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1 Christian Fittipaldi 31
2 Brian Frisselle 26
2 Burt Frisselle 26
3 Sage Karam 26
4 Max Angelelli 25
4 Jordan Taylor 25
4 Ricky Taylor 25
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8 Tony Kanaan 22
9 Ryan Dalziel 21
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12 Gustavo Yacaman 20
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13 Boris Said 18
14 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 18
14 John Pew 18
15 Joel Miller 18
15 Tristan Vautier 18
16 Gabby Chaves 18
16 Katherine Legge 18
17 David Brabham 17
18 Simon Pagenaud 17
19 Wayne Taylor 15
20 Fabien Giroix 14
20 John Martin 14

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5 Mazda 18
Mid-Ohio: Fogarty edge Rojas for pole

Friday, June 19, 2009


Jon Fogarty is congratulated by crew after winning pole
Qualifying for Saturday's EMCO Gears Classic presented by Key Bank, Round 6 of the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, nearly came down to a dead heat before Jon Fogarty put down a tie-breaking lap of 1:18.059 (104.136 mph) Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Fogarty and Alex Gurney will be seeking a record third consecutive victory at Mid-Ohio in the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley in. The two-hour, 45-minute race takes the green flag at 5 p.m. ET Saturday (SPEED, live).

In GT qualifying, Eric Lux was awarded the pole position with a lap of 1:25.892 (94.640 mph) in the No. 86 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3. Teammate Leh Keen led qualifying with a lap of 1:25.257 (95.344 mph) in the team's No. 87 car, but the time was disallowed in post-qualifying inspection.

Jon Fogarty in the No. 99 Gainsco car
With time winding down in the 15-minute Daytona Prototype session, Fogarty and Memo Rojas were tied with identical laps of 1:18.439 (103.632 mph). Fogarty broke the logjam on his penultimate lap to earn his ninth career pole, but first since 2007 in Infineon Raceway.

"It was pretty crazy, turning identical times, but I think Memo did his fast lap first so the pole would have gone to him had the tie been maintained," Fogarty said. "I pushed a little bit harder. The car seemed to be getting better as the run went along, so it came kind of naturally. I didn't have to take a whole lot of risk for the time to come down. It's interesting, because usually that isn't the case. Quick times are generally turned in earlier in the session."

Gurney and Fogarty currently lead the Daytona Prototype competition with two victories this season in the No. 99 GAINSCO Pontiac Riley. Rojas and co-driver Scott Pruett won their first race of the season in the No. 01 TELMEX Lexus Riley in the most recent race at Watkins Glen International to gain a share of the Daytona Prototype point lead with Brian Frisselle and Max Angelelli, co-drivers of the No. 10 SunTrust Ford Dallara, with 140 points.

"They didn't tell me I was tied for the pole, I didn't find out until after the session," said Rojas, who won poles in both of his prior qualifying efforts this season. "That was pretty cool. It was a tough qualifying session. Everybody struggled because of the little track time we had today and the weather conditions. For us, we were guessing because we weren't happy with the car this morning. We threw a crazy setup at it, and it was okay. But we will work on the car in Saturday's early practice session. I think everybody is still looking to get their cars up to the highest level."

Mark Wilkins was third-fastest in the No. 61 AIM Autosport Ford Riley, 1:18.694 (103.296 mph), and will share the second row with Brian Frisselle (103.281 mph).

"Qualifying was a big improvement for us," Wilkins said. "We tried something in the last practice and it didn't work. So we went with our wet setup from earlier today and took a gamble. I think it paid off."

Nic Jonsson qualified fifth in the No. 76 Krohn Racing Ford Lola co-driven by Ricardo Zonta (103.222 mph), and will be joined in the third row by Romain Dumas, who shares the No. 12 Penske Racing Verizon Wireless Porsche Riley with Timo Bernhard (102.797 mph). The two Penske Racing drivers are tied for Gurney and Fogarty for third in the standings, six points behind the leaders.

Rounding out the top 10 qualifiers were Guy Cosmo, John Pew, Mark Patterson and Darren Law.

Lux Captures Second GT Pole After Teammate Disallowed

Lux was awarded his second career Acxiom GT pole when teammate Keen's record-eclipsing lap was disallowed due to a height infraction. The two drivers teamed to win last year's GT race at the 2.258-mile circuit, but are driving different cars this season. Lux will share the team's No. 86 Porsche GT3 with Dominik Farnbacher, while Keen currently shares the GT point lead with Dirk Werner after the pair won two races this season in the team's No. 87.

"It was really difficult trying to get the car ready for qualifying today, with rain in our first session today," Lux said. "We were still struggling with the car at the end of practice, so the team and (chief engineer) Lars Giersing did a great job guessing on the setup, and it worked. I cooked the tires before the black flag midway through the session, and was worried we wouldn't be able to go faster after it went back to green. So I gave it everything I had to try to be on the front row, and I guess it was just enough."

