The fastest Trans-Am car in Denver will start 6th. Denver - August 31, 2002 - After winning the pole position for Sunday's Trans Am event at the Shell Grand Prix of Denver, the ...
The fastest Trans-Am car in Denver will start 6th.
Denver - August 31, 2002 - After winning the pole position for Sunday's Trans Am event at the Shell Grand Prix of Denver, the #02 Trenton Forging Corvette was penalized one second by series officials.
The series noted that the penalty was in no way related to any technical or equipment violations. A team member inadvertently entered the impound area after qualifying. The series cited Racing Rule 126.96.36.199 which states, "Admittance to any area in which technical inspections are being conducted is controlled by the technical administrator " and issued the one second penalty. Stu Hayner will start the #02 Trenton Forging Corvette in sixth position.
The team released this official statement:
"Revolution Motorsports is committed to the philosophy that effort equals results.
While we are disappointed in the assessed penalty, Revolution Motorsports fully supports the Trans Am Series officials and their efforts to maintain equal and regulated competition within the series.
Our crew works within the rules to provide the most competitive cars on the track. Our drivers come with integrity and long-standing reputations for fairness and good sportsmanship. We would never compromise the hard work or good faith of the team, our sponsors or our families and friends.
As a new team for 2002, Revolution Motorsports' goals are realistic. It is our objective to go out each week and improve on the week before. For us, that is a victory. We could not be more pleased with the results we have had this year."
Revolution Motorsports and the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup are in Denver for the Shell Grand Prix of Denver, August 29 - September 1. The 61 lap/100 mile Trans Am race will take the green flag Sunday at 4:30pm, immediately following the CART race. The race will air on SPEED Channel [tape delayed] September 8 at 2:00pm 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.