Previous Winners Burrows and Hopwood Head North To Trois Rivieres Two-time podium finishers look to bring more points to KIA in Manufacturer Championship battle Trois Rivieres, Que (12 August 2010)--With two previous visits to ...
Previous Winners Burrows and Hopwood Head North To Trois Rivieres
Two-time podium finishers look to bring more points to KIA in Manufacturer Championship battle
Trois Rivieres, Que (12 August 2010)--With two previous visits to the perfectly-located podium inside turn one to their credit, Adam Burrows and Trevor Hopwood will return to Trois Rivieres this weekend for an event that both former champions are looking forward to. With over four decades of racing history, the Grand Prix du Trois Rivieres is a true highlight on the GRAND AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge calendar.
The two racers will look to extend their run of race finishes this Saturday as they once again team in the No. 12 Kia Motors/Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup for Kinetic Motorsports.
"It's a huge weekend because the entire town is completely shut down for this race and the fans are really incredible," said Hopwood, who will emerge from the woods for the race weekend, having spent much of the summer as a camp counselor in Maine. "Usually riding around on the back of a pick up truck is a pretty bad idea, but when you are doing it on the way to the podium and you get to see the crowd all fired up, it's a lot of fun! Hopefully we get to do that again on Saturday but the biggest thing is to go all the way to the finish. The field is really deep with talent again in ST, so it's going to be a big fight out there but I can't wait for it."
In their first visit to the track, Burrows did the qualifying before turning the machine over to Hopwood to power to the finish for a run to third place as the two went on to take the championship.
In 2008, it was Hopwood who set the car on the grid, with Burrows taking the car to the finish for a dominating victory after he stayed clear of the field despite using very little of the car's braking resources clear to the checkered flag.
"We might be a little off in the power side of the equation this weekend, but the Kia Koup has been excellent under braking all year long and the should be key this weekend," said Burrows. "Hopefully running in the morning will help with that although I'll admit that I'm a little bit jealous of the GS guys racing on Friday night, that will be a lot of fun to watch."