New Trans-Am team "connects" at final test session. DETROIT - April 4, 2002 -Revolution Motorsports worked through finishing preparations on their new two-car effort in contention for the 2002 Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Cup. The...
New Trans-Am team "connects" at final test session.
DETROIT - April 4, 2002 -Revolution Motorsports worked through finishing preparations on their new two-car effort in contention for the 2002 Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Cup.
The series gets underway April 14 at The Grand Prix of Long Beach in Long Beach, California. The Grand Prix of the Americas, originally scheduled for April 6 in Miami, will run October 5.
At a test session in Michigan today, the crew at Revolution Motorsports received one last blast from Mother Nature with temperatures below the freezing mark and snow flurries often filling the air. Regardless, driver Stu Hayner, along with Don and Bobby Sak, gave the crew exactly what it had anticipated, a perfect day on the track.
"We learned a great deal out there today," commented team owner Don Sak. "There is so much to think about before getting the cars on the track and working on the set-ups. Our guys really got past the cold temperatures and were flawless at coaching me (and the other drivers) to warm up the cars correctly. All of us learned much more than we had anticipated. I am elated."
For Revolution Motorsports, the off-season was an exciting challenge. They are a new team with new drivers and two new cars. Crew chief, Shane Duhaime, and his team spent countless hours behind the closed doors of their new facility near Detroit, Michigan. As the calendar drew nearer to the opening date of the 2002 season, Stu Hayner was belted in one of the team's 2002 Chevrolet Corvettes in time for the first scheduled test session in South Carolina on March 6, and again, April 3 in Michigan.
Duhaime feels that the outcome of the team's testing efforts proved the extra work netted them two extremely competitive cars. "I know that we have a great group of dedicated guys in the shop as well as excellent drivers giving us good feedback. That helps us with changes making the car significantly quicker. I laugh at myself for having any negative thoughts about getting to the first race in Long Beach," he said.
Revolution Motorsports will compete as part of the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Cup. All events are nationally televised on CBS and The 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.