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IMSA Point Standings
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
Gurney Holds Off Pruett at Barber Motorsports Park

Grand-Am
Sunday, July 19, 2009

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Gurney held off Pruett to the checkered flag
Alex Gurney held off Scott Pruett in a 20-minute sprint to win Sunday's Porsche 250 presented by Legacy Credit Union, tying the Daytona Prototype point standings with only four races remaining in the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 season.

In Acxiom GT competition, Andrew Davis and Robin Liddell scored their second victory of the season in the No. 57 BryanMark Financial/Stevenson Automotive Pontiac GXP.R.

Gurney won the team's series-leading third race of the season in the No. 99 GAINSCO Pontiac Riley, started by polesitter Jon Fogarty. Gurney won by 0.759 seconds over Scott Pruett, who took over from Memo Rojas in the No. 01 TELMEX Lexus Riley. It was the sixth time in eight races the margin of victory was less than one second.

"We didn't want to see that last yellow," Gurney admitted. "We had a great strategy that kept us out front and our car was good enough to win. So it was a great day. Scott drove really clean and it looked like he was a little quicker, so I was really happy about that. I'm really happy for everyone at GAINSCO and that we can fight it out these last four races."

The closing laps encompassed a three-car fight, with Michael Valiante able to pull alongside Pruett several times in the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley started by John Pew. Valiante finished third, 1.261 seconds back.

"We weren't going for the points, we were going for the win," Pruett said, with the TELMEX and GAINSCO teams tied with 231 points apiece. "It was another great race for Grand-Am - it was close and a great race for the fans. The points race is tied up again, and the race is on for the championship."

Buddy Rice and Antonio Garcia finished fourth in the No. 09 AMA Pro Racing Porsche Coyote, with Garcia leading two laps midway through the race. Fifth went to Ricardo Zonta and Nic Jonsson in the No. 76 Krohn Racing Ford Riley.

Two of the four leading championship contenders entering the event experienced problems in the opening laps. Penske Racing entered the event fourth, 17 points back, but Romain Dumas went slightly off course moments after the drop of the green flag, which culminated in damage to the front end of the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Porsche Riley. The team lost three laps making repairs, and Dumas and Timo Bernhard went on to finish 15th. They now have 198 points, 33 behind the leaders, while Valiante took over fourth with 215 points.

"This was a weekend to forget," said Bernhard, who mentioned the Penske crew worked until 3 a.m. Saturday after a practice crash destroyed the bottom of the team's race car. "The crew worked very hard to fix the car, but we could not get a good result to repay them for their hard work."

SunTrust Racing drivers Brian Frisselle and Max Angelelli entered the race one point behind Pruett and Rojas. Frisselle went off course and was stuck in a gravel trap on Lap 3, bringing out the first caution period. He lost four laps. The team was able to make up one lap but finished 14th, and is now 16 points out of the lead with 215 points.

Following Frisselle's incident, the race ran caution free until the No. 30 Sahlen's/3Dimensional.com Mazda RX-8 of Dane Cameron stopped at Turn 9 entering the race's final half hour.

Fogarty led 48 laps and Gurney 41 as the GAINSCO duo led the most laps at Barber for the third consecutive year, averaging 90.629 mph. David Donohue led 13 laps in the No. 58 Brumos Porsche Riley before contact with a GT car resulted in a cut tire and a 10th-place finish. In addition to Garcia, other race leaders were Rojas (three laps), Valiante (one) and Mark Wilkins (one).

Stevenson Pontiac Dominates Acxiom GT Battle

Stevenson Motorsports stretched the opening shifts for both Andrew Davis and Robin Liddell, who had fresher tires in the stretch run en route to the second victory of the Acxiom GT campaign.

Liddell won over SpeedSource's No. 70 Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8 of Nick Ham and Sylvain Tremblay. Paul Edwards and Kelly Collins took third in the No. 07 Drinkin' Mate Pontiac GXP.R, followed by Joe Foster and Charles Espenlaub, giving the No. 40 Dempsey Racing its best finish in GT competition.

"Nick kept me honest in the closing laps, because he could match our times." Liddell said. "But honestly, I knew we had it in the bag."

