SCC: GM awards top five in Street Tuner class

GM Performance Division Awards Top Five Finisher in Street Tuner Class as Part of New Grand-Am Cup Series Contingency Program Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Entrants Rewarded for Racing Success WARREN, Mich., Feb. 21, 2006 -- As part of a...

GM Performance Division Awards Top Five Finisher in Street Tuner Class as Part of New Grand-Am Cup Series Contingency Program

Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged Entrants Rewarded for Racing Success

WARREN, Mich., Feb. 21, 2006 -- As part of a new contingency program, GM Performance Division awarded $1,000 to Georgian Bay Motorsports for the team's fourth place Street Tuner class finish in a Chevy Cobalt SS Supercharged during the Grand-Am Cup Series season opener at Daytona on Jan. 27.

The program is available to any entrant racing a Cobalt SS Supercharged in the Street Tuner class during the 2006 Grand-Am Cup Series season, and awards contingency money for each finish in the Top Five, including $5,000 for a first place finish, $3,000 for second, $2,000 for third, $1,000 for fourth and $500 for fifth place.

"There were five Cobalt SS Supercharged entrants in the Street Tuner class for the opener at Daytona, compared to three last year," said GM Performance Division's Ken Wasmer, whose team provides engineering technical support for the Cobalt entrants. "In just one year, we've proven this car is a viable contender, and these financial awards should be even more incentive for entrants to use our car."

Last season, the Cobalt SS Supercharged won three races, and finished third in the Manufacturer's Championship point standings. The 2006 Series opener featured two Cobalts finishing in the Top 10 at positions four and eight, and the rest in the Top 25 at positions 12, 13 and 24.

"Our goal for 2006 is to win the Manufacturer's Championship, and the more Cobalts running in the Street Tuner class, the better," Wasmer added.

The Chevrolet Cobalt hit dealer showrooms in January 2005 and is factory-built in Lordstown, Ohio. Engineered by GM Performance Division, the Cobalt SS Supercharged is the most powerful and agile of the model line, with a suspension developed on Germany's famed Nurburgring race track and a 2.0-liter ECOTEC Supercharged engine named among the industry's 10-Best Engines for 2006 by the editors of Ward's Communications.

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