• 21-AUG-2013

  • IRVINE, Calif.

Kia Racing Chases Championship in Wine Country as Sonoma Raceway Hosts Penultimate Round of 2013 Pirelli World Challenge Season

With the rolling hills of wine country as their backdrop, Kia Racing will be paying closer attention to points this weekend than a white-coated wine judge evaluating the latest high-potential pinot noir. The team, including driver Mark Wilkins, sits second in the GTS-class Manufacturer and Driver championship standings heading into the penultimate race of the 2013 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season at Sonoma Raceway.

Wilkins, who piloted the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving School Optima turbo to his second victory of the season just three weeks ago at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and has a streak of 10 consecutive top-five finishes to his credit, closed the gap to the championship leader at Mid-Ohio's doubleheader event, but with 87 points still to make up and a maximum of 145 points on offer for each of the season's last two races, anything can happen.