Burrows and Hopwood Net Top Ten at Barber Motorsports Park

Burrows and Hopwood Net Top Ten at Barber Motorsports Park

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

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

Birmingham, AL (9 April, 2011)– After opening up the 2011 season with two frustrating races, Kinetic Motorsports drivers Adam Burrows and Trevor Hopwood are hoping that a solid result in round three will signal an upturn in fortunes for the rest of the 2011 season.

Running in the home event for both Kinetic Motorsports and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, the former series champions brought No. 12 Infinity Audio Kia Koup home in tenth at Barber Motorports Park for round three of the 2011 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge championship after high temperatures saw the handling on the machine keep the duo from fighting for a return to the Barber Park podium.

The race was another new chapter in highlights for Kia, as the sister team entry brought the brand its debut win in the category.

After spending the morning with a range of Kia team members and guests, Hopwood opened the 2.5-hour race from behind the wheel, moving up to fourth in the running order before turning the controls over to Burrows, who returned to the fray deep in the pack, 19th in the running order. Despite a car that didn’t have the full pace in the race day heat, Burrows moved smartly up the order to finish tenth at the checkered flag.

“Congratulations to Kinetic and to Kia for the first win today, it’s an incredible achievement,” said Burrows, who got to see first hand the impressive Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia plant earlier in the race week. “We would have loved to have been up there fighting for a podium with them, but we just didn’t have the handling dialed in on the Koup today. But we’re happy to get a solid finish and feel like this is going to be a good starting point for the rest of the season.”

The Barber Motorsports Park result marks the fourth top-ten finish with the Kia Koup for Burrows and Hopwood, who are already looking forward to the next round of GRAND-AM competition at Virginia International Raceway.

“Now we are heading to some tracks that we really love racing on and hopefully we can just keep moving up from here,” said Hopwood. “This is not my personal favorite track, so to come in and take our first top ten of the season and have a solid clean race is a good way to get ready for the next few races going in to Lime Rock Park. Congrats to Russell, Ed, Nic, Michael, and everyone at Kinetic and Kia for the win. It’s huge, and hopefully Adam and I can bring them the next one.”

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

For additional information: www.trevorhopwood.com
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.

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