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Continental Tire 150 at the Glen; Season's Best Second Place Finish for Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – June 29, 2015 . . . Eight BMW racing cars were entered among the 45 cars that made up the field for Saturday's rain-soaked Continental Tire 150 at the Glen with the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3, driven by Ashley Freiberg and Trent Hindman, scoring a season's best second place finish in the Grand Sport class.

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Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – June 29, 2015 . . . Eight BMW racing cars were entered among the 45 cars that made up the field for Saturday's rain-soaked Continental Tire 150 at the Glen with the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3, driven by Ashley Freiberg and Trent Hindman, scoring a season's best second place finish in the Grand Sport class.

 

Freiberg started from her eighth place qualifying position and raced as high as third during her stint. BMW Motorsport Junior driver Hindman moved up to second, but was unable to challenge for the win as the race was red flagged because of the wet conditions with some thirty minutes remaining, ultimately ending behind the BMW M4 safety car under the caution flag. The pair completed 45 laps of the 3.4-mile, 11-turn Watkins Glen International circuit in the 2.5-hour contest. The result moves the duo (unofficially) from fifth to third in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Grand Sport driver points standings.

 

In the Street Tuner class, Terry Borcheller and Mike LaMarra, driving the No. 23 Burton Racing BMW 128i, were the top-finishing BMW drivers in eighth place. Ted Giovanis and David Murry, co-points leaders entering the event, had a disappointing day in the No. 64 Team TGM BMW 328i, finishing 26th and falling out of the top-five.

 

The Continental Tire 150 at the Glen will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 on July 5th at 10:00 a.m. ET. Round Five of the 2015 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge will be held on July 11th at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.

 

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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; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based 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 and X4 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, 148 BMW motorcycle retailers, 123 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 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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In 2014, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.118 million cars and 123,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2013 was euro 7.91 billion on revenues amounting to approximately euro 76.06 billion. As of 31 December 2013, the BMW Group had a workforce of 110,351 employees.

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