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Amesbury, MA. -- September 20th, 2017 -- With just two races remaining in the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the Turner Motorsport team prepares for round eleven of the season on the 2.238-mile 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California.

The team heads west following a streak of success in the previous two rounds of GTD competition, with a dominant win at Road America in early August and a nail bitter second place finish at Virginia International Raceway just three weeks ago.

Fulltime season driver Jens Klingmann will be joined by Jesse Krohn for the fourth consecutive race with hopes of continuing their streak of success through the end of the season. The No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 of Turner Motorsport currently sits third in GTD points, 17 points from second.

Turner BMWs have proven to be competitive on the famed road course with a GT category win in 2014 and a second place podium in 2013. Last year, Bret Curtis and Jens Klingmann narrowly missed a podium after a fierce battle on the final laps.

This year, the driver pair will have their hands full with a highly competitive 16 car GTD field for the two-hour and forty-minute America’s Tire 250.

“We had a good car here last year and ran a good race to finish inside the top five,” said Jens Klingmann. “I think we have made a lot of progress since then with the M6 GT3 and should have a very capable car this weekend. Jesse (Krohn) and I both know what we need to do to get our No. 96 BMW on the podium.”

Jesse Krohn will make his first race start at Laguna Seca this weekend.

“Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of those historic North American tracks that I have really been looking forward to racing so I am extra excited for this round of the WeatherTech Championship,” said Jesse Krohn. “I love racing in North America so this recent streak of success has been a highlight for 2017.”

On track action will begin on Friday at 1:00PM EST and GTD qualifying will begin at 2:30PM EST on Saturday, September 23rd broadcast live on

The America’s Tire 250 is scheduled to take the green flag on Sunday, September 24th at 5:05PM EST and will be televised live on Fox Sports 1.

Turner Motorsport will continue to team up with IHG Rewards Club to help bring IMSA race fans the dynamic and entertaining way to interact with the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The allows any race fan to predict who will finish first, second and third in each of the classes for chances to win huge prizes.

Fan predictions will go head to head with predictions made by a rotation of celebrities and any fans who out smart the celebrities scores will be entered into drawings for up to 1,000,000 IHG Rewards Club points and other cool prizes.

Be sure to tune into Turner Motorsport on Social Media for all the behind the scenes look into what’s going on at the track throughout the weekend.

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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 353 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.

2017 Weathertech SportsCar Championship Schedule

September 24 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
October 7 – Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta

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