SONOMA, Calif. (July 15, 2005) – Two-time defending SCCA Pro Racing SPEED Touring Car Drivers’ Champion Bill Auberlen, of Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., led the morning practice session in his No. 1 Turner Motorsports/H&R Springs BMW 325i with a time of 1:46.905 (85.197 mph) at Infineon Raceway, and then watched as his time held through the afternoon practice session of the Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma Presented by Ravenswood Winery.-30-
James Clay, of Blacksburg, Va., led the afternoon session with a 1:47.938 (84.381 mph) in his No. 36 BimmerWorld BMW 325i and was second overall, followed by Bob Stretch, of Dallas, Texas, who was third in the No. 98 Wheels America/B5Wheels BMW 325i. Stretch posted his fast time of 1:48.228 (84.155 mph) during the morning session.
RealTime Racing’s Pierre Kleinubing, of Coconut Creek, Fla., was fourth in the No. 43 A-SPEC/RealTime Racing Acura TSX, while Dino Crescentini, of Malibu, Calif., was fifth in the No. 73 Mazdaspeed/Tri-Point Motorsport Mazda 6.
Saturday’s SPEED Touring Car qualifying session is set for 9 a.m. The 23-lap, Round Seven SPEED Touring Car race will follow on Sunday and is scheduled to start at 2:50 p.m. The race will be broadcast live on SPEED Channel at 3 p.m. All times are Pacific.
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