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Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Joao Barbosa 285
1 Christian Fittipaldi 285
2 Jordan Taylor 269
2 Ricky Taylor 269
3 Michael Valiante 267
3 Richard Westbrook 267
4 Gustavo Yacaman 253
5 Scott Pruett 250
6 Ed Brown 233
6 Johannes van Overbeek 233
7 Ryan Dalziel 228
7 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 228
7 John Pew 228
7 Scott Sharp 228
8 Memo Rojas 218
9 Joel Miller 198
10 Olivier Pla 172
11 Tristan Nunez 164
12 Sylvain Tremblay 133
13 Brian Frisselle
14 Eric Curran 124
15 Boris Said 117
16 Alex Brundle 113
17 Tom Long 18
18 Sage Karam 104
19 Katherine Legge 102
120 Max Angelelli 85
21 Brian Frisselle 84
22 Andy Meyrick 82
23 Sebastien Bourdais 67
24 Marino Franchitti 60
25 Tristan Vautier 19 58
26 HoPin Tung 57
27 Jon Fogarty 1 54
28 Gabby Chaves 16 53
29 Simon Pagenaud 52
30 Mike Rockenfeller 51
31 David Brabham 50
31 Scott Dixon 50
31 Tony Kanaan 50
32 Guy Cosmo 46
32 Klaus Graf 46
32 Anthony Lazzaro 46
32 Lucas Luhr 46
33 Justin Wilson 43
34 Byron DeFoor 41
34 David Hinton 41
34 Jim Pace 41
35 Wayne Taylor 33
36 Fabien Giroix 31
36 John Martin 31
37 Alex Popow 30
38 Roman Rusinov 26
38 Oliver Webb 26
39 Kyle Larson 24
40 Frank Beck 23
41 Ben Devlin 22
41 Max Papis 22
41 Bradley Smith 22
42 Jamie McMurray 21
43 AJ Allmendinger 20
44 James Hinchcliffe 19
44 Jann Mardenborough 19
45 Alexander Rossi 16
45 Sebastian Saavedra 16
46 Brendon Hartley 15
46 E.J. Viso 15
47 Memo Gidley 14
47 Alex Gurney 14
48 Scott Mayer 1 3
49 Pierre Kaffer 1
49 Darren Law 1
Pruett, Rojas Win Second Straight Race at Mid-Ohio

Grand-Am
Saturday, June 20, 2009

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Memo Rojas and Scott Pruett
Mark Scheuern/AR1.com
Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas needed five races into the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 to win their first race of the season. They didn't have to wait long to post victory number two, driving to victory in Saturday's EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

The defending Daytona Prototype champions dominated the latter half of Round 6, leading the final 35 laps in the No. 01 TELMEX Lexus Riley before Pruett held off Ricardo Zonta in a fight to the finish to win by .491 seconds.

Meanwhile, the Farnbacher Loles Racing team came back from a post-qualifying penalty in the Rolex Series GT class to see Leh Keen and Dirk Warner give the team its second consecutive victory, second straight triumph at Mid-Ohio and third win of 2009.

"My hat's off to Ricardo Zonta," Pruett said after scoring his 22nd Rolex Series victory, following up the team's triumph in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen. "We were both driving like it was qualifying. It was an unbelievable event. It was crazy, because we were trying to race as fast as we can, carving our way through traffic and trying not to hit anyone. It's a good thing we had a fast car that ran well all day long. But it was a real nail-biter at the end."

The winners had to come from a lap down. Rojas was penalized for improper fueling following a pit stop on the first lap, and then had to pit after contact with another car.

"We had a really quick car," Rojas said after his ninth career victory. "Fortunately, some good calls by the crew and some luck with cautions put us back on the lead lap, and Scott did a great job turning fast laps in traffic to get the win."

A turning point came when Pruett anticipated a full course caution when he saw the No. 2 Childress Howard Motorsports Pontiac Crawford stranded near pit entrance, and quickly pitted before the third of four full course cautions. Pruett then inherited the lead when leaders Max Angelelli and Burt Frisselle pitted, and held it the rest of the way.

Zonta took second in the No. 76 Krohn Aviation Ford Lola started by Nic J├Ânsson, giving the team its second podium finish of the season. The team won last month's race at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty, seeking their third consecutive Mid-Ohio victory in the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley, placed third. Pruett and Rojas took sole possession of the Daytona Prototype point lead, 11 points ahead of Gurney and Fogarty (175-164). No. 10 SunTrust Ford Dallara drivers Max Angelelli and Brian Frisselle entered the event with a share of the lead, but are now third, 12 points behind.

Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas placed fourth in the Penske Racing No. 12 Verizon Wireless Porsche Riley, and are now fourth in the points, 13 points behind.

Joao Barbosa finished fifth in the No. 59 Brumos Porsche Riley started by JC France, followed by John Pew and Michael Valiante in the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley. Seventh-place finisher Mark Wilkins led 24 laps in the No. 61 AIM Autosport Ford Riley, while Angelelli led 27 circuits en route to seventh place. Also leading the race was Darren Law, who paced 13 laps in the 10th-place No. 58 Brumos Porsche Riley co-driven by David Donohue.

While the race was accident-free, it was slowed four times for 17 laps under caution.

Keen, Werner Last to First to Win Third GT Race, Extend Lead

Starting last in the Acxiom GT class after a post-qualifying inspection nullified Leh Keen's apparent pole-winning run, Keen and co-driver Dirk Werner came back to lead 45 laps to capture their third victory of the season in the No. 87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3.

Keen led two laps at the end of his run before turning the car over to Werner, the 2007 GT champion. Werner then paced the final 43 circuits. It was the fifth victory for Keen and fourth for Werner. Keen won the 2008 race at Mid-Ohio for Farnbacher Loles with Eric Lux. It was also the second consecutive victory for Keen and Werner, and third in the last four races.

Werner won by 2.839 seconds over Robin Liddell, who drove the No. 57 BryanMark Financial/Stevenson Automotive Pontiac GXP.R started by Andrew Davis, who led 11 laps early in the event. A similar Pontiac also finished third, with defending series champions Paul Edwards and Kelly Collins debuting Drinkin' Mate sponsorship on the No. 07 Pontiac.

"The end of the race was pretty easy for me, because Lehman did a real good job taking the car up to the front," Werner said. "That helped me in my stint. The only thing I had to do was take care of traffic. The car was so good, it wasn't too hard for me to stay up front, because the guys behind me were fighting so hard."

Tom Sutherland and Dane Cameron finished fourth in the No. 30 3Dimensional.com Mazda RX-8, with the drivers combining to lead a race-high 47 circuits. Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato took fifth in SpeedSource's No. 69 FXDD Mazda RX-8, while Patrick Dempsey placed a career-high sixth in the Dempsey Racing No. 40 El Grado Tequila Mazda RX-8 he shared with Joe Foster.

Dominik Farnbacher fell from second to seventh in the closing laps after cutting a tire after contact with a Daytona Prototype in the No. 86 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3 started from the pole by Lux.

Nick Ham led three circuits in the No. 70 SpeedSource/Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8 co-driven by Sylvain Tremblay, but mechanical problems dropped the team to an 11th-place finish.

The next action for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series will be the July 4 Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway, Round 7 of the 12-race season.

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