Mid-Ohio: Revolution Motorsports race report

Revolution Motorsports fights a hard battle; Stu Hayner fights out a fifth place finish. Mansfield, Ohio June 29, 2002 Fighting heat and slower traffic, Stu Hayner worked the Trenton Forging ...

Revolution Motorsports fights a hard battle; Stu Hayner fights out a fifth place finish.

Mansfield, Ohio June 29, 2002 Fighting heat and slower traffic, Stu Hayner worked the Trenton Forging #02 Corvette back to a fifth place finish at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course today.

Hayner's first challenge came on the starting grid as the connector to his cool suit malfunctioned. His second challenge came when traffic backed up and collapsed the nose of his race car.

"Boy, that was a lot of work for a fifth place finish," said Hayner after the race. "Fortunately they had ice packs ready to put in my suit at the first pit stop-- otherwise, I'd have not made it. It was hot!"

"We had a few guys out there that didn't want to rollover and give up a position. That makes it tough on this track as there aren't many places to pass. I can live with that--. but, the lapped traffic that held us up on the restart is unacceptable. That needs to be addressed. I'll grant a guy his fight for position--. that's part of racing," he added.

"We had a good car," continued Stu. "I know if we could have gotten around the #64 car we'd have been in the hunt. The restart changed the whole complexion of the race and it became a 5 lap sprint. We were there--.. and we should have been in it. That's racing, " he smiled.

Bobby Sak's #10 Revolution Motorsports/Trenton Forging/Missingkids.com Corvette ran well in the early part of the race. Later the car retired with overheating issues.

In association with Trenton Forging, Revolution Motorsports will campaign two 2002 Chevrolet Corvettes at the next event in Cleveland, July 13th and the duration of the 2002 Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup.

Revolution Motorsports competes as part of the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup. All events are nationally televised on CBS and SPEED channel (formerly Speedvision). The Trans-Am Series is the oldest form of American sports car racing. You can find out more at www.trans-amseries.com.

For complete driver biographies and information on Revolution Motorsports, please visit www.GoRevolution.com and www.bobbysak.com.

-rm-

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Bobby Sak , Stu Hayner