During the practice/qualifying race, Kia Racing made its presence known by the Kinetic Motorsports Wright Automotive Group Forte Koup clocking a 2:33.640 making it the second fastest TCA lap driven by Kris Wright. This was a sure sign of good things to come for Kia Racing, and an ominous warning to competitors that they should not be underestimated.
Kia Racing scored a hard-fought victory and notched another podium finish during rounds 13 and 14 of the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season at Miller Motorsports Park (MMP) in Tooele, Utah, this past weekend. Starting from the pole for round 13 on Saturday, Kia Racing pilot Mark Wilkins, in the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo, battled nose-to-tail with Jack Baldwin’s No. 73 Porsche Cayman for most of the thrilling 50-minute contest. Through careful management of tire wear, Wilkins was able to hold off Baldwin to take the checkered flag – the first win of the 2015 season for defending PWC Grand Touring Sport (GTS) class Manufacturer Champion Kia.
KIA RACING Scores Back-to-Back Podium Finishes In Rounds Five And Six Of Pirelli World Challenge At Barber Motorsports Park
Kia Racing’s highly-anticipated return home to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, did not disappoint as the team scored a pair of hard-fought podium finishes in rounds five and six of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC). The double podium moves Kia Racing drivers Ben Clucas, in the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima turbo, and Mark Wilkins, in the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo, into sixth and seventh, respectively, in the GTS Driver Championship standings.
Proudly assembled on the state-of-the-art production line at nearby Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) in West Point, Georgia, Kia Racing’s No. 36 DonorsChoose.org and No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbos return to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, just 120 miles from where they were originally built. (more…)
Following a historic 2014 season in which Kia claimed the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Championship, today Kia Motors America (KMA) and its racing partner, Kinetic Motorsports, announced the 2015 driver line-up that will defend that title during the upcoming PWC season. (more…)