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After Austin
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Jordan Taylor 226
1 Ricky Taylor 226
2 Christian Fittipaldi 207
2 Joao Barbosa 207
3 Misha Goikhberg 200
3 Stephen Simpson 200
4 Dane Cameron 199
4 Eric Curran 199
5 Ryan Dalziel 183
5 Scott Sharp 183
6 Tristan Nunez 181
6 Jonathan Bomarito 181
7 Tom Long 168
7 Joel Miller 168
8 Johannes Van Overbeek 162
9 Renger Van Der Zande 148
9 Marc Goossens 148
10 Ed Brown 117

PC
1 Patricio O'ward 216
1 James French 216
2 Don Yount 182
3 Buddy Rice 120
4 Kyle Masson 108
5 Gustavo Yacaman 89
6 Nicholas Boulle 68
7 Garett Grist 62
8 Ryan Lewis 62
9 Sean Rayhall 60
10 Daniel Burkett 60

GTLM
1 Jan Magnussen 182
1 Antonio Garcia 182
2 Alexander Sims 179
2 Bill Auberlen 179
3 Joey Hand 172
3 Dirk Mueller 172
4 Richard Westbrook 169
4 Ryan Briscoe 169
5 Dirk Werner 159
5 Patrick Pilet 159
6 Oliver Gavin 151
6 Tommy Milner 151
7 John Edwards 151
7 Martin Tomczyk 151
8 Laurens Vanthoor 151
9 Giancarlo Fisichella 104
9 Toni Vilander 104
10 Kevin Estre 78

GTD
1 Christina Nielsen 203
1 Alessandro Balzan 203
2 Jeroen Bleekemolen 195
2 Ben Keating 195
3 Andy Lally 179
3 Katherine Legge 179
4 Jens Klingmann 168
5 Lawson Aschenbach 166
5 Andrew Davis 166
6 Madison Snow 165
6 Bryan Sellers 165
7 Daniel Morad 162
8 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 152
8 Jeff Segal 152
9 Patrick Lindsey 150
10 Cooper Macneil 147

Prototype Teams
Rank Teams Total
1 #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac 226
2 #5 Mustang Sampling Racing 207
3 #85 Jdc-Miller Motorsports 200
4 #31 Whelen Engineering 199
5 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 183

PC
1 #38 Performance Tech 216
2 #26 Bar1 Motorsports 185
3 #20 Bar1 Motorsports 182
4 #8 Starworks Motorsports 58
5 #88 Starworks Motorsport 28

GTLM
1 #3 Corvette Racing 182
2 #25 BMW Team Rll 179
3 #66 Ford Chip Ganassi 172
4 #67 Ford Chip Ganassi 169
5 #911 Porsche Gt Team 159
6 #4 Corvette Racing 151
7 #24 BMW Team Rll 151
8 #912 Porsche Gt Team 151
9 #62 Risi Competizione 104
10 #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Uk 50

GTD
1 #63 Scuderia Corsa 203
2 #33 Riley Motorsports - AMG 195
3 #93 M. Shank W/ Curb-Aga 179
4 #96 Turner Motorsport 168
5 #57 Stevenson Motorsports 166
Daytona, Indy Champ Now Seeks Sebring Success

Scott Dixon after famous 12-Hour race win
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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Dixon testing the new Acura
Reigning IndyCar champion, Scott Dixon, has already won two of North America’s greatest races: the Indianapolis 500 in 2008 and 24 Hours of Daytona in 2006. Now the 28-year-old New Zealander is targeting victory in the annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

On Saturday 21 March, Dixon (photographed right during pre-race testing at Sebring) joins fellow drivers Gil de Ferran and Simon Pagenaud in the new no.66 XM Radio de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-02a contesting this year’s running of the annual day-night classic in Florida.

Although the IndyCar series doesn’t visit Sebring, the circuit must have some good memories for you? After all it was following an impressive test at Sebring in 1999 that you were rewarded with your first Indy Lights drive and the rest, as they say, is history.

“For me that was definitely a life-changer. My test there opened the door to Indy Lights and thus, thereafter, to what I’ve achieved in both Champ Cars and IndyCars. So, yes, Sebring is pretty special to me.”

Scott Dixon
The defense of your IndyCar crown with Target Chip Ganassi is your main commitment in 2009, so what attracts you to a one-off sportscar drive for de Ferran Motorsports?

“I love longer races; they’re a real team effort and a lot of fun. As the pressure is shared out across three drivers and the team over a long distance, it’s quite a relaxing way to race when compared to the shorter sprint races I’m used to. On top of that, there are lots of cars on the track so you are continually passing people, especially when you are in a prototype. The technology also is now a big plus – top cars like the Acura are really advanced machines.”

Mileage in the car must be a good way to prepare for the forthcoming Indy Car season, too?

“Apart from a short IndyCar test in December, I would have been out of a car for more than four months over the winter so, yes, it’s fantastic to get the seat time at Daytona and Sebring as well as doing all the testing. More so as the Acura is such a cool car.”

How does the new LMP1 Acura ARX-02a compare to your regular IndyCar?

“It’s different. Right now the Acura remains a work in progress and we’re not yet driving it to 100 per cent. We’ve come a long way, though, and already it has a lot more downforce and grip than the IndyCar; as a result the cornering speeds are far higher.”

You drove the LMP2 Acura last year at Road Atlanta, how much more will you enjoy racing the new LMP1 Acura ARX-02a?

“It’s nice to be running in a class that is obviously at the very top level. Certainly I always want to win races, not to win classes – so that’s a big change. To be on a world stage trying to beat some of the big teams that have been around for a long time is also a huge challenge… but that makes it all the more exciting and we’re up for it!”

You say the Acura remains ‘work in progress’ but how has the pre-race testing program gone?

“I can’t believe how far the program has come in such a short time. As with any new car, the team has had some blues and I wasn’t at the first test. But, from the first time I got into the car, I’ve been able to complete each of my stints. Ideally, however, we’d like a couple more months, more so as we are going into what’s probably the toughest of all the races. Sebring is such a physical track and it really beats up on a car.”

Despite the size of the technical challenge and the presence of both Audi and Peugeot with their well-proven turbo-diesel prototypes, what are your hopes for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring?

“I only do races to win them and I know both the team and Acura are the same – we are all going to push as hard as possible. That said, we are going into the unknown, not least as we don’t really know just how fast the Audis and Peugeots will be following the rule changes aimed at slowing down the diesels. That’s why the first couple of practice days next week are going to be big defining points. The Acura, though, clearly has good speed and we are out to win.”

You’ve won the Indianapolis 500 plus the 24 Hours of Daytona, victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring would be another big tick on your CV wouldn’t it?

“Absolutely. It’s another reason why I want to do these races. I’ve now won a championship, the 500 and a 24-hour race – I’d definitely like to add the Twelve Hours of Sebring to those. It’s a hugely prestigious event not only in America but also right around the world.”

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