Virginia (VIR): Revolution Motorsports preview

Revolution Motorsports looks to cap successful season with a win at VIR. Stu Hayner ready to collect first win of 2002. Alton, Va.  October 25, 2002  Looking to cap off a terrific season with a win, the Revolution Motorsports team heads to ...

Revolution Motorsports looks to cap successful season with a win at VIR.
Stu Hayner ready to collect first win of 2002.

Alton, Va.  October 25, 2002  Looking to cap off a terrific season with a win, the Revolution Motorsports team heads to Virginia International Raceway for the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup VIR SpeedFest presented by the Justin Bell GT Experience.

"We've met and exceeded a lot of our initial goals," said team owner, Don Sak. "More importantly, we've put together a great nucleus to continue our success. We've accomplished a lot in one year. We have the right personnel and good equipment to grow. We'll continue our search for additional marketing partners and look to keep things going."

"A win would be great," Sak continued. "Honest, as much as I would personally enjoy the victory, it would be great for the team. They have worked so hard and have been so close."

Close indeed. Stu Hayner in the number #02 Trenton Forging Corvette has had victory snatched from his grasp twice in 2002. While leading with four laps to go, Hayner had an engine part fail in Lime Rock. Again, in Miami, with one lap to go, a small suspension part let go handing the victory to 2002 Champion, Boris Said.

"It's no secret, we're due," laughed Hayner. We've been right there for the most part all season. As a driver, it is such a great feeling to climb into a car knowing you'll be in the running week, after week. This is a great team-- I hope we can keep things moving forward and take a run at the Championship in 2003." Hayner's third-place finish at Road Atlanta extended a run  that has seen him post seven top-five results in his past eight Trans-Am races. The streak began with a fifth-place finish at Mid-Ohio and includes podium performances of third at Cleveland and Denver, as well as fourths at Washington, D.C., Road America and Miami. Don Sak will be back in the #10 Revolution Motorsports Corvette this weekend. This may be a swan song ride for Sak as it appears Bobby Sak is poised to take over the driving duties in 2003. The Virginia International Raceway Speedfest 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.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Boris Said , Justin Bell , Don Sak , Bobby Sak , Stu Hayner