Mid-Ohio: Autosport Development qualifying report

Hayner to start 12th for SPEED World Challenge GT Race presented by Trenton Forging Quality Formed Solutions Lexington, Ohio. -- May 21, 2005 The ...

Hayner to start 12th for SPEED World Challenge GT Race presented by Trenton Forging Quality Formed Solutions

Lexington, Ohio. -- May 21, 2005 The #5 GMAC Commercial Finance / Trenton Forging GTO, driven by Stu Hayner, qualified 12th for Saturday's SPEED World Challenge GT race at Mid-Ohio. The SPEED World Challenge Weekend at Mid-Ohio is presented by Trenton Forging Quality Formed Solutions and is part of the American Le Mans Series weekend, May 20-22.

"The car is handling great," commented Hayner. "We made some changes to the suspension after Road Atlanta and we've really stabilized the feel of the car. The guys have done a great job."

"It's a pretty quick field out there this weekend," Hayner continued. "Our times are pretty solid and I really feel we've got the car in the hunt. I don't know that we've got anything for Henzler and Heinricy, though-- those guys are on a different planet. But, we can run our qualifying time consistently and for the full 50 minutes. I'm very confident in the car and our ability to move through the pack and have a good finish."

"I'm looking forward to this race," added Hayner. "We have a lot of guests here today. Of course, our sponsor, Trenton Forging is the title sponsor for the SPEED World Challenge races and we want to put on a great show for their customers and employees. We are also entertaining guests from GMAC Commercial Finance and PR Machine-- all-in-all about 300 people-- needless to say, we want to do well."

The team also participated in off-track activities Chili Pepper Racing earlier this week when Hayner and Jim Osborn visited a Columbus Children's Hospital to spend time with patients.

Today's race starts at 5:35pm and will air May 28th on SPEED. The SPEED World Challenge will move on to Cleveland for the Cleveland Grand Prix June 23-25.

Autosport Development competes as part of the SPEED World Challenge GT Series. All events are nationally televised on SPEED channel (formerly Speedvision). In 2005 the SPEED World Challenge Series schedule will include street races in Denver and St. Petersburg, and make the traditional stops around the country at great tracks like Sebring, Road Atlanta, Lime Rock Park, Infineon, Mosport, Cleveland, Portland, Road America, Mid-Ohio and Laguna Seca.

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.

PR Machine Works offers the latest in manufacturing technology combined with a team of professionals and craftsmen committed to delivering total quality, unbeatable customer service, and outstanding value every time. With forty years of knowledge and experience, the company's world-class facility in Mansfield, Ohio, is the future of precision contract manufacturing.

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Series PWC
Drivers Jim Osborn , Stu Hayner