St. Pete: Revolution Motorsports qualifying notes

Hayner to start 4th, Sak to start without a qualifying time. St. Petersburg, Fla. February 22, 2003 Stu Hayner will start the ...

Hayner to start 4th, Sak to start without a qualifying time.

St. Petersburg, Fla. February 22, 2003 Stu Hayner will start the #2 Trenton Forging / Revolution Motorsports' Corvette in fourth for Sundays Trans-Am season opener in St. Petersburg, Florida. His team mate, Bobby Sak, will start the event from the back after a broken axle denied his qualifying opportunity.

"We've been chasing the front end," commented Hayner. "The areo changes mandated for 2003 seem to have really affected the front end of the car and how it reacts in high-speed corners. We're slowly getting it sorted out and bringing the car up-to-speed. I think we've got it good enough to be in the hunt on Sunday. We'll have to see what the late day track offers up in the way of grip."

"We've got good horsepower on the long straights and coming off the corners," Hayner continued. "We'll make a few more changes tonight and see if we can get a little more out of the handling in tomorrow's morning practice. I just want to be around the front in the later laps. Our cars do well on this type of course and we pay attention to taking care of our equipment. I'll focus on track position and make a run for it at the end."

Bobby Sak had practiced well enough Friday qualify in Saturday's fast group. Unfortunately, yesterday's broken axel and caused some hidden stress in the rear axle housing and the case let go just has the qualifying session got up to speed. Consequently, the car didn't post a lap time.

"I felt good in practice and we were really getting the car sorted out," said Bobby. "I'm not too worried starting at the back. I'll be able to move up steadily and concentrate on keeping out of trouble. I'd like to keep the leaders in sight and find a comfortable pace. If we can bring the car home in one piece and pick up a respectable top 10, I'd consider it a successful outing."

Sak will run his first full season of Trans-Am and compete for the 2003 Rookie of the Year honors. He is taking over the driving duties replacing his father and team owner, Don Sak, in the Revolution Motorsports #10 Corvette.

Revolution fans will be able to catch all the Trans-Am Series races this year on SPEED. The St. Petersburg race will air February 23 at 5:30 EST. As an added feature, the Trenton Forging #2 Corvette will be carrying two on board cameras. With Stu Hayner's talent for staying in the middle of the action, viewers can expect some 'edge of your seat' excitement.

Revolution Motorsports in association with Trenton Forging competes as part of the Trans-Am Series 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 www.GoRevolution.com.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Don Sak , Bobby Sak , Stu Hayner