Homestead: AASCO Motorsports race report

AASCO Motorsports Wins Grand Prix of Miami SGS Class HOMESTEAD, Fla., February 28, 2004 - Legendary racer Dennis Aase's AASCO Motorsports won their first Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series race of 2004 today at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS).

AASCO Motorsports Wins Grand Prix of Miami SGS Class

HOMESTEAD, Fla., February 28, 2004 - Legendary racer Dennis Aase's AASCO Motorsports won their first Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series race of 2004 today at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS). The Anaheim, California-based Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entry of Craig Stanton (Long Beach, Calif.) and David Murry (Cumming, Ga.) fought their way from the back of the starting grid to take the SGS class victory with a combination of strong driving, superb pit work and excellent race strategy. Stanton and Murry, who were awarded the SGS class SunTrust Most Improved Position Award for the second time of the two-race old season, finished 15th overall in the 42 car field. Murry started the 2004 Porsche, and made his way into the lead of the class before handing driving duties over to Stanton at the race's first full course caution- just over one hour into the event. Stanton fought an understeering race car to take the checkered flag ahead of the No. 36 of TPC Racing. The Grand Prix of Miami will be broadcast on SPEED Channel at 4 pm on March 7.

Dennis Aase: "I have to give the credit to our 'steering technicians' (drivers). They were putting in qualifying laps every lap out there today. We had Thomas Blam working our pit strategy and he was able to take every yellow (flag) and work it to our favor. That really helped us take the step up on the last lap we got on then (No.) 36."

David Murry: "My goal was to run as hard as I could without making any mistakes and keep the car fresh for Craig. Craig had all the hard work. He had guys chasing him. The crew has worked solid for three months on these Porsches and they have done a great job. We definitely earned this one today!"

Craig Stanton: "The AASCO guys did an awesome job in the pits. We had Thomas (Blam) calling the race strategy for us and he did an amazing job. He got us up a lap at the end and that let us have a little breather because the car was starting to push pretty bad from the middle of the race on. We got beaten on a few times out there but this Porsche really held together and brought us home. I'm just so happy for the whole team. They have put so much effort into this win. I'm so proud of them and so happy for them. Dennis and the whole crew really won this one today. It's a great payoff for all their hard work."

For more on AASCO Motorsports and its 2004 Grand-Am Rolex Series effort please visit www.aascomotorsports.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers David Murry , Craig Stanton , Dennis Aase