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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

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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
Fogarty Edges Rojas for Porsche 250 Pole

Grand-Am
Saturday, July 18, 2009

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Jon Fogarty
Jon Fogarty turned a lap of 1:21.057 (102.150 mph) in Saturday's qualifying to capture the pole position for Sunday's Porsche 250 presented by Legacy Credit Union at Barber Motorsports Park, Round 8 of the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.

The top three contenders for the Daytona Prototype championship swept the top three positions. Memo Rojas was second with a lap of 1:21.209 (101.959 mph), while Brian Frisselle timed in third quickest at 1:21.273 (101.897 mph).

The race is set to take the green flag at 2 p.m. CT (SPEED live, 3 p.m. ET).

In Acxiom GT qualifying, Leh Keen edged Joe Foster for the pole as the No. 87 Farnbacher Loles Porsche GT3 shared by Keen and Dirk Werner is looking for its fourth consecutive victory.

Fogarty captured his second pole of the season in the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley. His run came after co-driver Alex Gurney had an off-course excursion into a tire barrier in the final minute of morning practice, and the team rebuilt the car in time for the qualifying session. Fogarty and Gurney enter the race third in the Daytona Prototype points. Rojas and Scott Pruett, co-drivers of the No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Lexus Riley, lead with 199 points, followed by Frisselle and Max Angelelli with 198 and the GAINSCO duo with 196.

"It was everything I could do," Fogarty said. "It was tight in qualifying. We had an incident in the previous practice (traced to an alternator failure which locked up the steering), but the crew did a great job getting it back together. It was a white-knuckler there -  I was hanging it out. But that's what you have to do in this series."

Rojas leads the series with three poles in five qualifying attempts, while both the GAINSCO and TELMEX teams have two victories apiece.

"It was a good run for us, because we were struggling yesterday in practice," Rojas said. "The car is pretty good right now, and I think it will be good for the race."

Memo Gidley was fourth fastest in qualifying, running a lap of 1:21.290 (101.858 mph) in the No. 77 McDonald's Ford Dallara, while Antonio Garcia will start fifth after qualifying the No. 09 Spirit of Daytona Porsche Coyote at 1:21.516 (101.575 mph).

Romain Dumas, involved in a practice accident Friday that badly damaged the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Porsche Riley, came back to qualify seventh despite a very sore left ankle. The team sent to its Mooresville, N.C. shops to spare parts and worked until 3 a.m. to complete repairs. IndyCar Series driver Ryan Briscoe was entered as a third driver as a precautionary measure, but the team determined he will not be needed for the race. Penske Racing is still seeking its first victory in Rolex Series competition.

"It still hurts, but it was easier to drive than I thought - because I hurt all night," Dumas said. "The cars are very close in qualifying - we will rely on Penske strategy in the pits and hopefully pass some cars there."

Keen Edges Three Mazdas to Claim First Pole of 2009

Leh Keen ran a lap of 1:28.552 (93.504 mph) to leapfrog a trio of Mazdas in a razor-tight Acxiom GT qualifying session. A mere .027 seconds separated the top four cars.

It was Keen's first pole of the year, as he and Werner seek their fourth consecutive victory.

"We were terrible in practice yesterday, and changed the shocks three times," Keen said. "Things weren't very good. But we got the best out of the situation today. On my first hot lap, the car felt good, and then everything went perfect on my next lap. Even the tires were perfect. I'm very excited and happy for the team - they stayed up late and made a lot of changes making it right."

Joe Foster briefly held the pole in the No. 40 Dempsey Racing Mazda RX-8 before being nipped by Keen, running a lap of 1:28.559 (93.497 mph). He will co-drive in the race with Charles Espenlaub, as regular co-driver Patrick Dempsey will miss the race due to a conflict in the Grey's Anatomy filming schedule.

"It was an exciting qualifying session," Foster said. "We're still struggling with tire wear, but you don't really worry about tire wear in qualifying and we gave it everything we could. I threw it off the road a few times, through the gravel and the dirt, and it definitely was a good lap."

Starting on the second row will be SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 teammates Nick Ham and Jeff Segal - who both were atop the speed chart twice in the 15-minute qualifying session. Ham ran a lap of 1:28.564 (93.492 mph) in the No. 70 Castrol Syntec entry co-driven by Sylvain Tremblay, while Segal times in at 1:28.579 (93.476 mph) in the No. 69 FXDD car shared with Emil Assentato.

Results

Pos

Num Class Team Car Time Gap To 1st Speed
1. 99 DP Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley 1:21.057 - - 102.150
2. 01 DP Chip Ganassi Racing w/F.Sabates Lexus Riley 1:21.209 0.152 0.152 101.959
3. 10 DP SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara 1:21.273 0.064 0.216 101.878
4. 77 DP Doran Racing Ford Dallara 1:21.290 0.017 0.233 101.857
5. 09 DP Spirit of Daytona Racing Porsche Coyote 1:21.516 0.226 0.459 101.575
6. 58 DP Brumos Racing Porsche Riley 1:21.542 0.026 0.485 101.542
7. 12 DP Penske Racing Porsche Riley 1:21.647 0.105 0.590 101.412
8. 61 DP AIM Autosport Ford Riley 1:21.921 0.274 0.864 101.072
9. 76 DP Krohn Racing Ford Lola 1:21.958 0.037 0.901 101.027
10. 6 DP Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley 1:22.227 0.269 1.170 100.696
11. 60 DP Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley 1:22.385 0.158 1.328 100.503
12. 5 DP Beyer Racing Honda Riley 1:22.584 0.199 1.527 100.261
13. 13 DP Beyer Racing Pontiac Riley 1:23.029 0.445 1.972 99.724
14. 2 DP Childress-Howard Motorsports Pontiac Crawford 1:23.558 0.529 2.501 99.092
15. 59 DP Brumos Racing Porsche Riley 1:24.306 0.748 3.249 98.213
16. 87 GT Farnbacher Loles Motorsports Porsche GT3 1:28.552 4.246 7.495 93.504
17. 40 GT Dempsey Racing Mazda RX-8 1:28.559 0.007 7.502 93.496
18. 70 GT SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 1:28.564 0.005 7.507 93.491
19. 69 GT SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 1:28.579 0.015 7.522 93.475
20. 57 GT Stevenson Motorsports Pontiac GXP.R 1:28.643 0.064 7.586 93.408
21. 86 GT Farnbacher Loles Motorsports Porsche GT3 1:28.768 0.125 7.711 93.276
22. 07 GT Banner Racing Pontiac GXP.R 1:29.142 0.374 8.085 92.885
23. 66 GT TRG Porsche GT3 1:29.194 0.052 8.137 92.831
24. 30 GT Racers Edge Motorsports Mazda RX-8 1:30.054 0.860 8.997 91.944
25. 67 GT TRG Porsche GT3 1:30.293 0.239 9.236 91.701
26. 65 GT Riegel/Stanton/TRG Porsche GT3 1:31.613 1.320 10.556 90.380
27. 42 GT Team Sahlen Corvette 1:31.796 0.183 10.739 90.200
28. 43 GT Team Sahlen Corvette 1:32.025 0.229 10.968 89.975
29. 21 GT Battery Tender/MCM Racing Pontiac GTO.R 1:32.203 0.178 11.146 89.801
30. 68 GT TRG Porsche GT3 1:32.804 0.601 11.747 89.220

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