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Trois-Rivieres: Turner Motorsport preview

Will Turner closing in on the SPEED World Challenge point leaders. Amesbury, Mass. July 30 2002 - Turner Motorsport and the SPEED World Challenge Touring Car series head north this weekend for the Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, in ...

Will Turner closing in on the SPEED World Challenge point leaders.

Amesbury, Mass. July 30 2002 - Turner Motorsport and the SPEED World Challenge Touring Car series head north this weekend for the Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. This is round seven in the series. The race will be broadcast on SPEED Channel Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 p.m. (EDT).

Just off a successful run at the inaugural Cadillac Grand Prix of Washington DC, Turner Motorsport will head to Canada implementing the same strategy that has brought them this far.

"Our whole strategy for 2002 has been preparation and planning," said team owner, Will Turner. Everyone here is on-board with the same strategy," he added. "You never know what the track will throw at you.... but you do know your equipment and you do know how to get the best from it. We focus on the things that are within our control and make sure we are ready. That allows us to react quickly and efficiently to the situations that come up at the race.

"Turner drove his #92 Turner Motorsport / H&R Springs BMW 325i to a second place finish in Washington DC while is teammate, Frank Selldorff [#94 Turner Motorsport / H&R Springs BMW 325i] finished fourth. The third Turner driver, Bobby Sak, [#93 Turner Motorsport / H&R Springs / missingkids.com BMW 325i] was hit from behind and spun while running in 7th. Although Bobby fell to dead last waiting for traffic to clear, he made a tremendous run back to finish 16th."

It is really starting to work to our advantage having three cars in the field," added Turner. "We are able to try different things on each car and accelerate the learning curve for each track we attend. The three of us, Bobby, Frank and myself, can all compare notes and provide solid feedback to the crew chiefs. We are able to dial the cars in to a common setup and yet allow each driver to fine tune the car to his own driving style. It's like having three more practice times than everyone else."

Will Turner is currently third in the overall points standings for the series. He is six points back from the second place car [Peter Cunningham, Acura R] and 13 points back from the leader [Pierre Kleinubing, Acura R]. Turner Motorsport fields the highest ranked BMW in the series.

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. Manufacturers include BMW, Audi, Honda, Acura, Nissan, Volkswagen and Mercury. 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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Drivers Bobby Sak , Will Turner , Frank Selldorff
Teams Turner Motorsport