Stu Hayner second fastest on the day. Alton, Va.Â October 25, 2002Â Fulfilling a Series sanctioned penalty, both Revolution Motorsports cars sat out the first official practice session of the weekend. But, in the second session of the day, it...
Stu Hayner second fastest on the day.
Alton, Va. October 25, 2002 Fulfilling a Series sanctioned penalty, both Revolution Motorsports cars sat out the first official practice session of the weekend. But, in the second session of the day, it was right back to "business as usual" for the #02 Trenton Forging Corvette and Stu Hayner.
With cool temperatures and a damp track, Hayner wasted no time establishing the #02 car's consistent performance.
"I really think we're getting close," Hayner remarked. "We'll tweak the gearing a little more and see what we can lay down for a qualifier. It's such a long busy track, it takes some time to figure out. However, once you do, you can pick up a tenth here and there. We'll stay at it."
Unfortunately, Hayner, along with a few other competitors, experienced an off late in the session. The #23 car had laid down some oil on the backside of the track sending Hayner, Said and Leitzinger for an off road excursion. Hayner's car suffered considerable, albeit cosmetic, damage.
Hayner, who has three podium appearances, nine top-ten finishes, eight top-five finishes and has qualified for two poles in 2002, is prime for a win. Currently sitting fifth in the points, Hayner needs seven points in this weekend's finale to move into fourth place ahead of Johnny Miller in the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup Driver's Championship.
Don Sak took the opportunity to run with Hayner early in the afternoon session seeing where he might shed some time in the #10 Revolution Motorsports car.
"Working together like that is one of the biggest benefits in being part of a two car team," said Don. "When you have a teammate like Stu, you can pick up so much just running together for a few laps. Watching Stu's line through some of tricky spots shaved quite a bit of my time."
Qualifying for the VIR SpeedFest presented by Justin Bell GT Motorsports Experience is slated for 11:20am on Saturday. The race will be broadcast live on SPEED at 1pm EST, Sunday October 27.
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.