KIA FORTE KOUPS READY FOR THIRD ROUND OF THE GRAND-AM CONTINENTAL TIRE SPORTS CAR CHALLENGE
AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK
Kia Enters Barber Ranked Second Overall
in a Street Tuner Engine Manufacturer Standings
- Second-year racing module earnings to movement during racing partner Kinetic Motorsports’ home lane and expects a vast audience from Kia’s circuitously production plant in West Point, GA
- No. 10 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup piloted by Michael Galati and Nic Jnsson now ranked second in a Street Tuner group standings
IRVINE, Calif., Apr 5, 2011 – After entering a 2011 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) deteriorate with increasing expectations, Kia Motors’ second-year racing module has delivered a company’s first-ever lectern finish and back-to-back tip 10 formula in a season’s initial dual events. Kia’s office of a initial racing feat in association story continues this weekend with a No. 10 and No. 12 Infinity Audio Forte Koups returning to movement during a Barber 200 on Apr 9. In 2010, a Kia module accessible a initial of 6 tip 10 finishes during Barber Motorsports Park.
The Kia racing group expects to contest in front of a vast fan bottom from Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), a company’s initial U.S. public plant located in West Point, Georgia. The Barber 200 is also a homecoming of sorts for Kia’s Buford, Georgia-based racing partner Kinetic Motorsports. Kia and Kinetic are focused on building on their early-season success and substantiating a Forte Koups as unchanging tip 5 contenders for a remaining 8 races that underline technical marks that preference a Kia competition cars’ doing and fortitude strengths.
The No. 10 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup enters this weekend’s Barber 200 during Barber Motorsports Park in second place in a Street Tuner standings in a Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
“With a thespian gains we’ve seen during a dual many formidable tracks, it’s transparent that a Infinity Audio Forte Koups are critical contenders, and together with Kinetic Motorsports we are focused on fixation Kia on tip of a lectern this year,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp boss of selling and communications, Kia Motors America. “As evidenced by a pretension sponsorship of a Kia 200, we are stability to find ways to boost recognition of Kia’s racing program, and for Barber we have invited a KMMG group members and Kia dealers from a internal Birmingham area to come see a Forte Koups in action.”
Kia enters a Barber 200 ranked second in a Street Tuner (ST) engine manufacturer standings, and a No. 10 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup is second altogether in a ST group standings. Driver (No. 10) and Kinetic principal Nic Jnsson sits third in a ST motorist standings.
The Barber 200 will be promote on Saturday, Apr 16 during 2:00 p.m. ET on SPEED. Race fans can follow Kia’s motorsports module and accept live updates during www.facebook.com/kiaracing.
Kia 200 Race Recap
After creation story with a first-ever lectern finish in a deteriorate opening eventuality during Daytona in late-January, a Kia competition group arrived during Homestead-Miami Speedway with additional proclivity as Kia was a pretension unite of a CTSCC race. In further to a Kia 200, Kia’s first-ever turbocharged automobile a all-new 2011 Optima Turbo served as a central gait automobile for both a Rolex Sports Car Series “Grand Prix of Miami” and CTSCC races on Mar 5.
After securing a No. 12 car’s best-ever subordinate position of seventh, Adam Burrows fast changed into a tip 5 after a immature dwindle was waved and he and teammate Trevor Hopwood set their sights on securing Kia’s second lectern finish. Meanwhile, in his Kia Racing debut, Michael Galati started from a 11th mark on a grid and worked his approach into a tip 10 before handing a No. 10 Forte Koup over to Nic Jnsson, who guided a automobile to a seventh place finish.
Although a Kinetic Motorsports group was happy to secure another tip 10 finish in front of several hundred Kia guest and VIPs, there were churned emotions as a No. 12 automobile was strike from behind and spun reduction than 45 mins into a race. The automobile postulated complicated repairs and mislaid 3 laps during an endless array stop for repairs before returning to movement and finishing 25th.
The No. 10 Forte Koup’s second uninterrupted tip 10 finish places Kia second altogether in a engine manufacturer standings, forward of Mazda, Mini, Honda, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Acura.
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.
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