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Team Has Momentum But New Rules Bring Greater Challenges Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR - 07/21/2004 - Turner Motorsport pilots are first, fourth, and ninth in the overall Speed Touring Car Championship standings. The series next...

Team Has Momentum But New Rules Bring Greater Challenges

Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR - 07/21/2004 - Turner Motorsport pilots are first, fourth, and ninth in the overall Speed Touring Car Championship standings. The series next heads to Portland International Raceway in Oregon for the sixth round of the series this weekend. The team has posted good results there in the past and each driver is looking forward to another great weekend at a familiar track.

Bill Auberlen, car #1 Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs/BMW of Watertown BMW 325i:
"I was able to hold onto my lead in the Championship after last weekend. But it's still close and now with 250lbs of the R.E.W.A.R.D.S. weight in my BMW things are going to get even closer. The Turner Motorsport BMW with StopTech Brakes will be well-prepared for Portland though; we had the pole position the last time we were here and I'm going to try my hardest to overcome this extra weight."

SCCA Pro Racing has added 100lbs to the base weight of the BMW 325i for this upcoming race. With Auberlen's 250lbs of R.E.W.A.R.D.S. weight, that brings his racecar to within 170lbs of a stock 2004 325i. Also part of this knee-jerk reaction is a reduction of 500rpm in the engine's allowed rev limit.

Justin Marks, car #2 Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs/BMW of Watertown BMW 325i:
"This BMW was really hooked up in the last race. I'm very pleased with the results of last weekend and we need to carry this momentum on to Portland."

Dino Crescentini, car #3 Turner Motorsport/H&R Springs/BMW of Watertown BMW 325i:
"The Turner Motorsport crew has really done their homework and any one of our cars can win this race. My Centric Parts BMW was excellent and I'm hoping for more of the same consistency at this upcoming race. I'm leading the Rookie of the Year standings and my aim is to extend that lead after Portland."

Round six of the Speed Touring Car Championship begins with practice on Friday. Qualifying is on Saturday morning at 9:20am PT. The standing start to the 50-minute race will take place at 4:15pm PT on Saturday afternoon. All sessions will be broadcast live from the SCCA website at http://www.world-challenge.com.

The Speed Channel will air this race on Sunday, August 1, 2004 at 12:00pm ET.

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Series PWC
Drivers Bill Auberlen , Justin Marks , Dino Crescentini
Teams Turner Motorsport