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Puerto Rico: BMW Touring Car qualifying notes

Bill Auberlen to start third and Will Turner eighth in Speed Touring race in Puerto Rico. Bill Auberlen, who's already clinched the 2003 SCCA Pro Racing Speed Touring Driver's Champion, qualified his No. 93 Turner Motorsport BMW 325i in...

Bill Auberlen to start third and Will Turner eighth in Speed Touring race in Puerto Rico.

Bill Auberlen, who's already clinched the 2003 SCCA Pro Racing Speed Touring Driver's Champion, qualified his No. 93 Turner Motorsport BMW 325i in third for Sunday's Speed Touring race at the Isla Grand Prix Circuit in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a lap of 1:15.691 around the 1.6-mile, 10-turn track.

Turner Motorsport owner, Will Turner, will start eighth in his No. 92 Turner Motorsport BMW 325i to round out the top 10 for BMW.

Matt Plumb, second in the Rookie-of-the-Year standings by only 17 points, will start 13th in his No. 50 duPont Motorsport BMW 325. Rookie leader Tim Pappas qualified his Lexus in 22nd.

BMW clinched the 2003 Speed Touring Manufacturer's Championship in Round 9 at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga.

The 50-minute race is scheduled to start Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

WILL TURNER, No. 92 TURNER MOTORSPORT BMW 325i (eighth): "It is going to be a tough start from eighth, but my BMW launches so well that I should be able to pass a few on the start. I have some aggressive drivers ahead of me so I will have to be careful, as I need to be around at the end. I am third in points so I have to keep my eye on Chuck Hemmingson and Jeff Altenburg. Both are behind me in points but starting ahead of me tomorrow."

BMW qualifying positions:

3     (93)  Bill Auberlen, Hermosa Beach, Calif., BMW 325i

8 (92) Will Turner, Newburyport, Mass., BMW 325i
13 (50) Matt Plumb, Newport, RI, BMW 325
15 (37), Matt Richmond(R), Mooresville, N.C., BMW 328i
17 (99), Robert Stretch, Dallas, Texas, BMW 325Ci
20 (16) Phil Parlato, Commack, NY, BMW 325i
21 (98) Rick Maki, Santa Monica, CA, BMW 325Ci
23 (94), Frank Selldorff, Boston, Mass., BMW 325i
24 (51) Matthew Sklarz, Kent, CT, BMW 325i
27 (79) Nick Woodhouse, Vancouver, BC, BMW 325i
29 (36) James Clay(R), Blacksburg, Va., BMW 325i

-bmw-

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Series PWC
Drivers Bill Auberlen , Robert Stretch , Matthew Sklarz , Will Turner , Phil Parlato , Frank Selldorff , Chuck Hemmingson , Jeff Altenburg , Nick Woodhouse , James Clay , Matt Richmond , Rick Maki , Matt Plumb
Teams Turner Motorsport