Give Kia a round of applause – the automaker has captured its first racing victory in its history over the weekend as Michael Galati and Nic Jonsson co-drove the No. 10 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup to the company’s victory in the Street Tuner (ST) class of the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) race in Birmingham, Ala
“After starting the year with two top 10 results and our first podium finish, we arrived at Barber Motorsports Park with high expectations and our sights set on earning Kia’s first-ever victory,” said Michael Sprague, vice president, marketing & communications, Kia Motors America. “With the proximity to KMMG, the Barber race was a bit of a homecoming for us, and the efforts of Michael, Nic and the entire Kinetic Motorsports crew led to this tremendous milestone. Notching our first win with a large number of Kia team members and dealers cheering us on made the result even more memorable.”
Kia’s second-year motorsports program took the checkered flag in Saturday’s GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race in Birmingham, Ala. A large crowd of Kia dealers and team members from the company’s U.S. assembly plant nearby West Point, Georgia were on hand to see Kia’s first win.
– By: Omar Rana