Stu Hayner Qualifies to Start Third for the Lime Rock Grand Prix Bobby Sak to start sixth Lime Rock Park, Conn. -- May 23, 2003 -- Stu Hayner will start the ...
Stu Hayner Qualifies to Start Third for the Lime Rock Grand Prix
Bobby Sak to start sixth
Lime Rock Park, Conn. -- May 23, 2003 -- Stu Hayner will start the #2 Trenton Forging/GMAC Commercial Finance Corvette from the second row after qualifying third for Monday's Mohegan Sun Presents the Lime Rock Grand Prix. The race is round four in the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup. Hayner bettered is 2002 pole time by 4 tenths of a second but was delegated to the third spot by quicker times from the Jaguars of Johnny Miller and Scott Pruett. Miller's pole time was one full second faster than Hayner's 2002 pole time.
Teams have been thrown every kind of weather conditions throughout the weekend. Practice sessions ran fully wet to almost dry and cold. Series officials reversed Saturday's schedule in an attempt to run qualifying with the best conditions. With forecasters predicting inclement weather for Monday's race, set-ups will not be determined until race time.
"We've worked out all the variables, that's for sure," said Hayner. "Basically, we can put a competitive set-up on the track regardless of what the weather throws at us. I would prefer to see similar conditions to qualifying since that's going to provide the best show for Trans-Am fans."
When asked about his times this year, Hayner remarked; "The crew gave me a great car--. just like they always do. But, I have to tell you, and I wouldn't say this if it weren't true--. I put together two or three laps that if I've ever driven a perfect lap, this was it. They were perfect-- and I can state without a doubt-- that's all there is. I left nothing on the track."
Bobby Sak will start the #10 Revolution Motorsports Corvette in sixth position right behind his Rookie championship nemesis, Jorge Diaz.
"I think I've got a good car," said Sak. "I'm comfortable with the set-up regardless of the weather, and I think I can run fast for the full 100 miles. We really need to focus on keeping the leaders in sight and keeping the car in one piece. My first focus is doing well in the race, but it's hard not to look at the big picture and the year-long race for the rookie title. Jorge has put together a good string for the first three races-- I need to keep him in sight."
Sak is currently second in the Rookie Championship just 13 points back from Diaz. Meanwhile Stu Hayner is locked in a 5-way battle for third. He only needs five points over Mike Lewis to secure the spot exclusively. Hayner picked up one bonus point Saturday for qualifying in the top three for Monday's race.
Revolution Motorsports in association with Trenton Forging competes as part of the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup. All events are nationally televised on SPEED. The Lime Rock event will be broadcast LIVE at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 26. The Trans-Am Series is the oldest form of American sports car racing.
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