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Portland: Autosport Development practice one notes

Hayner Ready For Portland GMAC/Trenton Forging ...

Hayner Ready For Portland
GMAC/Trenton Forging #5 GTO Has Good Test Session

Portland, Ore. -- July 23, 2004 Taking advantage of a promoter's test day at the Portland International Raceway, the GMAC/Trenton Forging #5 GTO team took a look at different options as they prepared for Sunday's SPEED World Challenge GT Round 5 that will run in conjunction with the Portland Grand Prix.

"We tried some things that got the car pretty lose," said driver, Stu Hayner. "But, quite honestly we're not sure if the lose condition was completely due to the changes or the extremely high temperatures we're experiencing here in the Northwest. The track was pretty slick. Regardless, we've been struggling with a push condition all along, so at least we can adjust back to find a middle ground. I'm not sure we'll be able to use what we learned, but it will definitely make a difference when we get to Mosport next month."

The team was also required to add baffling to the system in order to bring the cars decibel readings within the raceway's required 110db.

"It's a bit odd," commented team owner, David Moxlow. "I have considerable experience in this area due to our company's interaction with the city where we have our plant. [Trenton Forging is located in Trenton Michigan] Hard copies of our numbers at Infineon last week reported us at 104-105 db. The Series' requires 110db-- as does the city of Portland. How we would be under one day and over the next is questionable. We've added some restriction to the exhaust and the car is compliant now. We were taken by surprise, though."

Hayner's times Friday morning showed him running mid-pack as the team continued to dial the car in for Sunday's race. The race will air on SPEED, August 1st at 1pm EST.

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.

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 competes 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.

For more information about Autosport Development and the Stu Hayner #5 GTO, visit www.GoAutosport.com

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