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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, Fogarty Dominate Utah 250

Grand-Am Rolex Series
Sunday, September 20, 2009

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Jon Fogarty in the No. 99 GAINSCO Pontiac Riley
Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty took a solid victory over their rivals in the battle for the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 championship Saturday, winning Saturday's Utah 250 at Miller Motorsports Park.

The pair led 43 of the 56 laps to win the two-hour, 45-minute race on the 4.486-mile circuit before near-zero fans. Gurney took the lead in the No. 99 GAINSCO Pontiac Riley on the 30th of 56 laps and paced the final 27 circuits, taking the checkered flag 1.264 seconds ahead of Max Angelelli. Scott Pruett finish third, 1.529 seconds behind the winner, with the top three teams in the championship sweeping the podium.

"We got the pole, fastest lap and the win - we had the whole shebang this weekend," Gurney said after scoring the winning duo's season-leading fourth victory. "It was a great day for the championship. I think we had the pace this weekend."

The Acxiom GT race came down to the wire. Robin Liddell and Dirk Werner getting together coming to the white flag to give the victory to Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato, who came from last to first to win their second race of the season in the No. 69 FXDD SpeedSource Mazda RX-8.

The victory moves Gurney and Fogarty to an eight-point lead (309-301) in the Daytona Prototype point standings entering the season-ending Grand Prix of Miami on Oct. 10 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Angelelli and Brian Frisselle, drivers of the No. 10 SunTrust Ford Dallara, took sole possession of second place, while Pruett and Memo Rojas are 10 points behind the leaders in the No. 01 TELMEX Lexus Riley.

"You can trust me, all three of us were pushing like crazy," Angelelli said. "We absolutely, for two hours, were running like qualifying. It was the best I could do, and I'm sure it was the same for the (Nos.) 99 and the 01. They all gave 100 percent, I have no doubts. I could see it."

Fogarty led the opening 16 laps before pitting. Timo Bernhard, who pressured Fogarty from the drop of the green flag, led 13 laps in the Penske Racing Verizon Wireless Porsche Riley, before Gurney took over on the final round of pit stops.

"All in all, it worked out really well," Fogarty said. "Alex did a tremendous job. He was in the car for a long time and had to fight off a lot of attacks."

The race was slowed three times for 10 laps by cautions (once for debris, twice to tow stalled cars), with the three championship leaders in the top three positions. Each time, Gurney was able to pull away on the restart.

"The restarts were stressful," Gurney said. "We were a little short on top speed on the front straight and I could see Max closing, so I had to get really good jumps."

Bernhard and Romain Dumas finished fourth, followed by Burt Frisselle and Mark Wilkins in the No. 61 AIM Autosport Ford Riley.

Ozz Negri and Mark Patterson finished sixth in the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley, followed by Joao Barbosa and JC France in the No. 59 Brumos Porsche Riley, Ricky Taylor and Mike Forest in the No. 13 Beyer Racing Chevrolet Riley, Darren Law and David Donohue in the No. 58 Brumos Porsche Riley, and Michael Valiante and John Pew in the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley.

Segal, Assentato Go From Last to First for Second GT Victory

Despite starting last on the 13-car GT grid due to an engine change after qualifying, Assentato and Segal battled all the way to first in the Acxiom GT class. Then, Segal had to do it all over again following a pit stop to take the team's second victory in the last three races.

Segal stayed out under the second caution period, and after a wave-by, managed to join Andy Lally in pulling a huge gap on the GT field. Segal, driving the No. 69 FXDD Mazda RX-8, held a one-minute, five-second lead when the second caution waved after his teammate - Sylvain Tremblay in the No. 70 Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8 started from the pole by Nick Ham - was bumped off course and became mired in a gravel trap. Segal worked his way back to third, and found himself in the lead after the two leaders spun after contact on Lap 44 of 46.

"(Team strategist) Jerry York called our strategy to perfection," Segal said. "I was sitting in the car fighting back and grinning and just my luck, I was so disappointed when we got that yellow flag. But the car never missed a beat and we came back through the field. I don't know what happened to the (Nos.) 57 and 87, but we certainly were coming. We've been in the wrong place at the wrong time enough times - especially this season - so I don't feel lucky at all. We earned this one - the entire team."

