Kia Racing Ready for Seventh Round of a GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge during Road America

Posted on 23. Jun, 2011 by in Kia Canada

KIA RACING READY FOR SEVENTH ROUND OF THE GRAND-AM CONTINENTAL TIRE SPORTS CAR CHALLENGE AT ROAD AMERICA

Kia Heads to Road America Ranked Second Overall in a Street Tuner Class Driver and Team Standings

  • Nic Jnsson sits within only 5 points of a lead in a Street Tuner (ST) motorist standings

  • No. 10 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup enters Road America ranked second in a ST group standings
  • IRVINE, Calif., Jun 23, 2011 – Following 6 races in a 2011 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) season, Kia Racing heads into a seventh competition of a year during Road America with an eye on improving in all 3 CTSCC standings. The No. 10 and 12 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koups lapse to a lane for a second-consecutive Friday dusk competition and will make their racing entrance on a famed Wisconsin highway course. The No. 10 automobile piloted by Michael Galati and Nic Jnsson arrives during Road America with hopes of inching closer to a tip of a ST group standings while Jnsson sits in second place in a ST motorist standings, only 5 points behind a leader.

    Kia Racing enters a seventh turn of a GRAND-AM CTSCC deteriorate during Road America ranked second altogether in a Street Tuner Class motorist and group standings

    Kia Motors America’s (KMA) racing partner, Kinetic Motorsports, has been scheming for a severe four-mile highway march after a group gifted several setbacks during a Jun 3 competition during Watkins Glen International. Kia Racing hopes to precedence a superb braking and doing characteristics of a No. 10 and No. 12 Forte Koups to recompense for a energy inequality on a prolonged straights and betterment changes found along a course.

    “With 4 races left in a 2011 season, Kia’s second-year racing module has determined itself has a challenging aspirant in a Street Tuner class, and we are looking to finish a year clever during Road America and a courses that will follow in Jul and September,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling communications, KMA. “Despite a few setbacks during Watkins Glen a few weeks ago, a No. 10 automobile is only 5 points off a ST group standings lead and Nic Jnsson will continue to be a cause in a ST motorist standings.”

    The Road America competition will be promote on Sunday, Jul 3 during 1:00 p.m. ET on a SPEED Channel. Race fans can follow Kia’s motorsports module and accept live updates during www.facebook.com/kiaracing.

    Continental Tire 150 Race Recap

    After reaching a median indicate of a deteriorate during Lime Rock Park with Kia scoring a fifth uninterrupted top-10 finish, a Kia Racing group faced a discerning turnaround for a sixth eventuality with a Continental Tire 150 scheduled only 6 days after during Watkins Glen International. With no time to lapse to Kinetic Motorsports’ comforts in Georgia, a group set-up their home-away-from-home during a Kia dealership in executive New York to make repairs and ready for a race.

    The weekend got off to an hapless start for a Kia Racing group on Thursday as a No. 10 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup piloted by Jnsson strike an oil sharp caused by a aspirant and crashed tough into a wall and separated any possibility for Jnsson and pushing partner Galati to use or validate before Friday’s race. Jnsson was uninjured in a high-speed accident, and a Kinetic group was means to put a automobile behind together in time for Friday evening’s race.

    Meanwhile, a No. 12 automobile of Adam Burrows and Trevor Hopwood competent 22nd altogether after not being means to finish during Lime Rock where a damaged spindle and repeated stop problems forced a automobile out of a race. After subordinate was completed, 4 of a tip subordinate vehicles unsuccessful their technical inspections, relocating a No. 12 Kia Forte Koup adult to a 18th position on a starting grid.

    The No. 10 Forte Koup returned to racing on Friday for a mid-afternoon use event and early dusk race. The early portions of a 2.5-hour competition saw a good understanding of hit between cars in both a Grand Sport (GS) and ST classes, and with a conspicuous horsepower inconsistency between a Forte Koups and a turbocharged vehicles in a field, both Burrows (No. 12) and Galati (No. 10) focused their efforts on staying out of difficulty and saving their vehicles for a after stages of a race. Burrows successfully changed adult as high as initial place in a ST category before a array stop sent a No. 12 automobile behind to mid-pack. Hopwood piloted No. 12 for a final 1.5 hours successfully operative his approach adult to 14th place before a competition concluded.

    Meanwhile, a No. 10 automobile spent most of a race’s final hour in ninth and 10th positions, yet eventually a competition’s aloft horsepower and fresher tires got a improved of Jnsson as he crossed a finish line in 12th.

    Even yet a Forte Koups unsuccessful to register a top-10 finish for a initial time this season, Kia Racing stays second altogether in a ST motorist (Jnsson) and group (No. 10) standings, however, a Watkins Glen formula forsaken Kia from third to fifth altogether in a 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 website www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.

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