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Valiante turns fastest practice lap in New Jersey

Defending race winners off to fast start in South Jersey
Friday, May 01, 2009

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Michael Valiante

Winners in the inaugural Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 event at New Jersey Motorsports Park last August, Michael Shank Racing took over where it left off on Friday by dominating opening practice for Sunday's Verizon Wireless 250.

Round 3 of the 2009 season takes the green flag at 1 p.m. ET Sunday (SPEED, live) on the circuit's 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway.

Michael Valiante led the morning session with a lap of 1:14.905 (108.137 mph) in the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley, while Ozz Negri led a 1-2 sweep of the afternoon session, 1:15.302 (107.567 mph). Last year, Negri and Mark Patterson teamed to give the team its first victory in two years at Thunderbolt Raceway. Valiante and co-driver John Pew are coming off a second-place finish in the most recent Rolex Series event, last weekend at Virginia International Raceway.

The two Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley's ran 1-2 on Friday
"It seems we've got a sweet spot in our setup that's been working everywhere," Negri said. "It's a team effort between the 6 and 60 cars, and if one of us finds something a little different, they tell the team from the other car. Both teams are right up there, and it's very gratifying."

Second fastest in the combined sessions was the No. 12 Penske Racing/Verizon Wireless Porsche Riley of Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas, 1:14.988 (108.017 mph), followed by Max Angelelli and Brian Frisselle in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Pontiac Dallara, 1:15.271 (107.611 mph). Negri's time from the afternoon session was fourth-fastest overall.

"I'm quite surprised, because this is a new track for both Romain and me, and we're not really familiar with it," said Bernhard. "In the end, it will be really close racing, and that's what the fans are looking for."

Defending Daytona Prototype co-champions Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas were fifth in the No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Lexus Riley.

The Rolex Series will hold a combined practice session Saturday at 9:20 a.m. Qualifying begins at 1:45 p.m., followed by the Garden State 250 for the Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge at 3:10 p.m.

Saturday, May 2
8:00 AM 8:20 AM Qualifying – Ford Racing Mustang Challenge
8:30 AM 9:10 AM Final Practice – KONI Series Combined 
9:20 AM 9:50 AM Practice – Rolex Series Combined
9:50 AM 10:20 AM Practice – Rolex Trueman/Akin Award Participants Only
10:30 AM 11:30 AM Race– Support Series #1
11:30 AM 12:30 PM Lunch
12:00 PM 12:45 PM Rolex Series Driver Autograph Session (hanger deck)
  12:30 AM 1:30 PM Race – Support Series #2 
1:45 PM 2:00 PM Qualifying – Rolex Series DP
2:10 PM 2:25 PM Qualifying – Rolex Series GT 
2:35 PM  Pre-Race; Fan Grid Walk and Recon Laps – KONI Series
3:10 PM  START – KONI Challenge Race    (2.5 hours)

Sunday, May 3 
9:30 AM 10:00 AM Final Practice – Rolex Series 
10:30 AM  START – Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Race (45 min)
12:00 PM  Pre-Race; Fan Grid Walk and Recon Laps – Rolex Series
1:00 PM  START – Rolex Series Race (2.75 hrs.)

Results Practice 1

POS NO. CLASS PIC DRIVERS TEAM/CAR TIME SPEED SPONSORS
1 6 DP 1 Pew / Valiante Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:14.905 108.136
2 12 DP 2 Bernhard / Dumas Penske Racing / Porsche Riley 1:14.988 108.017 Verizon Wireless
3 10 DP 3 Angelelli / Frisselle SunTrust Racing / Ford Dallara 1:15.271 107.611 SunTrust
4 01 DP 4 Pruett / Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / Lexus Riley 1:15.578 107.174 TELMEX
5 60 DP 5 Negri / Patterson Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:15.638 107.089
6 76 DP 6 Jonsson / Zonta Krohn Racing / Ford Lola 1:15.699 107.002
7 99 DP 7 Fogarty / Gurney GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing / Pontiac Riley 1:15.965 106.628
8 58 DP 8 Donohue / Law Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 1:16.283 106.183 Brumos Porsche, Kendall
9 77 DP 9 Gidley / Jaeger Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 1:16.597 105.748 McDonalds
10 59 DP 10 Barbosa / France Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 1:16.872 105.369 Brumos Porsche, Kendall
11 61 DP 11 Frisselle / Wilkins AIM Autosport / Ford Riley 1:16.944 105.271
12 13 DP 12 Beyer / Taylor Beyer Racing / Pontiac Riley 1:17.532 104.472
13 09 DP 13 Cosmo / Russell Spirit of Daytona Racing / Porsche Coyote 1:18.099 103.714
14 2 DP 14 Finlay / Wallace Childress-Howard Motorsports / Pontiac Crawford 1:18.804 102.786 Gentleman Jack
15 07 GT 1 Collins / Edwards Banner Racing / Pontiac GXP.R 1:22.612 98.048 Pontiac
16 70 GT 2 Ham / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:23.146 97.418 Castrol Syntec, Mazda
17 57 GT 3 Davis / Liddell Stevenson Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 1:23.489 97.018 Bryan Mark, Stevenson Automotive Group, VIN Solutions
18 87 GT 4 Keen / Werner Farnbacher Loles Racing / Porsche GT3 1:24.329 96.052
19 21 GT 5 Kapudija / Phinny Battery Tender/ MCM Racing / Pontiac GTO.R 1:25.066 95.220 Battery Tender, Find.com, P1 Groupe
20 86 GT 6 Lux / Sellers Farnbacher Loles Racing / Porsche GT3 1:25.287 94.973
21 32 GT 7 Aschenbach / Forest PR1 Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 1:25.352 94.901
22 67 GT 8 Lally / Marks TRG / Porsche GT3 1:25.910 94.284 Construct Corp., No Fear Energy Drinks, Voodoo Ride, K1 Speed
23 31 GT 9 Groenewald / von Moltke Battery Tender/ MCM Racing / Porsche GT3 1:27.927 92.121 South African Airways, Cadac, P1 Groupe
24 40 GT 10 Dempsey / Foster Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 1:28.651 91.369 Mazda
25 66 GT 11 Ballou / Pumpelly TRG / Porsche GT3 1:28.767 91.250 AXA, Mitchell Rubber, Wealth Management Strategies
26 69 GT 12 Assentato / Segal SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:28.915 91.098 FXDD
27 42 GT 13 Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Corvette 1:29.131 90.877
28 43 GT 14 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Corvette 1:29.520 90.482
29 68 GT 15 George Jr / Valentine TRG / Porsche GT3 1:31.764 88.269 Cabana Cachaca, CRG, Ruby Tuesday, F1 New Jersey Motorsports Park, Maxter
30 65 GT 16 Potter / Stanton TRG/ Riegel/ Stanton / Porsche GT3 1:34.411 85.795 Magnus Racing
31 30 GT 17 Cameron / Miller Racers Edge Motorsports / Mazda RX-8 1:37.543 83.040 Marquis Jet, IPC, 3Dimensional.com, Total

