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PTG BMW M3s Take to the Streets for Sprint PCS Grand Prix MINNEAPOLIS, June 21, 1998: The PTG BMW M3 team resumes its United States Road Racing Championship title chases next weekend (June 27-28) when it takes to the streets of downtown...

PTG BMW M3s Take to the Streets for Sprint PCS Grand Prix

MINNEAPOLIS, June 21, 1998: The PTG BMW M3 team resumes its United States Road Racing Championship title chases next weekend (June 27-28) when it takes to the streets of downtown Minneapolis for its first appearance in the Sprint PCS Grand Prix of Minnesota.

Round Four of this year's USRRC campaign features Sunday's (June 28) 1-hour, 45-minute race around the 1.6-mile, 13-turn temporary street circuit. Race time is 4 p.m. EDT and it will be broadcast live by Speedvision. "This is one of the more special racing events in the country," says PTG team owner Tom Milner. "It's always a first-rate event. Best of all, it benefits the Cancer Kids Fund for the area's Children's Hospitals and Clinics. It's a worthwhile event and we're very proud to be a part of it."

A pair of PTG BMW M3s and four drivers are entered in two separate classes in the team's first street race since the 1996 Dallas Grand Prix. Peter Cunningham and Ross Bentley will share the No. 10 Yokohama/Fina BMW M3 four-door in the GT3 class, where PTG BMW M3s have won each of the previous three USRRC events this year, as well as the four events held thus far by rival sanctioning body Professional Sports Car Racing, Inc.

Regular PTG driver Mark Simo will be joined by his twin brother, SCCA Trans-Am series regular Brian Simo, in the No. 6 Yokohama/Fina BMW M3 coupe in the GT2 class.

PTG regulars Bill Auberlen (International Sports Racing Series in Italy), Boris Said (Busch Grand National race at Watkins Glen) and Marc Duez (European Pro Rally in Belgium) have other racing commitments.

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Series GT
Drivers Boris Said , Brian Simo , Bill Auberlen , Peter Cunningham , Ross Bentley