Lally finished second in the No. 66 First Service Commercial Real Estate Porsche GT3 started by Scott Schroeder, who earned his best career finish. Rounding out the podium were two-time defending race co-winners Kelly Collins and Paul Edwards in the No. 07 Team Drinkin' Mate Pontiac GXP.R.

The late incident robbed Werner and Leh Keen the chance to eliminate their lone rival for the GT championship. The drivers of the No. 87 Farnbacher Loles Porsche GT3 finished sixth, and now lead Collins by 30 points (329-299).

"It would be nicer to come to Miami with everything already done," Werner said. "It was in my hands to win the race or clinch the championship and I did not do it. I realized too late I did not need to be side by side, and it was a mistake."

Liddell and Andrew Davis finished seventh in the No. 57 BryanMark Financial/Stevenson Automotive Pontiac GXP.R. Their Stevenson Motorsports team remains alive in the GT team championship, trailing Farnbacher Loles Racing by 29 points (329-300).

Max Hyatt and Jeff Westphal finished fourth in the No. 32 Team Miracle Sealants/PR1 BMW M6, followed by Craig Stanton and John Potter in the No. 65 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3.

Practice for the Grand Prix of Miami begins on Thursday, Oct. 8, will qualifying on Friday and the race taking the green flag at 1 p.m. Saturday (SPEED, live).

Results

Pos

Num Cls CPos Drivers Team Car Laps Behind
1. 99 DP 1 J.Fogarty, A.Gurney Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley 56 0.000
2. 10 DP 2 M.Angelelli, Br.Frisselle SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara 56 1.264
3. 01 DP 3 S.Pruett, M.Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing w/F.Sabates Lexus Riley 56 1.529
4. 12 DP 4 R.Dumas, T.Bernhard Penske Racing Porsche Riley 56 3.602
5. 61 DP 5 Bu.Frisselle, M.Wilkins AIM Autosport Ford Riley 56 8.724
6. 60 DP 6 O.Negri, M.Patterson Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley 56 12.602
7. 59 DP 7 J.Barbosa, JC.France Brumos Racing Porsche Riley 56 23.513
8. 13 DP 8 M.Forest, R.Taylor Beyer Racing Pontiac Riley 56 30.150
9. 58 DP 9 D.Donohue, D.Law Brumos Racing Porsche Riley 56 31.515
10. 6 DP 10 J.Pew, M.Valiante Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley 56 31.867
11. 2 DP 11 A.Wallace, R.Finlay Childress-Howard Motorsports Pontiac Crawford 56 1:12.580
12. 69 GT 1 E.Assentato, J.Segal SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 55 1 Lap
13. 66 GT 2 A.Lally, S.Schroeder TRG Porsche GT3 55 1 Lap
14. 07 GT 3 K.Collins, P.Edwards, L.Reese Banner Racing Pontiac GXP.R 55 1 Lap
15. 32 GT 4 M.Hyatt, J.Westphal PR1 Motorsports BMW M6 55 1 Lap
16. 65 GT 5 J.Potter, C.Stanton TRG Porsche GT3 55 1 Lap
17. 87 GT 6 L.Keen, D.Werner Farnbacher Loles Motorsports Porsche GT3 55 1 Lap
18. 57 GT 7 A.Davis, R.Liddell Stevenson Motorsports Pontiac GXP.R 54 2 Laps
19. 48 GT 8 B.Miller, K.Roush Miller Barrett Racing Porsche GT3 54 2 Laps
20. 70 GT 9 N.Ham, S.Tremblay SpeedSource Mazda RX-8 54 2 Laps
21. 21 GT 10 H.Prewitt, J.Briody Battery Tender/MCM Racing Pontiac GTO.R 52 4 Laps
22. 40 GT 11 J.Foster, C.Espenlaub Dempsey Racing Mazda RX-8 51 5 Laps
23. 30 GT 12 D.Cameron, J.Buford, J.Taylor Racers Edge Motorsports Mazda RX-8 43 13 Laps
24. 86 GT 13 E.Lux, W.Henzler Farnbacher Loles Motorsports Porsche GT3 29 27 Laps

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