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Road America: BMW race notes

RACE NOTES (courtesy of SCCA Pro Racing): * Bill Auberlen, driver of the No. 93 H&R Springs/Turner Motorsports BMW 325i, was running fourth when he and third-place Jeff Altenburg, of Ellicott Md., made contact on lap one at turn 12. As a...

RACE NOTES (courtesy of SCCA Pro Racing):

* Bill Auberlen, driver of the No. 93 H&R Springs/Turner Motorsports BMW 325i, was running fourth when he and third-place Jeff Altenburg, of Ellicott Md., made contact on lap one at turn 12. As a result of the contact, Auberlen spun around and the entire field passed him. Not to be denied, Auberlen put on an impressive driving display that saw him climb from 34th position to the podium.

"We were along side each other and I was kind of the loser of the deal," said Auberlen describing his incident with Altenburg. "I went from third or fourth to dead last. I was thinking, ^ÌI have a long way to go.' I got to about 22nd and thought I can't even catch these guys. I just kept chipping away and wound up in the front."

* Auberlen now has a 61-point lead in Speed Touring Car Drivers' Championship, with 206 points, followed by Pierre Kleinubing (145 points), Will Turner (133), Roger Foo (127) and Ken Dobson (113).

* BMW maintains the lead in the Speed Touring Manufacturers' Championship Presented by Racer Magazine, with 53 points, followed by Acura (39 points), Mazda (26), Lexus (18), Nissan (14) and Audi (7).

* The SCCA Speed World Challenge GT and Touring Car Championships head to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Sept. 5-7 for the Monterey Sports Car Championships in Monterey, Calif.

* This Aug. 23 race will initially air at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) Saturday, Sept. 6 on Speed Channel.

-bmw/scca pro racing-

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Series PWC
Drivers Bill Auberlen , Pierre Kleinubing , Ken Dobson , Will Turner , Roger Foo , Jeff Altenburg
Teams Turner Motorsport