Feeling HOT, HOT, HOT!!! Miami - October 4, 2002 - After observing the first session of ALMS cars tip-toe around the temporary Miami circuit, the Trans-Am cars made their way from the TA paddock through the city streets..... and that was just to...
Feeling HOT, HOT, HOT!!!
Miami - October 4, 2002 - After observing the first session of ALMS cars tip-toe around the temporary Miami circuit, the Trans-Am cars made their way from the TA paddock through the city streets..... and that was just to get to the track.
As the #02 Trenton Forging car made its way through the first warm-up lap, Stu Hayner radioed in with a problem. Pulling the car into pit lane, the crew removed the hood to find a stripped power steering pulley.
Don Sak, was able to get a feel for the track in the #10 Revolution Motorsports Corvette and ended the session in 10th.
"My car felt strong," said Don. "I didn't really get into it... I wanted to get the feel for this track. It's tricky and it's narrow. There are a lot of places to get in trouble. So my first goal was to get comfortable and get the feel of things."
By time the late afternoon session rolled around, it was hot on some parts of the track and cool in others. The cloud cover threw an eerie darkness over pit straight while other on other parts of the track, the new asphalt was breaking up.
Hayner took the Trenton Forging #02 car through its paces. By the end of the session, Hayner found himself sitting fifth fastest.
"We've got a little tuning to do," said Hayner, "but the car was great. Considering we didn't get to turn a lap this morning, I'm really pleased with our times. I didn't really push it knowing with the schedule change, we'll have another practice tomorrow morning prior to qualifying. I guess I might be in the minority, but I like this track. I hope it holds up though. We'll see what is going on in the morning practice... then we'll go. We're in good shape."
"The corners are breaking up pretty bad," reported Don Sak. "And to be honest, I got a little overheated out there. I figured it would be better to work on my braking points and try some different lines. But I didn't want to push it."
Revolution Motorsports is in Miami to compete in Sunday's Trans-Am Series event. The ALMS Series and CART Champ cars will run in conjunction with the race Saturday and Sunday respectively. The race will air on SPEED Channel at 5:30pm, [1 hour same day tape delay]
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.