. (Time and date theme to change. Check internal listings).

    Kia Racing will also contest in a TOTAL Performance Showcase during MRLS with a No. 90 B-Spec Rio 5-door driven by Kinetic Motorsports’ Russell Smith. Smith scored Kia’s initial stick position and competition win in a B-Spec difficulty during a Pirelli World Challenge deteriorate culmination during Sonoma dual weeks ago.

    Founded in 2000, some-more than 238,000 open propagandize teachers have used ( to secure appropriation for $120 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn. Through, people from all walks of life have helped 6.8 million students.

    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 companies1 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 For media information, including photography, revisit

    1 Based on 5-year accumulative expansion between 12-month sell sales for durations finale Jul 2007 and Jul 2012 of all U.S. automotive brands.

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