Mosport: Revolution Motorsports race notes

Revolution Motorsports makes solid progress at Mosport. New team begins to gel... as Hayner takes 7th and Bobby runs 14th. Bowmansville, Ont - May 19, 2002 - Revolution Motorsports placed two very competitive cars on the starting grid for...

Revolution Motorsports makes solid progress at Mosport.
New team begins to gel... as Hayner takes 7th and Bobby runs 14th.

Bowmansville, Ont - May 19, 2002 - Revolution Motorsports placed two very competitive cars on the starting grid for Sunday's Victoria Day Trans Am event at Mosport.

Stu Hayner started the #02 Trenton Forging Corvette in 8th and Bobby Sak, after qualifying 6th, changed engines and moved his #10 Revolution Motorsports Corvette to the back of the field.

At the drop of the flag both cars were immediately on the move. Both drivers showed great patience in the early going. The pole sitter had run into bad luck wrecking in turn two and several other teams were experiencing motor problems. Bobby and Stu stayed focused and worked hard clicking off consistent lap times.

At the half way mark, Hayner was well on his way to get the #02 Trenton Forging car into the lead. He spent several laps "following" the #5 Jaguar in third. Once around him, Hayner checked out in search of the leader. Heading into the pits, a communication miscue caused a crewmember to start over the wall early. In a questionable call, the officials assessed the #02 team with a 15 second penalty.

Back out on the track, Hayner managed to make up time turning some of the fastest laps of the day working his way back to the front finishing 7th.

"I'm glad we were able to keep the car on the lead lap," said Stu. The pit incident was unfortunate. While I'll accept the penalty, I hope they'll take a second look at the call for future reference. This is a competitive field we have this year and they need to let us race. The car was real strong," he added. "I could put the #02 Trenton Forging Corvette anywhere on the track. I'm not sure we'd have had enough for Boris, but I could run with anyone out there today. We'll get em' in Lime Rock!"

By mid-race, Bobby had pushed his #10 Corvette as high as 8th place. His Crew Chief, Shane Duhaime called for Bobby to pit. The team performed service on the car and he was away. Unfortunately, as Bobby got back underway, the #95 car came across his nose and severely damaged the lower right front of the car's nose. Bobby continued to push the car and was going well, however, he was required to pit again to fix loose body work. He would end the day in 14th.

"The car was great," said Bobby... "I had plenty of power and it was handling perfect. I could run with anyone out there. It was a ball!"

Next stop is the Mohegan Sun Casino Lime Rock Park Grand Prix at Lime Rock, CT. 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.

-rm-

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Stu Hayner