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Road Atlanta: Turner Motorsports Touring qualifying notes

Turner Motorsport's Will Turner takes the pole at Road Atlanta. Proper preparation and focus puts the ...

Turner Motorsport's Will Turner takes the pole at Road Atlanta.
Proper preparation and focus puts the #92 car in a position to win.

Atlanta - October 10, 2002 - For the second time this year, Will Turner captured the Woody's pole position for the SPEED World Challenge Touring car class. Turner also sat on the pole earlier this season at Mosport. On his way, Turner, in the Turner Motorsports / H&R Springs / Trenton Forging BMW 325i, established a new track record. He surpassed the old record by 2.180 seconds. In doing so, Turner gained valuable championship driver points and came closer to earning BMW their second consecutive manufacturer's championship.

Turner was pleased with his accomplishment and the outcome for BMW.

"BMWs are my life," said Turner, who owns Turner Motorsport, a BMW performance company. "Any time BMW wins something like the World Challenge Manufacturers' Championship, it's a benefit to me, my race team and my business.

Turner sits fourth in points in the drivers' championship. His pole position earns him two points and puts him closer to eclipsing Paul Bonacorrsi, in third. Current points leaders, Cunningham [1st] and Kleinubing [2nd] qualified second and third respectively.

"I guess when I have a good lap, I have a good lap," said Turner. "I was able to get a nice draft down the back straight. I could feel it and that was my lap. Later on in the session, I think someone must have dropped some oil on the track, because it became slippery and no one was able to improve on their times."

Turner Motorsport welcomes Trenton Forging as a new sponsor to the #92 car. Trenton Forging is located in Trenton Michigan and is a leading producer of custom die forgings to a wide variety of industries. Founded in 1967, is a world-class supplier of forged components for the commercial market. They were the first forging company in the world to receive QS9000/ISO9002 Quality Certification.

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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