SCC: Mosport: Turner Motorsport Racing preview

RETURNING POLE SITTERS REVISIT MOSPORT MOSPORT INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, ONTARIO, CANADA (June 12, 2008) -- Turner Motorsport BMWs return to the racetrack this weekend for the Koni Challenge race at Mosport Raceway in Ontario, Canada. The trio ...

RETURNING POLE SITTERS REVISIT MOSPORT

MOSPORT INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, ONTARIO, CANADA (June 12, 2008) -- Turner Motorsport BMWs return to the racetrack this weekend for the Koni Challenge race at Mosport Raceway in Ontario, Canada. The trio of blue and yellow BMWs are aiming to improve on their strong performances at Mosport last year where the #97 H&R Springs BMW M3 sat on the pole and led the race and the #95 H&R Springs BMW 330i also started from the front row and narrowly missed out on a win.

In the Koni Challenge GS class, Bryan Ortiz put the #97 H&R Springs/Nova Derm/OCG/GoToPuertoRico.com BMW M3 at the top spot in qualifying two weeks ago at Lime Rock Park. His co-driver Don Salama piloted the same car to the pole spot at last year's Mosport race. The Turner Motorsport team is hoping to repeat the effort this year and cap off the weekend with a win on the 2.46-mile road course.

Also on the charge for glory is Bill Auberlen and Matt Alhadeff in the #96 Motul Lubricants/StopTech Brakes BMW M3. The pair is coming off another top ten finish at Lime Rock and is looking forward to the fast and flowing Mosport course where the BMWs should be on par with the Mustangs and Porsches in the GS class. The StopTech Brakes fitted to the Turner BMWs will play a vital role in keeping them in the hunt for the overall race win.

In the Koni Challenge ST class, Matt Bell and VJ Mirzayan will pilot the #95 H&R Springs/Borla Exhaust BMW 330i. While both drivers are rookies to the Mosport track, that hasn't slowed them down at any of the other tracks so far this season -- they've been in the top ten in both Koni Challenge races and ran as high as third at Lime Rock two weeks ago. They are on pace to put the whole package together this weekend.

Turner Motorsport races in the Koni Challenge series with some of the best names in motorsport and street technology - H&R Springs, StopTech Brakes, Borla Exhaust, Pagid Brakes, Motul Lubricants, and Piloti Driving Shoes.

Mosport race action gets underway on Friday with practice and qualifying sessions. Then the combined GS and ST race starts at 1:00 ET on Saturday afternoon.

-credit: tmr

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Bill Auberlen , Don Salama , Bryan Ortiz , Matt Bell
Teams Turner Motorsport