BMW Drivers Begin the 2014 CTSCC Season with victory in the BMW Performance 200; 1-4 in Grand Sport, 1-2 in Street Tuner
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Jan. 24, 2014 . . . BMW drivers swept the top-four finishing positions in Grand Sport class and the top-two spots in Street Tuner class in today’s BMW Performance 200, the opening round of the 2014 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
“An ultimate start to the year, “said Gordon McDonnell, BMWNA Motorsport Manager. “We know the BMW is strong at Daytona and a 1-4 in GS and a 1-2 in ST is fantastic – especially in the BMW Performance 200. Congratulations to all the BMW teams and I hope this kind of success is something we can continue.”
Bill Auberlen and Paul Dalla Lana won overall in the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M3, but were excluded from the results following post-race technical inspection giving the victory to Shelby Blackstock and Ashley Frieberg in the No. 48 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3. The No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports M3 machine followed in second. Third and fourth were the No. 97 Turner Motorsport and the 03 Rum-Bum Racing cars.
Jeff Mosing and Eric Foss, in the No. 56 Murillo Racing BMW 328i, led the No. 81 Bimmerworld BMW 328i to the checkered flag in the Street Tuner class. The victory was the first CTSCC win for both Mosing and Foss. BMW drivers also finished 6-10th in the ST class.
“That was my first start from the pole,” said Mosing. “It was the first time I have felt “butterflies” in quite a few years. Ken (Murrillo) sets the car up for the entire race and the lap times showed that all race long. Eric did a great job to finish the race. With a bit of luck, I believe we’ll be strong all year.”
The BMW Performance 200 will be broadcast on FOX Sports 2 this evening at 6 p.m. ET.
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 338 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 119 MINI passenger car dealers, and 34 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.