Results Practice 2

POS

NO. CLASS PIC DRIVERS TEAM/CAR TIME SPEED SPONSORS
1 60 DP 1 Negri / Patterson Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:15.302 107.566
2 6 DP 2 Pew / Valiante Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:15.523 107.252
3 12 DP 3 Bernhard / Dumas Penske Racing / Porsche Riley 1:15.596 107.148 Verizon Wireless
4 10 DP 4 Angelelli / Frisselle SunTrust Racing / Ford Dallara 1:15.680 107.029 SunTrust
5 01 DP 5 Pruett / Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / Lexus Riley 1:15.826 106.823 TELMEX
6 99 DP 6 Fogarty / Gurney GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing / Pontiac Riley 1:16.289 106.175
7 09 DP 7 Cosmo / Russell Spirit of Daytona Racing / Porsche Coyote 1:16.827 105.431
8 76 DP 8 Jonsson / Zonta Krohn Racing / Ford Lola 1:16.900 105.331
9 58 DP 9 Donohue / Law Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 1:17.048 105.129 Brumos Porsche, Kendall
10 77 DP 10 Gidley / Jaeger Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 1:17.172 104.960 McDonalds
11 61 DP 11 Frisselle / Wilkins AIM Autosport / Ford Riley 1:17.265 104.834
12 2 DP 12 Finlay / Wallace Childress-Howard Motorsports / Pontiac Crawford 1:17.401 104.649 Gentleman Jack
13 59 DP 13 Barbosa / France Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 1:17.585 104.401 Brumos Porsche, Kendall
14 13 DP 14 Beyer / Taylor Beyer Racing / Pontiac Riley 1:17.878 104.008
15 32 GT 1 Aschenbach / Forest PR1 Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 1:22.456 98.234
16 57 GT 2 Davis / Liddell Stevenson Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 1:22.714 97.927 Bryan Mark, Stevenson Automotive Group, VIN Solutions
17 07 GT 3 Collins / Edwards Banner Racing / Pontiac GXP.R 1:22.858 97.757 Pontiac
18 69 GT 4 Assentato / Segal SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:22.907 97.699 FXDD
19 67 GT 5 Lally / Marks TRG / Porsche GT3 1:22.912 97.693 Construct Corp., No Fear Energy Drinks, Voodoo Ride, K1 Speed
20 40 GT 6 Dempsey / Foster Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 1:22.954 97.644 Mazda
21 87 GT 7 Keen / Werner Farnbacher Loles Racing / Porsche GT3 1:23.075 97.502
22 86 GT 8 Lux / Sellers Farnbacher Loles Racing / Porsche GT3 1:23.190 97.367
23 70 GT 9 Ham / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:23.198 97.358 Castrol Syntec, Mazda
24 66 GT 10 Ballou / Pumpelly TRG / Porsche GT3 1:23.398 97.124 AXA, Mitchell Rubber, Wealth Management Strategies
25 68 GT 11 George Jr / Valentine TRG / Porsche GT3 1:23.438 97.078 Cabana Cachaca, CRG, Ruby Tuesday, F1 New Jersey Motorsports Park, Maxter
26 30 GT 12 Cameron / Miller Racers Edge Motorsports / Mazda RX-8 1:23.644 96.838 Marquis Jet, IPC, 3Dimensional.com, Total
27 65 GT 13 Potter / Stanton TRG/ Riegel/ Stanton / Porsche GT3 1:23.937 96.500 Magnus Racing
28 31 GT 14 Groenewald / von Moltke Battery Tender/ MCM Racing / Porsche GT3 1:24.322 96.060 South African Airways, Cadac, P1 Groupe
29 21 GT 15 Kapudija / Phinny Battery Tender/ MCM Racing / Pontiac GTO.R 1:24.711 95.619 Battery Tender, Find.com, P1 Groupe
30 42 GT 16 Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Corvette 1:25.414 94.832
31 43 GT 17 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Corvette 1:25.777 94.430

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