The post-qualifying infraction moved Tom Sutherland to the front row after he ran a lap of 1:26.171 (94.333 mph) in the No. 30 Racers Edge Motorsports Mazda RX-8 co-driven by Dane Cameron.

"Qualifying second is definitely very good for me," said Sutherland, who will be making his second career start in the series (Rolex 24 At Daytona, 2006). "We took a chance and parked the car late in the session because it started sprinkling. I didn't want to take any chances. I laid down a pretty good time and thought that was as good as I was going to get. It's good to be back with Jon Mirachi (he raced for the team in Formula Mazda two years ago). It's a lot of fun being with Jon, and he's got a great crew and a great car. I think Dane and I will do pretty well."

Andrew Davis will start third in the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Pontiac GXP.R co-driven by Robin Liddell (93.823 mph), and will be joined on the second row by Kelly Collins, who ran a lap of 93.744 mph in the No. 07 Banner Racing Drinkin' Mate Pontiac co-driven by Paul Edwards.

Rounding out the top 10 were Justin Marks, Nick Ham, Emil Assentato, John Potter, Duncan Ende and Patrick Dempsey.

Rolex Series competitors will have a final 30-minute practice session beginning at 9:40 a.m. Saturday. Activities also include a Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Series Grand Sport race at 1:45 p.m. The weekend also includes a KONI Challenge Street Tuner race at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.


Pos No. Class Pic Drivers Team/Car Time Speed
1 99 DP 1 Fogarty / Gurney GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing / Pontiac Riley 1:18.059 104.136
2 01 DP 2 Pruett / Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates / Lexus Riley 1:18.439 103.632
3 61 DP 3 Frisselle / Wilkins AIM Autosport / Ford Riley 1:18.694 103.296
4 10 DP 4 Angelelli / Frisselle SunTrust Racing / Ford Dallara 1:18.705 103.281
5 76 DP 5 Jonsson / Zonta Krohn Racing / Ford Lola 1:18.750 103.222
6 12 DP 6 Bernhard / Dumas Penske Racing / Porsche Riley 1:19.076 102.797
7 09 DP 7 Cosmo / Russell Spirit of Daytona Racing / Porsche Coyote 1:19.495 102.255
8 6 DP 8 Pew / Valiante Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:19.788 101.879
9 60 DP 9 Negri / Patterson Michael Shank Racing / Ford Riley 1:20.224 101.326
10 58 DP 10 Donohue / Law Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 1:20.301 101.229
11 77 DP 11 Gidley / Jaeger Doran Racing / Ford Dallara 1:20.596 100.858
12 2 DP 12 Finlay / Wallace Childress-Howard Motorsports / Pontiac Crawford 1:21.431 99.824
13 13 DP 13 Forest / Taylor Beyer Racing / Pontiac Riley 1:21.449 99.802
14 59 DP 14 Barbosa / France Brumos Racing / Porsche Riley 1:21.625 99.587
15 55 DP 15 Bouchut / Tucker Supercar Life Racing / BMW Riley 1:23.026 97.906
16 5 DP 16 Beyer / Taylor Beyer Racing / Honda Riley 1:24.086 96.672
17 87 GT 1 Keen / Werner Farnbacher Loles Racing / Porsche GT3 1:25.257 95.344
18 86 GT 2 Farnbacher / Lux Farnbacher Loles Racing / Porsche GT3 1:25.892 94.639
19 30 GT 3 Cameron / Sutherland Racers Edge Motorsports / Mazda RX-8 1:26.171 94.333
20 57 GT 4 Davis / Liddell Stevenson Motorsports / Pontiac GXP.R 1:26.639 93.823
21 07 GT 5 Collins / Edwards Banner Racing / Pontiac GXP.R 1:26.712 93.744
22 67 GT 6 Lally / Marks TRG / Porsche GT3 1:27.015 93.418
23 70 GT 7 Ham / Tremblay SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:27.153 93.270
24 69 GT 8 Assentato / Segal SpeedSource / Mazda RX-8 1:27.464 92.938
25 65 GT 9 Potter / Stanton TRG/ Riegel/ Stanton / Porsche GT3 1:27.925 92.451
26 66 GT 10 Ende / Pumpelly TRG / Porsche GT3 1:28.281 92.078
27 40 GT 11 Dempsey / Espenlaub / Foster Dempsey Racing / Mazda RX-8 1:28.614 91.732
28 68 GT 12 Gutierrez / Schroeder TRG / Porsche GT3 1:29.185 91.145
29 71 GT 14 Grant / Grant / Grant Synergy Racing / Porsche GT3 1:30.569 89.752
30 42 GT 15 Nonnamaker / Sahlen Team Sahlen / Corvette 1:30.770 89.553
31 43 GT 16 Nonnamaker / Nonnamaker Team Sahlen / Corvette 1:32.680 87.708

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