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Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Dane Cameron 314
1 Eric Curran 314
2 Joao Barbosa 311
2 Christian Fittipaldi 311
3 Jordan Taylor 309
3 Ricky Taylor 309
4 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 282
5 Marc Goossens 273
6 Tom Long 258
6 Joel Miller 258
7 Tristan Nunez 257
7 Jonathan Bomarito 257
8 John Pew 255
9 Ryan Dalziel 247
10 Katherine Legge 247
11 Sean Rayhall 196
12 Scott Sharp 128
12 Johannes van Overbeek 128
12 Luis Felipe Derani 128
13 Olivier Pla 113
14 Max Angelelli 113
15 Ryan Hunter-Reay 109
16 Spencer Pigot 95
17 Andy Meyrick 91
18 Filipe Albuquerque 88
19 Ed Brown 72
20 Ben Devlin 70
21 Scott Pruett 62
22 Simon Pagenaud 55
23 Rubens Barrichello 53
24 Nicolas Minassian 52
25 Byron DeFoor 46
25 Jim Pace 46
25 David Hinton 46
25 Dorsey Schroeder 46
26 Henrik Hedman 29
26 Nicolas Lapierre 29
27 Brendon Hartley 27
27 Andy Priaulx 27
27 Lance Stroll 27
27 Alex Wurz 27
28 Jonny Adam 26
29 Jamie McMurray 25
29 Scott Dixon 25
29 Tony Kanaan 25
29 Kyle Larson 25
30 Gabby Chaves 25
31 Thomas Gruber 24
32 Keiko Ihara 24
33 Maurizio Mediani 23
33 Kirill Ladygin 23
33 Mikhail Aleshin 23
34 AJ Allmendinger 21
35 Carlos de Quesada 21
35 Dominik Farnbacher 21
35 Cameron Lawrence 21
35 Daniel Morad 21
36 Andreas Wirth 20

Prototype Teams
1 #31 ACTION EXPRESS RACING 314
2 #5 ACTION EXPRESS RACING 311
3 #10 WAYNE TAYLOR RACING 309
4 #60 MICHAEL SHANK RACING 282
5 #90 VISITFLORIDA RACING 273
6 #70 MAZDA MOTORSPORTS 258
7 #55 MAZDA MOTORSPORTS 257
8 #0 PANOZ DELTAWING RACING 220
9 #2 TEQUILA PATRON ESM 128
10 #50 HIGHWAY TO HELP 46
11 #81 DRAGONSPEED 29
12 #01 FORD CHIP GANASSI RACING 27
13 #02 FORD CHIP GANASSI RACING 25
14 #37 SMP RACING 23
15 #24 ALEGRA MOTORSPORTS 21

Prototype Manufacturers
1 Chevrolet 338
2 Ligier 324
3 Mazda 304
4 Oreca 56
5 BR 30
Brabham beats Pagenaud for Mosport pole

ALMS
Saturday, August 29, 2009

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David Brabham captured pole position for Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport on Saturday in his Patr¢n Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-02a. The reigning 24 Hours of Le Mans champion turned in a best lap of 1:05.323 (135.517 mph) and edged out de Ferran Motorsports’ Simon Pagenaud by a scant 0.074 seconds.

Brabham and teammate Scott Sharp, winners two weeks ago at Road America, are looking for their second straight class victory at Mosport. They benefitted a year ago when Gil de Ferran’s Acura ran out of fuel on the last lap while leading in LMP2.

The two teams are back at it again this year. With 75 points remaining over the final three events of the season, Brabham and Sharp lead Pagenaud and de Ferran by 13 points. Class winners Sunday receive 20 points. zzzz

“You can see how close it is with the points available,” Brabham said. “Every time we are out there, our two cars are neck and neck. When you are on the limit around this place, there is no margin for error. It’s one of those daunting race tracks that gets your attention, and there are very few that make you dig deep. The challenges here are phenomenal. The Patr¢n Highcroft Racing guys gave me a good car to grab pole. We were a little behind in the practice but made a slight change that made the difference.”

Intersport Racing’s Jon Field qualified fourth overall and third in P1. His best lap was a 1:06.764 (132.592 mph) in the Lola B06/10-AER that he will drive with son Clint.

Pagenaud and de Ferran had taken every pole in the last four rounds including two weeks ago at Road America. But Brabham and Sharp came away winners in Elkhart Lake with Brabham holding off a fierce challenge from de Ferran in the closing stint.

“We do have a bit of an advantage in the points which is good because anything can happen over the next three events,” Brabham admitted. “It’s about confidence and self-belief. Both are very good teams with very good drivers. Our program with Acura is transparent. They know what we’re doing and they know what they’re doing. We know they went slightly different on setup than we did and you could see that there was little difference. It’s great to have that relationship with de Ferran off the track but makes it that much tougher on the track.”

After entering the season with one career pole position, Dyson Racing’s Marino Franchitti claimed his second in as many races with a run to pole in LMP2. The enthusiastic Scot put in a lap of 1:06.379 (133.361 mph) to qualify third overall in one of the team’s Mazda-powered Lola B09/86 coupe. He will drive with season-long teammate Butch Leitzinger, a two-time winner at Mosport with Dyson Racing.

Franchitti bested Chris Dyson in the sister Lola-Mazda by 0.474 seconds. Dyson will drive with Guy Smith.

“This track is my No. 1 in the world. Spa and the Nordschleife are close to it,” said Franchitti, who won in class with Leitzinger at Lime Rock Park. “I really enjoy qualifying here. It is very intense but very satisfying if you get it right.”

