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Laguna Seca Race Report

Monterey, CA - May 6, 2006

Nuzzo Motorsports raced the #20 Unichip and #22 American Organ Transplant Association (AOTA) MINI Cooper S at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, enduring uncharacteristically cold northern California weather to finish 16th and 21st in class, respectively. For the second consecutive event, the race was marred by frequent caution periods, resulting from several accidents at the technical, twisting course.

Tony Nuzzo, driving the #20 Unichip MINI Cooper S with teammate Steve Pattee, qualified and started the car 25th in class, keeping out of trouble and ascending as high as 3rd in class through the Grand Am Cup ST field before turning over to Pattee under caution. Pattee, of Des Moines, IA, pedaled the car to its fastest race lap during his stint, but the duo were shuffled back to their eventual 16th place finish during the ensuing caution periods.

Joe Toussaint of Katy, TX and veteran racer Manny Matz of Somers, NY teamed to drive the #22 American Organ Transplant Association (AOTA) MINI Cooper S, and had an eventful race, finishing 21st in class.

The American Organ Transplant Association (AOTA) was incorporated in Texas in 1986 as a non-profit organization to help organ transplant recipients through the period immediately prior to organ transplant surgery and after transplant surgery. If you want to help an organ transplant patient, family members, social workers, friends, and corporate sponsors are always needed. To help, please contact them at 713-344-2402 or visit their website at

Nuzzo Motorsports races the nos. 20 and 22 MINI Cooper Ses next at Phoenix International Raceway, outside Phoenix, AZ, the weekend of May 13–14.

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