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Jeff Altenburg and Shauna Marinus to lead Tri-Point Motorsports 2003 SCCA Speed World Challenge Touring Car effort. CANOGA PARK, CA (February 18, 2003). Tri-Point Engineering has announced today that Jeff Altenburg and Shauna Marinus will pilot...

Jeff Altenburg and Shauna Marinus to lead Tri-Point Motorsports 2003 SCCA Speed World Challenge Touring Car effort.

CANOGA PARK, CA (February 18, 2003). Tri-Point Engineering has announced today that Jeff Altenburg and Shauna Marinus will pilot the team's Mazda Proteges during the 2003 SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship.

"We are excited to have Jeff and Shauna climbing back into our cars for the upcoming season and we look to build upon their efforts from last season," commented team owner Craig Nagler. "Last year we showed that the Mazda Protege was a strong package and we think we have a crew that can battle for a championship."

Despite participating in only five events in 2002, Altenburg finished 13th in points with three top five finishes and two podium appearances. The former Trans-Am Series Rookie-of-the-Year, is looking forward to taking to the track in 2003. "I'm thrilled to be back with Tri-Point for the upcoming season and back behind the wheel of the Protege," Altenburg said. "The team really came together last season and we were contenders at every event. Working with Shauna again should be great, as we both drive with similar setups, and should make dialing in the cars that much easier."

Marinus returns to SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Car competition in 2003, after powerful 2002 season in which she scored four top-five finishes enroute to a top-ten finish in the championship. "I'm looking forward to continuing my relationship with Tri-Point Motorsports as we work towards the championship," Marinus said. "All the pieces are in place on the team and I can't wait to get out on the track at Sebring."

About Tri-Point Motorsports

Tri-Point Motorsports is the competitive arm of Tri-Point Engineering. Founded in 1979, Tri-Point Engineering is dedicated to the development of high-performance Mazda vehicles.

Over the years Tri-Point Engineering has engineered and developed dozens of championship winning IMSA and SCCA road race cars, SCCA Solo II and ProSolo cars, sand rails, drag cars, and many of the hottest high-performance street cars currently ruling the Southern California street scene.

About SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship

The SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship provides teams, manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers a competitive arena for production-based race cars, based on their performance potential and market segments. The 2003 season will consist of ten events held in conjunction with SCCA Pro Racing, American LeMans Series, and CART ChampCar World Series events, with all races being broadcast on Speed Channel.

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