07/29/15 - DEFENDING MULTIPLE MANUFACTURER CHAMPIONSHIPS, KIA RETURNS TO MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE TWICE IN TWO WEEKS FOR PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE ACTION
As defending Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Grand Touring Sport (GTS) Manufacturer Champion, Kia is building momentum heading into Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for rounds 11-12, July 31-Aug. 1. Just over halfway through the 2015 PWC season, Kia Racing has five podium finishes following back-to-back top-three results in rounds nine and 10 at Road America, and Kia currently sits third in the GTS Manufacturer Championship ahead of Nissan, Chevrolet, and Porsche, but trailing Ford and Aston Martin. Kia Racing Optima pilots, Mark Wilkins and Ben Clucas, are sixth and seventh in the GTS driver standings, respectively. Wilkins prepares for his fourth year behind the wheel of the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S Optima turbo at Mid-Ohio, where he’s recorded two podiums, including a win in 2013, while teammate Ben Clucas, in the No. 36 DonorsChoose.org Optima turbo, is returning for the first time since 2011, when he drove a BMW M3 for Kinetic Motorsports.
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