Rainy Night In Georgia Qualify in the dry, practice in the rain... Hayner to start fifth. Atlanta - October 10, 2002 - Cool temperatures left crews scrambling for optimum qualifying setups Thursday afternoon. However, all that changed as the...
Rainy Night In Georgia
Qualify in the dry, practice in the rain... Hayner to start fifth.
Atlanta - October 10, 2002 - Cool temperatures left crews scrambling for optimum qualifying setups Thursday afternoon. However, all that changed as the skies opened up and afternoon practice was run in the rain. Friday's race setup is anybody's guess.
Stu Hayner, in the #02 Trenton Forging Corvette qualified fifth today, but was still looking for the speed and power he enjoyed in Miami and Denver.
"We need to find better gearing," said Hayner. "This place is so wide open and fast, I'm just not sure we've hit the right combination yet. Now, with the rain, I guess we'll go back to the hotel and get out the dice or start flipping coins. It looks like this race may be run in the rain.... that's a whole different set-up than what we have for the dry. I guess we're going to have to choose one and live with it."
Hayner is locked in a tight battle for fourth place in the championship points and makes no secret of having his eye on third. He is currently 10 points back from current fourth place driver, Johnny Miller. Hayner is confident he can catch Miller before heading to the last round at VIR.
"We just have to keep digging and putting competitive cars on the track," Hayner insisted. "Granted, this race [Atlanta] is going to have everyone guessing." I'm confident we'll get out there and make it work for us.
Hayner is starting behind Miller and Gentilozzi, Rocketsports teammates.
"I'm going to watch what unfolds between them for a few laps. I've probably got the best seat in the house for that show," Hayner laughed. I guess we're going to see if they have `team orders.'
Don Sak had an outstanding qualifying session putting the #10 Revolution Motorsports Corvette 10th for the start of Friday's race.
"Man, this place is fast," Sak said. "The crew was shouting to keep digging... I had that sucker on the rumble strips coming on to the front straight and just hung on. The back end was out there pretty good."
Revolution Motorsports is in Road Atlanta to compete in Round 11 of the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup. The Series will race on Friday, October 11 to accommodate the running of the ALMS Petit LeMans.
In association with Trenton Forging, 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.