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Turner looks to continue string of top finishes in Quebec. Barrie, ON: Al Turner and the ...

Turner looks to continue string of top finishes in Quebec.

Barrie, ON: Al Turner and the #76 Blue Streak Racing Team head to CASCAR's inaugural appearance at Autodrome Montmagny east of Quebec City this weekend, within striking distance of the top three in National Points. The CASCAR Super Series teams, entering the final third of the season, will take to the 1/3 mile banked oval track to practice on Saturday afternoon with the Snap On Tools 200 set to start at 2:30 on Sunday.

Turner who had a slow start to the 2002 season has been on a role of late with a great Western swing. The Blue Streak Intrepid racer posted a fourth and a podium finish of third in Calgary and a fifth at Vancouver. The CASCAR Indy event on the Pacific Coast turned into a huge challenge for Turner as the rear end in the car was malfunctioning for almost the entire event. Early on he didn't expect that the #76 car would make it to the end so the fifth place finish was a victory in itself.

The consistent results over the last few events have seen the Blue Streak Intrepid Team move to within striking distance of a top three in the National Point Standings. With three events and four points races left (Delaware is two point events) Turner finds himself just 31 points out of third and 102 behind leader Don Thomson Jr. "A top three in the National Points is definitely a goal for our team. We have had some good finishes over the last few weeks so we will try to build on that and let the chips fall where they may," said Turner. "My whole team has been focused and working hard so we hope to be in a good position to challenge for one of those top spots when we get to Delaware for the last event in September."

The schedule for Sunday August 11th at Autodrome Montmagny -- CASCAR Time Trials at 1 p.m. with the drop of the green for the Snap On Tools 200 at 2:30 p.m.

Blue Streak Racing is supported in their chase for the championship by Wendell Motor Sales, Lincoln Electric, ICI, Wurth Fasteners, Sealed Power, Moog, Champion, Castrol, BOC Gases, Gates Canada, Wix Filters, Exide Batteries, Meguiar's and Leaf Racewear.


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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Al Turner , Don Thomson Jr.