SCC: Kinetic Motorsports to compete in 2007

KINETIC MOTORSPORTS TO DEBUT 2007 GRAND AMERICAN KONI CHALLENGE EFFORT WITH BORIS SAID AND NIC JONSSON Kinetic Speed Shop's Motorsports Division Will Compete in the GS Class of the Grand American Koni Challenge Buford, Ga. - Kinetic...

KINETIC MOTORSPORTS TO DEBUT 2007 GRAND AMERICAN KONI CHALLENGE EFFORT WITH BORIS SAID AND NIC JONSSON

Kinetic Speed Shop's Motorsports Division Will Compete in the GS Class of the Grand American Koni Challenge

Buford, Ga. - Kinetic Motorsports is heading for the Grand American Koni Challenge in 2007 with some impressive cars and driver support. BMW M3s will be the chosen platform, powered by Sunbelt engines, the same engines that won the Championship in '06 and will be anchored by Boris Said and Kinetic's own Nic Jonsson. Kinetic will compete in the Grand Sport class within the series made up of cars capable of 405 horsepower with performance modifications and full safety systems. The effort will be run out of the 42,000-square-foot Kinetic Speed Shop, owned by Russell Smith and Jonsson, based just outside of Atlanta.

"I am extremely impressed with the business that Russell and Nic have put together," said Said. "I feel the program we are all embarking on will reflect the exact same image that Kinetic Speed Shop is already known for. I have had a lot of experience driving BMWs and look forward to supporting this new team during 2007 and beyond."

Since its inception, Kinetic Motorsports set about bringing together a team of experienced, seasoned professionals from different racing backgrounds. The organization currently employs drivers with world championship experience, NASCAR, Nextel and Busch Series team management history and 24 Hours of Le Mans and Rolex 24 Hour winning crew and mechanics. The perfect lineup for success.

"For the last two years I have been a Crew Chief for other teams and I am looking forward to doing the same with our own program," said General Manager, Ed Hall. Working with two pro drivers like Nic and Boris gives us a legitimate shot of doing well and running up front. I would like to bring my NASCAR background to the team in order to make the program both exciting and successful. Things are looking good so far and I think we are on pace for a good first year."

Jonsson, who currently competes in the Grand Am Rolex Series with Krohn Racing, added his thoughts about the new Kinetic endeavor.

"I feel very excited about being able to put together a pro effort for Kinetic," said Jonsson. "For me personally it has been a dream of mine for a very long time to do this with Kinetic and take it into professional racing. I hope that I can bring my years of experience to the program and help it be successful. I am thrilled to have my friend Boris Said on the team which will add to our competitiveness on and off the track. With BMWs, all powered by the Championship winning Sunbelt engines, there will be great opportunities for me to work with some great drivers and for Boris and I to pass on some of our knowledge to some up and coming drivers that will want to race with us. The positive energy is already flowing around the shop and I know that we are all eager to go racing in 2007 with Grand Am."

Kinetic Motorsports is willing to work with potential sponsors and drivers who may wish to utilize this unique platform to achieve their goals during 2007 and we begin in January at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

-credit: km

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Boris Said , Russell Smith , Nic Jonsson
Teams Kinetic Motorsports