Lime Rock, CT -- Stu Hayner turned in a 52.271 second lap, besting the second fastest qualifier, Butch Leitzinger, by better than three Tenths to take the pole on Saturday at Lime Rock Park.
"I just figured I'm gonna hold my breath and pull the trigger..." laughed Stu. "52 seconds later I was on the pole. The car felt great!" I have got to hand it to [Crew Chief] Shane [Duhaime]," he added. "We sat down this morning and started making wholesale changes. Obviously, we hit the mark. These guys worked their tales off." I couldn't be happier for the Revolution Motorsports' team or my sponsor, Trenton Forging."
"Also, [I want to] thank team owner Don Sak." said Hayner. "After surveying the damage to his car this morning, Don insisted the crew consolidate their efforts and focus on the #02 car. His unselfish commitment to the team is probably the biggest reason we're here."
Stu Hayner competed in his first Trans-Am race at Long Beach Grand Prix, finishing fifth and claiming "Star of the Race" honors. In 1991, he scored three top-five finishes in only four Trans-Am starts (Portland, Road America and Texas World), and won the Portland Rose Cup trophy that same year. In 1998, he competed in six Trans-Am races, posting strong efforts at each event, including his first career Trans-Am win at Road America, a second at Long Beach Grand Prix and a charge from 42nd to third at Watkins Glen. Stuart finished the season with three podium finishes, three fastest race laps, two Fast Five appearances and earned the "Turn On the Power" Award at Long Beach, Watkins Glen and Road America.