Hayner puts his team on the podium. Teamwork and strategy combine for third place finish. Atlanta - October 11, 2002 - Through shear determination and a "refuse to loose" attitude, the crew of Stu Hayner's ...
Hayner puts his team on the podium.
Teamwork and strategy combine for third place finish.
Atlanta - October 11, 2002 - Through shear determination and a "refuse to loose" attitude, the crew of Stu Hayner's #02 Trenton Forging Corvette forced their way onto the podium today at the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup "Crank 100."
"There is no doubt in my mind, given enough practice, we would have found the right setup," remarked Stu Hayner. "This was just a tough week. We missed a practice session due to a broken axle; went straight in to qualifying and then practiced in the rain. We just never had the opportunity to test and learn what we needed to do. So, I have to say, this one belongs to the team. These guys got the car pretty close, considering what we had to work with. In addition, the early pit/fuel strategy was brilliant. Once in position, we were able to hold our own and let the race come to us. We really worked for this one.... We're taking it!"
Crew chief, Shane Duhaime, concurred. "We weren't the fastest car out there by any means," he laughed. "Stu's right...it's been a tough week. The car chiefs, Mark Meissen and Ken Kelly, really got the job done. But in the end, you have to hand it to Stu Hayner. Man, he drove the wheels off that car. We were a fifth or sixth place car at best. Only Stu could have wrestled it home in third."
Hayner picked up three points in the driver's championship moving him within seven points of fourth place Johnny Miller. It is his third podium finish of the season. This was Hayner's eighth top-five finish and ninth top-ten in 11 races.
Don Sak, driving the #10 Revolution Motorsports Corvette was enjoying a great run when he began having a fuel pressure problem. He fell several laps back before returning to the track.
"That was a great car," said Sak. "My radio went out early on, so I couldn't hear what the team was telling me. I was having so much fun, I really didn't care.
Sak started in 10th and finished 18th.
The entire Revolution Motorsports team congratulates Boris Said, Mike Davis and the ACS team on their Championship season. They are gentlemen, sportsmen and great competitors. We look forward to competing with them in 2003.
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.