Denver: Stu Hayner race summary

Stu Hayner and crew... not to be denied. Hayner puts the ...

Stu Hayner and crew... not to be denied.

Hayner puts the #02 Trenton Forging Corvette on the podium in Denver.

Denver - September 1, 2002 - Know this.... the fastest car at the Shell Grand Prix of Denver Trans-Am 100 was Stuart Hayner in the #02 Trenton Forging Corvette. With Hayner standing tall on the podium taking his third place honors, it is impossible to deny his weekend record.

Friday, Stu Hayner in the #02 Trenton Forging Corvette rolled the car off the trailer and turned the second fastest time of the morning. In the second session, he bettered his time from the morning and left the track P2.

Saturday, Hayner won the pole position for the Shell Grand Prix of Denver Trans-Am 100 with a qualifying time of 1:13.612.

After a 1 second penalty was assessed by Series' officials for a non-technical infraction, Hayner shattered the Sunday morning warm-up and completely rewrote the time sheets with a 1:13.060.

Sunday afternoon, the fastest man on the track started in sixth. With patience, style and surgical accuracy, it was all "The Professor." School was in. Pitting early, the #02 Trenton Forging crew performed a perfect pit stop. Unfortunately, the car stalled. Once back underway, Hayner went right back to work. On lap 51, Hayner blistered off the fastest lap of the race turning a 1:12.261! In the closing laps, Hayner came up on the back of Paul Gentilozzi in the #3 car. With one and half laps to go, the former champion had used up the car. Hayner drove by. As time ran out, Hayner settled for a hard earned third.

"The car drove itself," said a humble Hayner. "It was so good... really, it was unbelievable. I'm at a loss for words."

"You know," Hayner continued, "my crew took such an emotional hit with yesterday's penalty and it was through no fault of their own. Nevertheless, they handled it. They got past the emotions and came back with all the class in the world. The just dug in that much harder. They are the best crew in the paddock and they put together the best car in the paddock. We had the horsepower and we had an unbelievable shock package. Everyone talked about the rough parts of the track.... the #02 car rolled right through. It was awesome."

Make no mistake about it.... Stu Hayner dominated Denver.

Revolution Motorsports and the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup will take the month off before heading to Miami for the Grand Prix of the Americas on October 6th.

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 Paul Gentilozzi , Stuart Hayner , Stu Hayner