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GMAC/Trenton Forging #5 GTO Ready For Road Atlanta

Braselton, Ga. -- Sept. 22, 2004: Staying the course developing the GMAC/Trenton Forging #5 GTO World Challenge GT car, Stu Hayner and company will take to the Road Atlanta track with a new suspension package. The team is at the historic track for round 9 of the SPEED World Challenge GT Series running in conjunction with the American LeMans Series 10 hour long feature event, the Petit LeMans.

"We're doing everything we can to keep advancing the car up the grid and learn more about its characteristics," said Hayner. "We finally had enough time away from the track to try some different things with the suspension. We really need to improve the car's handling."

"We're also staying focused on making the car bullet proof," Hayner continued. "In the off season the plan is to put the car on a diet-- but not at the expense of reliability. We'll also take that opportunity to ask what could we have done differently?"

In addition to the racing activity, Hayner is participating in a benefit go-kart event to raise funds for Motorsports Ministries. Trenton Forging will field two teams in the three-hour endurance event.

The team will also host 30 guests from GMAC for Friday's feature event the SPEED World Challenge GT race.

Sunday, following the Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta, Chili Pepper Racing is hosting a motorcycle charity ride through northern Georgia. Fans can ride alongside SCCA SPEED World Challenge drivers, including SPEED Touring Car Champion Bill Auberlen, Five-Time Le Mans winner Derek Bell, Five-Time SPEED World Challenge Champion Michael Galati, multi-race winner Stu Hayner, Former Rookie of the Year Matt Plumb, Defending SPEED GT Champion Randy Pobst, event organizer Jim Osborn and local rookie Seth Thomas. Trenton Forging will co-sponsor the event.

"This should be a great weekend for us," commented David Moxlow, team owner. "We enjoy all the activity and involvement and we're looking forward to putting on a great show for our partners at GMAC Commercial Finance."

The SPEED World Challenge GT race will run Friday, September 24 and air Sunday September 26 at 1PM EST on SPEED.

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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Series PWC
Drivers Bill Auberlen , Randy Pobst , Michael Galati , Derek Bell , Jim Osborn , Stu Hayner , Matt Plumb , Seth Thomas