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GMAC/Trenton Forging #5 GTO 15th at Laguna Seca
Monterey, Calif. -- October 17, 2004 The GMAC/Trenton Forging #5 GTO, driven by Stu Hayner finished 15th in the last race of the 2004 season today at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. The SPEED World Challenge GT race ran in conjunction with the American Lemans Series' Monterey Sports Car Championships.
The team also finished 15th overall in the driver Championship points.
"We'd like to have seen better," commented team owner, David Moxlow. "We took on a major project with this GTO. We've been told it is the first professional road racing effort in the history of the GTO. So we know what we got ourselves into. We've learned quite a bit through our efforts and we're convinced that the process of developing the car under true race conditions was the way for us to go."
"We're planning several announcements in the next few weeks," continued Moxlow. "But, you can be sure we'll return to the SPEED World Challenge Series. This is where it's at! You can also be sure we're going to improve in the off-season. Plans are already underway developing the new car and we know what we have to do."
Moxlow added. "Personally, I'd like to thank the crew, Stu Hayner and our major partners that have participated and stood by us throughout the year. It's been great fun and a terrific experience. We'll be back!"