Stu Hayner looks to repeat history at Road America. Detroit - August 14, 2002 - Riding one of the hottest performance streaks in the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup, Stu Hayner claims the ...
Stu Hayner looks to repeat history at Road America.
Detroit - August 14, 2002 - Riding one of the hottest performance streaks in the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup, Stu Hayner claims the #02 Trenton Forging Corvette is ready to repeat history. Hayner won this prestigious event in 1998.
Hayner, currently sixth in points, has had five top 10 finishes in seven races this season. One of the two where he finished out of the top ten, he was leading with four laps to go. In round seven at Trois Rivieres, Hayner returned from a three-lap deficit to finish the race in sixth.
"I like this track," said Hayner. "I think our combination is really suited to this course. We have good horsepower, a good aero package and the focus we've been giving to our suspension package pulls it all together. People always focus on horsepower and straightaway speed at Road America. But you can't ignore corner speed... there are some really fast corners here. If you can carry your speed through the corner, you're hitting the straights just that much faster."
Hayner continued. "The car I had in Trois Rivieres was fantastic. There is no doubt in my mind, had we not been involved in the incident on lap four, we could have challenged Leitizinger [#88 Corvette] for the win. The car was `that' good. I expect we'll run even better at Road America since we won't be chasing the variables that Trois Rivieres' surface presented. Road America is a permanent course, a fast course and a beautifully maintained course. It should be a pretty special weekend."
Team owner, Don Sak, will be back in the #10 Revolution Motorsports / missingkids.com Corvette. Like Hayner, Sak is also upbeat about the weekend.
"The team and crew seem to have really struck a rhythm. The cars are prepped, things are happening on schedule and we find we have time to focus on improvements. We're not continually playing catch-up. This is a lot of fun."
"I'm looking forward to driving here," he continued. "I like the longer track. I think it suits my style and I find it comfortable to drive. I just feel smoother on this track than a short erratic track like Trois Rivieres. Plus, I just like it here."
Revolution Motorsports and the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup are in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin at the famed Road America track. They will compete as part of the CART weekend Motorola 220, August 16-18. The race will air at noon on SPEED August 18. [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.