• 10-MAR-2015

  • SOURCE: Kia Motors America

Kia Racing Starts Pirelli World Challenge GTS-Class Title Defense Atop Podium In Season Opener At Circuit Of The Americas

Kia Racing starts Pirelli World Challenge title defense atop podium in season opener
Kia Racing's defense of the Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Championship got off to a strong start with second and fifth-place finishes during the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season-opening weekend at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. Kia Racing newcomer Ben Clucas, pilot of the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima turbo, followed up a top-five finish in Saturday's round one with his first-career PWC podium in Sunday's rain-soaked round two, while teammate Mark Wilkins in the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo scored a pair of hard-fought top-ten finishes during the challenging weekend. In addition, Kinetic Motorsports' privateer Kia Forte Koup program, which claimed the Touring Car A (TC-A) class Manufacturer Championship for Kia last year, also started the season off in fine style, scoring two podium finishes, including a win for Jason Wolfe – last year's Touring Car A (TC-A) Driver Champion and Rookie of the Year.


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