#5 GMAC Commercial Finance / Trenton Forging GTO Finishes 9th
Denver - Aug. 14 -- Improving on a 16th place starting position, Stu Hayner drove the #5 GMAC Commercial Finance / Trenton Forging GTO to a 9th place finish in today's SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT race in Denver. The SPEED World Challenge series is participating in the Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver.
"All-in-all, I'd have to say I'm pretty pleased with our finish," said Hayner. "It just seems we were down on power all weekend. The car has been handling well-- in fact, the handling is excellent, but it just hasn't had the snap that you usually feel when you have good power. We made some adjustments after qualifying, and it was a bit better during the race."
"We had some experience with this track from when we ran here with Trans-Am several years ago," Hayner continued. "In fact, we were the fastest car in qualifying here in 2003. We had hoped that would be an advantage-- and I think it was from a handling standpoint. We'll take the 9th place and move on to Mosport."
Hayner's teammate, Jim Osborn in the #7 Remote Area Medical GTO took home the Sunoco Hard Charger Award for improving the greatest number of positions in the race. Osborn started 23rd and finished 14th.
Today's race will air Saturday, August 20th at 2pm EST on SPEED Channel.
The Series will move on to Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario, September 2nd - 4th for the Labour Day Grand Prix of Mosport.