EAST: Al and James Turner to challenge Mosport together

Tuesday August 22, 2000: Blue Streak-Hygrade Motor Products is pleased to announce that Al Turner will be returning to the wheel of the Blue Streak Intrepid this weekend at Mosport after missing the last two events to be with his son James at ...

Tuesday August 22, 2000: Blue Streak-Hygrade Motor Products is pleased to announce that Al Turner will be returning to the wheel of the Blue Streak Intrepid this weekend at Mosport after missing the last two events to be with his son James at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. James, who has recently returned home with his parents and sisters to recuperate, has stated his desire to attend the race event this weekend.

On July 26th James underwent six hours of emergency surgery after being diagnosed with a large tumour on his spine. After spending three weeks in hospital recuperating from the surgery, he has been released to temporarily return home with his family. James is scheduled to enter the Bloorview MacMillan Centre early in September where he will reside, while working on an extensive rehabilitation program. While the prognosis continues to improve, James still faces a long and arduous road.

Al, Jill and James would like to thank all the racing teams and fans for the many cards, letters, gifts and best wishes. The tremendous outpouring of support has been overwhelming and they wish to thank each and every one of you. James continues to show incredible spirit and determination and intends to cheer on his dad this Sunday at Mosport.

The Blue Streak Racing Team also wish to thank John Gaunt for substituting for Al at the final Eastern Super Series event in St. Eustache on August 6th where he finished in fifth place.

Al Turner will be in attendance for the racing events this weekend starting on Friday August 25th where the front row will be set during the timed qualifying session scheduled for 4:20 p.m. The remainder of the field will be finalized on Saturday with the second timed session and two qualifying events. The feature event, the UAP/NAPA Presents the Mosport 250 km will take place Sunday at 2 p.m.

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Al Turner , John Gaunt