Kia Racing Ready to Make a Southern California Debut on a Streets of Long Beach

Posted on 12. Apr, 2012 by in Kia Canada


Two Turbocharged Optimas To Compete Just Up a Freeway From Kia’s U.S. Corporate Headquarters in Round Three of a 2012 Pirelli World Challenge Championships

  • No. 36 Infinity Audio Optima driven by Michael Galati is entrance off dual top-10 finishes in entrance opening during a deteriorate opener in St. Petersburg, Fla.

  • Large fortuitous of Kia Motors America (KMA) employees and guest approaching from circuitously corporate campus in Irvine, Calif., for Kia Racing’s initial “Hometown” event
  • IRVINE, Calif., Apr 12, 2012 – After recording a span of top-10 finishes in their racing entrance in St. Petersburg final month, Kia Racing’s dual Infinity Audio-sponsored Optimas are streamer west to take on a perfectionist proxy travel circuit in Long Beach, Calif., for turn 3 of a Pirelli World Challenge Championships (PWC) on Sunday, Apr 15. The Long Beach eventuality outlines a initial “Hometown” competition for Kia’s third-year U.S. motorsports module and a initial eventuality for a hundreds of KMA employees and guests, who work during a company’s circuitously domicile in Irvine, Calif., to see in-person a racing Optimas as they contest in a Grand Touring Sport (GTS) class.

    Kia Racing creates Southern California entrance during a Streets of Long Beach circuit.

    “Adding a Optima to a motorsports module was a vital undertaking, and a tip 10 finishes in a initial dual rounds of a Pirelli World Challenge Championships are a outcome of a lot of tough work and loyalty from a partner Kinetic Motorsports and a whole Kia Racing team,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling communications, KMA. “With a vicinity to a headquarters, we’ve had a Long Beach date circled on a calendars roughly given we announced Kia’s entrance in World Challenge, and we are vehement to horde scarcely 200 group members and guest during a event, showcasing a joining to a group and a flourishing unrestrained for motorsports.”

    The 11-turn, 1.9-mile “concrete canyon” that is a Grand Prix of Long Beach circuit will exam a doing of a Optimas and a calm and ability of Kia drivers Michael Galati and Colin Braun, though a extensive torque from a Optima’s turbocharged gasoline approach injection (GDI) engine should offer an advantage to lift out of a parsimonious corners during a 50-minute scurry competition during Long Beach.

    Round 3 of a 2012 PWC deteriorate on a streets of Long Beach takes place on Sunday, Apr 15 during 7:15 p.m. ET. Check out live competition status, photos and updates during, and watch live streaming competition coverage during Race fans can also balance in for radio coverage on a NBC Sports Network on Sunday, Apr 29 during 3 p.m. ET. (Time and date theme to change. Check internal listings).

    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 companies 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.

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