Stu Hayner rocks Lime Rock Park! Revolution Motorsports driver takes the pole in the ...
Stu Hayner rocks Lime Rock Park!
Revolution Motorsports driver takes the pole in the #02 Trenton Forging Corvette.
Lakeville, Conn. - May 25, 2002 - Ripping off a brilliant last lap, Stu Hayner turned in a 52.271 second lap, besting the second fastest qualifier, Butch Leitzinger, by better than three tenths.
"I just figured I'm gonna hold my breath and pull the trigger..." laughed Stu. "52 seconds later I was on the pole. The car felt great!" I have got to hand it to Shane [Crew Chief Shane Duhaime]," he added. "We sat down this morning and started making wholesale changes. Obviously, we hit the mark. These guys worked their tales off." I couldn't be happier for the Revolution Motorsports' team or my sponsor, Trenton Forging."
"Also, thank team owner Don Sak." said Stu. "After surveying the damage to his car this morning, Don insisted the crew consolidate their efforts and focus on the #02 car. His unselfish commitment to the team is probably the biggest reason we're here."
Stu Hayner competed in his first Trans-Am race at Long Beach Grand Prix, finishing fifth and claiming "Star of the Race" honors. In 1991, he scored three top-five finishes in only four Trans-Am starts (Portland, Road America and Texas World), and won the Portland Rose Cup trophy that same year. In 1998, he competed in six Trans-Am races, posting strong efforts at each event, including his first career Trans-Am win at Road America, a second at Long Beach Grand Prix and a charge from 42nd to third at Watkins Glen. Stuart finished the season with three podium finishes, three fastest race laps, two Fast Five appearances and earned the "Turn On the Power" Award at Long Beach, Watkins Glen and Road America.
In other career highlights, Stu was team-driver of the Morrison Corvette ZR1 Program, setting three World and 12 International Land Speed records. He also has the distinction of winning two races (1 hour sprint & 12 hour endurance) - in two different series (Corvette Challenge & SCCA Endurance Championship) - in two different countries (U.S. & Canada) - in two different type racecars, all within a single 24 hour period.
This week the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup returns 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.
In association with Trenton Forging, Revolution Motorsports will campaign two 2002 Chevrolet Corvettes in this weekend's Mohegan Sun Casino Lime Rock Park Grand Prix at Lime Rock and the duration of the 2002 Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup.
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.