SCC: VIR: Turner Motorsport preview

TMS Digging In At Virginia VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, Alton, VA - 10/06/2005 - In preparation for this weekend's season finale at Virginia International Raceway, the Turner Motorsport team spent every available hour testing, analyzing data,...

TMS Digging In At Virginia

VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, Alton, VA - 10/06/2005 - In preparation for this weekend's season finale at Virginia International Raceway, the Turner Motorsport team spent every available hour testing, analyzing data, and going over the three BMWs that race in the Grand Am Cup series. With multiple championships to be decided at VIR, the BMW specialists from Massachusetts are not leaving anything up to chance.

Will Turner, Team Owner and Driver, #95 H&R Springs/Turner Motorsport BMW 330i:

"Our crew put in a lot of hours and care preparing these cars for this weekend. Every square inch of these cars has been given the 'Turner touch' and received special attention. Our sponsors, particularly H&R Springs and StopTech Brakes, helped us out with some added insight and preparation. And we spent some time testing at VIR over the break. Overall, we're looking sharper than ever."

Heading into this weekend's final race three Turner Motorsport drivers have shots at winning Driver's Championships in the GS and ST classes. Justin Marks trails the GS class leader by only 15 points. Marks and co-driver Bill Auberlen have taken the #96 Baker Sox/H&R Springs BMW M3 to five victories this year (helping BMW take the lead in the Manufacturer's Championship).

Bill Auberlen, #96 Baker Sox/Turner Motorsport BMW M3:

"This team is as finely-tuned as ever. They've done a lot of work this year and have improved every step of the way. I don't think there was one race where you could say we took a step backwards. These cars are the cutting edge and we're going all the way this weekend."

In the ST class, Will Turner and Don Salama -- #95 H&R Springs/Turner Motorsport BMW 330i -- are in third place in the overall standings but only 16 points back from first place. Their teammates Steve Pfeffer and Don Salama in the #97 car are fifth and eighth, respectively.

The Turner Motorsport team has partnered with some of the finest names in motorsports in 2005: H&R Springs, StopTech Brakes, Red Line Oil, Borla Exhaust, B&M Racing, Piloti Driving Shoes, and of course Baker Sox and Crocs.

This weekend's activity gets underway tomorrow with Qualifying and the race on Saturday. The race will be 200 miles/2.5 hours and will start at 1:50pm. The SPEED Channel will have the broadcast of the race on Sunday, November 13 at 3:00pm ET.

-tms-

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Bill Auberlen , Justin Marks , Steve Pfeffer , Will Turner , Don Salama
Teams Turner Motorsport