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Event Release

Charlottetown, PE. Tom Nicholls, BPMS and Race Promoter of the inaugural Maritime Street Stock Showdown is happy to announce today that Discover KIA – Charlottetown & Summerside locations as the Major Sponsor of the upcoming inaugural showdown.  With 38 cars registered to date it is certain to be the largest street stock event ever held in Atlantic Canada. The event takes place at Oyster Bed Speedway on Saturday, June 24, 2017.

We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Tom and Oyster Bed Speedway for what we know will be a thrilling family-friendly event and a really unique opportunity for us to showcase our multiple award-winning line-up of KIA vehicles. I’ve always been a proud member of the racing community, and jumped at the chance to combine one of my passions with our rapidly growing Discover KIA brand. We couldn’t be more excited!” commented Kent MacLeod, General Manager/ Dealer Partner – Discover KIA.

Nicholls added “I am extremely happy to have Kent and both PEI KIA locations come on as the Major Sponsor of the event. This event will offer the KIA brand with direct exposure to a captive clientele. It will be a history making event that KIA will be proud to be involved with as we reach for that goal of showcasing the street stock class in Atlantic Canada and having 40 plus cars and 3000 fans”.

KIA will be on hand with a full line-up and vehicle display of their 2017 models. On track presence for the evening will include a pre-race parade of the NEW 2017 KIA brands prior to the 100 lap showdown. As well during the evening, KIA will feature some of their exciting line-up of vehicles during the Street Stock events through-out the evening participating in the warm up laps prior to each event.

Information on the race can be found on the website .


About KIA

  • KIA is the Highest Ranked Automotive Brand for Initial Quality as awarded by JD Power.
  • JD Powerhas also awarded the 2017 KIA Sportage and 2016 KIA Soul the Highest Ranked Small SUV, and the Highest Ranked Multi-Purpose Vehicle (two years in a row) respectively.
  • Discover KIA is Consumer Trust Certified– a Canada-wide, auto industry sponsored certification that is earned by dealers that exhibit the highest levels of customer service and transparency in their marketing, sales and service interactions.
  • 2017 marks the 17th year of operations for Discover KIA and the 5th anniversary of growing to a second location on Water Street East in Summerside. The two dealerships are proud members of the Morris Automotive Group, proudly serving Islanders for nearly two decades.

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