Trois-Rivieres: Revolution Motorsports Friday summary

After two rounds of practice Hayner knocks 2 seconds off morning time. Trois Rivieres, Quebec - August 2, 2002 - Taking to the track for the early session, the ...

After two rounds of practice Hayner knocks 2 seconds off morning time.

Trois Rivieres, Quebec - August 2, 2002 - Taking to the track for the early session, the #02 Trenton Forging Corvette and #10 Revolution Motorsports Corvette immediately realized the need for two things. Handling and speed. At the end of the session, Stu Hayner and Don Sak were sitting 10th and 12th fastest respectively.

As the drivers discussed the idiosyncrasies of this tight 1.5 mile street course, the crew went to work reviewing the onboard data to assess the necessary changes. While every driver wants more power, everyone agreed that getting the power to the ground quickly and efficiently was going to be the key to getting the most out of the track's unusual surface and corners.

"I was struggling with the braking" said Stu Hayner. "And in some of the corners it was very difficult to get the car under you in a consistent fashion. The surface changes tend to make the car dance about.... right now it's hard to find that confident feel and feedback that you like get from the car. We'll work it out though. It's a tricky track... that's for sure."

Sak agreed. "This is going to be a `thinking' weekend," he laughed. "You can't relax for a minute out there... this is one of those tracks that'll jump up and bite you if you loose focus even for an instant. It's got me thinking, that's for sure!"

Round two went much better. Hayner finished the round sitting 4th fastest by shaving nearly 2 seconds of his morning run. Sak was able to move up a position and cut a full second from his morning time.

"We'll make a few small changes to the cars tonight," said Stu. "I think I can get a little more out of the track. Paul [#3 Gentilozzi] was only 6/100ths quicker than we were, and Butch [#88 Leitzinger] is about 2/10ths... I think we can catch them. Now Boris, [#33 Said]" he added, "he's another story."

The team will have an early practice session Saturday. Qualifying is Saturday afternoon.

Revolution Motorsports and the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup are in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. They will race in conjunction with the American LeMans Series as part of the Trois Rivieres Grand Prix, August 2-4. The race will be televised live on SPEED Channel, Sunday 2:30pm EST.

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.

-rm-

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Don Sak , Stu Hayner