Woodcliff Lake, N.J. - BMW drivers totaled one victory, three top-five and three top-10 finishes across four class of competition at Saturday’s GRAND-AM Diamond Cellar Classic at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio.
The victory was the second of the season for the pair. The first came at Circuit of the Americas in March. Coincidently, Auberlen and Dalla Lana won both classes that weekend. Season-long driver Dalla Lana now stands fourth in points. The No. 93 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 of Michael Marsal and Billy Johnson finished sixth.
Additional top-five BMW results in the CTSCC race were posted by the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 of Mark Boden and Bryan Sellers who finished fourth in GS. The No. 56 RACE EPIC/Murillo Racing BMW 328i of Jesse Combs and Jeff Mosing finished fourth in the ST class after starting from the pole position. The No. 23 Burton Racing BMW 128i of Terry Borcheller and Mike LaMarra finished sixth to keep LaMarra first in ST driver points. BMW continues to lead ST Manufacturer points.
In the Daytona Prototype class, the No. 42 Team Sahlen BMW Riley of Dane Cameron and Wayne Nonnamaker finished eighth. The sister Team Sahlen BMW Riley of Joe Nonnamaker and Joe Sahlen finished 12th. The No. 01 CGRFS BMW Riley of Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas finished 11th. After scoring zero points at Detroit the three-time Daytona Prototype co-champions now stand seventh in driver points.
“Congratulations to Turner Motorsport for another outstanding race weekend with podiums in both the Rolex and Continental series” said Gordon McDonnell, BMWNA Motorsport Manager. “Bill and Paul gave two excellent performances in their BMW M3’s and kept the Mid-Ohio crowd on their feet till the very end. BMW drivers in the Continental Series continue to run strong with Mike LaMarra and BMW holding down first in the Street Tuner field.”