Hayner races back from spin to finish 6th. Sak has a great run spoiled by transmission trouble. Trois Rivieres, Quebec - August 4, 2002 - On lap four of today's Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup feature race, Stu Hayner [ ...
Hayner races back from spin to finish 6th.
Sak has a great run spoiled by transmission trouble.
Trois Rivieres, Quebec - August 4, 2002 - On lap four of today's Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup feature race, Stu Hayner [#02 Trenton Forging / Revolution Motorsports Corvette] got wedged in the tire wall following a turn one incident with the #3 Jaguar [Paul Gentilozzi]. Though corner workers made a valiant effort to free Hayner, a tow truck was required to release the car. Unfortunately, the incident left Hayner three laps down.
Undaunted, "The Professor" decided to reward his fans and crew by putting on a Trois Rivieres driving seminar. Comfortable that the car was undamaged, Hayner brought the #02 Trenton Forging Corvette back from dead last to sixth. A brilliant display that left the Canadian fans cheering.
"These are huge race fans up here," said Hayner. "They love Trans-Am. They deserve better than what happened on lap four. That is not racing. I appreciate the way they turn out and support us and I wanted to make sure they saw a great show. From the reaction we got after the race, I think they were thrilled. All things considered, I think the Trenton Forging Corvette had a great day."
Don Sak had the #10 Revolution Motorsports / missingchildren.ca Corvette running as high as 7th place during the race. However, late in his run the car began experiencing transmission problems and he fell back to finish 14th.
"It was a pretty good run," said Don. "I was comfortable with the car and could drive it fairly aggressively. I'm not sure why, but late in the race the car kept wanting to jump out of gear. This track has a pretty rough surface in places and you've got a couple of drop-offs that can be hard on the driveline. Other than the trans, it was a good day," he added. "As Stu said, these are great fans up here. I'm glad they saw a good show."
Hayner came to the race hoping to improve his ranking in the points. He remains in sixth while Randy Ruhlman slipped by into fifth over Hayner by two points.
Revolution Motorsports and the Trans-Am Series for the BF Goodrich Tires Cup will move to 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 18th. [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.