Bill Auberlen, driving the No. 93 Turner Motorsport BMW 325i, gave another driving clinic to his Speed Touring-class competitors as he scored his third pole-position-to-checkered-flag SCCA Pro Racing Speed Touring victory of the season in winning...
Bill Auberlen, driving the No. 93 Turner Motorsport BMW 325i, gave another driving clinic to his Speed Touring-class competitors as he scored his third pole-position-to-checkered-flag SCCA Pro Racing Speed Touring victory of the season in winning the 23-lap Round 5 race today on the 2.52-mile Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.
Auberlen won by .577 seconds over the Mazda of Jeff Altenburg and set the fastest lap of the race (1:53.575).
Earlier in the day Auberlen led flag-to-flag in the Speed GT race driving his No. 7 BMW Team PTG M3.
Auberlen's first win of the season came at the Speed Touring season opener at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway and his second at Road Atlanta in the Round 4 race one month ago.
Rounding out the top-10 for BMW was Ken Dobson, who had a season-best fourth in his No. 7 Chili Pepper Racing 325Ci; Will Tuner was seventh in his No. 92 Turner Motorsports 325i; and Matt Richmond, in the No. 37 Bimmerworld 328i, was 10th..
BMW continues to lead the Touring Manufacturer's Championship. Auberlen tops the Driver's Championship standings and Will Turner moves up to third.
The race is scheduled to be aired on Speed Channel on August 2 at 4 p.m. ET.
BILL AUBERLEN, No. 93 TURNER MOTORSPORTS BMW 325i (first):
"When you drive a BMW you are driving the best. Every time I race one I feel I can go for the win. I am carrying a lot of REWARDS weight and it is hurting the tires and now (with this win) we will have to deal with more."
KEN DOBSON, No. 7 CHILI PEPPER RACING BMW 325Ci (fourth):
"We had some problems in qualifying, but Rebello Engines built us a new engine for this event and the crew worked all night to put it in before the race. I started 11th and made a good move up to sixth, but got turned around and had to fight my way back. It was a tough race and fourth is the best of the season so far so I am pleased."
WILL TURNER, No. 92 TURNERMOTORSPORTS BMW 325i (seventh):
"My race was great; very close, but no contact. It is my third time here and the track seems to change every time. I do not have a Masters degree at this track like my teammate Bill Auberlen and am happy to move from 12th to seventh."