Franchitti and Leitzinger are racing for their championship lives this weekend. Lowe’s Fernandez Racing’s Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz can wrap up the class drivers title with their seventh victory in eight races this season. Diaz qualified the Acura ARX-01b third in class at 1:06.944 (132.236 mph).

The Franchitti-Leitzinger car did not run in Saturday’s damp morning session. The team correctly guessed that the weather would improve dramatically.

“We put one car out just to see how it was,” Franchitti said. “We knew it was going to be dry this afternoon. The track has changed a lot during the day and the grip was massively different from the test session Friday. The BP Mazda guys are working really hard and it is nice to get this for them. This is nice and we hope to carry this over to the race. A 1-2 finish is something they deserve.”

Dirk Müller gave BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team its second consecutive GT2 pole position and led a 1-2 pole finish for the white BMW M3s. Müller’s best lap was a 1:17.528 in the entry that he will share with Tommy Milner and bested Joey Hand in the sister M3 by 0.129 seconds.

Müller’s pole Saturday was his first at Mosport since 2001…also in a BMW M3 for the BMW Motorsport factory team. His last pole in the Series came at Road America last year in a Ferrari for Tafel Racing.

“As everyone can see, this is still the Ultimate Driving Machine,” Müller said of his 2009-spec M3 compared to the 2001 version. “It’s a different kind of car. It still has the weight distribution and feels like a BMW. I have been driving BMWs for a long time. But that is very good. We have taken things over the years and improved on that overall package.”

BMW and Rahal Letterman qualified 1-2 in the last round at Road America two weeks ago. That’s also the way they finished the race with Hand and Bill Auberlen winning by a lap.

BMW Rahal Letterman Racing has put at least one of its M3s on the GT2 podium at five of the last six events following a not-so memorable debut at Sebring. It’s a good thing as GT2 remains the Series’ toughest class. The top six cars were within 0.833 seconds.

“Once you break through, it gives some momentum and we have brought it here,” Müller said. “There is nothing new on the car since the beginning of the year. We understand the car and the tires. Having said that, GT2 is so intense and so close. You need to be within the car and not make mistakes. Everything has to work together.

Farnbacher Loles Racing’s Wolf Henzler qualified third in class at 1:17.788. He will drive with Dirk Werner. The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR will start from the rear of the grid as Werner won’t arrive at the track until Sunday due to a prior commitment.

The Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 30. The race will air live on SPEED. American Le Mans Radio presented by Porsche and Living Timing & Scoring will be available on Racehub at americanlemans.com. Live coverage also can be heard on Sirius 126 in the US and XM 242. You can follow the Series on Twitter (almsnotes).

The race will also mark the eighth round of the 2009 MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge. Tickets are available at americanlemans.com and mosport.com.

Saturday’s qualifying
1. Scott Sharp, Jupiter, FL; David Brabham, Australia; Acura ARX-02a (P1), 1:05.323, 135.517
2. Simon Pagenaud, France; Gil de Ferran, Brazil; Acura ARX-02a (P1), 1:05.397, 135.364
3. Marino Franchitti, Scotland; Butch Leitzinger, State College, PA; Lola B09 86 Mazda (P2), 1:06.379, 133.361
4. Jon Field, Dublin, OH; Clint Field, Dublin, OH; Lola B06/10 AER (P1), 1:06.764, 132.592
5. Guy Smith, England; Chris Dyson, Pleasant Valley, NY; Lola B09 86 Mazda (P2), 1:06.853, 132.416
6. Luis Diaz, Mexico; Adrian Fernandez, Mexico; Acura ARX-01B (P2), 1:06.944, 132.236
7. Chris McMurry, Phoenix, AZ; Tony Burgess, Canada; Lola B06/10 AER (P1), 1:10.613, 125.365
8. Gunnar van der Steur, Chesapeake City, MD; Adam Pecorari, Aston, PA; Radical SR9 AER (P2), 1:11.391, 123.999
9. Tommy Milner, Leesburg, VA; Dirk Müller, Germany; BMW E92 M3 (GT2), 1:17.528, 114.183
10. Bill Auberlen, Hermosa Beach, CA; Joey Hand, Sacramento, CA; BMW E92 M3 (GT2), 1:17.657, 113.994
11. Dirk Werner, Germany; Wolf Henzler, Germany; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (GT2), 1:17.788, 113.802
12. Olivier Beretta, Monaco; Oliver Gavin, England; Corvette C6.R (GT2), 1:17.959, 113.552
13. Jan Magnussen, Denmark; Johnny O’Connell, Flowery Branch, GA; Corvette C6.R (GT2), 1:18.309, 113.044
14. Jörg Bergmeister, Germany; Patrick Long, Oak Park, CA; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (GT2), 1:18.361, 112.969
15. Ian James, England; Dominik Farnbacher, Germany; Panoz Esperante GTLM-Ford (GT2), 1:18.778, 112.371
16. David Murry, Cumming, GA; David Robertson, Ray, MI; Andrea Robertson, Ray, MI; Doran Ford GT MK 7 (GT2), 1:19.208, 111.761
17. Johannes van Overbeek, San Francisco, CA; Darren Law, Phoenix, AZ; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (GT2), 1:19.475, 111.386
18. Chris Hall, Daytona, FL; Joel Feinberg, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Dodge Viper Comp Coupe (GT2), 1:19.746, 111.007
19. Jaime Melo, Brazil; Pierre Kaffer, Germany; Ferrari F430 GT (GT2), No Time.

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