Burton Racing BMW 128i Takes Street Tuner Victory at Road America

Official Release: 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.

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