Friday, August 9, 2013

Racing This Weekend: Grand Am at Road America

Dalla Lana Qualifies P2 in the Turner BMW

Paul Dalla Lana qualified P2 at Road America for the 250. Dalla Lana narrowly missed pole position by .051 seconds with a 2:11.234 behind the Ferrari of Leh Keen. This marks Paul Dalla Lana's career best qualifying result with Turner Motorsport. The result comes just minutes after qualifying the Turner Motorsport No. 96 Continental Tire Sport Car Challenge GS M3 P12. Dalla Lana was fastest in the morning's Trueman/Akin session with a 2:11.173, his fastest career lap at Road America.

Michael Marsal qualified his No. 93 GT M3 P8 with 2:13.506 shaving more than two seconds off his previous day's practice times in the Turner BMW. This was Marsal's first time qualifying in GT at Road America. Both Marsal and Dalla Lana will be sharing their BMWs with Factory drivers for the 250 tomorrow. The familiar driver pair of Auberlen and Dalla Lana will drive the No. 94 and Marsal and Martin will pilot the No. 93.

The Continental Tire Challenge race is scheduled to start at 1:30pm ET but will be tape delayed on SPEED for broadcast on August 17th on Fox Sports 2. The 250 will be televised LIVE on SPEED at 5:00pm ET. You can also tune into LIVE timing and scoring on, as well as keep up with Turner Motorsport's up-to-the-minute updates from the pits on both Facebook and Twitter.