Kia Racing Chases Back-to-Back Wins during Barber Motorsports Park in Round Two of a Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge

Posted on 29. Mar, 2012 by in Kia Canada


Infinity Audio Forte Koups Return to a Site of Kia’s First-Ever Road Racing Victory In 2011

  • No. 10 co-drivers Nic Jönsson and Andy Lally are now second in Street Tuner (ST) points after a runner-up finish during a deteriorate opener in Daytona

  • Lally could turn a initial motorist with 100-career GRAND-AM lectern finishes this weekend
  • IRVINE, Calif., Mar 29, 2012 – Kia Racing and Kinetic Motorsports lapse to Barber Motorsports Park for turn dual of a 2012 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) aiming for back-to-back wins during a beautiful, purpose-built highway march forged into a hills outward Birmingham, Ala. Coming off a stirring competition and print finish during Daytona in January, a group is confident about a Koups’ chances to once again mount high on a lectern during Barber.



    “We are unequivocally looking brazen to going behind to Barber where we had a initial GRAND-AM win with Kia final year,” pronounced Jönsson. “Both Forte Koups should be really clever in Birmingham, and following a racing entrance of a new Kia Optimas final weekend in St. Petersburg, that resulted in dual top-ten finishes in a initial World Challenge array event, a whole organisation is energized to lapse to Barber and take a subsequent step in fortifying a 2011 Team and Driver championships.”

    Something else to watch for this weekend: Andy Lally has a possibility to make motorsports story during Barber by apropos a initial motorist with 100-career GRAND-AM lectern finishes. Following his many new CTSCC lectern with Kia and his Rolex array feat in a 24 Hours of Daytona, Lally has climbed a lectern 98 times in his flashy GRAND-AM highway racing career. At Barber, Lally will again be doing double duty, co-driving a No. 10 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup with Jönsson and piloting a GT-class Porsche in a Rolex series.

    Last year, assimilated by co-driver Michael Galati, Nic Jönsson and a No. 10 Forte Koup dominated a CTSCC turn during Barber most to a pleasure of a vast fortuitous of group members from Kia’s circuitously production plant Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG). Jönsson and Lally visited KMMG on Tuesday, Mar 27 to speak about Kia’s expanding motorsports module and pointer autographs as a group done final preparations for Barber.

    “Returning to Barber feels a lot like entrance home for Kia Racing,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling communications, KMA. “With a U.S. public plant only down a highway in West Point, Ga., a clever play physique in a area and Kinetic’s home bottom nearby, we are looking brazen to saying a lot of Kia Racing fans during a lane and anticipating to give them another good uncover by repeating final year’s ancestral performance.”

    Round dual of a CTSCC during Barber Motorsports Park starts Saturday, Mar 31 during 5 p.m. ET. Kia Racing fans can check out live competition standing updates, photos and videos during Televised coverage of a competition starts during 12 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr 8 on SPEED.

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