Mid-Ohio: Stu Hayner preview

Stu Hayner sets sights for a MidWest attack. Looks to carry Lime Rock momentum into Mid-Ohio and Cleveland. Detroit - June 18, 2002 - Coming off a strong performance at Lime Rock Park, Stu Hayner has his sights set on Mid-Ohio and ...

Stu Hayner sets sights for a MidWest attack.
Looks to carry Lime Rock momentum into Mid-Ohio and Cleveland.

Detroit - June 18, 2002 - Coming off a strong performance at Lime Rock Park, Stu Hayner has his sights set on Mid-Ohio and Cleveland.

"From my point of view we've got unfinished business," remarked Hayner. "I'm still buzzing from Lime Rock... it will take more than a part failure to keep the Trenton Forging #02 Corvette from moving to the front. We've got game!," he joked.

Hayner was referring to a late race engine failure that snatched victory from the Revolution Motorsports team with less than 5 laps remaining. Hayner was the weekend's top qualifier and was well on his way to victory. The car was so dominant, on lap 49, Hayner turned a 0:52.892. He was the only driver to break the 53-second mark and was .343 seconds faster than the second fastest lap held by race winner, Boris Said.

"There are a lot of similarities in Mid-Ohio and Lime Rock, so I expect we'll be close right off the transporter," Hayner said. "If that is the case, we can focus more on gearing and strategy and not have to worry about chasing the car setup."

"Not to get ahead of ourselves, but I'm hoping we can have a solid weekend in Mid-Ohio and then roll-on into Cleveland. I've got some unfinished business there," Hayner added, referring to last year's second place finish to defending champion, Paul Gentilozzi.

Hayner continued, "The next few weeks will be a good stretch. We're all very excited. Lime Rock was a good boost for the team's morale. This is a young team... I want to make sure they keep having fun at this."

Next, the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup moves to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio for the Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio. The race is Saturday, June 29 and will air at 4pm on CBS Sports, [same day tape delay].

In association with Trenton Forging, Revolution Motorsports campaigns two 2002 Chevrolet Corvettes as part of the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich 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.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Boris Said , Paul Gentilozzi , Stu Hayner