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Gentilozzi Takes Trans-Am Win at Mosport Park; Becomes Fifth Trans-Am Race Winner in Five Races


BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Can. (May 19, 1996) -- Paul Gentilozzi, driving the #5 HighwayMaster Chevrolet Camaro, became the fifth Trans-Am race winner in five races, taking the victory at the Sunoco Ultra 94 Trans-Am Classic at Mosport Park.

Gentilozzi, of Lansing, Mich., started on the pole after qualifying fifth and became the first Trans-Am race-winner to go flag-to-flag in 1996.

Finishing the 40-lap, 98.36-mile race was Jamie Galles, scoring his third-consecutive podium finish. Galles, in the #2 ICI/Glidden Camaro, finished 0.349-second behind Gentilozzi, while Tom Kendall, in the #11 All Sport Body Quencher Ford Mustang Cobra, finished third.

After five of 14 races, Galles leads the Drivers' Championship point standings with 130, followed by Dorsey Schroeder, 125; Kendall, 117; Gentilozzi, 98; and Ron Fellows, 96 points. In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet leads Ford by six points, 41 to 35.