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Mid-Ohio: Stu Hayner Friday practice notes

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GMAC/Trenton Forging #5 GTO Sees Improvement Hayner very pleased with the car and team's progress

Lexington, Oh -- June 24, 2004 The #5 GMAC Commercial Finance/Trenton Forging GTO finished the final practice Friday with a sense of turning the corner for this week's for Round 3 of the SCCA Speed World Challenge GT at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on June 27. The race will air on SPEED Channel Sunday, June 27 at 1pm EST.

"We're really starting to make some headway," remarked driver, Stu Hayner. "I think this might be the first time I've climbed out of the car and talked about set-up changes. We've been chasing gremlins and development problems for the last 5 months-- so, this is a good sign. We've still got a long way to go, but it's good to be talking about making things better in general set-up terms."

Car chief, Rob Wanamaker agreed. "We've still got a lot of development work to do going forward. But, the things we focus on now are things that will move us up the field. That's a good feeling when you've been in development mode ."

In other activities, driver, Stu Hayner, joined fellow World Challenge driver, Jim Osborn, taking time out to pay a visit to patients being treated at the Columbus Children's Hospital.

"It's great to get to do this," commented Hayner. "It's nice to meet the patients and their families. You realize that it's pretty much impossible for many of them to attend a race. So it was a pleasure signing autographs and talking about our cars and racing."

GMAC Commercial Finance, considered a leader in its segment of the financial services market, provides accounts receivable management and financing, asset-based lending, equipment finance/leasing, retail financing, structured financing, and supply chain management services to a wide variety of clients in diverse industries. Loan facilities are in the $2 million to $200 million range. With locations in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, the Company is positioned to provide lending services worldwide.

PR Machine Works offers the latest in manufacturing technology combined with a team of professionals and craftsmen committed to delivering total quality, unbeatable customer service, and outstanding value every time. With forty years of knowledge and experience, the company's world-class facility in Mansfield, Ohio, is the future of precision contract manufacturing.

Trenton Forging Company from Trenton Michigan is a leading producer of custom impression die forgings to a wide variety of industries. They have a strong reputation as a supplier of choice to many Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive/light truck suppliers. Trenton produces multiple cavity die forgings to meet customers exacting specifications and offers a wide range of high quality custom forging products with exceptional customer service.

In association with Trenton Forging, Autosport Development will compete as part of the SPEED World Challenge GT Series. All events are nationally televised on SPEED channel (formerly Speedvision). In 2004 the SCCA SPEED World Challenge 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.

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Drivers Jim Osborn , Stu Hayner