Sub-standard track conditions may allow the cream to rise to the top. Miami - October 6, 2002 - With no track time Saturday, due to rain cancellation, the Revolution Motorsports cars were anxious to test changes in this morning's practice...
Sub-standard track conditions may allow the cream to rise to the top.
Miami - October 6, 2002 - With no track time Saturday, due to rain cancellation, the Revolution Motorsports cars were anxious to test changes in this morning's practice session. With temperatures all ready hitting "basic hot," the track information was expected to read true for this afternoon's race.
Stu Hayner, in the #02 Trenton Forging Corvette, would finally get to push the car a bit and see what he would have for race day. Hayner missed the first practice session with a power steering failure. This meant he had less track time than anyone else did. Already showing fourth fastest in the last practice Friday, Hayner was confident the car had more. This morning he moved it up to third... four tenths within Gentilozzi and two tenths of Said.
"The car feels good," said Stu. "With these track conditions it is going to be a waiting game. Starting the field according to points means our fifth spot is going to make the start and early laps pivotal. We're starting behind Miller [#64] and Leitzinger [#88]. Those guys aren't as fast as us, but they are good drivers. I've got a hunch it's not in their mind to pull over and let me by."
Laughing, Hayner continued. "It is a treacherous track. It is narrow and slick. It'll be a perfect disaster for anyone who decides to get stupid. I know we've got the car and the talent to go to the front... however, it will take patience. We're going to have to let a certain amount of the race come to us. It'll be a nail biter."
Don Sak was also able to improve his time and was ninth fastest in the morning session.
"In a word, patience," said Don when asked what it would take to reach the podium. "You're going to have to be patient and extremely smart if you get impatient. If you think you're going turn up the power and drive around people, you can count on a short day. It's going to take a good car, some decent breaks and a very smart driver to win this one."
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.