With three races remaining in the 2003 SCCA Pro Racing Speed GT Championship, BMW Team PTG opened Round 8 at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif., by adding 22-year old Bryce Miller of Morristown, N.J., in its fifth BMW M3 for the remainder of the season.
Bryce will join Team PTG regulars Auberlen, Boris Said, Hans Stuck and Justin Marks.
Going into this event, BMW leads the Manufacturer's Championship and Bill Auberlen sits atop the Driver's Championship standings.
On the team's last visit to the Golden State in July, BMW Team PTG made Speed GT history by finishing 1-2-3-4 in Round 6 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma.
BMW Team PTG has raced a fifth M3 once before this season at Round 5 at Road Atlanta with Nic Jonsson behind the wheel.
Miller joins the team after a successful test with the team at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga., last week. He began racing go-karts at the age of 8 and has a number of years of open-wheel racing experience. Most recently he raced in Germany.
BMW Team PTG is competing this weekend with an additional 150 pounds of lead on each car, mandated by SCCA Pro Racing.
Official practice for the weekend is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. and 4:35 p.m. PT on Friday, Sept. 5. A single 20-minute qualifying session is scheduled for 10:55 a.m. PT Saturday, Sept. 6, and the Round-8 50-minute race's standing start is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. PT on Sunday.