Lime Rock: Autosport Development race report

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GMAC/Trenton Forging #5 GTO Lime Rock Post Race Report
Team Stays Focused on Development

Lakeville, Conn -- May 31, 2004 Starting 23rd and finishing 18th might not be what Stu Hayner had in mind for the #5 GMAC Commercial Finance/Trenton Forging GTO. But with the challenge of developing a new car with a new team in a new series, it's hard not to come away pleased.

"Sure, we'd love to be up front slugging it out with the Audis and Cadillacs," smiled Hayner. "If our heads appear down, it's not from disappointment-- it's commitment. We knew what we were taking on when we chose the path of developing a new car-- but that's what we wanted. We wanted something different and we made the commitment to stick with it. We've got the right crew, the right partners and the right attitude."

The Lime Rock start was the second for the Autosport Development team. With just six weeks development time, the car debuted in Sebring and retired with a few laps to go due to a broken suspension part.

"The car was much better prepared for this event," stated David Moxlow of Trenton Forging. "Things are moving forward as planned. We felt the car was greatly improved from what we learned at Sebring and the car is getting closer to being competitive. The important thing for us was that the car ran every round and did not suffer any failures. We know what else we want to work on and where we have to improve. Our major issues are front down force, straight-line speed and weight. We need to get the car to a point where Stu can push it around and be aggressive. We're not there yet-- we have steps we'll implement prior to Mid-Ohio."

Monday's SCCA SPEED GT Championship Round Two race, part of the Mohegan Sun Grand Prix, will be broadcast on SPEED Channel Sunday, June 6 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) Round Three of the 2004 season will be June 25-27 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

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.


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Series PWC
Drivers Stu Hayner