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      03-03-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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Turner Motorsports M3s Take #1 in GS & GT @ GRAND-AM of The Americas

It was a big weekend for the Turner Motorsports Team at the Circuit of Americas during the GRAND-AM of the Americas.

“In GT, Bill Auberlen went from 12th to a class victory in Turner Motorsport’s No. 94 BMW M3. He and Paul Dalla Lana capped a remarkable day after winning in the Grand Sport class of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge on Saturday morning. They are the only drivers to win races in both series on the same day, having previously accomplished the feat in 2011 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.” – grand-am.com

This weekend was both quite tiring and fun at the same. I attended both Friday and Saturday’s events as part of the BMW Car Corral. I was even fortunate enough to score a parade lap during Race Day on. Here’s a brief video taken of the main straight, turn 1 and turn 2.



Besides the Turner M3s there were a handful of Fall Line prepped M3s in the GS Class and a smattering of 328s and 128s in the ST Class. For those that did not have the opportunity to attend this race in person I’ve also included photos from the car corral, the pit/paddock, and the race for your viewing pleasure.

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Thanks for sharing the great pictures
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Grand-Am's just the greatest racing, isn't it?
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Wow, amazing pics Mike! Looks like an awesome day. Congrats on getting a parade lap, looks like a thrill, so jelouse!
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Great photos of all the cars. I'll be there in June!
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Great pics... it looked awesome

Making plans on going to Watkins Glen in June... Hope they have a
nice car corral
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Grand-Am is awesome! I love that there are classes that run just "slightly" modded production vehicles.

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Great photos of all the cars. I'll be there in June!
For the BMWCCA Texas Trifecta? See you in June then!

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Wow, amazing pics Mike! Looks like an awesome day. Congrats on getting a parade lap, looks like a thrill, so jelouse!
Thanks Curt, can't wait to see yours out there on the track.
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For the BMWCCA Texas Trifecta? See you in June then!
Yes, in the club race with my E36 M3. Really looking forward to it!
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Nice pics. Would love to give COTA a go one day.
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Nice pics. Would love to give COTA a go one day.
Yea man! Put your name on the wait-list for the Texas Tri-fecta DE in June.
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Nice pictures and great to see you again.

An awesome weekend for Turner!

Glad you could use our extra parade lap pass, although the lap was a fail!

Who took the picture on the main straight?
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Awesome!
By PM request the link for the Texas Tri-fecta is:
http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.c...2250F06B6EB359

Says registration is closed/waitlist full but couldn't hurt to try...

If you come down for MotoGP or V8 Supercars they'll probably do parade laps again...I can offer you a seat in my car haha

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Nice pictures and great to see you again.

An awesome weekend for Turner!

Glad you could use our extra parade lap pass, although the lap was a fail!

Who took the picture on the main straight?
Nice to see you again! Thank you again so much for letting me use the pass. Super slow lap...I waited for people to leave space so I could have some fun in the corners though. It was a little more fun on Sunday morning.

My friend Paul (WhiteFlashE90) took the picture for me w/o any prior coordination actually...he just saw the parade lap cars go out and said to himself "I know that car!"
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By PM request the link for the Texas Tri-fecta is:
http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.c...2250F06B6EB359

Says registration is closed/waitlist full but couldn't hurt to try...

If you come down for MotoGP or V8 Supercars they'll probably do parade laps again...I can offer you a seat in my car haha



Nice to see you again! Thank you again so much for letting me use the pass. Super slow lap...I waited for people to leave space so I could have some fun in the corners though. It was a little more fun on Sunday morning.

My friend Paul (WhiteFlashE90) took the picture for me w/o any prior coordination actually...he just saw the parade lap cars go out and said to himself "I know that car!"
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wow!! awesome pics! your car is looking great as well
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Of course you can get a ride but you never get that kitchen pass to come out to the track days.
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