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Bill Auberlen - 300th race Bill Auberlen hopes to achieve two milestones this weekend -- his 300th professional auto race start and his 170th start in a BMW. He will compete in two races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, driving...

Bill Auberlen - 300th race

Bill Auberlen hopes to achieve two milestones this weekend -- his 300th professional auto race start and his 170th start in a BMW. He will compete in two races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, driving the No. 30 Sigalsport BMW-powered Riley Mk XI in the June 24 Rolex Sports Car Series race (his 300th pro race) and the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 in the Grand-Am Cup race on June 25 (his 170th race in a BMW).

Auberlen, of Redondo Beach, Calif., has collected 70 wins and 127 podium finishes en route to six professional auto-racing championships. He has earned 53 pole positions, posted 61 fastest race laps and set 101 series and track records.

"It's amazing to have had a career that's allowed me to race so many great race cars and now be on my 300th race; it's like a mountain. To be able to do as much of what I do at something I love as much as I do is a dream come true," he said. "170 in a BMW! To have been with the factory for 11 years is very unusual. It doesn't happen that often that such a perfect fit is formed and lasts as long as it has. I'm thankful to everybody at BMW for letting me be part of it."

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