Bobby Sak has last shot at rookie title at the Puerto Rico Grand Prix; 27-point margin leaves outside "mathematical" chance. San Juan PR -- Oct. 22, 2003 -- It doesn't help that the final event of the 2003 Trans-Am Series Motorock Tour for the...
Bobby Sak has last shot at rookie title at the Puerto Rico Grand Prix; 27-point margin leaves outside "mathematical" chance.
San Juan PR -- Oct. 22, 2003 -- It doesn't help that the final event of the 2003 Trans-Am Series Motorock Tour for the BFGoodrich Cup, The Puerto Rico Grand Prix, will take place on Jorge Diaz's home court. Regardless, #10 Revolution Motorsports Corvette driver, Bobby Sak will make one last effort at running down the current Rookie of the Year points race leader.
"Regardless of what I do, in many ways it's out of my hands," remarked Sak. "In a sense it simply intensifies my single goal-- win this race. And, even when I win it, Jorge's day will determine the Rookie of the Year title. So-- I'm just here to win the race."
Sak's chances of winning the inaugural event seem quite good. Sak arrives in Puerto Rico coming off a third place podium finish last month at the Motorock Miami 100. At this year's Cleveland Grand Prix, Sak spent most of the day in second place chasing down race leader Scott Pruett. And, his teammate in that event, Stu Hayner, after a first lap incident, came back to lap the entire field and finish the day in fifth. The San Juan venue is a virtual mirror of Cleveland as it is staged on a temporary circuit at the Isla Grande airport.
"I'm confident we'll be fast here," acknowledged Sak. "Our crew can really get the car dialed in at temporary facilities. With this being a first time event, every team's on the same learning curve-- so I'll put my money on our guys. If they give me the car I had in Cleveland, I'm checking out. That car was amazing. It was fast and it would go wherever I put it."
After a sixth place finish at Miami, a relaxed Don Sak [#2 Revolution Motorsports Corvette] reflected on his son Bobby's Rookie season.
"I'm looking forward to this event," commented the senior Sak. "Bobby and Jorge have put on a great Rookie race all year long. They both had multiple podium appearances and they brought new blood and excitement to the Series. Jorge seems to be a nice young man. I'm sure his father is as proud of him as I am of Bobby. The Diaz's have been terrific. They're an extremely nice family. It's nice to finish the season in Puerto Rico as their guests."
"That said," Sak laughed, "those two young guns better watch their backs. If this #2 car is anything near what it was in Cleveland, I'm gonna bring it!"
Revolution Motorsports will field the #2 and #10 Revolution Motorsports Corvettes as part of the Grand Prix of Puerto Rico. The final event of the year will take place in Puerto Rico October 26-28. The will be race will be broadcast live at 1pm EST on SPEED.
Revolution Motorsports in association with Trenton Forging competes as part of the Motorock Trans-Am Tour 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.
You can find out more at www.trans-amseries.com. For complete driver biographies and information on Revolution Motorsports, please visit http://www.GoRevolution.com.