Long Beach: Stu Hayner pre-race festivities

Stu Hayner will make personal appearance at "Thursday Thunder on Pine". Pre-race festivities get underway at Long Beach. Detroit -- April 9, 2003 -- Kicking off the weekend's events for round 2 of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup...

Stu Hayner will make personal appearance at "Thursday Thunder on Pine".
Pre-race festivities get underway at Long Beach.

Detroit -- April 9, 2003 -- Kicking off the weekend's events for round 2 of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup at the Long Beach Grand Prix, Stu Hayner, driver of the #2 Trenton Forging/GMAC Commercial Finance Corvette, will make a personal appearance at "Thursday Thunder on Pine." Fellow Trans-Am Series drivers, Scott Pruett, Paul Gentilozzi, Johnny Miller and Mike Lewis, will join Hayner for the special event.

Besides the stars, they'll have the cars. The 'other' big attraction at "Thursday Thunder on Pine" will be the world famous Trans-Am Series muscle. Hayner's #2 Trenton Forging/GMAC Commercial Finance Corvette will be on display along with the Jaguars of Pruett, Gentilozzi and Lewis.

"This is the kind of thing that makes the street races so much fun," remarked Hayner. "Trans-Am fans are so appreciative of our time and it gives us the opportunity to let them know how much we appreciate their support. It also promotes some good banter among the drivers too. We get so busy-- we rarely get time to see each other in a relaxed setting. I look forward to it."

Hayner's hometown is just up the road in Yorba Linda. His appearances here always bring out a lot of local support. In fact, Hayner will carry local Chevrolet dealer, Tom Bell Chevrolet, on the back of the #2 Corvette. Needless to say, Hayner is a crowd favorite at Long Beach.

"Thursday Thunder on Pine" is being staged by the Downtown Long Beach Associates as part of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend. Drivers are scheduled to sign autographs between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Cup race will run Sunday, April 13 and will air the same day at 9 p.m. EST on SPEED.

Trenton Forging, in association with Revolution Motorsports, competes as part of the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup. All events are nationally televised on SPEED. The Trans-Am Series is the oldest form of American sports car racing.

GMAC Commercial Finance is part of GMAC Financial Services, one of the world's largest financial institutions with over 29,000 employees in 40 countries. For more information visit our website at gmaccf.com or call 248-356-4622.

You can find out more about the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup at www.trans-amseries.com . For more information on Trenton Forging with news and updates about Stu Hayner, please visit www.trentonforging.com and follow the Motorsports link.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Scott Pruett , Paul Gentilozzi , Johnny Miller , Stu Hayner