Road America: Autosport Development preview

Elkhart Lake, Wisc. -- August 20, 2004 The ...

Elkhart Lake, Wisc. -- August 20, 2004 The #5 GMAC / Trenton Forging GTO will make its first appearance at the historic Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin this weekend. The SPEED World Challenge is appearing with the American Lemans Series at the Road America 500, August 20-22. Road America is the longest track on the SPEED World Challenge circuit.

"This is a track that can be hard on equipment," said driver, Stu Hayner. "Turning quick laps in practice and qualifying is one thing-- but running at race pace is another story. Even though these are sprint type races, it's pretty easy to let the speed go to your head and run the tires off the car. The track can be hard on brakes too."

The Series has had 4 races in the last seven weeks. That, coupled with travel, has made shop time extremely hard to come by. The team has been traveling almost non-stop since early July. This included a two-week west coast swing.

"We still haven't had the time we need to make the changes necessary to our suspension configuration," Hayner continued. "We're going to tackle that before Atlanta. This past month and a half has been pretty tight time-wise. The car is coming around nicely and all-in-all, it's starting to be a lot of fun to drive."

The SPEED World Challenge GT race will air August 29 at 1pm EST.

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.

In association with Trenton Forging, Autosport Development competes as part of the SPEED World Challenge GT Series. All events are nationally televised on SPEED channel (formerly Speedvision). In 2004 the SCCA SPEED World Challenge series will visit Lime Rock Park, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Infineon Raceway, Portland International Raceway, Mosport International Raceway, Road America, Road Atlanta Motorsports Center and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

For more information about Autosport Development and the Stu Hayner #5 GTO, visit


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