@BrightonSpdwy • (May 09, 2016)- The motorsports community is a strong brotherhood, but nowhere near as close as the bond that exists between actual family. Picton, Ontario’s Adam Turner – who celebrated his 33rd birthday in March – is a second generation stock car racer. His father Paul is a member of Brighton Speedway. The father of two finished seventh in last year’s point standings, while adding three more victories to his career feature win list – including his first Go Nuclear Series checkered flag – in the Pro Late Model division.
During the May long weekend of 2006, Turner lost a good friend when his brother Justin passed away. As the new season of action got underway at the local 1/3-mile clay oval, the likeable racer debuted a new paint scheme for his Lazer chassis by Bernheisel Racecars machine that paid tribute to the final car his older sibling ever raced.
“I’d thought about doing a car with this design for quite a while. I just hadn’t said anything to anyone,” admitted Turner. “Even my parents didn’t really know until just before opening night. It was a secret worth keeping and turned out to be a very special time for everyone associated with our race team.”
Adam Turner says there is nothing that he’d like better than to be able to honour his brother’s memory with a track championship. Some changes made to their program over the winter and a 6th place finish in the first main event of the year could very well help the team achieve its goal. The Prince Edward County racer says he’d also like to follow selected events on this year’s Go Nuclear Late Model Series, as his schedule and resources allow.
Friendly, personable, good natured and quick-witted, Turner – who along with wife Stephanie recently announced the upcoming arrival of their third child, due around the 15th of November – is well liked by the other drivers in the pit area.
For 2016, his #92 machine is sponsored by Paul Turner Auto Repair, Village Variety & Gas Bar, The Work Gear, Lewis Lacrosse, Rez Boys Custom Wheels, Tires & Accessories, Angie’s Pooper Pumping Septic Service, Limestone Limousine and Mark’s County Chips. Team media and public relations services are handled by Clarke Motorsports Communications.
“When I first got started in the sport, I was told to go out there and have fun. I’ve tried to maintain that attitude throughout my career,” said Turner, who has also driven a street stock as well as DIRTcar Small Block and Sportsman Modified machines over the years. “We’ll have good nights and we’ll have bad nights during the year. Its important to remember that this isn’t Daytona or Indianapolis and as long as we’re able to roll the car into the trailer at the end of the night, everyone is happy.”
Fans can follow the team throughout the season by liking the Adam Turner Racing 92 page at www.facebook.com.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media