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Burrows takes spot on front row yet again Makes a quick impression in his first visit to Alabama facility Adam Burrows qualified the Turner Motorsport BMW 330i second on the grid for Saturday's Grand-Am KONI Challenge ST race with a 1:42.451 ...

Burrows takes spot on front row yet again
Makes a quick impression in his first visit to Alabama facility

Adam Burrows qualified the Turner Motorsport BMW 330i second on the grid for Saturday's Grand-Am KONI Challenge ST race with a 1:42.451 second lap at Barber Motorsports Park on Friday.

The Barber race weekend is the first visit to the 2.3-mile natural terrain road course outside of Birmingham, Alabama, for both Burrows and his fellow KONI rookie co-driver Trevor Hopwood.

"The car has been awesome all weekend," said Burrows. "This is the first time for Trevor and I at this track, and we've been sneaking up on it. I just got out there in qualifying and put my head down. These Turner Motorsports guys give us such a great car every week, it's almost like what we do is a little easy. I got my fast time early in the session, and didn't feel there was much left in it, it was getting a little greasy out there. The Chevy Cobalt guys are strong here and Eric (Curran) is definitely going to be tough in the race."

The effort marks the fifth time Burrows has qualified on the front row, including a pole position effort at Lime Rock Park in May. Saturday's

400-k race is slated for a noon local (1:00 EST) race start, which will see Burrows at the controls for the start before turning the driving duties over to Hopwood.

"The facility here is pretty impressive and the collection of motorcycles in the museum is amazing," said Hopwood, who in addition to his racing pursuits is an enthusiast of the two-wheeled style of entertainment. "We've been taking things easy so far this weekend, just getting a good feel for the track, but obviously Adam was feeling pretty comfortable here in qualifying. We'll see what kind of racing this track produces, but hopefully we can just have another clean run tomorrow and get back to where we were in the points standings."

-credit: sgm/burrowshopwood

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Trevor Hopwood , Adam Burrows
Teams Turner Motorsport