Kia Racing Captures Second GRAND-AM Victory during Road America and Moves to a Top of a Team and Driver Standings

Posted on 27. Jun, 2011 by in Kia Canada

KIA RACING CAPTURES SECOND GRAND-AM VICTORY AT ROAD AMERICA AND MOVES TO THE TOP OF THE TEAM AND DRIVER STANDINGS

Michael Galati and Nic Jnsson Pilot a No. 10 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup to Victory Lane for Their Second GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Win

  • Victory moves a No. 10 Forte Koup to a tip of a Street Tuner (ST) Team standings; Jnsson climbs to a array one ranking in a Driver standings

  • Both Kia Forte Koups finished in a tip 6 during a Road America 200
  • IRVINE, Calif., Jun 24, 2011 – Following adult their ancestral initial win for Kia Motors America (KMA) in a GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) in April, Michael Galati and Nic Jnsson again co-drove a No. 10 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup to a mottled dwindle during Friday’s Road America 200 in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Galati and Jnsson battled a margin of some-more than 25 competitors in a 2.5 hour race, and a span used a Forte Koup’s braking and doing advantages on a fourteen-turn circuit to pass several some-more absolute turbocharged cars and strech feat lane. With 3 races remaining in a 2011 season, a feat propelled KMA’s second-year motorsports module and racing partner Kinetic Motorsports to a tip of a Team and Driver standings in a ST class.

    Michael Galati (left) and Nic Jnsson gathering their No. 10 Infinity Audio Forte Koup to Kia Motors America’s second-ever feat in a GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge on Friday night during Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Photo Credit: Melissa K. Smith Photography

    “It’s unheard of for a second-year racing module to mount on tip of a podium, though to do it twice in a singular year is even some-more conspicuous and underscores a extensive bid both Kia Motors and Kinetic Motorsports have put into a program,” pronounced Jnsson. “The group went to unusual lengths to overcome a hurdles acted by a Road America march and that creates this win even sweeter.”

    In further to a victory, a pushing span of Adam Burrows and Trevor Hopwood had their best tour of a deteriorate during Road America with a sixth place finish in a No. 12 Forte Koup. After starting seventh on a grid, Hopwood took a ST lead for 3 laps before handing a No. 12 automobile over to Burrows. Team “BurHop” accessible their third tip ten-finish of a year, and a competition noted a second time this deteriorate both Forte Koups finished in a tip 10 in a same event.

    After subordinate in a third position, Galati fended off a array of relentless attacks from several some-more absolute cars and kept a No. 10 Forte Koup in a tip 5 during a race’s initial 90 minutes. With only over an hour remaining, Jnsson took a circle and changed adult a grid and into a extreme three-car conflict for initial place before eventually overtaking a personality with 30 mins remaining in a race.

    Michael Galati and Nic Jnsson gathering their No. 10 Infinity Audio Forte Koup to Kia Motors America’s second-ever feat in a GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge on Friday night during Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Photo Credit: Melissa K. Smith Photography

    Jnsson successfully hold off steady hurdles from a second- and third-place cars for 9 laps before a serious collision and full march counsel finished a competition underneath yellow and hermetic Kia Racing’s second feat of a season.

    “We went to Road America meaningful a course’s prolonged straights and betterment changes supposing a poignant challenge, generally opposite some of a turbocharged competitors, though a Kinetic Motorsports group did an extraordinary pursuit scheming both Forte Koups and a team’s plan authorised Nic and Michael to use a braking and cornering portions of a lane to their advantage and move home Kia’s second GRAND-AM victory,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling communications, KMA. “We entered a 2011 deteriorate with increasing expectations, and a team’s tough work and loyalty to continual alleviation has paid off with 3 lectern appearances in 7 races.”

    Racing fans can watch Kia’s feat when SPEED broadcasts a Road America 200 on Sunday, Jul 3 during 1:00 p.m. ET. The Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koups will competition for a initial time in KMA’s home state of California when they lapse for turn 8 of a CTSCC on Jul 9 during a mythological Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Fans can follow Kia Racing’s 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 website www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.

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