SCC: Mosport: Turner Motorsport preview

Strong Past At Mosport Point The Way To The Future MOSPORT, Ontario, Canada - 06/16/2005 - Turner Motorsport makes a stop at the fast and challenging Mosport race circuit in Ontario, Canada this weekend for the fifth round of the Grand Am Cup ...

Strong Past At Mosport Point The Way To The Future

MOSPORT, Ontario, Canada - 06/16/2005 - Turner Motorsport makes a stop at the fast and challenging Mosport race circuit in Ontario, Canada this weekend for the fifth round of the Grand Am Cup series. After winning last weekend at Watkins Glen the Baker Sox/Turner Motorsport BMW M3 should be in top form with TMS pilot Justin Marks being joined by Rolex Daytona Prototype regular Terry Borcheller. Will Turner and Don Salama share the ST class points lead heading into the Mosport round behind the wheel of the #95 H&R Springs/Borla Exhaust/Turner Motorsport BMW 330i. The third Turner Motorsport entry will be driven by Steve Pfeffer and Tim Pappas who are currently third in the ST championship.

Justin Marks scored his second win of the year last weekend. Marks started the race from the pole and led the race overall before handing off to co-driver Bill Auberlen. Auberlen then sliced through the field, aided by the exceptional performance of his StopTech Brakes, and with only a few laps remaining re-gained the lead and won the race.

Terry Borcheller will fill in for regular TMS driver Bill Auberlen this weekend in the #96 Baker Sox/Turner Motorsport M3. Auberlen will be competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. Borcheller is a past winner with a BMW M3 at Mosport in addition to being a three-time champion in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series (2000, 2002, 2003).

In the ST class Will Turner and Don Salama scored enough points at the Watkins Glen race to assume the lead in the overall ST standings. They lead by one point over second place and four points over their teammates Steve Pfeffer and Tim Pappas in the other H&R Springs/Borla Exhaust/Turner Motorsport BMW 330i. Salama and Pfeffer have a strong history at Mosport with each scoring podium finishes in other BMWs.

A Turner Motorsport BMW has finished on the podium in the World Challenge series at Mosport in each of the last four years. This is the first time the team has competed at Mosport with the Grand Am Cup series.

Practice at Mosport gets underway on Friday, June 17 with Qualifying slated for Friday afternoon. Saturday's race will be 200 miles/2.5 hours around the 2.5 mile circuit. Grand Am will have Live Timing and Scoring from their website, www.grandamerican.com, throughout the weekend.

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