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Turner's lead escapes, Bobby Sak ninth at Road Atlanta. Three laps short of the checker flag, Turner spins. Atlanta - October 11, 2002 - Leading the first 22 laps of the 25 lap SPEED World Challenge Touring race, Will Turner looked ...

Turner's lead escapes, Bobby Sak ninth at Road Atlanta.
Three laps short of the checker flag, Turner spins.

Atlanta - October 11, 2002 - Leading the first 22 laps of the 25 lap SPEED World Challenge Touring race, Will Turner looked completely dominant and in charge. Suddenly with three laps to go, the lead got away.

"The #92 Turner Motorsport / H&R Springs / Trenton Forging BMW 325i was amazing," said Turner in disbelief. "I could put the car anywhere on the track and pull away at will. Unfortunately, I caught back traffic early and had to use up a little more of the car than I had hoped. I could feel the car starting to go away... especially in the right hand turns and I could see Cunningham starting to close up. I came up on turn seven and just drove in too hard. The car broke loose and suddenly I was in the wall."

"I really feel bad for the crew," Turner continued. "We had a great run going this year and they've been a big part of that. I want to make sure we go to Virginia and have a good showing there. I'd like to end the season on an up note. We've done well this year and I'm proud of everyone on the team."

Bobby Sak started the day in 16th and charged his way to ninth.

"The #93 Turner Motorsport / H&R Springs BMW 325i was really strong early on," Bobby said. "I got hung up behind some slower traffic... but hey... they're on the lead lap... I can't expect them to roll over. But, it used up a lot of the car. I lost power late in the race, but I had built up a good margin and hung on for ninth. We'll need to go through the motor, probably the valve train, and get ready for Virginia."

Frank Selldorff started 25th and ended his day 19th.

"I'm not sure I ever got comfortable on this track," said Selldorff. "The #94 Turner Motorsport / H&R Springs / Trenton Forging BMW 325i had good power and plenty of straightaway speed. However, I got the backend out there pretty good a few times.. enough to get my attention. This was my first time here... this is not a track you take lightly. I'm looking forward to my next trip here... I'll get it down."

Turner Motorsport and the SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship are in Atlanta at the famed Road Atlanta raceway. The event runs October 9 -12 and will air on SPEED Channel, Saturday, October 26 at 1pm EST.

The SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship provides competition between various makes of cars on the same track at the same time. It is becoming a regular occurrence to see more than 60 cars entered at World Challenge Touring Car events. To find out more about this hotly contested series visit www.world-challenge.com.

Turner Motorsports was founded in 1993 to provided BMW enthusiasts with high-performance parts. Through extensive on-track testing in BMW club racing and SCCA club/Pro Racing, Turner Motorsports has developed a line of parts unequaled in today's marketplace. This commitment has earned Turner Motorsports the reputation of "America's Ultra High Performance BMW Specialist." Visit Turner Motorsports on the web at www.turnermotorsport.com.

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