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TURNER SCORES ELEVENTH PLACE FINISH AFTER CONSISTENT RUN IN THE SEBRING 12 HOUR

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TURNER SCORES ELEVENTH PLACE FINISH AFTER CONSISTENT RUN IN THE SEBRING 12 HOUR.

Amesbury, MA. -- March 19th, 2018 -- The No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 of Don Yount, Markus Palttala and Dillon Machavern scored an eleventh place finish in the 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday after a hard fought and consistent race.

Yount took the green flag from sixteenth place to kick off the second round of the 2018 North American Endurance Championship and the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on the unique and very bumpy surface of the 3.74-mile 17-turn Sebring International Raceway.

Yount completed a one-hour twenty-minute stint to hold position before pitting for driver change to 2014 GTD Champion Markus Palttala. Palttala pushed on to complete a double stint to make up several positions before getting Dillon Machavern behind the wheel.

Machavern, the 2017 GS Champion, battled on to complete a successful opening stint in his first-ever appearance in the 12 Hour of Sebring before handing the car back to Markus Palttala.

“Sebring is such a unique track that is typically very hard on the car and especially the tires.” Said Markus Palttala. “The setup on our BMW M6 GT3 this weekend was very well balanced allowing us to run very consistently without a lot of tire drop-off late in the stint.”

Yount made one more appearance in the car with a very strong and clean stint before handing the car over to Machavern and Palttala to finish out