Revolution Motorsports takes the day off. Team uses day off to enjoy qualifying success. Lakeville, Conn. - May 26, 2002 - Taking pride in his new teams first Pole victory, Don Sak took time out to reflect on the team, its members and what it ...
Revolution Motorsports takes the day off.
Team uses day off to enjoy qualifying success.
Lakeville, Conn. - May 26, 2002 - Taking pride in his new teams first Pole victory, Don Sak took time out to reflect on the team, its members and what it takes to win in today's Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup.
"Stu's effort yesterday was unbelievable," said Don. "But like an iceberg, you are only seeing the one third that sits above the water. Trust me, the other two thirds comes from the guy's on the team. They are the heart and soul of the operation. They are the ones that stay up all night and start all over again the next day. Stu and I just show up and drive."
"Yesterday," he continued, "when my tie rod broke and I lost steering, the car took a pretty good hit. We bent the frame and destroyed a whole bunch of suspension parts. My guys immediately started to repair it. They were on autopilot to get the car back out there. They don't think any other way. I got them together and said, `look, I know you guys can re-build this thing trackside, but why? It's going to need a new front clip.... let's do it back at the shop.' We can review our options better at home."
"I put a lot of faith in my team," said Don. "Shane Duhaine has done a wonderful job in the shop and at the track. He and my son, Bobby Sak, run the day-to-day operation back in Wixom, Michigan and I couldn't be more pleased."
"Shail Duhaine, is our team engineer," Don continued. "He has been extremely helpful collecting and analyzing our data. Shane communicates with Shail and puts the information to work with his Car Chiefs, Mark Meissen [#02 Trenton Forging Corvette] and Ken Kelly [#10 Revolution Motorsports Corvette].
"Our Car Chiefs work closely with Chief Mechanic, Charles Brash who in-turn coordinates the efforts of Robby Reck and Dave Marchioni. They're a terrific bunch and we have a lot of fun. And I insist on having fun," Don laughed.
Stu Hayner also chimed in. "This is a great group. I am having so much fun. We've had some tough hurdles, and I'm sure we'll have more. But I'm confident in the no-quit effort I've seen on this team. They asked questions, they listen to your answers and nothing is taken for granted. These guys want to win."
"Yesterday, [winning the pole] was great. Phil Harper of PHM really gave us a great motor." "But, he continued, "there is not a person on this team that views this as anything less than a good beginning. They are all focused on winning... they all see the big picture."
"Finally, added Stu, "we owe a big thanks to our sponsor Trenton Forging. David Moxlow has assembled a top notch team to help with marketing and promotions to make sure this will be an ongoing, well-funded effort. That is no easy task. He and his people, Bill Swartz, Mark Maine and John Thawley, are continuously working on the team's visibility and relationship building. I know I also speak for Don when I acknowledge their efforts."
Don agreed and added, "no one here has any false sense of purpose. This is a small victory... but it is a victory and I'm glad we have a day off for everyone to enjoy it. I insist they enjoy it... they've earned it. I'm sure we'll have some tough times ahead. I wish Marty [Don's wife, Marty Sak] were here to share this. It's a lot of fun. Marty handles many incidentals for the team, but this weekend she's helping with the grandchildren. So, that's good too."
Looking at yesterday's events, Don thought about the outcome... "You know, things happen for a reason. After my off, Stu and the Trenton Forging people agreed to carry my Missing Children's campaign on the #02 Trenton Forging Corvette. What do you know... they'll be sitting on the pole with Stu. That's cool!"
This week the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup returned to Lime Rock for the Mohegan Sun Presents Lime Rock Park Grand Prix on May 24-27.The race will air live, May 27 on SPEED Channel at 3pm ET with Stu Hayner and the Trenton Forging, Revolution Motorsports #02 Corvette sitting on the pole.
Revolution Motorsports will compete as part of the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich 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.