Millville, N.J. (12 May 2012) – Michael Marsal turned his fastest lap of the weekend to put the No. 97 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 14th on the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge grid for the B+ Heroes 200 presented by BCKSTGR at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
With a quick time of 1:30.739-seconds around the 2.25-mile track, the effort earned Marsal his best starting position of the year, and he will grid for the 2.5-hour race from the seventh row as he and co-driver Boris Said look to move forward at Marsal’s home track located just a couple of hours south of where he resides in New York City.
“Qualifying was good – it’s the best start I’ve had this year so I’m happy about that,” said Marsal of the qualifying run. “We made a set-up change and it was the wrong way to go but we’re going to put it back and I think it should be good for the race. I burned off the tires in traffic and then by the time I got a clean lap it was only good enough for 14th. I perform well at this track and I’m happy to be starting in the top-15. I’m looking forward to working my way through the field.”
Prior to the start of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, Marsal will have little time to spare as he competes in another race, driving a different BMW. Marsal has joined Auto Technic in the ITC series in a 40-minute race which will see him go up against Turner Motorsport team owner Will Turner. The run in a BMW will add to his BMW Trophy points count as the young racer continues to add more lines to his racing resume.
The B+ Heroes 200 presented by BCKSTGR will begin at 3:15 PM (ET). Live timing and scoring can be followed at www.grand-am.com.
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