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Mid-Ohio: Turner Motorsport qualifying notes

Auberlen pole position disappears in final minute Mid Ohio Sportscar Course, OH - 08/09/2003 - Bill Auberlen threatened the field in today's qualifying session with top three and then fastest time in the twenty minute session. However in the...

Auberlen pole position disappears in final minute

Mid Ohio Sportscar Course, OH - 08/09/2003 - Bill Auberlen threatened the field in today's qualifying session with top three and then fastest time in the twenty minute session. However in the final minute of the session the track dried out and four other drivers posted quicker times. Will Turner qualified ninth after encountering the same conditions.

Auberlen has had three poles and three wins this season. For round six he will start from the fourth position on the grid. He stepped into the top five halfway through the session then jumped into first a couple of minutes later. Under the drying conditions the times dropped quickly. Three other drivers bested Auberlen - the series points leader - before he was able to regain the top spot. Then on the last lap three other drivers swapped fastest time and bumped Auberlen to fourth.

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Sunday's event kicks off at 8:55am and is a 50-minute race. Thunderstorms are forecast for the day but conditions will be clear overnight, opening up the way for the Turner Motorsport drivers to charge up the grid. Over 40 cars are expected to take to the track for this race - the second in a string of five races stretching into September. The Speed Channel will begin their broadcasts of the Mid Ohio round of the Speed Touring Car Championship on Friday, August 22 at 9pm.

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Series PWC
Drivers Bill Auberlen , Will Turner
Teams Turner Motorsport