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USCC Point Standings
2014 After Road Atlanta
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
Prototype Drivers
1 Joao Barbosa 349
1 Christian Fittipaldi 349
2 Jordan Taylor 330
2 Ricky Taylor 330
3 Michael Valiante 318
3 Richard Westbrook 318
4 Scott Pruett 317
5 Gustavo Yacaman 287
6 Memo Rojas 285
7 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 281
7 John Pew 281
8 Ed Brown 262
8 Johannes van Overbeek 262
9 Ryan Dalziel 228
9 Scott Sharp 228
10 Joel Miller 222
11 Tristan Nunez 208
12 Sylvain Tremblay 179
13 Eric Curran 175
14 Olivier Pla 172
15 Alex Brundle 169
16 Boris Said 168
17 Burt Frisselle 154
18 Tom Long 137
19 Katherine Legge 131
20 Max Angelelli 121
21 Andy Meyrick 111
22 Brian Frisselle 106
23 Sage Karam 104
24 Sebastien Bourdais 100
25 Gabby Chaves 82
26 Scott Dixon 81
27 HoPin Tung 80
28 Mike Rockenfeller 76
29 Marino Franchitti 24 8 36 1 60
30 Tristan Vautier 59
31 Jon Fogarty 55
32 Simon Pagenaud 52
33 David Brabham 50
34 Tony Kanaan 50
35 Max Papis 49
36 Klaus Graf 46
36 Lucas Luhr 46
37 Guy Cosmo 46
38 Anthony Lazzaro 46
39 Ben Devlin 46
40 Justin Wilson 43
41 Byron DeFoor 41
41 David Hinton 41
41 Jim Pace 41
42 Wayne Taylor 33
43 Fabien Giroix 31
43 John Martin 31
44 Alex Popow 30
45 Roman Rusinov 26
45 Oliver Webb 26
46 Kyle Larson 24
47 Frank Beck 23
48 Bradley Smith 22
49 Jamie McMurray 21
50 AJ Allmendinger 20
51 Jann Mardenborough 19
52 James Hinchcliffe 19
53 Alexander Rossi 16
54 Sebastian Saavedra 16
55 Brendon Hartley 15
55 E.J. Viso 15
56 Memo Gidley 14
56 Alex Gurney 14
57 Scott Mayer 3
58 Pierre Kaffer 1
59 Darren Law 1
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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