Long Beach: Stu Hayner race notes

Stu Hayner holds on to 5th place in points after Long Beach. 6th place finish enough to keep the leaders in sight. Detroit -- April 17, 2003 -- Making the best of a tough situation, Stu Hayner kept the ...

Stu Hayner holds on to 5th place in points after Long Beach.
6th place finish enough to keep the leaders in sight.

Detroit -- April 17, 2003 -- Making the best of a tough situation, Stu Hayner kept the #2 Trenton Forging/GMAC Commercial Finance Corvette digging and came away with a 6th place finish in round 2 of the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup at the Long Beach Grand Prix, Never quite finding the handle on the setup, Hayner had to be pleased with the overall outcome.

"It was a tough weekend all the way around," said Hayner. "Our finish is certainly not reflective of the effort and hard work put in by the crew. The guys threw everything they had at it. We just never clicked on the setup. We were faster every round--. but the other guys were going even faster."

"The big thing we have got to address is the brakes," continued Hayner. "We have something going on that is preventing a consistent pedal. I find myself practically standing on them with both feet-- but more importantly, the consistency is not there. We're going to have to make some changes before Mosport and bring home a victory for Trenton Forging and GMAC Commercial Finance. And for this crew-- these poor guys are long overdue."

The sixth place finish was enough to keep Hayner tied for 5th place in the Championship points. He heads into Mosport well ahead of last year. Hayner had a 7th place finish at the famed Canadian venue in 2002 and the team views Mosport as one of the tracks they can pick up ground on their Championship run.

The Mosport event is slated for May 18th in Bowmanville Ontario, just outside Toronto. The Trans-Am Series is the feature race on the program that will also feature the SPEED World Challenge Series. The Trans-Am race at Mosport will air tape delayed on SPEED Channel May 25th providing fans with a weekend double header as the Lime Rock Park Trans-Am race will air live on May 26th.

Trenton Forging, in association with Revolution Motorsports, competes as part of the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup. All events are nationally televised on SPEED. The Trans-Am Series is the oldest form of American sports car racing.

GMAC Commercial Finance is part of GMAC Financial Services, one of the world's largest financial institutions with over 29,000 employees in 40 countries. For more information visit our website at gmaccf.com or call 248-356-4622.

You can find out more about the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup at . For more information on Trenton Forging with news and updates about Stu Hayner, please visit and follow the Motorsports link.

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