Kia Racing to Defend 2011 Grand-Am Championship

Kia Racing to Defend 2011 Grand-Am Championship
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Kia Motors America’s motorsports program hit a new high last year grabbing the Team and Driver titles in the 2011 Street Tuner (ST) class in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Now they’re looking forward to 2012 with new driver pairings for both the number-10 and number-12 Infinity Audio Forte Koups. The first race of… Continue Reading...

Kia Racing Wins CTSCC Street Tuner Cup

Kia Racing Wins CTSCC Street Tuner Cup
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Jönsson and co-driver Michael Galati were able to use the Kinetic Motorsports Forte Koup’s braking, handling and fuel efficiency to their advantage during the 2.5 hour race, battling a field of some 30 competitors to finish first overall in the class standings. Continue Reading...

Kia Claims its First Ever Motorsports Victory

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Kia Claims its First Ever Motorsports Victory
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After a best finish of second during the team’s inaugural run last year, this past weekend Kia topped the podium for the first time ever in the automaker’s history. Competing in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, driver’s Michael Galati and Nic Jönsson piloted their No. 10 Forte Koup to first place in… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Kia Officially Announces Forte Koup Motorsports Program for 2010

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SEMA 2009: Kia Officially Announces Forte Koup Motorsports Program for 2010
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When we arrived at Kia’s SEMA Show booth, PR boss Alex Fedorak told us that we had guessed correctly – the big announcement, as we correctly surmised, was that Kia is going racing in 2010. Kia will be racing in the Grand Am Koni Challenge series in a race prepped version of its Forte Koup,… Continue Reading...

SEMA Preview: Kia to Announce Forte Koup Motorsports Initiative?

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SEMA Preview: Kia to Announce Forte Koup Motorsports Initiative?
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Kia appears to be readying an announcement that for 2010 it will launch a motorsports initiative using the Forte Koup. We just received a brief (very brief) email from Kia Motors America stating that the Korean automaker will, “be accelerating its brand transformation” with an announcement at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) Show next… Continue Reading...