Autosport Development - Portland Wrap-Up



#5 GMAC Commercial Finance / Trenton Forging GTO Finishes 6th

Portland, Oregon -- July 31 Stu Hayner and the Autosport Development  
team were very pleased with a 6th place finish in today’s round 8 of  
the SCCA Pro SPEED World Challenge GT race in Portland, Oregon.  
Driving the second Autosport Development GTO, Steve MacDonald  
finished 17th. The race was held in conjunction with the American Le  
Mans Series weekend at the historic Portland International Raceway.

“After our 11th place finish here in 2004, we’re ecstatic with  
today’s results,” said Hayner following the race. “We knew going in  
what we had, Our plan was to go out and run a steady pace and try to  
keep the lead pack in sight. More importantly, we knew it was  
important to go easy on the car and make sure we had enough left at  
the end.”

The proof in the pudding was Hayner’s last lap pass on the #3 Viper.

“I had settled into a steady pace and had been following the #3 car  
for a good part of the race,” Hayner continued. “We were both getting  
through traffic pretty good and I was content to wait for the  
opportunity to pass. Well, on the last lap, the opportunity presented  
itself and we had enough car left to make it stick. We were door to  
door for a bit, but ultimately, the GMAC Commercial Finance GTO  
prevailed. In the end, it simply came down to having a good car for a  
deceivingly tough track.”

Today’s 6th place finish moves Hayner to 7th position in the Drivers’  
Championship Points

Driving the #7 Autosport Development GTO for Envision Telephony,  
Steve MacDonald of Woodinville, Washington finished his day in 17th.

“Not the top-10 finish I had fantasized about,” acknowledged Steve.  
“But I sure had a great time. The track got pretty slick by mid-race  
and at one point the #10 car (Mustang) had an off and caused a little  
excitement in front of me. I’m not sure what happened, but it was all  
I could do to keep the car underneath me.”

“This was a terrific experience,” Steve added. “I had a great car and  
was part of a first class team, they made me feel right at home. And,  
driving a World Challenge GT car was everything I’d hoped for and  
more. I can’t wait to do it again.”

Jim Osborn and Chili Pepper Racing for Remote Area Medical are slated  
to return to the #7 GTO for round 9 in Denver, August 12-14.

The SPEED World Challenge GT will air Sunday August 7th at 3pm EDT on  
SPEED. The Touring Car race ran Saturday at 1:00pm PDT and will air  
the Sunday, July 31 on SPEED at 3pm EDT.

Autosport Development competes as part of the PEE World Challenge  
GT Series. All events are nationally televised on PEE 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.
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.

Envision Telephony provides business intelligence and analytical  
software tools designed to help businesses understand their customers  
better. Envision's Business Intelligence Portal helps users collect  
and analyze data on customer transactions, preferences, and how they  
perceive the company. Its Performance Suite provides workforce  
management and monitoring tools for helping contact centers train and  
retain top-notch call center agents. Envision's customers include  
Southwest Airlines and Time Warner Cable.

For more information about Autosport Development visit  
www.GoAutosport.com

For more information about Trenton Forging, visit www.trentonforging.com

For more information about GMAC Commercial Finance, visit www.gmaccf.com

For more information about SCCA SPEED World Challenge, visit  
www.world-challenge.com

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