Kia Racing ready for Road America

June 24, 2011

The No. 10 and 12 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koups return to the track for a second-consecutive Friday evening race and will make their racing debut on the famed Wisconsin road course.  The No. 10 car piloted by Michael Galati and Nic Jonsson arrives at Road America with hopes of inching closer to the top of the ST team standings while Jonsson sits in second place in the ST driver standings, just five points behind the leader.

Kia Motors America's (KMA) racing partner, Kinetic Motorsports, has been preparing for the rigorous four-mile road course after the team experienced several setbacks during the June 3 race at Watkins Glen International.  Kia Racing hopes to leverage the outstanding braking and handling characteristics of the No. 10 and No. 12 Forte Koups to compensate for the power discrepancy on the long straights and elevation changes found along the course.

"With four races left in the 2011 season, Kia's second-year racing program has established itself has a formidable competitor in the Street Tuner class, and we are looking to finish the year strong at Road America and the courses that will follow in July and September," said Michael Sprague, vice president, marketing & communications, KMA.  "Despite a few setbacks at Watkins Glen a few weeks ago, the No. 10 car is just five points off the ST team standings lead and Nic Jonsson will continue to be a factor in the ST driver standings."

The Road America race will be broadcast on Sunday, July 3 at 1:00 p.m. ET on the SPEED Channel.  Race fans can follow Kia's motorsports program and receive live updates at