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Amesbury, MA. – April 25th, 2016 -- After much anticipation Turner Motorsport is extremely excited to announce the new 2016 race partnership with aFe Power for the 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. As part of the Turner Motorsport dual car effort in the WeatherTech GTD class, Turner will campaign the No. 96 aFe Power BMW M6 GT3 which will make a debut at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this coming weekend.

As pictured above, the No. 96 aFe Power BMW M6 GT3 will feature a white base color to contrast with the black and red of the aFe Power Logos as well as the red, black and grey accent stripes.

“The partnership with Turner Motorsport reinforces our commitment to the BMW performance marketplace. Our passion for all things BMW, along with our class leading technology, delivers the highest level of performance for the street or the track,” said Shahriar “Nick” Niakan, President and CEO, advanced FLOW engineering.

aFe POWER has been producing high performance products since its inception in 1999. aFe and Turner have had a long-standing relationship providing a wide variety of BMW performance parts to Turner's customers looking to upgrade their vehicles with the highest quality products available, including Cold Air Intake Systems, Performance Air Filters and Scorcher Modules.

“We are thrilled to expand the partnership with Turner Motorsport into their championship-winning racing program,” said Oliver Rathlein, Vice President of Marketing, advanced FLOW engineering.

Turner Motorsport has competed in over 335 professional races with BMW, capturing seven Championships.

“aFe Power is all about delivering superior performance in every part we make. What better way to showcase our brand with the leader in BMW tuning and performance - Turner Motorsport. The thrill of performance makes that connection with the racing enthusiast, who are our customers. The season is off to a great start and we are looking forward to more exciting racing!” said Oliver Rathlein.

Historically, Turner BMWs have shown strength on the 11-turn 2.238 mile circuit in the hills of Salinas, California famous for it’s signature turn named the “Corkscrew”. In 2014 the No. 94 Turner BMW Z4 GTD captured it’s first North American win at Laguna Seca. This race will be the first time the new M6 GT3 platform will race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

“I am super excited to partner with aFe POWER for 2016. They are a leader in the aftermarket automotive parts industry with cutting edge technology and engineering so it makes perfect sense to get them involved in our racing program.” said Jay Baier, Director of Marketing, Turner Motorsport.

“Partnering with aFe POWER really allows us to showcase the relationship between our parts company and race team to leverage what we do at the race track and ultimately sell the highest quality and best performing BMW parts to our customers all over the world,” said Jay Baier.

Will Turner added, “It’s great to have such a strong partnership with a company and brand like aFe Power who is dedicated to providing a high quality product that can be used in race application and also sold with confidence to our customers.”

“Turner Motorsport has followed this approach since 1998 with many successful partnerships, We have worked with a handful of partners over the years to help develop and test products on our racecars to then retail on our parts website so of course aFe Power is a natural fit. They are a leader in the aftermarket auto parts industry so we are honored to work with them," said Will Turner.

Additionally, Turner Motorsport will be campaigning their IHG Rewards Club No. 97 BMW M6 GT3 piloted by Michael Marsal and Markus Palttala. The duo will return behind the wheel of their blue and yellow BMW after a month break following the Sebring 12 Hours.

Both the No. 96 and No. 97 will begin on track action on Thursday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Following an impressive showing at the Sebring 12 Hours with a second place and seventh place finish, Turner Motorsport looks to continue their momentum to capture valuable Championship points in round three at Laguna Seca.

On track action from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will begin on Friday, April 29th for practice. WeatherTech Championship Qualifying will begin on Saturday, April 30th with the GTD class at 4:30pm PST. The GTD class will take the green flag on Sunday, May 1st at 3:45 PST. The race will be LIVE on Fox Sports 2 at 6:30 PM EST on Sunday, May 1st.

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About Turner Motorsport

Turner Motorsport is the leading BMW tuner in North America, bringing technology and expertise from the racetrack to the street for over two decades. Since 1993 the Turner Motorsport Team has competed in over 300 professional races, winning seven professional racing championships in four different series since 2003. The most recent being the 2014 Team Championship in the GTD-class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Their success is passed into every component that Turner Motorsport designs and sells through their comprehensive website and performance showroom. Our Race Team, R&D Engineers and Sales Team work together, ensuring practical knowledge and state-of-the-art engineering flow in both directions. Few companies in North America can claim such a close relationship to what they sell and what they race.

2016 Weathertech SportsCar Championship Schedule

May 1 – Laguna Seca
June 4 – Detroit Belle Isle (P, PC and GTD only)
July 3 – Watkins Glen
July 10 – Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
July 23 – Lime Rock Park (PC, GTLM and GTD only)
August 7 – Road America
August 28 – Virginia International Raceway (GTLM and GTD only)
September 17 – Circuit of The Americas
October 1 – Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta

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Links - Parts, Performance & Service Parts for BMWs
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H&R Springs - Premium Quality Suspension Components
aFe Power - The Official Intake and Air Filtration Company of Turner Motorsport
Recaro -The best in high quality automotive seats.
MOTUL Lubricants - Race-proven Oil and Lubrication Products
Borla Exhaust - The World's Most Winning Exhaust
Escort - Radar Detectors & Laser Detectors
SONAX - The Official Car Care Supplier of Turner Motorsport
PAGID - Motorsport and High Performance Brake Products

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Jay Baier
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phone: 978-388-7769 ext. 130