SCC: Daytona: Turner Motorsport preview

Turner Motorsport and H&R Springs team up in BMWs Amesbury, MA United States - 01/27/2004 - Turner Motorsport has spent the better part of the winter preparing their assault on the 2004 Grand Am Cup race series. The trailer is packed, the crew...

Turner Motorsport and H&R Springs team up in BMWs

Amesbury, MA United States - 01/27/2004 - Turner Motorsport has spent the better part of the winter preparing their assault on the 2004 Grand Am Cup race series. The trailer is packed, the crew is energized and rested, and the drivers are eager for action. A pair of Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs BMW E46 330i sedans will be entered for the 250-mile Grand Am Cup event on this Friday afternoon.

Following years of success racing BMWs in Touring Car events, the team is extending their expertise to the endurance-format of Grand Am Cup's ST class. Just about every Grand Am Cup event is a 250-mile, 3-hour endurance race that not only challenges drivers but teams and crews as well. Two drivers share each car and exchange seats during a pit stop. A trained and experienced crew will change tires and re-fuel the car for the remainder of the race. A winning team needs expert preparation, a good strategy, and skilled drivers.

Turner Motorsport's two-car Daytona effort is comprised of drivers with successful careers in racing. Will Turner is the owner and founder of Turner Motorsport - America's Leading BMW Tuner. Don Salama's racing career includes wins in Speed Touring Car and Grand Am Cup. Steve Pfeffer is another tough competitor with Touring Car and Grand Am Cup experience. Joining Pfeffer for Daytona in car #97 is Tim Pappas. Pappas has an endurance racing background with drives in Grand Am at the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen in a BMW M3 GT as well as several seasons driving for Lexus in Speed Touring Car.

Team owner and driver of #95, Will Turner: "My crew guys are excited to be racing again. They are pumped to be a part of the actual race. In the sprint-format of the World Challenge Touring Car races, the team can only watch and cheer me on from the pits. In Grand Am, they can actually affect the outcome of the race. A quick pit stop at the right time can tip the scales in our favor."

Turner Motorsport is now in our seventh year as partners with H&R Springs (www.hrsprings.com). They have been the worldwide leader in suspension technology for over 20 years leading H&R to become the best choice for top teams running in American LeMans, World Challenge, Grand Am, DTM, and FIA World Rally.

The first lap of the 2004 Grand Am Cup season rolls off on Friday, January 30 at 2:30pm. You can keep track of the race - including Live Timing & Scoring - via Grand Am's official event page, http://www.grandamerican.com/events/event58.html and see results and photos on the TMS Racing website, www.tmsracing.com. The Speed Channel will be showing this race on Saturday, February 14 at 4pm.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Tim Pappas , Steve Pfeffer , Will Turner , Don Salama
Teams Turner Motorsport