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GTR Motorsports to compete in Touring Car

GTR Motorsports To Compete in SCCA SPEED Touring Car ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (March 8, 2004) -- GTR Motorsports announced today it will compete in the 2004 SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Series with Neal Sapp, of Ellicott City, Md., behind...

GTR Motorsports To Compete in SCCA SPEED Touring Car

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (March 8, 2004) -- GTR Motorsports announced today it will compete in the 2004 SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Series with Neal Sapp, of Ellicott City, Md., behind the wheel.

"We are proud to announce that Neal Sapp will be driving the No. 33 Acura Integra R," said Ben Schaeffer, Owner of GTR Motorsports. "Neal won the Valvoline Runoffs twice for us in 1997 and 1999, and went undefeated in 1996 driving a Honda CRXsi in Pro Solo. Neal brings a lot of SPEED World Challenge experience to the team, including numerous wins, finished second in the championship twice and was Rookie of the Year in 2000."

"I'm really excited about driving for Ben and Acura this year," Sapp added. "I've been racing American Honda products off and on for 15 years and I'm eager to be behind the wheel of one again. With four of my six SCCA National Championships coming in Honda's, I'm looking forward to a great year."

In 32 career SPEED Touring Car starts, Sapp has five wins, 12 top-fives, 19 top 10 finishes and started from the pole three times.

The team will start the season in an Acura Certified Pre-owned Integra Type R and plans to switch to a new 2004 TSX/RSX by mid season. The team's sponsors for 2004 include Electromotive (Patented Direct Ignition and Total Engine Control), Carbotech (Innovations In Braking Technology) and Acura Certified Pre-owned Cars.

While GTR Motorsports is new to the SCCA SPEED World Challenge, the team is no stranger to SCCA racing. GTR captured numerous national road racing titles in addition to winning several Solo II championships. Schaeffer has been racing Honda/Acura products for over 16 years.

The SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Car season will make its first standing start of 2004 at Sebring International Raceway for the fourth-consecutive year as part of the 52nd Mobil1 Twelve Hours of Sebring week March 17-19. In 2004, the series will visit Lime Rock Park, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Infineon Raceway, Portland International Raceway, Mosport International Raceway, Road America, Road Atlanta Motorsports Center and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

For more information about SCCA SPEED World Challenge, visit www.world-challenge.com.

-scca pro racing-

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