Burrows and Hopwood Hit Cheese Country as GRAND-AM Heads to Road America

Burrows and Hopwood Hit Cheese Country as GRAND-AM Heads to Road America

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

TV: SPEED July 3, 1:00 PM ET

Elkhart Lake, Wis (21 June, 2011)– It is a new track and a new challenge this weekend as Adam Burrows and Trevor Hopwood head north to Wisconsin for round 7 of the 2011 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge championship at Road America in Elkhart Lake. The former series champions will share the driving duties in the No. 12 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup for Kinetic Motorsports as the duo look to make the most of the first GRAND-AM visit to the track since 2001.

While the Road America race marks a track debut for Hopwood, Burrows will tap into his previous experience on the 4-mile circuit, having raced in the Rolex Sports Car Series as well as in SCCA competition at the facility.

“The entire experience of racing at Road America is pretty outstanding,” said Burrows. “There are some long straights that give you a lot of time to think about the next corner! This is a good place to have a lot of power, but there are also some sections where you are really hustling the car through the corners so hopefully we can make the most of the handling on the Forte Koup. Being part of the NASCAR race weekend is also something that should be fun. I think that we might get some fans interested in the Continental Tire series because the racing is so close, and the fans in this part of the country seem to really know and care about their racing.”

With just 18 points separating first and fifth, there is a fraught fight for the GRAND-AM Manufacturers Championship as Burrows and Hopwood hope to bring more success to Kia.

“This is one of the last tracks to check off my list in this country to race on,” said Hopwood. “Everyone raves about the place, and after doing as many laps as I can on iRacing.com, I have to admit that I’m really looking forward to it. I know that it might not be the best place for non-turbo cars like ours, given the long, long straights, but I’m still looking forward to it and optimistic about the weekend. We only have three chances now to make up as much ground in the championship for Kia, so every race is vital. Maybe we’ll get a little rain at race time…”

Road America At-Track Schedule – Conti Street Tuner

Thursday, June 23
10:00 AM Continental Driver Meeting Toshiba Trailer
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Continental Practice
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Continental Practice

Friday, June 24
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Continental Practice
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Continental Qualifying – ST
11:30 AM Continental Driver Meeting Toshiba Trailer
6:15 PM START – Continental Tire Race (2.5 hours)

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, http://sundaygroupblog.com, www.facebook.com/sundaygroup, or twitter.com/Sundaygroup

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