SCC: Homestead: Turner Motorsport qualifying notes

Turner BMWs Start From Second Row For Sunday Race Homestead-Miami Speedway - 03/27/2004 - The Turner Motorsport Grand Am Cup team takes to Homestead Miami Speedway in southern Florida for the second round of the Grand Am Cup season. During this...

Turner BMWs Start From Second Row For Sunday Race

Homestead-Miami Speedway - 03/27/2004 - The Turner Motorsport Grand Am Cup team takes to Homestead Miami Speedway in southern Florida for the second round of the Grand Am Cup season. During this morning's practices both of the Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs BMW 330i racecars scored top five times. And in this afternoon's qualifying session they qualified third and fourth to make it an all blue/yellow second row. The 250-mile race begins tomorrow at 12:30pm.

Tim Pappas and Jim Hamblin will start third in the #97 Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs BMW 330i. Pappas finished in second-place in the last round of the Championship at Daytona in February. Hamblin, with several years of Grand Am experience, replaces the injured Steve Pfeffer for this event. Pappas and Hamblin teamed up to put the yellow/blue BMW in the top three.

Tim Pappas: "We worked on the setup through practice and the car felt good. We made some small adjustments for qualifying and now the car feels great! Tomorrow we put the Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs BMW on the podium again."

Will Turner and Don Salama start right next to their teammates in the fourth position. The duo led this morning's practices - ahead of all other 21 cars in the ST class. Turner and Salama finished in fourth in the last round at Daytona - narrowly missing out on a podium finish due to a late-race pitstop for fuel. They don't plan on the same thing happening again.

Will Turner: "We had over a month between this race and the last one. During that time we worked on improving the fuel economy of the cars. The BMW 330i with H&R Springs, Red Line Oil, Piloti, Sunoco Race Fuels, and StopTech, is a great platform in many areas but our fuel consumption cost us in the last race. We had to improve on that for this race."

The two Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs BMW 330i sedans look different for this race than at Daytona. Gone is the white body of last race; replaced with the team's trademark blue and yellow paint scheme. To differentiate the BMW from the team's World Challenge Touring Cars, white trim starts on the rocker panel and continues to the rear bumper.

Tomorrow's racing begins at 12:30pm from Homestead-Miami Speedway. As this race will not be on The Speed Channel, the best way to follow each lap is by the Live Timing & Scoring feature on www.grandamerican.com. Stay tuned to www.tmsracing.com for Turner Motorsport news and information.

See www.tmsracing.com for more Turner Motorsport Racing Action!

-tmr

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Tim Pappas , Steve Pfeffer , Will Turner , Don Salama , Jim Hamblin
Teams Turner Motorsport