Hayner sets fatest lap finishing fourth at Road America; Don Sak sets new personal milestone. Elkhart Lake, Wisc. - August 17, 2002 - Stu Hayner drove the ...
Hayner sets fatest lap finishing fourth at Road America; Don Sak sets new personal milestone.
Elkhart Lake, Wisc. - August 17, 2002 - Stu Hayner drove the #02 Trenton Forging / Revolution Motorsports Corvette to a fourth place finish today while setting the race's fastest lap at 2:12.236.
"What a great car," said Hayner. "This just confirms what I've been saying all season. The hard work of this team continues to pay benefits."
Hayner ran up front most of the day but unfortunately caught some bad breaks during his yellow flag pit stop.
"We had one of our crewmembers have what turned out to be a minor incident with another car on pit lane. Fortunately no one was hurt, but it is disturbing to say the least," said Hayner. "We also lost valuable time when we got trapped in our pit box," he continued. "But, that's part of racing. I think we might have been able to get up a little closer with the top three and mixed it up a bit. We'll take the fourth place and we'll keep on building."
"It was great to see Don Sak [#10 Revolution Motorsports / missingkids.com Corvette] run up front," added Stu. "He was having a terrific day. We swapped a little chatter over the radio.. it was fun."
Sak had an excellent run going and took a different pit strategy than Hayner. That strategy left him running alone with no advantage of drafting other cars. Don finished 12th.
"We stayed out a little longer than planned," said, Don. "But we realized that if we stayed out when the others pitted it would give us the opportunity to lead. I decided I wanted to do that. It may have turned out not to be the right strategy," he laughed. "But I'm glad we did it. It was fun."
"This was the best car I've ever had," continued Don. "It drove great. I think at one point I was looking for things that could improve the handling, but was finally honest with myself and decided to leave it alone.... It was that good."
Revolution Motorsports and the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup are at the Road America sports car course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The event, the 2002 Trans-Am Johnson Controls100, will air on SPEED Channel at noon EST, Sunday August 18.
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.