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Hayner will start 14th in World Challenge GT race Round 3 Braselton, Ga. -- April 16, 2005 Stu Hayner, in the ...

Hayner will start 14th in World Challenge GT race Round 3

Braselton, Ga. -- April 16, 2005 Stu Hayner, in the #5 GMAC Commercial Finance / Trenton Forging GTO will start 14th in Sunday's SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT race. The series is running as part of the Sportsbook.com Grand Prix at Road Atlanta, in Braselton, Ga., April 15-17. The race will run at 8:55am EST and air on SPEED Channel same-day tape delay at 1pm.

"The car is really coming along," said Hayner. "There are some adjustments we can do here and a few things we'll want to change back at the shop. We ran our fastest time of the weekend in qualifying-- but so did everyone else. I'm pleased with our times, though and we're faster each time out. The entire field is pretty close and we're right in the middle of a pretty fast group of cars."

"When you look at our qualifying time," Hayner continued, "it's a time we can run all day long. Looking at the cars around us, I'm not sure they can all say the same. If we can get a good start and get through the first lap cleanly, I think we can move up and end the day with a strong finish. Everyone is pretty close, so hopefully, cooler heads will prevail and we will see some good clean racing. Our guys have the GTO set up fairly neutral and I think the car will handle well in traffic. It should be a good weekend for us."

The team will also participate in off-track activities with hospitality programs for guests from GMAC Commercial Finance in Atlanta and in conjunction with Chili Pepper racing will entertain families from the Lighthouse Retreat, a seaside family retreat established to serve families caring for children with cancer.

The SPEED World Challenge GT race takes the green flag on Sunday, April 17 at 8:55am and will air on SPEED Channel tape delayed at 1:pm. The Touring Car race will air live on Saturday, April 16 at 4pm.

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.

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