Volvo Clinches First World Challenge Touring Car Victory With K-PAX Racing Volvo C30

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Defending World Challenge champions, K-PAX Racing, headed back to the podium in Utah over the weekend. After conquering their respective class last season and capturing the World Challenge Drivers Championship with their Volvo S60 in the GT Class, K-PAX’s newly built C30s are already looking like true competitors in the Touring Car class as well. Showing the team’s strength, the number 88 C30 driven by Aaron Povoledo topped the podium in the car (and the driver’s) second race.

Out in Utah, Povoledo started from fifth place and methodically worked his way to first by lap 18. From there he was never really challenged, taking the checkered flag 2.282-seconds ahead of second place finisher Ron Zitza.

Unfortunately their GT-class teammate, Randy Pobst, couldn’t put up much of a fight towards defending the team’s championship after his S60 ran into mechanical issues. Pobst currently sits eighth in the GT Drivers’ standings while Povoledo has now moved up to second in the Touring Car standings.

Volvo is third in the GT and Touring Car Manufacturers’ standings.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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