Drivers Jarek Janis, Sascha Bert & Andrea Montermini Win in Budapest, Hungary

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ — In their #9 Saleen S7R Zakspeed, drivers Janis, Bert and Montermini made their way through the pack of Aston Martin, Corvette, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati racers to Victory Lane completing 102 laps in just over 3 hours on the 19 km circuit at Hungaroring, Hungary.

In securing their third pole of the FIA GT season and setting a new track record, Janis started the race by proving that the Saleen S7R is the quickest car on the track, and as Bert and Montermini had their turns behind the wheel, they lead virtually every lap, finishing 10 seconds ahead of second place, the #4 Corvette! As Zakspeed Racing is now tied for second place in the standings, they anticipate an impressive close to the 2006 season.

Steve Saleen, Founder and Vice Chairman of Saleen, Inc., stated, “Again the S7R has proven to be a viable competitor in the GT Series this year. We’re completely confident that Zakspeed is in the position of winning the last two races of the season.”

About Saleen
Since the company’s inception in 1984, Saleen has produced over 10,000 complete and EPA certified vehicles, more than any other specialty manufacturer. In addition, Saleen has equipped more than 600,000 vehicles worldwide, further emphasizing their commitment to excellence.

An eight-time Manufacturers’ Champion in GT sports car racing, Saleen, Inc. manufactures the American Supercar, the Saleen S7, the S281 Mustang, the S331 Sport Truck in addition to the Saleen Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Mustang. Saleen’s manufacturing facilities are located both in Irvine, California, and Troy, Michigan. The Michigan facility just finished a three-year run of the paint and assembly of the Ford GT.

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