Toyo Tires Lead Turner And BMW To Podium NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, Loudon, NH - 05/25/2006 - Will Turner and Toyo Tires continue their achievements in the SCCA T2 category with a second-place finish at New Hampshire ...
Toyo Tires Lead Turner And BMW To Podium
NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, Loudon, NH - 05/25/2006 - Will Turner and Toyo Tires continue their achievements in the SCCA T2 category with a second-place finish at New Hampshire International Speedway just two weeks ago. In 2006, Turner and Toyo have teamed up in a BMW E46 M3 for two second-place finishes and a win in the showroom stock-based T2 class.
At New Hampshire (NHIS) two weeks ago, Turner relied on the outstanding TOYO RA-1 road racing tires to propel him through the field for his third podium in as many races. As the race laps accumulated, Turner was able to run consistent and fast lap times to slice his way up through the field.
Will Turner, Toyo Tires/Turner Motorsport BMW M3:
"I love driving the M3 on the Toyo RA-1's - the car is so consistent, even at the end of a race. I can move up as the race goes on because it seems that everyone else's lap times slow down and mine don't."
With Toyo Tires as the primary sponsor, the M3 is equipped with Proxes RA-1 DOT-approved competition tires. Through the extensive testing process last season, Turner Motorsport compared the Toyo RA-1 to other major race tires and found them to be the most consistent tire over a larger number of laps. The RA-1 proved to have as much grip at the end of the 30 minute races as at the beginning.
Under the rules, Turner Motorsport has developed a range of parts for T2 racecars around the country: T2 race springs, Turner Motorsport sway bars, special race exhaust, Turner Motorsport oil cooler kit, Shark Injector software, race-spec brake cooling, and racing brake pads. In addition, the car is equipped with a full complement of safety features: roll cage, fire suppression system, racing harnesses, and a racing seat.
Will Turner is a past champion in SCCA Club Racing and has been racing and tuning BMWs since 1991. Turner also competes in the Grand Am Cup series in a BMW 330i as well as manages the team's two BMW M3 Grand Am Cup racecars. Turner Motorsport is the country's leading tuner of BMW street and race cars. From an online catalog of nearly 5000 specialized parts, BMW owners and enthusiasts can tune and modify their cars for mild street-driven commuting or for track-only driver's education, club and professional racing.
Turner Motorsport is very active in road racing around the country. This weekend is the traditional Memorial Day sports car races at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. The Grand Am Cup series will be taking part with Turner Motorsport entering one BMW 330i and two BMW M3s. The next SCCA T2 event will be in June.