Borcheller and LaMarra Finish Third in Street Tuner.
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 27, 2014 . . . 2013
Street Tuner-class champions Terry Borcheller and Mike LaMarra,
driving the No. 23 Burton Racing BMW 128i, raced to their
second-consecutive Street Tuner podium with a third-place finish in
Saturday’s 2.5-hour Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at Virginia
Raceway International, in Alton, Virginia. The duo won the last
round’s race at Road America.
In the Grand Sport class, the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsport BMW M3
Coupe of John Edwards and Trent Hindman experienced electrical
problems that dropped the duo down the running order. They ultimately
finished twelfth, one lap down to the leaders, but scored enough
points to keep Hindman second place in driver points – only two
markers behind. The top-finishing BMW M3 Coupe was the No. 97 Turner
Motorsport car of Tom Kimber-Smith and Michael Marsal, in sixth place.
With two rounds remaining in the season, BMW drivers have raced the
marque to second in the Manufacturer points standing in both the GS
and ST classes, with only one point separating BMW from the lead in ST.
“The championship chase is still close in both classes despite the
fact that BMW’s competition has advantages due to the current Balance
of Performance equations,” said Gordon McDonnell, BMWNA
Motorsport Manager. “We are counting on the Series to
address the issues so we may have an equal chance at the titles.”
The race will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 at 10:00a.m. ET on Sunday,
August, 31st. Next, Round 11 of the 2014 CTSCC will be held at the
Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, TX, on September 19th.
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.
Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via
the Internet at: www.bmwgroupna.com