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

Posted on 12. Apr, 2012 by in Kia Canada

KIA RACING READY TO MAKE ITS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DEBUT ON THE STREETS OF LONG BEACH

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 facebook.com/kiaracing, and watch live streaming competition coverage during world-challengetv.com. 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.

    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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