Kia Racing Heads to Watkins Glen for Next Round of a GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge

Posted on 02. Jun, 2011 by in Kia Canada

Kia Racing Heads to Watkins Glen for Next Round of a GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge

Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koups Enter Continental Tire 150 with Sights Set on ST Engine Manufacturer Standings

  • Kia Racing starts a second half of a Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) deteriorate in a tip 3 in all Street Tuner (ST) points standings
  • Second-year motorsports module sits usually 6 points off a lead in a ST engine manufacturer standings
  • IRVINE, Calif., Jun 2, 2011 – On a heels of a fifth-straight top-10 finish during Lime Rock Park final weekend, Kia Racing earnings to a movement this week for a Continental Tire 150 during Watkins Glen International with a renewed concentration on a lectern finish and climbing to a tip of a ST category engine manufacturer standings. The Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koups start a second half of a deteriorate in a clever position, now in second place in a ST category group standings and usually 6 points off a lead in a ST engine manufacturer standings. Nic Jnsson enters Watkins Glen in third place in a ST motorist standings, usually 6 points behind a leader.

    On a heels of a fifth-consecutive top-ten finish, a Kia Racing group heads to Watkins Glen International with a renewed concentration on climbing to a tip of a ST category engine manufacturer standings

    Kia Motors America’s (KMA) second-year racing module in partnership with Kinetic Motorsports has high hopes for a residue of a CTSCC schedule, building on a plain substructure laid by clever performances during a initial half of a season. Kia Racing hopes to precedence a No. 10 and No. 12 Forte Koups’ superb braking and doing characteristics during a rarely technical 3.4-mile, 11-turn highway march during Watkins Glen for a possibility to secure a third lectern finish of a 2011 season.

    “Kia’s fast-maturing racing module has proven that it’s a force to be reckoned over a march of a season’s initial 5 events, and we wish to flog off a second half in winning conform during a Continental Tire 150 after this week,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp boss of selling communications, KMA. “Following a fifth-consecutive top-10 finish during Lime Rock Park final weekend, a Kia Racing group is focused on finishing out a 2011 CTSCC deteriorate with some-more lectern finishes and adequate points to take us to a tip of a engine manufacturer standings. The Infinity Audio Forte Koups’ superb doing and braking capabilities should compare adult good with a highway march during Watkins Glen and gives us a shot during a third lectern finish.”

    The Continental Tire 150 will be promote on Sunday, Jun 12 during 5:00 p.m. ET on a SPEED Channel. Race fans can follow Kia’s motorsports module and accept live updates during www.facebook.com/kiaracing.

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    With a 2011 deteriorate reaching a mid point, a No. 10 and 12 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koups arrived during Lime Rock Park with their sights set on a tip mark in a Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge’s (CTSCC) engine manufacturer standings in a Street Tuner (ST) category (Kia entered a May 28th competition ranked second behind Volkswagen). Coming off a severe competition during VIR dual weeks earlier, a group was fervent to contest during Lime Rock Park where a track’s technical inlet complemented a Forte Koup’s superb braking and doing characteristics during a 2010 race.

    After relating a No. 12 car’s best-ever subordinate position of fifth on Friday, Trevor Hopwood started behind a circle for group “Burhop” in a No. 12 car, fending off competitors early on to say a tip 5 position for a initial 25 laps of a race. With a smaller ST-only throng and plain driving, racing was extreme with usually teenager spin outs, gripping a march underneath a immature dwindle for a initial partial of a race. With 26 laps down, a circle temperament emanate caused a No. 12 automobile to spin and behind into a wall causing repairs and forcing Hopwood to pit. A damaged front spindle a outcome of a circle temperament emanate caused a No. 12 automobile to sojourn in array quarrel for some-more than 20 mins and forsaken a group behind to 31st place overall. Adam Burrows took over after a extended array stop though repeated stop issues eventually forced a No. 12 automobile out of a competition with some-more than an hour remaining.

    Meanwhile, a No. 10 automobile started a competition in 10th position with Michael Galati behind a wheel, where he started clever and changed adult dual places within a initial few laps of a race. Methodically, Galati changed his approach adult a grid to fifth place, usually behind a No. 12 automobile early on. At usually over an hour into a event, an assertive pushing chastisement levied opposite another group joined with a learned pierce by Galati around a second place automobile changed a No. 10 Forte Koup into initial place for a initial time during a race.

    A lightning discerning array stop with approximately 90 mins remaining kept a No. 10 automobile in a hunt for a lectern finish by dropping usually 9 spots while still underneath yellow. With Jnsson behind-the-wheel, a No. 10 automobile powered adult a grid relocating from 10th place to seventh with a small some-more than 20 mins remaining.

    Despite a extreme battle, a No. 10 automobile finished in fifth and gained one indicate in a ST engine manufacturer standings.

    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 Web site www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.

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