Championship Focus for Kia’s Burrows and Hopwood in New Jerse

Championship Focus for Kia’s Burrows and Hopwood in New Jersey

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

TV: SPEED July 30, 3:00 PM ET

Milleville, NJ (19 July, 2011)–Having earned them individually as well as collectively, Adam Burrows and Trevor Hopwood know a thing or two about championships.

No matter what the category, a run to the title always counts on the big-points paying podium days as much as it depends on getting the most out of a race weekend even when the luck just isn’t on your side.

So as GRAND-AM prepares to stage the final two rounds of the 2011 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season, it is all about the championship for the two Kia pilots who will share the No. 12 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup for Kinetic Motorsports. Not for themselves, this time around, but hopefully for Kia and Kinetic Motorsports as teammate Nic Jonsson currently leads the driver standings, with Kia also in the fight for Manufacturer honors.

Burrows and Hopwood, who brought Kia its first-ever race finish in the brand’s debut at Daytona International Speedway in 2010, have been with Kinetic Motorsports every step of the way as the goals for the program have escalated in lockstep with the performance that the team has continued to deliver.

“It’s amazing how much progress the Koup has made this season, and hopefully the hard work from Christian (Rushforth, Engineer) and everyone at Kinetic will pay off at the end of the year,” said Hopwood, who is relishing the summer break as a key bonus of his teaching job. “Being a part of the development has been really rewarding. Last year at this race we had a power steering issue, so it was a long hot day for me in the car! It is going to be another warm one this weekend and hopefully we can just support the team with whatever is needed to make sure its moves Kia forward ahead of Mid-Ohio.”

The Forte Koup has gone from race finisher to race winner in a short span of time. While the 2011 season didn’t open the way the former champions had hoped with some lousy racing luck thwarting strong race pace, the duo are still keen to push Kia to the top in 2011.

“It’s good to be racing relatively close to home for both Trevor and I, and I’m looking forward to seeing how we come out this weekend,” said Burrows. “We’ve had a car that just handled outstandingly well the last two races and with a track that should favor braking and handling, hopefully that plays into our hands this weekend. I’ve been out on the bike a lot lately so hopefully that helps with whatever comes our way weather wise, I think it’s going to be a scorcher. The biggest thing is to support this team effort–if that means trying out setups for Nic and Michael to be more efficient with the track time or whatever is needed, that’s our focus. ”

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

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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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