Lime Rock Park, Conn. (May 24, 2002) Will Turner, a top contender for the 2002 Speed World Challenge Touring Car Championship, again brings his Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs BMW Team to the place where he grew up dreaming about driving. He knew...
Lime Rock Park, Conn. (May 24, 2002) Will Turner, a top contender for the 2002 Speed World Challenge Touring Car Championship, again brings his Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs BMW Team to the place where he grew up dreaming about driving. He knew the sleek European cars he saw each Memorial Day Holiday would someday be a part of his own personal history and today, Turner gained a better-than-your-average story to tell. Turner, for the second week in a row, drove his BMW E46 straight into the record books.
During Friday's first of two Touring Car practice sessions for The Mohegan Sun Presents Lime Rock Grand Prix Weekend, Will Turner (#92 Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs/County Line BMW 325i) set a new single lap record covering the beautiful 1.53 mile, 7-turn Lakeville, Connecticut road course in 1:01.840, for an average speed of 89.068 mph.
Turner also broke the track record during last weekend's race at Mosport International Raceway in Ontario, Canada with the same racecar.
The Turner Motorsport cars seem to like the friendly environment of their home track. In the second session of the day, Bobby Sak (#93 Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs/National Center for Missing and Exploited Children BMW 325i) topped the time sheet with a 1:02.078 (88.727 mph) to take second place on the over-all list just behind his boss.
"We have spent a lot of time testing lately and the development of our new E46 cars is really coming along," Turner said. "With a lot of friends and family on hand, I want even more than usual to do well and I am very confident that we will do just that."
The Lime Rock area's most popular retailer of the Ultimate Driving Machine joins Turner, known to BMW-lovers everywhere as THE Ultra-High BMW Performance Specialist, as a sponsor for the event -- one of the most important for Turner. With County Line BMW on hand with a new BMW 735i on display, lots of attention-on and off the track is sure to be on the Turner team. Fans on hand all weekend are invited to visit the team, as their display of cars will undoubtedly be unsurpassed. Aside from the Turner racecars, there will be Turner-tuned BMW M3's (one with the new electronic "paddle" shifting), two Mini Coopers a new part of the Turner performance business, and most notably, a rare 12-cylandar McLaren F1 Supercar, one of roughly five in the United States.
The Speed World Challenge Touring Cars will race at Lime Rock this Monday at 1:00 pm (Eastern) with a tape-delayed broadcast on The Speed Channel at 8:00 pm on June 8. Visit the Turner Motorsport website at www.turnermotorsport.com.