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Mosport: Turner Motorsport practice notes

Turner Motorsport BMW sits on top Of Mosport standings. Ontario, CANADA-- The Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs BMW Team Owner Will Turner sits atop the standings at Mosport International Raceway today with a fast time of 1:35.734-- top speed of ...

Turner Motorsport BMW sits on top Of Mosport standings.

Ontario, CANADA-- The Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs BMW Team Owner Will Turner sits atop the standings at Mosport International Raceway today with a fast time of 1:35.734-- top speed of 95.853 leading into Saturday's"Ontario More to Discover" Presents The Victoria Day Trans-Am Weekend at Mosport International Raceway.

Turner and his crew took the experience gained from participating in a test session at Mosport just three weeks ago, to put his 2002 E46 BMW 325i on the top of the Speed World Challenge Touring Car standings. The team had two separate practice sessions this afternoon at the historic Canadian sports car facility recently acquired by Don Panoz.

Following wet, cold Canadian weather for yesterday's open test session, the teams arrived back at Mosport to similar temperatures but a persistent sun trying to show itself from behind the clouds to warm the track surface - thus changing the set up prescribed by the Turner Motorsport crew.

"We really learned a lot about driving on the surface here at Mosport a few weeks ago," Turner commented."Having the chance to work with the Toyo tires in the colder weather gave us a great headstart and I am pleased with the performance of all three Turner-prepared BMW's here this weekend."The series-spec Toyo Proxis street tires have been performing very well for the unique needs of the World Challenge series cars.

Will Turner (#92 H&R Springs E46 BMW 325i):  Fastest lap of this session:
 1:35.734  //  95.853 mph  //  Currently 1st of 51 cars

Bobby Sak (#93 Turner Motorsport/National Center for Missing and Exploited Children E46 BMW: Fast lap of session: 1:37.502 // 94.115 mph // Currently 21st of 51 cars.

Frank Selldorff (#94 Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs/Fan-Vision E46 BMW 325i): Fast Lap of session: 1:36.892 // 94.707 mph // Currently 14th of 51 cars.

The boss isn't the only one enjoying the fruits of a successful set-up this afternoon. Frank Selldorff of Boston, MA, driving in only his second World Challenge Touring Car event ever, moved consistently up in the running order in both sessions today.

"I'm so thrilled to have a car at the point where all I need to worry about now is myself," commented Selldorff from the Turner paddock area."The car is so comfortable on track--even on the newly resurfaced parts that upset it yesterday--that I was just cruising and working on my driving this afternoon. I simply can't wait to get back out there on Saturday."

This weekend's Speed World Challenge Touring Car event will be broadcast June 1st at 8:00 pm (Eastern Time) on the Speed Channel.

Through extensive on-track testing in SCCA Pro-Racing and BMW Club Racing, Turner has developed a line of parts unequaled in today's popular aftermarket tuning business. Both on and off the track Turner Motorsport has built a reputation as the "Ultra High-Performance BMW Specialist." Visit www.turnermotorsport.com or www.world-challenge.com for the most up-to-date info from the track.

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Series PWC
Drivers Bobby Sak , Will Turner , Frank Selldorff , Don Panoz
Teams Turner Motorsport