Burrows and Hopwood Set for Barber Motorsports Park

Burrows and Hopwood Set for Barber Motorsports Park

Contact: Matt Cleary, Sunday Group Management
(317) 908-2975-Mobile

TV: SPEED, April 16, 2:00 PM ET

Birmingham, AL (8 April, 2011)– Trevor Hopwood enjoyed a bit of good timing on Friday as he scored his best lap time of the weekend in qualifying at Barber Motorsports Park for round three of the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season.

Driving the No. 12 Infinity Audio Kia Koup that he co-drives with fellow former Series Champion Adam Burrows, Hopwood posted a fast time of 1:43.135-seconds on the 2.3-mile circuit outside of Birmhingham. Situated close to both Kinetic Motorsports home base and the Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia facility in West Point, Georiga, the event is a double-home race of sorts and the duo are hoping to return to the Barber Motrsports Park podium with a strong run.

Hopwoods fast time will see him start on the seventh row for the 2.5 hour race.

“The car was the best it has been all weekend, and with new tires for the race it should be even better,” offered Hopwood. “I had traffic on my second flying lap and had a very good lap going, so I’m a little bit disappointed that we weren’t able to get up into the top ten. But I know we have a car that’s capable of moving up in the race and that’s a lot more important than where we start.”

While the on-track action is done for the day, the duo have a full slate of activities set for Friday and Saturday. The duo will be signing autographs during a visit to the Children’s Hospital of Alabama tent at the track. They will also host many of the kids in the paddock to see their blue, green and silver race cars with the bright red and white Kia logos. Children’s Hospital of Alabama engages the motorsports community in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the hospital.

Kia Motors and the Kinetic Motorsports team will also attend the Children’s Hospital of Alabama Inaugural Dinner at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Friday evening, a fundraising event that benefits the UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Children’s Hospital in addition to other hospital initiatives.


The 2.5-hour race takes the green flag at 11:30 AM local, with SPEED bringing the broadcast April 16th at 2:00 PM ET.

PR inquiries about Adam Burrows and Trevor Hopwood should be directed to Matt Cleary at Sunday Group Management; 317.908.2975 (mobile) or media@ sundaymanagement.com

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You can also follow the teams progress at www.facebook.com/kiaracing.



Matt Cleary
Sunday Group Management
317.908.2975 (m)

Based in Indianapolis, Sunday Group Management is a leading motorsports management and communications consulting firm.

Sunday Group Management works with clients in a variety of motorsports categories, including NASCAR Sprint Cup driver AJ Allmendinger, Riley Technologies, GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series organization Michael Shank Racing, Continental Tire, and several teams and drivers in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competition.

For additional information: www.sundaymanagement.com, https://sundaygroupblog.wordpress.com, www.facebook.com/sundaygroup, or twitter.com/Sundaygroup

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