Turner Motorsport

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For the NASCAR team, see Turner Motorsports (NASCAR).

Turner Motorsport is one of the largest BMW performance tuning facilities in North America. Turner Motorsport also runs a production car racing team located in Amesbury, Massachusetts, and is the second most prolific BMW privateer racing team in the world, second only to Schnitzer Motorsport, who run factory BMW DTM cars in Europe.

TMS Racing exclusively races BMW models, including the BMW 3-series and BMW M3 coupes in the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Previously, the team was highly successful in the Speed World Challenge Touring Car series. In addition to its racing activities, the company operates a mail order BMW parts and accessories division, service department, and R&D facilities.

2011 Rolex Sports Car, driven by Auberlen, Dalla Lana, and Hand

Turner Motorsport won the 2003 and 2004 Speed World Challenge Touring Car Championships, breaking an eight-year Honda / Acura domination of the series. After winning the championship the second consecutive time, Turner Motorsport left World Challenge to race in the 2005 Grand-Am Cup series. Turner Motorsport won both the 2006 Grand Am Cup GS (BMW E46 M3) and ST Driver and Team Championships (BMW E46 330i) and the 2007 Grand Am Cup ST Championship (BMW E46 330i). Turner Motorsport was the first team to win dual GS and ST driver and team championships in the same season. A fourth Grand Am Championship came in 2011 (BMW E92 M3) for driver Paul Dalla Lana. Dalla Lana was also honored by BMW with the 2011 BMW Sports Trophy, given to the most successful BMW privateer racer in the world.

Turner Motorsport also raced an E46 BMW M3 in the SCCA Club Racing T2 Class, Will Turner finished 3rd in the 2006 SCCA Runoffs at Heartland Park Topeka in Topeka, Kansas.

In 2014, Turner Motorsport switched from the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series to its successor, the Tudor United SportsCar Championship (a merger of Grand-Am and the American LeMans Series). Turner competes in the GT Daytona class (GTD) in the Tudor Championship with a GTD spec BMW Z4 GT3, and has thus far taken class wins at the Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, as well as the famous Six Hours of Watkins Glen, the first major endurance win for the team, and followed up with wins at Road America and Virginia. The strength of those four wins was enough to propel driver Dane Cameron to the Driver's Championship, Turner to the Team Championship, but not BMW to the Manufacturer's championship.[1]

List of championships[edit]

2003 Speed World Challenge Driver
2004 Speed World Challenge Driver
2006 Grand-Am Cup ST Driver
2006 Grand-Am Cup Team
2006 Grand-Am Cup GS Driver
2007 Grand-Am Cup ST Driver
2011 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Driver
2011 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Team
2014 Tudor United SportsCar GT-Daytona Driver
2014 Tudor United SportsCar GT-Daytona Team

2015 Season drivers[edit]

Past drivers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morgan, Brian (December 2014). "Down to the Wire". Roundel. 46 (12): 76. ISSN 0889-3225. 

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