Liddell led 60 laps and Davis 14, while defending race co-winners Ham and Tremblay led 14 and four laps respectively. The only other leader was polesitter and point co-leader Leh Keen, who led the opening 11 laps in the No. 87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3.

Keen and Dirk Werner placed fifth after winning the past three GT races and four of the last five. They maintained their points lead over Edwards and Collins, who closed to within 25 points with four events remaining (247-222). Tremblay and Ham moved from fifth to third in the standings with 211 points.

While race day temperatures reached 83 degrees, the weather was a far cry from recent years. Last year's race was held in 103-degree heat.

The next action will be the Crown Royal 200, Friday, Aug. 7 at Watkins Glen International, when the Grand-Am Rolex Series races in conjunction with the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.

Results

Pos

Num Cls CPos Drivers Team Car Laps Behind
1. 99 DP 1 J.Fogarty, A.Gurney Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley 109 0.000
2. 01 DP 2 S.Pruett, M.Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing w/F.Sabates Lexus Riley 109 0.759
3. 6 DP 3 J.Pew, M.Valiante Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley 109 1.261
4. 09 DP 4 A.Garcia, B.Rice Spirit of Daytona Racing Porsche Coyote 109 34.207
5. 76 DP 5 N.Jonsson, R.Zonta Krohn Racing Ford Lola 109 1:38.313
6. 60 DP 6 O.Negri, M.Patterson Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley 108 1 Lap
7. 61 DP 7 Bu.Frisselle, M.Wilkins AIM Autosport Ford Riley 108 1 Lap
8. 77 DP 8 M.Gidley, B.Jaeger Doran Racing Ford Dallara 108 1 Lap
9. 59 DP 9 J.Barbosa, JC.France Brumos Racing Porsche Riley 108 1 Lap
10. 58 DP 10 D.Donohue, D.Law Brumos Racing Porsche Riley 108 1 Lap
11. 2 DP 11 A.Wallace, R.Finlay Childress-Howard Motorsports Pontiac Crawford 107 2 Laps
12. 13 DP 12 M.Forest, R.Taylor Beyer Racing Pontiac Riley 107 2 Laps
13. 5 DP 13 J.Beyer, J.Taylor Beyer Racing Honda Riley 106 3 Laps
14. 10 DP 14 M.Angelelli, Br.Frisselle SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara 106 3 Laps
15. 12 DP 15 R.Dumas, T.Bernhard, R.Briscoe Penske Racing Porsche Riley 106 3 Laps
16. 57 GT 1 A.Davis, R.Liddell Stevenson Motorsports Pontiac GXP.R 103 6 Laps
17. 70 GT 2 N.Ham, S.Tremblay SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 102 7 Laps
18. 07 GT 3 K.Collins, P.Edwards Banner Racing Pontiac GXP.R 102 7 Laps
19. 40 GT 4 J.Foster, C.Espenlaub Dempsey Racing Mazda RX-8 101 8 Laps
20. 87 GT 5 L.Keen, D.Werner Farnbacher Loles Motorsports Porsche GT3 101 8 Laps
21. 69 GT 6 E.Assentato, J.Segal SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 101 8 Laps
22. 86 GT 7 E.Lux, W.Henzler Farnbacher Loles Motorsports Porsche GT3 101 8 Laps
23. 65 GT 8 J.Potter, C.Stanton Riegel/Stanton/TRG Porsche GT3 100 9 Laps
24. 66 GT 9 S.Pumpelly, J.Potter TRG Porsche GT3 100 9 Laps
25. 67 GT 10 A.Lally, J.Marks TRG Porsche GT3 100 9 Laps
26. 43 GT 11 J.Nonnamaker, Wa.Nonnamaker Team Sahlen Corvette 100 9 Laps
27. 68 GT 12 J.Gutierrez, S.Schroeder TRG Porsche GT3 80 29 Laps
28. 30 GT 13 D.Cameron, Wa.Nonnamaker Racers Edge Motorsports Mazda RX-8 56 53 Laps
29. 21 GT 14 M.Connolly, S.Lewis, M.Halpin Battery Tender/MCM Racing Pontiac GTO.R 25 84 Laps
30. 42 GT 15 Wi.Nonnamaker, J.Sahlen Team Sahlen Corvette 2 107 Laps

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