Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – August 12, 2014 . . .
2013 Street Tuner class champions Terry Borcheller and Mike LaMarra, driving the No. 23 Burton Racing BMW 128i, raced to their first ST victory of the 2014 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season in Saturday’s 2.5-hour race at Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wis. BMW drivers also scored fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth place Street Tuner class finishes. Bimmerworld Racing’s three 328i machines finished fifth, seventh and eighth. Ted Giovanis and David Murray finished sixth in the No. 64 Team TGM 328i. The result moves BMW to the top of the Manufacturer’s points standings.
“We’ve been closing in on the podium throughout the season and got very close to a win at Indy,” said Keith Burton, Burton Racing Team Principal
. “It is extremely satisfying to win here at Road America and validates all of our hard work this year. I believe we are back in a position where we can fight for another championship for BMW.”
In the Grand Sport class, the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsport BMW M3 of John Edwards and Trent Hindman finished fourth to keep 18-year old Hindman at the top of the GS driver’s championship. The car started from the pole and led 18 laps of the 54 lap contest, only 1.768 seconds separating the car from the winner at the checkered flag. The next best finishing BMW M3 was the No. 97 Turner Motorsport car of Tom Kimber-Smith and Michael Marsal in 13th.
“Congratulations to Mike and Terry and the entire Burton Racing team on their return to the podium and their first Street Tuner win of the season,” said Gordon McDonnell, BMWNA Motorsport Manager
. “In Grand Sport, both John and Trent put up a great fight in the Fall-Line Motorsport BMW M3 to finish fourth, but the new Camaro seems to have a distinct advantage in the class.”
Today’s race will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 at 12:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, August, 17th. Round 10 of the 2014 CTSCC will be held at Virginia International Raceway, in Alton, Virginia on Aug. 23rd.
BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 120 MINI passenger car dealers, and 35 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
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