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GMAC/Trenton Forging #5 GTO Finishes 13th at Road America
Elkhart Lake, Wisc. -- August 21, 2004 -- After qualifying 19th, the #5 GMAC / Trenton Forging GTO finished 13th in today's SPEED World Challenge GT race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The SPEED World Challenge is appearing with the American Lemans Series at the Road America 500, August 20-22.
"The car handle well through out the entire race," said driver, Stu Hayner. "We put a lot of time into changing the handling characteristics of the car and it paid off. We're limited in how much we can change until the off-season, but for now we've made good progress."
"In addition, I'm extremely pleased with the car's reliability," Hayner continued. "We knew when we started at Sebring that making the car bullet-proof had to be a priority. I think we've done real well there. We had some clutch issues during testing and were forced to put a heavier set-up in for the race. The extra weight really brought down the horsepower."
David Moxlow talked about the team's long-term plans.
"We're doing what we can to finish the season," said Moxlow. "There are some things we want to do that are going to require tearing the car down. The good news is, we know what we have to do. We're pleased with how far we've come and when you consider how many track records fell this year. Everyone is going so much faster than they were last year. We think we've had some respectable performances. I'm proud of Stu and our crew. They're doing a terrific job."
Today's SPEED World Challenge GT race will air August 29 at 1pm EST.